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Axis Addressable CO Detector

Axis Addressable CO Detector

Advanced's upgraded addressable carbon monoxide (CO) detector and low frequency sounder base has been designed to meet NFPA / UL low-frequency signalling standards for sleeping areas such as hospitals, hotels and multi-occupancy residential applications. The sounder base generates a 520 Hz tone to alert occupants of a fire or CO / life safety emergency.

April 1, 2019

Flow Testing of Hydrants

The purpose of this document is to present a case for modifying NFPA and AWWA standards related to Fire Flow Testing of Hydrants so that identifying inoperative hydrants and inadequate water supplies can be done in the most efficient and economical way.

April 1, 2019

Fire Compliance for Warehouses

A full-scale fire sprinkler test usually consists of two forty-foot-long double row racks with single row tacks on each side as a target.

April 1, 2019

Fire Compliance for Sprinklers

Manufacturing facility sprinkler design is derived from experience with what were called pipe schedule sprinkler systems.

January 1, 2019

Fire Department Water Connections Revisited

In the case of sprinkler systems guidelines are provided by NFPA 13 which is the standard that governs automatic sprinklers and intends that fire department connections are to supplement the water supply.

July 1, 2018

Handling Ideas Not Invented Here

Being able to accept other ways of thinking can lead to better overall fire protection and unique solutions to unforeseen challenges.

January 1, 2018

Coltraco's Ultrasonic Pressure Monitors

Coltraco's Ultrasonic Pressure Monitors

With applications in marine and fire safety, the instrumentation and monitoring systems manufactured by Coltraco guarantee that the fixed liquefied gaseous fire extinguishing systems are ready to operate in the "ungoverned space."

October 1, 2017

Monitoring Gaseous Extinguishing Systems

The fire industry calling is a noble one. It is uses scientific principles to enable its very existence. The fire industry, however, calculates fire engineering designs based on formulas that its technicians have no way of understanding or verifying are accurate.

October 1, 2017

Thermo Fisher's Radiation Detector

Checklist for Buying Radiation Detectors

I want to share some thoughts about how we could perform better as emergency responders. A 40-year career has given me plenty of experience in all aspects of this business, good and disastrous. Let’s start with equipment purchases.

October 1, 2017

Oval Brand's Fire Extinguisher

Oval Brand's Fire Extinguisher

Bill Gough installs and inspects fire extinguishers for a living in Bryan, TX. He ranks the Oval Brand Fire Products extinguisher as comparable to any other 10-pound ABC or dry chemical extinguisher on the market.

April 1, 2017

Pre-Plan for Your Extinguishing System

This article discusses some of the basics and what to expect when responding to buildings or equipment protected by systems that firefighters will more commonly encounter.

October 1, 2016

VORTEX

Eliminating two fire elements is better than one

January 1, 2016