Fire Safety Planning - Case Studies

Vimpex Installs Fire-Cryer Voice Enhanced Sounders at the Buildings in Swansea University

Vimpex Fire-Cryer Voice Enhanced Sounders have been installed on link bridges between buildings at Swansea University, to increase the protection of staff and students should there be a fire alarm, by delivering clear messages and ensure a fast, efficient evacuation. Swansea University has eight colleges spread across its two campuses which are located on the coastline of Swansea Bay. It currently has 20,375 undergraduate and postgraduate students who come from over 130 different countries. Vo...

Knox Safety Survey Shows Less Than 50% Of Respondents Recognize The Sounds Of Home Safety

A recent Qualtrics survey revealed that U.S. consumers are often confused about the sounds emitted from home safety devices and are unsure how and when to react. When presented with an audible carbon monoxide (CO) alarm’s beep, only 34% of Spanish-speaking respondents and 47% of English-speaking respondents, were able to identify the beep emitted from a CO alarm. Most respondents were also unable to distinguish the difference between the beeps from a CO alarm, smoke alarm, or microwave ov...

Protec Installs Its Fire Alarm Systems For NHS Nightingale Hospital North West’s Medical Facilities For COVID-19 Treatment

2020 saw the United Kingdom hit with a worldwide pandemic of a respiratory disease called COVID-19. It saw thousands of people hospitalized and cause a severe strain on the country’s NHS services. The UK government decided to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and assist the under-pressure NHS, by building seven new temporary hospitals, located around the United Kingdom. The seven hospitals were to re-purpose existing, multi-function public buildings, such as London’s ExCel, Birmingham&rs...

Protec Provides Full Turnkey Solution, 6000PLUS Series Talking Sounders And Fire Alarm System For The Laurus Trust’s Schools

The Laurus Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust predominantly based within the Greater Manchester area. The trust consists of seven schools which are: Cheadle Hulme High School, Laurus Cheadle Hulme, Laurus Ryecroft, Didsbury High School, Hazel Grove High School, Gorsey Bank Primary School and Cheadle Hulme Primary School. In 2017, The Laurus Trust, along with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), selected BAM Construction Northwest, based in Salford, to deliver the Laurus Cheadle Hulme, Ch...

Hambaker Pipelines Supplies Products To Change The Main Fire Pipeline For British Airways

Project Name: Fire Main Works Heathrow Project Title: East Base Valve B3 Re-location Completion Date: June 2021 Address: British Airways, Hatton Cross, Heathrow Airport, Middlesex Contractor: Adenstar Developments End Client: British Airways Products: 600mm and 400mm ductile iron fabricated pipes, fittings, gate valves, dismantling joints, couplings, flanged adaptors, and joint sets Products Supplier: Hambaker Pipelines Manchester Project Overview Hambaker Pipelines can supply FM approv...

Global Filtration Manufacturer Selects C-TEC’s CAST ZFP Fire System

One of the world’s manufacturers of filtration solutions has selected C-TEC’s innovative new CAST ZFP addressable fire system for one of its UK sites.  A global expert in the field of filtration, MANN+HUMMEL employs 15,000 people at more than 50 locations worldwide and has a turnover of more than 3 billion Euros. In 2014, it acquired Vokes Air manufacturing plant in Burnley to increase its presence in the booming filtration and air purification market. Addressable fire systems...

Brewer Fire Enhances Fire Safety For Thermo Fisher Facility With Potter Integrating Technologies

Thermo Fisher is a biotechnology company that is the result of a 2006 merger between Thermo Electron and Fisher Scientific. Since the merger, the company has gone on to become a multinational corporation with offices all over the world. Recently, the Middletown, Virginia office had a new fire protection system installed. Brewer Fire, a contractor based out of Charleston, West Virginia was chosen to head the project. Brewer decided to utilize Potter’s PFC-6800 Fire Alarm Control Panel, and...

Green Bank Observatory Updated Their Fire Safety System With Potter Equipment

The Green Bank Observatory is located in Green Bank, West Virginia and is home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope. The area is an ideal location for the telescope because mountains surrounding the satellite act as a natural funnel, pushing radio signals towards the large dish. The observatory’s purpose is to act as surveillance for a potential meteor collision, to measure the distance between stars, and search for intelligent life forms in the universe. The expan...

Potter Electric Signal Company Upgrades Fire Protection System For Spring Lake Heights School

Built in 1938, Spring Lake Heights Elementary School in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey was ready for an upgrade. Three of the school’s existing classrooms were to be renovated, as well as the addition of two completely new classrooms. A plan was created to not only equip the addition with a new fire protection system, but to modernize the rest of the building’s outdated system and retrofit it into the newly installed system. Along with new monitoring equipment and peripheral devices...

Potter Electric Signal Company And Advanced Business Communications Upgrade Licking County Courthouse’s Fire Protection System

Licking County, Ohio was formed in 1808, with its county seat located in Newark, which is 33 miles northeast of Columbus, Ohio. At the center of town, sits the Licking County Courthouse. The courthouse was constructed in 1878, and remains one of the town’s most prized historical possessions. In recent years, it became evident that updates to the building’s fire security facilities were necessary. The previous system was an all-in-one fire and security system, which didn’t leav...

Protec Deploys A Complete Fire Detection System, With VEPA And Disabled WC Alarm System, At London Aquatics Centre

The London Aquatics Centre is located in Stratford, on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park complex and is designed by renowned architect, Zaha Hadrid. Constructed by Balfour Beatty in 2008 and completed in July 2011, well in time ready to feature in the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics events. London Aquatics Centre The London Aquatics Centre is home to a 50-meter competition swimming pool, a 25-meter competition diving pool and a 50-meter warm-up pool, with all of them featuring a movable fl...

Gorman-Rupp Provides Super T Series Pumps To Enhance Waste Water Management At The Progress Energy’s Lee Plant

Progress Energy’s Lee Plant, located in Goldsboro, N.C., originally enlisted nine vertical pumps within the plant as yard drain pumps – pumps that have motors that are located above the pump and a line shaft that extends down into the length of the sump – whereas the pump is actually at the bottom of the sump. The pumps were enlisted to remove excess water that accumulates from rainfall and storm drains, equipment wash down and general water overflow – all of which are p...

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