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Advanced Discusses The Benefits Of TouchControl And Its Effectiveness When Installed At Historic Sites

The threat and consequences of fire in any building are serious, but historic structures pose a particularly complex challenge for the people and systems charged with protecting them. Not only do these buildings tend to be complex and varied in their design and construction, the contents will often include furnishings and artefacts of high monetary and historic value, the loss of which would be permanent and costly to the heritage. Safeguarding the occupants, fabric and contents of these buildi...

Viking Corporation Announces VK4621 And VK4921 Quick Response Concealed Pendent Sprinklers

The Viking Corporation announced the release of the new VK4621 and VK4921 quick response and standard response concealed pendent sprinklers with a K-factor of 5.6 (80.6). The new commercial sprinklers are designed for installation on concealed pipe systems where the appearance of a smooth ceiling is desired. In addition to the new sprinklers, Viking has announced a durable and lightweight installation wrench and protective cap removal tool. “The installation process is significantly impro...

Hochiki Announces EN-Approved ACD Multi-Sensors For Heat, Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detection

Life safety devices, such as detectors and beacons, need to be as dependable as possible. While manufacturers may state that their products meet the industry agreed standards, the small print may say otherwise and require the meeting of more complex certification. For multi-sensors, this is of particular importance. In the face of constant technological innovation, multi-sensors have been hailed as one of the most advanced forms of life safety detection. Defined by BS 5839 as “a fire dete...

M-Fire Holdings Announces Mighty Fire Breaker® Product Line To Protect Property And Roadway From Wildfire

M-Fire Holdings, LLC announces additions to the proven Mighty Fire Breaker® product line designed to defend property and roadway right-of-way from devastating wildfire events. Applying Mighty Fire Breaker® Fire Treated Retention Mulch eliminates the threat of wildfire along exit corridors, ensuring a new level of safety for both fire professionals and evacuating residents. Tools for wildfire management Mighty Fire Breaker® wildfire protective mulch technology was created to assis...

Johnson Controls Launches TYCO® Model RV-1A Pressure Relief Valve And TYCO® Model PRV-1A Pressure Reducing Valve

Johnson Controls announces the launch of two new TYCO® pressure control valves for fire protection systems: the TYCO® Model RV-1A Pressure Relief Valve and the TYCO® Model PRV-1A Pressure Reducing Valve. The new valves offer simple, low-maintenance solutions for controlling and maintaining optimal water pressure within commercial fire protection systems. Maintains a relatively constant system pressure The TYCO® RV-1A Pressure Relief Valve automatically relieves excess pressure...

FIA Shares Various Updates Regarding Work With Government, Councils And Committees

Beyond keeping the industry updated on the latest updates on the most important topics, the FIA is actively involved in these topics through its work with Government, councils and committees. The section aims to serve as a collection of the FIA’s involvement with a variety of topics and will be continuously updated moving forward with links to the relevant news story where available. This will allow one to see what FIA have done and are doing to improve the industry for the members. COVID...

Fire & Safety Specialists Adds Amerex Z-Series Fire Extinguisher To Its Fire Suppression Equipment Portfolio

Fire & Safety Specialists (FSS), a globally renowned company in fire suppression and safety equipment services, has added the new Amerex Z-Series high performance fire extinguisher to its range of fire suppression equipment. Amerex Z-Series fire extinguisher The new Amerex Z-Series features a proprietary, zinc-enriched coating, which resists corrosion for up to 12 years in severely salt-contaminated environments, resulting in improved reliability and minimal repair and maintenance costs ov...

Johnson Controls Announces TYCO® Model CWS Concealed Window Sprinkler For Effective Fire Protection Solution

Johnson Controls announces the release of the new TYCO® Model CWS Concealed Window Sprinkler, designed to provide an alternative to a two-hour fire-resistance-rated glazing assembly. The 5.6 K-factor CWS is UL and C-UL Listed as a specific application automatic window sprinkler and can be used in accordance with the International Building Code as an alternative to interior fire partitions or exterior wall assemblies, as evaluated in ICC ESR-2397. The CWS is a concealed pendent vertical sid...

FSi Announces That PenoPatch Has Achieved The CE Mark Through UL International

PenoPatch has recently achieved the CE Mark through UL International, ETA 19/0833. FSi PenoPatch has been tested to protect where small services penetrate either the internal rigid or flexible walls of the building. FSi’s PenoPatch is a putty based penetration sealing device for small cables and conduits in flexible and rigid walls. The PenoPatch is available in 60mm and 100mm diameter disc’s, it has also been tested to EN 1366-3. Key Product Points: Easy installation Up to EI60...

NFPA Announces Winners Of 2019 Phillip J. Dinenno Prize At Conference And Expo In San Antonio

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced Roger Allard, Robert G. Bill, Gunnar Heskestad, and Hsiang-Cheng Kung as the winners of 2019 Phillip J. DiNenno Prize. The award and $50,000 in prize money were presented at NFPA’s Conference & Expo in San Antonio. The prestigious DiNenno Prize recognizes groundbreaking innovations that have had a significant impact in the building, fire and electrical safety fields. The prize is named for the late Philip J. DiNenno, the greatl...

Viking Corp. Announces Integrated Low-Expansion Foam Fire Suppression Solutions

The Viking Corporation, a global provider in fire protection and life safety systems, has announced the expansion of its line of foam fire suppression systems. Viking now offers complete, integrated low-expansion foam solutions for the suppression of flammable liquid fires. Protected hazards include fuel storage, refineries, aircraft hangars and helipads, logistics centers, incineration plants, military installations, and jetty loading areas. Range of features Viking’s foam system compon...

Viking Corp. Announces Stainless Steel Cover Plates For Its Concealed Pendent Sprinklers

The Viking Corporation, a global provider in fire protection and life safety systems, has enhanced its line of concealed pendent sprinklers with the introduction of new stainless steel cover plates. The new stainless steel flat cover plates are available for Viking’s Mirage® Model VK462 and Model VK538 Concealed Pendent sprinklers, and the Freedom® Model VK494 Residential Concealed Pendent sprinkler. Both large (3-5/16”) and small (2-3/4”) diameter cover plates are off...

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