Firewater News

  • 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 ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Attleboro Mass. stops illegal discharge from its Drinking Water Facility under federal Clean Water Act Settlement

    The City of Attleboro, Mass. has taken steps to ensure that its drinking water treatment facility operates consistent with federal Clean Water Act requirements for wastewater management, under a settlement reached with EPA for illegal wastewater discharges from the Russell F. Tennant Water Treatment Facility. The City will also pay a $32,000 fine under the terms of the settlement. An EPA ...

  • Eaton’s New EC525 AQP PLUS Hose Offers Longer Life and Lower Maintenance Costs for a Wide Range of Hydraulic Fluids

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the new EC525 high temperature 4-spiral hose. The hose features Eaton’s new AQP™ PLUS elastomer compound, designed to provide longer hose life and lower maintenance costs in applications where fluid compatibility and high temperature are problematic. “The unique AQP tube and cover compound offers a solution compatible ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Daimer Launches Pressure Washer With Enhanced Chewing Gum Removal Power

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world's leading U.S. brand of pressure washer machines with customers in over 200 countries, has launched a powerful 3500 psi, 4 gpm commercial pressure washer system with the company's Super-Hot technology, offering unrivaled temperatures up to 330ºF. The machine dissolves gum spots faster than other technologies in the industry. The Super Max™ ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Kentucky American Water Awards $5,500 in Grants for Firefighters

    Kentucky American Water will award $5,500 in grants this year to 11 Kentucky firefighter organizations through the company’s annual Firefighting Support Grant Program. The program, established in 2011, provides financial assistance in the form of $500 grants to uniformed, professional and volunteer fire departments serving communities in the company’s service territories. The company ...


    By American Water

  • 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 the heart ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • ASTM E2837 - 11 Standard Test Method for Determining the Fire Resistance of Continuity Head-of-Wall Joint Systems Installed Between Rated Wall Assemblies and Nonrated Horizontal Assemblies

    This test method evaluates the following under the specified test conditions: The ability of a test specimen to undergo movement without reducing its fire resistance rating, and The duration for which a test specimen will contain a fire and retain its integrity during a predetermined fire resistive test exposure. This test method provides for ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM E2226 - 11 Standard Practice for Application of Hose Stream

    Significance and Use This practice is intended to standardize the apparatus used and the method or pattern of application of a standard hose stream to building elements as one part of the assessment and fire resistance of building elements. This practice specifies the water pressure and duration of application of the hose stream to the test assembly. This practice ...


    By ASTM International

  • DcR engineering uses VTScada software for automated fire station alerting system

    DcR Engineering Services has designed a state-of-the-art fire station alerting system that reduces emergency response times by automating the E9-1-1 emergency fire response process. Eighty-six fire stations have adopted this system which utilizes the latest technology in wireless data communications, intelligent process control equipment and VTScada HMI software from Trihedral. Response Time is ...


    By Trihedral

  • A vile and dirty business

    Gwen Johansson lives in what used to be idyllic surroundings a few kilometres west of Fort St. John in B.C.'s northeast. Lately, though, the tranquillity of her home overlooking the placid Peace River has been shattered by an intrusive flow of traffic. Often operating around the clock, heavy-bodied tanker trucks pull off Highway 29 and line up at the riverbank to drop in thick hoses and gun ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • R. Baker & Son Completes Technical Demolition and Dismantlement Project at Active LNG Plant

    R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services (R. Baker & Son) recently completed the demolition of three (3) Liquid Nitrogen Gas (LNG) vaporizers including piping, conduits and selected foundations at an active LNG facility in New Jersey. The large energy services client contracted R. Baker & Son due to their exemplary safety record, expert selective demolition services and competitive ...

  • Mechanically energized: readily commercialized

    Current conventionally powered vehicles, gasoline-electric hybrids, natural gas vehicles, biofueled vehicles as well as rechargeable battery electric, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell vehicles all have something in common: They’re refueled by way of a “tether” that links them to a stationary energy source. A hose is used to replenish a supply of gaseous or liquid fuels, or a cord is used to supply a ...

  • Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. Completes Warehouse Interior Demolition

    South Plainfield, NJ – Dallas Contracting Co., Inc., a specialized contractor providing demolition services, onsite concrete aggregate crushing, equipment salvage and scrap metal recycling to various industries, recently completed interior demolition services at a large warehouse in New Jersey. Dallas Contracting Co., Inc. was contracted by a general contractor to perform interior demolition ...


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