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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Peristaltic pumps well worth their salt

    One of the greatest advantages of the British made Verderflex hose pump is its immunity to the detrimental effects of handling high solid content and abrasive substances. Whilst other pump designs become subject to costly maintenance and part replacement, Verderflex peristaltic hose pump users can enjoy trouble-free production and low running costs. One customer to benefit was a Spanish salt ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Casella HazVac unit ensures rapid safe Hazmat sampling at chemical spills and incidents

    Responding to increased demand for frontline emergency response to civil, terrorist and military-related chemical incidents , Casella CEL, in conjunction with Casella Fire Science, have developed and deployed air sampling units with an internal pump that safely collects grab samples of toxic gases and vapours for rapid chemical analysis. ...


    By Casella

  • Casella HazVac unit ensures rapid safe Hazmat sampling at chemical spills and incidents

    Responding to increased demand for frontline emergency response to civil, terrorist and military-related chemical incidents , Casella CEL, in conjunction with Casella Fire Science, have developed and deployed air sampling units with an internal pump that safely collects grab samples of toxic gases and vapours for rapid chemical analysis. ...


    By Casella

  • How necessary are water storage tanks in the UK?

    Rain water always seems to be in great supply in the UK, so the question asked by many is whether it really is worth installing a metal water storage tank? A number of factors would need to be considered to quantify their value. This can be worked out by calculating water savings over a long-term period of 10 years or more. Installing a water storage tank without protecting ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Eaton Showcases the Latest Hydraulic and Filtration Solutions at Annual Distributor Meeting

    Power management company Eaton today opened its 2014 Eaton Distributor Meeting, or EDM, an industry-unique event. The only event of its kind for the hydraulics industry, Eaton’s Distributor Meeting brings together more than 1,000 Eaton distributors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and product and market experts from around the world to exchange ideas that inspire innovative power ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • 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 ...

  • US firefighters pay a heavy price for contaminated breathing air

    A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks in their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The problem was traced to an air compressor which is believed to have introduced contaminants into the system. The compressor has now been replaced, ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Roanoke chemical distributor to pay $44,000 penalty for safety violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that a chemical distributor in Roanoke, Va. has agreed to pay a $43,967 penalty and complete more than $200,000 in safety improvements to settle alleged violations of federal environmental laws designed to protect and inform the public about hazardous chemicals. The company, Chemicals and Solvents, Inc. (doing business as Chemsolv, Inc.) ...

  • Aquatech dewatering opens new branch in Ontario

    Aquatech Dewatering Company and Aquatech Pump and Power announced the opening of their new Sudbury, Ontario Branch for May 1st of this year. The Sudbury Branch is Aquatech’s third full service branch in Ontario; the head office in Concord and the Eastern Ontario branch in Ottawa. The new branch is strategically located in close proximity to Northern Ontario's surging mining sector which is ...

  • Aquatech Dewatering Opens New Branch In Sudbury, Ontario

    Aquatech Dewatering Company and Aquatech Pump and Power announced the opening of their new Sudbury, Ontario Branch for May 1st of this year. The Sudbury Branch is Aquatech’s third full service branch in Ontario; the head office in Concord and the Eastern Ontario branch in Ottawa. The new branch is strategically located in close proximity to Northern Ontario's surging mining sector ...

  • Eaton Products Drive Pro Power Motorsports Team as the National Hot Rod Association Season Begins

    Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the Eaton-sponsored National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Pro Power Motorsports team for the 2015 season. Kicking off the season with the Detroit Autorama Car Show, taking place March 6-8 in Detroit, Michigan, the team will put Eaton’s hydraulic, electrical and vehicle solutions to the test. “With one of the only pro-level ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Scientists collect water near site of blown well

    Scientists from several universities are working to learn whether a gas well that blew wild last week off the Louisiana coast is polluting the Gulf of Mexico. Joseph Montoya, a biology professor with Georgia Tech, was performing tests aboard a vessel near the site of the 2010 BP oil spill when the Hercules 265 well blew Tuesday and caught fire. All 44 people on the rig were evacuated and not ...


    By Associated Press

  • GASTEC tubes: Best solution for short-term gas measurement requirements

    The GASTEC detector tubes present superior advantages in comparison to traditional electronic gas detection. They are cost effective, easy to use, do not require calibration and do not require further laboratory analysis. Providing fast & accurate results in the field, GASTEC tubes are ideal for spot ...


    By a1-cbiss

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