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.

  • A Look Ahead: What Is Microlearning?

    The Network of Corporate Academies (NOCA) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report 40 percent of employees who receive poor training leave the job within a year. Considering how expensive employee turnover is to any organization, offering sufficient training is a must. To help address this issue, microlearning courses are gaining momentum and changing the way employees are ...


    By TargetSolutions

  • 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

  • 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

  • Flood Control Pump Unit for the Chrzanow Fire Brigade in Poland

    In October 2015, BBA Pumps Poland won the tender for the delivery of a trailer mounted flood control pump. This pump with customized features will be used by the Chrzanow Fire Brigade.  A minimum flow of 44.000 US GPM was included in the specification. In addition, high emphasis was placed on the pumps ergonomic design. You can see pictures of the satisfied fire brigade working with the ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • BBA Pumps delivers the largest mobile firefighting unit in Slovakia

    Bratislava has a huge oil refinery with an annual capacity of six million tons of oil and other chemical products. Mark van Rosse – a BBA Pumps service engineer – recently assisted in the commissioning of the largest mobile fire fighting pump unit in Slovakia. Refinery Safety Handling A global security company is responsible for safety at the refinery. ...


    By BBA Pumps North America

  • 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 Company

  • 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.

  • 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

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