For a popular nightclub with a nuisance alarm problem, the new Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire Detector increases fire response and accuracy while saving the club thousands.
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Data has shown that while flaming fires are not as common as smoldering fires in residential occupancies, they still comprise a large percentage of fire events. Flaming fires also tend to produce untenable conditions more quickly than smoldering fires, and ionization detectors typically perform better than other detection technologies in flaming fire situations.
LifeSafety interviews Angie Wells, P.E., principal, and Rodwell King, senior project manager, of GPD Group in Akron, Ohio. GPD Group is a multi-disciplinary A/E firm that provides architectural, interior design, mechanical, electrical, structural, civil engineering and construction administration services to clients nationwide. Q. How much responsibility does the architect assume for life-safety matters? King: The [...]
The System Sensor high-sensitivity laser smoke detector provides enhanced fire-detection capabilities to protect mission-critical facilities where downtime or business interruption is not an option. The laser smoke detector is capable of sensitivities that are 100 times more sensitive than standard addressable or conventional smoke detectors. They are designed to respond to incipient fire conditions as [...]
Scott Bailey is the senior vice president of Koorsen Fire & Security, an installation and service company that has been privately held since 1946. The company focuses on inspection, testing and maintenance of fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, fire extinguishers, access control and video surveillance systems, as well as monitoring of residential and commercial [...]
Robert E. Solomon, P.E., National Fire Protection Association, tells how identifying building use, occupancy and other factors impacts planning for an appropriate system. A comprehensive fire- and life-safety design requires a cohesive blend of alarm/detection capabilities, an appropriate suppression system and a number of other building construction features that depend on occupancy, type of facility [...]
LifeSafety interviews Donald Goosman, construction manager at Rolf Jensen & Associates, a nationwide fire-protection and security consultancy, on the role of fire- and life-safety engineers during renovation projects. Q. Tell us the first steps you take to design the fire- and life-safety system for a building that is going to be renovated for a completely [...]
Tenants come and go. One month, an area might be filled with a maze of cubicles, the next, it may be a suite of private offices. As each new company takes over space in a building and adapts it to their needs, there’s a completely different set of fire-protection guidelines. However, the same versatility of space that makes a building desirable for renters can also present challenges when it comes to fire protection.
InnovairFlex provides a full range of accessories that expand the versatility and usability of InnovairFlex duct smoke detectors into a wide range of applications. This increased product flexibility enables distributors to reduce product SKUs and free up valuable shelf space. In addition, increased versatility and usability enable installers and technicians to save time and money on installation, testing and maintenance.