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  • Fire Brigades around the country to use water recycling systems

    Rainwater and Grey Water Harvesting / Recycling for the Fire Brigade around the country. Several sites have been identified for the inclusion of water recycling systems. Aquaco have successfully supplied, tested and commissioned rain and grey water recycling and harvesting systems for a range of applications within the Fire Stations. The applications have been search and rescue, ...

  • Water Main / Fire Line Rehabilitation

    Problem Dirty brown water and poor water flow were the first clues that a mid-Atlantic commercial property owner had a problem. Then the owner was put on notice by the local fire department that the water supply lines were no longer meeting the required flow requirements. Four hydrants on the owner’s property were flowing between 200 to 300 gallons per minute due to heavy corrosion-induced ...


    By CuraFlo

  • 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

  • BLOBEL Retention Systems - Spill Control, Containment of Contaminated Fire Fighting Water and Flood Protection

    Untitled Document BLOBEL manufactures and supplies manual and automatic Retention Barriers, Stormwater Drain Covers and Flood Protection Systems. The Retention ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Fire Protection of Heritage Structures: Use of a Portable Water Mist System under High-altitude Conditions

    In order to verify the application of water mist on fire protection of the Potala Palace in Tibet and deepen the knowledge of its suppression mechanisms under high-altitude conditions, a series of experiments are performed with a portable water mist fire protection system and with diesel oil, gasoline and, in Lhasa, ghee as fuels. All of the experimental tests are conducted with and without ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Experimental Study of Suppressing PVC Fire with Water Mist using a Cone Calorimeter

    Effect of water mist on the small-scale solid fuel PVC (poly vinyl chloride) fire in a confined space has been studied experimentally using a cone calorimeter. In this study, the combustion characteristics of PVC, and the interaction between the water mists and the diffusion flame in a confined space with proper ventilation control are studied under various conditions in the cone calorimeter. The ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 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

  • Water-tube or fire-tube condensing boiler, which is the better option? - Case Study

    When it comes to selecting the type of boiler for your specific hot water application, you are faced with the options of a condensing boiler or a conventional boiler. If you think the decisions end after making this choice, think again! If you do in fact proceed with the more efficient condensing boiler, there is another important decision to be made – what boiler design is best ...


    By Gasmaster Industries Ltd.

  • Working with chubb fire & security ltd

    Tuffa was approached by Chubb Fire & Security Ltd to design and build a storage system for redundant fire extinguisher foam to be stored and mixed with water and a flocculent before disposing into the sewage system. The client required an automated extinguisher emptying system, and Tuffa’s design team developed a bespoke automated de-gassing and emptying system. This automated the ...


    By Tuffa UK Limited

  • Fire access case study summary 1

    Environmental regulations that control and limit storm water runoff, reduce impervious surfaces, and increase green space have resulted in the growth of permeable pavements for traffic areas. The Geoblock® Porous Pavement System offers support for all vehicular loadings and protects the grass from the damaging effects of traffic while allowing natural groundwater replenishment. Examples where ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Evaluation of forest fire risk and fire extinction difficulty at the mountainous park of Vikos-Aoos, Northern Greece: use of remote sensing and GIS techniques

    In this study the potential of satellite remote sensing coupled with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the assessment of fire risk in and around the National Park of Vikos-Aoos, a mountainous area in Northern Greece, is examined. In order for this to be accomplished, recent satellite images of varying spatial resolutions (from 5–30 m) have been selected for processing, whereas satellite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water glycol recovery saves over $20,000

    The Problem: At a mid-Michigan automotive supplier, a shutdown was imminent. Accidental cross-contamination between fire-resistant and oil-based hydraulic fluids in a bulk tank left the plant vulnerable to fire. If plant employees topped off or filled their reservoirs from the direct-fill system available at each machine, the risk of a fire propagating in the plant would greatly increase. ...

  • 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

  • Field Model Analysis and Experimental Assessment of Fire Severity and Smoke Movement in a Partitioned and a Non-partitioned Dwelling Unit

    Inter-compartment smoke spread in a dwelling unit is greatly impeded by the presence of partition walls. For the same fire load and floor area, smoke movement and associated fire severity for a non-partitioned (NP) unit are different from those of a partitioned (PT) unit. To study the smoke movement and gas temperature evolution, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis is carried out for a ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 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.

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