Fire Detection News

  • First Fire First For GE

    GE and Huaneng Guilin Gas Distributed Energy Co. Ltd. said that the first fire of a GE 6F.01 gas turbine has been successfully completed, marking the first application globally for GE’s latest F-class gas turbine. The first fire is a critical milestone during which the gas turbine is switched on and reaches full speed.  The milestone follows several months of installation and ...

  • Hydrological drought amplifies wildfires in Borneo’s humid tropics

    The area of wildfires in Borneo during drought years turns out to be ten times larger than during non-drought years, an international research team reports in Nature Climate Change of this week. The fires recurrently affecting Borneo’s humid tropical ecosystems have negative influence on the biodiversity and lead to large CO2 emissions, affecting atmospheric composition and regional climate ...

  • Strong Demand in 2016 for FleetMind/Street Smart Vision™ by McNeilus Fleet Management Solution

    FleetMind Solutions and McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, reported today significant market traction in 2016 for their Street Smart Vision system, the SSV10 “smart” truck solution that combines McNeilus refuse collection vehicles with FleetMind’s mobile onboard computer and DVR platform. “In 2016 we added 15 new waste and ...


    By FleetMind Solutions, Inc

  • Renewable electricity could overtake coal-fired by 2040 according to federal forecasts

    In the next two decades, the nation’s utility sector faces a transformation in which natural gas and renewable energy could become the dominant sources of electricity generation, according to projections from the federal Energy Information Administration (EIA). Among renewable generation sources, both wind and solar generation will surpass hydropower, which has historically been the main ...

  • CitiSafe Pte Ltd is proud to represent new products from RC Systems Inc.

    Gas and Flame Detectors Our SenSmart 6000, 3000 and 1100 Gas Detectors offer 4-20mA, modbus RTU or modbus TCP wired interfaces. The SenSmart 6000 has a vivid color readout and standard ethernet. The SenSmart 3000 supports both 2 and 3-Wire 4-20mA operation.The SenSmart 1100 is a low cost 2-Wire 4-20mA toxic/oxygen detector all contained inside the sensor head. Our Gas Detectors ...


    By CitiSafe Pte Ltd

  • Climate models may be overestimating the cooling effect of wildfire aerosols

    Original story at MIT News Whether intentionally set to consume agricultural waste or naturally ignited in forests or peatlands, open-burning fires impact the global climate system in two ways which, to some extent, cancel each other out. On one hand, they generate a significant fraction of ...

  • Fire safety: prevention is better than cure

    Peter Streinik, UNTHA’s head of business unit waste, recently authored an article for Recycling Today. He was asked to look at the combustible nature of materials present within typical Energy from Waste (EfW) streams, and the extent to which this makes alternative fuel production plants vulnerable to ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • RIO OLYMPICS PROTECTED BY SPECTREX

    SAFE automatic fire detection and suppression system by Spectrex installed in Plasan’s successful Guarder armored vehicle,helping secure2016 Rio Olympics.It is equipped with most advanced optical detectors,providing fastest response time,highest false alarm immunity, alongside homogeneous efficient suppression agent dispersion,helping protect security forces and vehicles. For more ...


    By Spectrex Inc

  • Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District in Illinois Named the 2016 Training Officer of the Year

    TargetSolutions, the leading provider of computer-based training management applications for public safety agencies, and the International Association of Fire Chief’s (IAFC) Volunteer & Combination Officers Section (VCOS) are excited to announce Deputy Chief Steve Malone of the Manhattan Fire Protection District (Ill.) as the 2016 Training Officer Recognition Award winner. Malone, 32, ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • Webcasts for Fire Department Leaders Put Spotlight on Training, Professional Development

    In June, TargetSolutions sponsored two webcasts for fire department leaders. The first presentation, hosted on June 9 by Firehouse.com, was titled “The Future of Fire Training, Where Are We Headed?” The webcast explored how training officers can create a happy medium in their training program between computer-based training and ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • The 2017 CIPE will be held on Mar.20-22, 2017 in Beijing, China

    Name: The 17th China International Exhibition on Equipment of Pipeline and Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation. Time: Mar. 20-22, 2017. City: Beijing, China. Address: China international exhibition center. Introduction of the exhibition: ...


    By Derbo Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.

  • Professional Verification of Voice Evacuation Systems

    Voice evacuation systems can save lives in an emergency. The correct installation and periodic functional testing of such systems are therefore essential. The NTi Audio TalkBox and XL2 Sound Level Meter with the new extended background noise correction are instruments designed for this purpose. The XL2 Sound Level Meter also considers, in real-time, the effect of background noise on ...


    By NTi Audio AG

  • Emissions cuts boost health and wealth

    Going green by switching to renewable sources of electricity could be good business for the US, according to new research. A report by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California says that cutting greenhouse gas emissions meant that the US as a whole was $2.2 billion better off in 2013. And as a result of reductions in other forms of air ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Global conventions kick-start initiative to reduce peat carbon emissions in Paris

    The Conventions on Biological Diversity (CBD), Wetlands (Ramsar), and Desertification (UNCCD) launched a global map of peatland hotspots at the climate summit in Paris which opened yesterday. The map shows where the most urgent action is needed to reduce the alarmingly high rate of carbon emissions that result from drained and degraded peatlands. The launch of the ...


    By Wetlands International

  • BREEZE Releases AERMOD Version 7.10.1

    BREEZE AERMOD 7.10.1 is a minor update that includes improvements and bug fixes. With these fixes, BREEZE AERMOD continues to provide the most complete air quality modeling system available in the market today. Specifically, BREEZE AERMOD 7.10.1 includes these updates:  Fixed a bug in the Control window for regulatory NO2-ARM and non-regulatory NO2-ARM2 templates ...

  • Residential Garage Fires Frequently Result in Extensive Property Damage

    Last month, a homeowner in north Phoenix was hospitalized for burns after he tried to put out a fire that had started in his garage.  Fires start all too frequently in garages, in fact, U.S. fire departments reported approximately 6,600 residential building fires that originated in garages from 2009 through 2011.  These fires resulted in deaths, injuries and hundreds of millions of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EU nations agree on stricter emissions testing for diesel

    European Union nations have reached a tentative deal on tougher emissions tests for diesel cars after the Volkswagen scandal showed previous methods were ineffective. The slow phase-in of the new standards, however, drew fire from environmentalists. Emissions from cars on the road in the EU have been found to be four to five times above the official limits. That's largely because the current ...


    By Associated Press

  • Eaton Shares Five Questions to Ask Your Employer About its Fire Prevention Plan in Honor of October’s Fire Prevention Month

    Power management company Eaton today offers five questions to ask your employer about its fire prevention plan as part of Fire Prevention Month this October. Understanding your workplace’s fire prevention plan and what to expect in an emergency can save precious time. Many employers are required to have an emergency action plan and most ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Det-Tronics Enhances its X3301 Multispectrum

    The X3301 multispectrum infrared flame detector from Det-Tronics, already a leading flame detector in fire protection, now has certification for the industry’s greatest field-of-view protection, the longest detection range, and third-party approval for detecting the greatest number of fuel types, following recent ...

  • As fast as lightning: The new weather sensor with lightning detection

    Up to now, there was little evidence to prove that damage or fires were caused by lightning. Lightning strikes can not only cause dangerous fires but can also give rise to great financial losses in the case of surge damage. This is especially critical for smart grids, solar panels and wind turbines, but also for building insurance, outdoor events and the forestry sector. “WS800”, the ...

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