Smoke Monitoring News

  • Det-tronics introduces addressable smoke and heat detection for non-hazardous areas

    Detector Electronics Corporation (Det-Tronics) has introduced its Addressable Smoke and Heat (ASH) Module (http://safety.det-tronics.com). The ASH Module is an interface device that manages inputs/outputs between the Eagle Quantum Premier® (EQP) Safety System and devices in non-hazardous areas, such as living quarters and control rooms. Det-Tronics is a business of ...

  • Asthma Rates Increasing across the Mid-Atlantic Region

    Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that an additional 4.3 million people were diagnosed with asthma between 2001 and 2009.  These new figures bring the total number of asthma suffers in the United States to approximately 1 in 12 or 25 million people.   "Despite the fact that outdoor air quality has improved, we've reduced two common asthma triggers - ...

  • New Flexotherm™ Heated Products Gaining Traction with Major OEMs

    Neptech, Inc. just announced a new line of Flexotherm™ Heated Lines offering industry-leading quality, durability and value.  Building on its core strength in the electrically heated products category, they’ve now added a new smoke meter line that is compatible with virtually any opacity monitor on the market. After successful prototype testing with a leading diesel engine ...


    By Neptech Inc.

  • Tower companies announces opening of ecopads the blairs

    The Tower Companies has introduced the first Ecopads at The Blairs, their 27-acre "Green" live-work-play residential complex in Silver ...

  • California Testing Lab Helps Clear The Air with Wildfire Smoke Damage in Homes

    In recent years, there has been an increasing number of complaints relating to the sudden and unexpected appearance of soot-like material observed in homes and commercial buildings.  These stains may form on carpets, walls, plastic objects and other materials, and have been noted around ventilation grilles and electrical outlets.  The culprit for this “ghosting” phenomenon ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New emissions monitoring system could change face of pollution at sea

    A new emissions monitoring system being developed by a Norfolk, VA, systems engineering firm will allow vessels worldwide to continuously monitor pollutants and readily report findings to regulatory agencies and inspectors. The patent-pending Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (CEMS), developed by W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems), is the first technology integration of its kind. A successful ...


    By WR Systems, Ltd.

  • Property owners encouraged to test for formaldehyde

    The National Cancer Institute’s fact sheet entitled Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk reports that, “…some studies of industrial workers have suggested that formaldehyde exposure is associated with nasal sinus cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer, and possibly with leukemia.” The same formaldehyde found in some work environments can also found in many products that exist in our homes and offices. Due to ...


  • Bordering on disaster - US and Mexico fight to green their borders

    According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the 14 metropolitan areas along the US-Mexico border suffer from 'abysmal air and water quality' as well as a host of other unacceptable environmental hazards. Last week, governors from Mexican and American states along the border were hosted by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss these and other environmental issues of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ghana is dumping ground for West`s used gadgets

    At one of the many busy roadside shops in the capital, Accra, John Nuagbe displays the used, rusty and mostly broken electrical gadgets he recently imported from the USA. Old TV sets, refrigerators, computers, fans, cookers - even blenders and electric irons. If it is used and electrical, it is likely he has one. “Business is good, I just arrange with my business partners in the USA and the goods ...


    By IRIN

  • Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming

    Soot from biomass burning, diesel exhaust has 60 percent of the effect of carbon dioxide on warming but mitigation offers immediate benefits.  Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing estimates, according to ...

  • US fire and smoke detection device market to grow

    The North American fire and smoke detection devices market continues to witness steady growth, thanks largely to new innovations in both technologies and products. These stand-alone technologies and products, now in early growth phases, will likely drive the market forward, offering considerable opportunities for industry players. 'The North American fire and smoke detection devices market goes ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Hired Smoke Monitor Measures Effects of Smoke-free Legislation

    Ashtead Technology Rentals has played a key role in assessing air quality levels in businesses around the introduction of the English Smoke-free legislation after being contacted by the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre (TCCC). The TCCC was tasked with monitoring a variety of hospitality and leisure outlets across the country, including pubs, bingo halls and betting shops one month before the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Epoxy smoke stymied rescue

    GEORGETOWN — Rescuers did not lower an air supply to five workers trapped inside a smoky hydroelectric conduit until 2 1/2 hours after a fire broke out, officials said Wednesday. The five contractors perished inside the 12-foot-wide concrete-and-steel tunnel Tuesday after sparking a fire in some fresh epoxy they were applying, even though they sent a radio message that they were still all OK an ...

  • Protecting Americans through Better Chemical Exposure Monitoring

    EPA announced $4 million in grants to five institutions that will work on improving biomonitoring at the Public Health Applications of Human Biomonitoring Meeting.  The meeting of experts was sponsored by EPA and the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) Monday and Tuesday at EPA's Research Triangle Park campus. 'Protecting public health is an important part of this research ...

  • EPA Urged to Limit Pollution From Diesel Trains

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Air pollution from diesel locomotives is linked to about 3,400 premature deaths and other serious health effects every year, according to a new report released Thursday by the nonprofit advocacy group Environmental Defense. The organization is using the report to pressure the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, to issue proposed national ...

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