Fire Industry News for January 2015

Advanced’s MxPro fire panels deployed by education facility in the UK

Over 18 buildings have been updated with MxPro 5 panels, without changing the existing Apollo XP95 devices One of the UK’s leading independent schools, has selected industry-leading MxPro intelligent fire panels from Advanced for a major upgrade of its fire systems. A total of 18 buildings have been updated with MxPro 5 panels, which were retro-fitted to existing fibre optic networks, without changing the existing Apollo XP95 devices. MxPro is the industry’s leadi...

FLIR Systems expands its thermal imaging firefighting cameras with the new ‘K55’

The K55 incorporates its FSX technology producing ultra-crisp thermal imagery FLIR Systems, Inc. announces the addition of the new FLIR K55 to its suite of thermal imaging firefighting cameras. The K55 incorporates FLIR’s revolutionary Flexible Scene Enhancement (FSX) technology which produces ultra-crisp thermal imagery and is also equipped with on-board video recording, which is ideal for evidence gathering and training purposes. The newest member of FLIR’s K-Ser...

Geofire’s Agrippa wire-free fire door holders installed at Fairfax Academy in Sutton Coalfield

Agrippa door holders enable fire doors in school corridors to be held open and release them in event of fire alarm Agrippa wire-free fire door holders have been installed at one of Birmingham’s largest schools, enabling fire doors in school corridors to be legally held open, releasing them in the event of a fire alarm to protect students and staff. With over 1400 students and 270 Sixth Formers, Fairfax Academy in Sutton Coalfield is typical of many larger, busy schools...

Apollo Fire Detectors ensures worker safety at the Bala Lake Hotel and Activity Base at Snowdonia National Park

JLP contracted Orion security to install, commission and maintain fire detection solution for the premises Apollo Fire Detectors and Orion Security Solutions are helping to ensure the safety of John Lewis staff following the company’s purchase and refurbishment of The Bala Lake Hotel and Activity Base at Snowdonia National Park. John Lewis Partnership (JLP) purchased the North Wales hotel in 2008, making it the fifth holiday club which offers subsidised holidays for the...

Sprue introduces new SONA alarms to transform fire and carbon monoxide protection

SONA produces 71% less carbon dioxide than other mains powered alarms An innovative new range of home safety products is set to transform fire and carbon monoxide protection. The new SONA range launched by leading home safety products manufacturer, Sprue Safety Products, brings together the latest technology in a simple range of three alarms – smoke, heat and carbon monoxide (CO) – with a control unit, diagnostic capability and wireless options to offer the most...

Bristol installs new hard PPE decontamination process at its in-house managed services facilities

Items of clothing and other personal protective equipment can now be decontaminated in a special unit built by Bristol In a further extension to its in-house managed services facilities, Bristol has installed a new washing and decontamination unit for hard PPE items which will be especially suited to boots, helmets and supporting frames for self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Items of clothing and other personal protective equipment, which are not suitable for cleansin...

Aico’s RadioLINK smoke alarms help protect London’s largest social landlord, Southwark Council

RadioLINK allows Aico smoke to eliminate the need for interconnecting cabling; it saves times and disruption Southwark Council is installing Aico’s RadioLINK smoke alarms as part of the Council’s commitment to its fire risk assessment programme and associated fire safety works for its social housing stock in the borough. Southwark Council, London’s largest social landlord with more than 50,000 properties and over 300 high-rise blocks, is currently runnin...

Xtralis continues expansion in fire detection market with award-winning VESDA, OSID and ECO products

Xtralis continues to have a significant lead in the aspirating smoke detection (ASD) category of fire detectors Xtralis, the pioneer of very early warning aspirating smoke detectors, continues to grow market share according to the latest IHS Technology report titled “The World Market for Fire Detection and Suppression Products – 2014 Edition.” The measure of fire detector manufacturers shows Xtralis rose from #7 in 2006 to #4 in 2013 with a 6.3% global market...

Chubb upgrades its fire alarm system at GDF SUEZ power station in Hull

Chubb installed its PC-based ControlMaster 600 fire alarm system with a graphical user interface Chubb Fire & Security Limited has upgraded the fire alarm system at GDF SUEZ’s Saltend cogeneration power station in Hull, protecting hundreds of employees, as well as the site’s critical equipment and buildings. Chubb is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. GDF SUEZ is a global energy company operating in the power,...

Full-scale fire tests highlight risks associated with improper smoke alarms

Carried out by French authors this is the first such published work for a decade New experimental work assessing tenability (how toxic gases and heat prevent escape and kill) using a full-scale room has found that any occupants would be at high risk of death if a smoke alarm wasn’t fitted. Carried out by French authors, this is the first such published work for a decade. They measured temperature (from 0.8m to ceiling), heat flux, opacity and a range of toxic fire gase...

Chinese biometric industry set to increase with latest developments in domestic and foreign markets

Apple’s fingerprint sensor for iphone 5s interested the intelligent mobile portable device producers China’s bio metric industry enjoys 40% annual growth rate with the overall economy development. Influenced by the depression of macroeconomic environment during 2011-2012, bio metric industry also could not be immune to it and many enterprises faced severer challenges. The market information in 2013 had interested biometric enterprises, that was, iphone 5s was equip...

Prysmian’s FP PLUS fire resistant cable specified for installation of new fire alarm systems at in Darlington Memorial Hospital

FP PLUS uses an enhanced Insudite, unique to Prysmian, which provides a tough, damage resistant insulation Approximately 8000m of Prysmian’s FP PLUS fire resistant cable has been specified and installed to facilitate the new upgraded fire alarm systems in Darlington Memorial Hospital. Darlington Memorial Hospital is a high rise structure consisting of eighteen wards and provides acute hospital services to the people of south west Durham. The existing fire detection...

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