Firewater Articles

  • What Drought?

    They call them "Atmospheric Rivers", essentially rivers in the sky that carry vast amounts of moisture. Like a fire hose, they have bombarded central and northern California, repeatedly. “We usually see three or four atmospheric rivers in a season,” Scott McGuire, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Reno, told ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • 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

  • Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

    Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks. Goldilocks worked for a shipping company. She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. One day Goldilocks decided to enhance her career by becoming a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She knew she needed to submit an application and pass a ...


  • Do you have the right portable extinguishers? A quick knockdown.

    Why do we have portable fire extinguishers? It may appear an obvious question however many struggle to answer this and I have heard many different analogies over the years. Fires in the workplace tend to start as small incidents and this is where portable fire extinguishers come into their own. By extinguishing, slowing down or preventing the dangerous escalation of the fire; an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • Proactive Leak Detection of Oil & Gas Assets Can Improve Worker Safety

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, there have only been 4 new refineries built in the last 20 years on US soil. Those 4 refineries have a combined capacity of These complex, engineering amusement parks must be properly maintained if they want to continue to not only be operable but also profitable. One aspect of proper maintenance and environmental stewardship is ...


    By EnTech Engineering, Inc

  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer Management Ltd

  • Case study - fire brigades and civil emergencies

    Location: Austria and China Year: 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Traidenis is open to novelties and innovative solutions

    Alytus company Traidenis, which was the first in the country to start manufacturing wastewater treatment equipment and tanks from glass - reinforced plastic 17 years ago and is the only company producing technological equipment for industrial wastewater treatment, continues to keep its leading position in this field. Research Created Innovations The company specialists had been ...


    By UAB Traidenis

  • 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

  • Innovating business models for sustainability

    How innovation in products, processes and business models can help organisations become more sustainable. By Richard Waters, Principal, Carbon Trust Advisory. Regulation, cost, reputation, revenue and risk management are driving many organisations to cut their carbon emissions, and become more sustainable. More businesses are looking at how they can put environmental sustainability at ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Case Study - Fire brigades and Civil emergencies

    Location : Austria Year : 2011 FIRE FIGHTING AND CIVIL EMERGENCIES - Multi-Purpose Track EMPL is an international company specialized in special vehicles and with a strong division dedicated to fire-fighting trucks. Dragflow and EMPL have developed a special truck for fire brigades suitable to work also in the most difficult ...


    By Dragflow S.r.l.

  • CO and CO2 - What`s the Difference

    It’s easy to understand why people confuse CO-carbon monoxide and CO2-carbon dioxide. The names sound the same, they both are colorless and odorless gases, and at high concentration, both can kill you. The media doesn’t help. Back in the old days, movies taught us that you could commit suicide by sticking a garden hose in your car’s tailpipe and window, then gunning the ...


    By CO2 Meter, Inc.

  • Geoweb system stability test over soft subgrades, Assn of American Railroads, Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colorado - Case Study

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) maintains a very special research facility near Pueblo, Colorado, the Transportation Technology Center (TTC). Within the TTC is the Facility for Accelerated Service Testing (with the apt acronym “FAST”) where years of extreme stress conditions can be applied in a few months. On FAST’s High Tonnage Loop, a 2.7 mile “loop of ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The wildland fire threat

    The threat of wildfire is a major concern to more and more homeowners as construction of homes moves into the Wildland Urban Interface. Periods of drought are frightening times for residents of suburban and rural areas across the country, including the Northwest, the West, and the Rocky Mountain states as well as the Southeast. For those of us who live near natural areas of brush or forest, the ...


  • Improved Wastewater by Design of Washing Technology: Lee and Thomas Electrics

    Lee and Thomas Auto Electrics received a nasty surprise when it discovered that it had violated environmental regulations. An even nastier surprise was the $10,000 quote for installing a commercial separator to remove the offending oils and waste from the wash water it used on the auto parts it serviced. But the company staff put on their thinking caps and built an alternative system that met the ...


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