Fire Suppression Articles

  • Destruction of ozone depleting substances - Case study

    Destruction of ODSs ODSs are substances that cause the depletion of the ozone layer. Depletion is typically caused by the photo-dissociation of halocarbons and catalytic destruction of ozone by the resulting atomic halogens. The majority of these halocarbons are man-made and have such serious affects to the ozone requiring control synchronized by the Montreal Protocol. ...

  • Questions You Should Be Asking Before Renting A Wastewater Tank

    When businesses are in need of a wastewater tank or frac tank, many often purchase their own. However, a wastewater tank can collect dust if it’s going unused between company projects. As a result, the purchasing of a wastewater tank may very well feel like a waste of money. Often times it is. Instead of purchasing a wastewater tank, or another kind of tank, such as bolted steel tanks or an ...


    By ModuTank Inc.

  • Oxygen Monitors now Required for Nitrogen, Argon, Helium, and CO2 use in Denver

    The Colorado city of Denver recently passed a new law that requires facilities that use insert gas to install oxygen deficiency monitors wherever these gases are used in excess of 100 pounds. Learn what the new law requires from businesses and how an oxygen sensor protects your employees, your business, and your peace of mind.  What Denver's New Law Requires  The law ...

  • Analox Attends National Fire Protection Association Exhibition

    This year’s NFPA, National Fire Protection Association exhibition was held in a very wet and windy Boston. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • New Lufft Weather Station in Chile helps to prevent wildfires

    In January 2017, forest fires in southern and central Chile were raging for more than two weeks. Eleven people were killed in the flames. In order to enhance preventive measures to avoid this in the future, the Chilean partner of IQ Wireless, BZ Forest, installed the first FireWatch fire detection system including Lufft ...

  • How Seismic Use Group Classification affects your Water Storage Tank

    When purchasing a bolted steel tank or a welded steel water storage tank, one of the key criteria determining the design parameters of the tank is the Seismic Use Group (SUG) classification. The term Seismic Use Group is essentially the same as the terms Occupancy Category and Risk Category used by the International Building Code (IBC) and the ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Optimus® Fired up for Rocket noise testing project - Case study

    Airborne Engineering Limited (AEL) specialises in measurement, testing and research; particularly of advanced rocket propulsion systems. One of AEL’s principle services is carrying out static tests of rocket engines for other aerospace companies. AEL is based at Westcott Venture Park, formerly the Rocket Propulsion Establishment, and operates two test bunkers, purpose built in 1949 for ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Israel leads world in water recycling

    Roughly 90 percent of the wastewater generated in Israel is reused, making it the leading nation in water recycling, according to an article in The Tower Magazine. It cited a report from Israel’s water authority. Although the precise amount varies, the nation is clearly the leader in water reuse. Spain recycles 20 percent of its wastewater, making it the second largest nation for water ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Swedish solution for high-rise building fires

    Swedish fire fighting nozzle specialists, Unifire AB, have developed what may very well usher in a new era in fire fighting: a fully automatic fire detection and extinguishing system, called FlameRanger. The system, according to Unifire, is capable of detecting and extinguishing a fire in seconds of its breaking out, with minimal use of water, and without any human intervention required. Unifire ...


    By Unifire AB

  • The Path to Safety for Pharmaceutical and Laboratories: Why O2 Deficiency Monitors May be Required?

    To safeguard against gas leaks in pharmaceutical industries and laboratories, businesses are turning to oxygen deficiency monitors. Learn when, where, and why an oxygen monitor or O2 monitor may be required.  Oxygen Monitors in Medical and Pharmaceutical Settings In the hospital setting, nitrogen gas is ...

  • Carbon Monoxide (CO) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Safety

    Know the Gases, Know the Dangers and Protect Yourself Do you know the differences between carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)? If you don’t then there are no guarantees your safety measures will be adequate. These two different gases are often mixed up with people becoming confused over which they need to protect against, when and how. ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Footwear to Energy

    In developing countries within South East Asia, ever-depleting landfill space, fast-growing populations and an increasing need for more concrete to build, are just some of the factors that make for a compelling alternative fuel production argument. But to what extent is a lack of waste infrastructure holding such countries back? Is legislation the missing ingredient? Or do global brands need to ...

  • EHS support for a manufacturing facility closure – Case Study

    Challenge: Antea Group was retained to provide Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management services for an audio equipment manufacturer in support of closure of a large manufacturing facility in the Southeastern US. Solution: Duties included waste management inspections and shipping supervision, inspections of fire suppression equipment and petroleum ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Holcim: SRF production with UNTHA shredders in Vietnam

    Work is underway to commission a Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) manufacturing plant in Vietnam, for one of the world’s leading cement and aggregates specialists, Holcim. The plant will process solid footwear production waste from the country’s main shoe factory, to create a fossil fuel substitute that will power Holcim’s local cement kiln calciner. Following a global ...

  • Climate and economy fan flames in Spain

    Climate change is gradually turning Spain into a fire zone – but it’s also the change in the economic climate that is inflaming the situation. A research group reports in the journal Environmental Science and Policy that a mix of factors is ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Quantification of the number of injured people due to hazardous material accidents

    Accidents with hazardous materials may threaten the lives of people living in the direct environment of the transportation infrastructure. In many countries, fire brigades play a major role in advising the authorities when they are dealing with issues where hazardous materials are involved. Since emergency responders have to deal with injured persons, information concerning the number of injured ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Importance of Dry Risers for Fire Safety

    Fighting fires in high rise buildings is challenging. It would not be possible for firemen to just aim their hoses from the ground floor and hope to reach those floors that are higher up. It would also not be feasible for them to run up flights of stairs trailing a hose behind them. Many high rise buildings can have twenty floors or more and a fire can happen anywhere. The ability to get water to ...


    By Nationwide Dry Risers

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • How To Avoid Dust Explosions In Your Baghouse

    A massive fire and explosion in the dust collection system of a New Hampshire wood pellet manufacturer demonstrates the need for adequate system design to prevent combustible dust explosions in general industry.  We recently published a news article on Environmental-Expert.com about OSHA’s enforcement actions concerning last year’s combustible dust fire and explosion at the ...


    By Baghouse.com

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