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Ansul's Foam Proportioning System

Ansul's Foam Proportioning System

The Ansul Flowmax PPW variable range proportioner utilizes a variable orifice to meter an accurate flow of liquid foam concentrate over a wider range of flows and pressures than standard balanced pressure pump proportioners.

October 1, 2019

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

In this column, I will address specific types of fire extinguishers and extinguishing agents, touch on various methods of applying extinguishing agents, and I will also put forth as examples some of the fire extinguishers carried by FDNY.

October 1, 2019

C6 Foam Is Proving More Environmentally Reliable

Contamination issues at fire training facilities (particularly airports and defense sites) from intensive training use over decades, is raising government pressure, and focusing attention on the environmental costs of legacy PFOS and PFOA usage.

July 1, 2019

Fire School Instructors Join Crew That Extinguished Terminal Blaze

Team IRIS firefighters often apply their talents to emergencies in foreign locales such as Kuwait and Angola. On March 20, the Intercontinental Terminals fire in Deer Park, Texas gave them the opportunity to do some of their best work on American soil.

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

SFPRD's Pi Foam Firefighting System

The Swiss Fire Protection Research & Development AG Pi Foam Firefighting System for large volume flammable liquid storage tanks thrives on simplicity.

July 1, 2018

The Hazard of Flammable Insulation Panels

The Danger of Shutting off Sprinklers too Soon

Premature closing of sprinkler valves seems to stem from a belief that sprinklers are there to hold the fire in check until the fire service arrives, and then the fire service takes over from there. This is not true.

July 1, 2016


Eliminating two fire elements is better than one

January 1, 2016

Cool Gas

Solid source nitrogen minimizes fire suppression storage

January 1, 2016

Flame Guard's Non-Explosive Grenade