Fire Water Articles

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • Quarry Park Fire Department Boat Launch - Case Study

    ArmorFlex provides a low-disturbance, economical and reliable solution to a flood-damaged boat lauch. Calgary’s 2013 flood caused extensive damage to infrastructure across the city. Fire Department boat launches on the Bow River, vital for emergency response, suffered a range of impacts. The Graves Bridge launch under Glenmore Trail was abandoned in favor of the Quarry Park launch ...


    By Nilex

  • 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

  • Numbers Speak Volumes: Water Distribution Assessment Increases System Operability To 84 Percent

    This large Midwest utility maintains and operates water collection, treatment, and distribution systems, as well as wastewater collection and treatment systems and stormwater management systems for its residential, business and wholesale customers in the region. To ensure the accessibility and quality of water services to meet the growing needs of the ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • FineFog Fire-Fighting System for Algoma

    DESMI has signed a fire-fighting package contract for a new building project at 3. MAJ shipyard Croatia. The project is a series of Great Lakes self unloading bulk carriers, (hull numbers 732/733/527/528/529) classed by LR, and registered under Canadian flag. The fire-fighting system package includes: 1. Accommodation water sprinkler system for cabins and service space 2. Engine room local ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Lowara gets Presidential treatment in ‘The Land of Fire’

    The Flame Fountain, Baku Park, Baku, Azerbaijan Azerbaijan has long been called ‘The Land of Fire’ due to the visually stunning natural gas fires which blaze continuously on the hillside of the Absheron Peninsula.This has proved to be the inspiration behind the Flame Fountain sculpture which resembles a vast flame bursting from the Earth’s surface. The Flame ...


    By LOWARA - a Xylem brand

  • 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

  • Amble - Fire Back Boiler case study

    Customer: Mr. B. Melville Location: Amble, Northumberland Heating System: Baxi fire back boiler with cylinder Installed: 09/07 Problems: System very old and inefficient slow to heat and recover particularly domestic hot water Solution. Install Vortex. ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • Whitly Bay - Gas Fired Boiler case study

    Customer: J.P. Westall, Hexham Location: Whitely Bay Heating System: Gas fired, with 15 radiators Installed: 06/07 System problems The heating system in question is a gas fired system with problems of banging and rattling. Half the radiators were not heating properly and ...


    By Vortex Energy Saver

  • 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

  • OCFA SAVES THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR IN MAINTENACE FOLLOWING SCALEWATCHER INSTALLATIONS

    Orange County Fire Authority is saving thousands of dollars a year on expensive maintenance and early renewal of equipment following the installation of the patented, award-winning Scalewatcher computerized, electronic water-conditioner from Scalewatcher North America. Such was the success of the first Scalewatcher installation that 10 more devices have now been installed at other Fire ...

  • Fire systems engineering case study

    General fire safety in England and Wales is delivered through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. By virtue of this Order, the responsible person should carry out a fire risk assessment on their premises, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and maintain a fire management plan. The main purpose of the order is to prevent fire, minimise risk ...


    By Stopford Projects Limited

  • Indonesian Fires Bring More Haze to Southeast Asia

    The governor of Indonesia’s Riau province issued a state of emergency last week as thick haze blanketed large areas of the region, closing down schools and airports. According to local officials, more than 22,000 people ...

  • Water distribution network simulation by optimization approaches

    When a fire-flow condition occurs and a nodal demand is excessive or when a pipe breaks, a water distribution system (WDS) may temporarily become deficient and unable to satisfy all nodal demands. Thus, estimation of the influences of failure conditions on the network is needed. A method for analyzing the hydraulic condition of the network in such a situation is proposed. The method, which is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Unfriendly cellar

    A client who had purchased a home noticed mold growing on furniture stored in their cellar as well as a musty smell when ever they were in the cellar. Investigation: The home is a sixty year old house nicely maintained and very clean with new paint and floor finishes on the inside. The heating system is a gas fired forced hot water system. There is no air conditioning. Relative humidity ...


    By Healthy Air Cape Cod

  • Water Tower bypass when under repair

    Bypassing a Water Tower When the time comes for repair on your elevated tank or hydro tank, Cycle Stop Valves can keep a “constant pressure” on the city while the tank or tower is out of service.  Attaching a Cycle Stop Valve to the discharge of a pump or enough pumps to keep up with the peak demands will insure that the system will also work at 3 ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • 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

  • Applicability of domestic grey water reuse for alleviation of water crisis in Dhaka City

    Overdependency on ground water resources for meeting the daily water demand in Dhaka City is leading to excessive pressure on ground water aquifer systems and is deepening the ground water table every year. This paper focuses on how reuse of grey water generated from different sources of domestic purposes every day can alter the considerable daily water demand in this city. Sampling and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

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