Fire Suppression News

  • 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

  • Fire patterns in Spain under a changing climate

    A recent study has found that fire regimes have changed in Spain over the past 42 years. The pattern of changes has affected the number of fires and burned area, reflecting a changing climate and environmental conditions, such as land use changes caused by a population shift from rural to urban areas, and modern fire suppression activities. Understanding the fire regime, which is defined by ...

  • Vent-O-Mat part of Road & Bridges Magazine “Project #1” for 2012

    Roads & Bridges Magazine recently released its list of the top Bridge Projects for 2012. Ranked number one this year is Skanska/Facchina’s 11th Street Bridge Project currently under construction for DDOT. The project began in 2009 and has attained many major milestones and is nearing completion of phase I. A recently completed milestone now allows motorists traveling from Historic ...


    By CPI Water

  • U.S. Lags Behind on Climate Change Action Again!

    Environmental Investigation Agency -- Japan has announced new legislation to phase-down the "super" greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), joining the European Union and Australia in regulating and phasing down HFCs domestically. The revision of the ...

  • Complex issues with incinerating liquid and gaseous residues

    Production processes in the chem-ical and pharmaceutical industries give rise to gaseous and liquid residues that are preferably disposed of in decentralized incinerators. Most of these residues are highly caloric gases and solutions containing high concentrations of organic substances. The complexity of these often toxic substances requires the use of special equipment for the incineration ...

  • Eaton Announces the Launch of its Newest Portable Filtration System for Fire Suppression Systems

    Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the introduction of its new patent pending AquaGard™ portable filter for water-based fire suppression systems. It’s designed to prevent discharge of rust, pipe scale, and corrosive materials into storm drains and the environment. This compact, self-contained, easy-to-operate filtration system is engineered with a 15 gallon ...


  • Survey to assess sustainability of the fire suppression industry

    Leonardo Academy is conducting a survey to begin a sustainability assessment of the fire suppression industry. Building owners, managers and occupants can fill out a 5-minute survey to contribute to understanding the environmental and sustainability impacts of this industry. To assess the sustainability of the fire suppression industry, information on fire suppression systems currently in place ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Risks in transporting lithium batteries in cargo by aircraft

    Purpose: To alert operators to the recent findings from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) William Hughes Technical Center testing results from April 2010 to September 2010. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the FAA, is considering the best course of action to address the risk posed by lithium batteries. In the interim, carriers should ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Fire detection and suppression markets in Russia fired up by the progress made in the industrial sector, finds Frost & Sullivan

    The Russian fire safety market is steadily growing, with market participants offering increasingly sophisticated and high-quality equipment at competitive rates. The impressive growth of the industrial sector, along with the government"s economic diversification strategies and improvement of quality, has buttressed the domestic market"s efforts to overcome effects of the recent economic slowdown ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Microbiological Influenced Corrosion - a Major Concern for Fire Suppression Systems

    EMSL Analytical offers MIC testing solutions to help prevent costly repairs and ongoing maintenance problems.   ...


  • Satellite cluster proves link between pollution and weather systems

    Using data from instruments in a constellation of NASA and French satellites, scientists are learning more about the link between clouds, pollution and rainfall.  Four NASA satellites - Aqua, Aura, CloudSat and CALIPSO and the French Space Agency's PARASOL - make up the string of satellites in the Afternoon Constellation, more commonly called the A-Train. They orbit only eight minutes apart ...

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