Posts Tagged ‘Fire’

‘Ground Braking’ Tests On Earthquake And Fire Readiness For A Five-Story Building

April 16th, 2012 Comments off

The University of California, San Diego is performing one of the largest fire and structural research projects in the United States. Full-scale fire tests will be conducted on May 9th – 11th 2012 to assess the performance of active and passive fire protection systems and impacts and effects of fire spread and smoke movement in an earthquake-damaged high-rise building Read more…

Warehouse Fire Tests – Smoke Detectors

October 29th, 2010 Comments off

Xtralis, a maker of Aspirating Smoke Detection (ASD) solutions, conducted a series of fire tests in a warehouse setting to demonstrate the capabilities of three smoke detection technologies, an air-sampling solution, a spot-type detector and a beam detector. Read more…

UPS Cargo Plane Crash – No Fire Extinguisher In Cargo Hold

September 10th, 2010 Comments off

UPS Flight 6 emergency landed last week near Dubai. About 20 minutes after taking off from Dubai, the crew sought to return, reporting smoke in the cockpit and trouble maintaining altitude. The plane was unable to make an emergency landing in Dubai on its first pass, then began losing altitude and crashed inside a UAE military camp. Read more…

K-25 ESFR Sprinkler Fire Extinguishment

April 9th, 2008 Comments off

Video courtesy of Tyco: K-25 ESFR sprinklers showing fire extinguishment of a 15 m (45 ft) tall high-piled storage.

K-17 ESFR Sprinkler Performance

April 7th, 2008 Comments off

Video courtesy of Tyco: K-17 ESFR sprinklers showing fire extinguishment of a 10 m (30 ft) tall high-piled storage (Cartoned Group A Plastics).

Fire Protection in Australia (Conference Notes)

November 24th, 2007 Comments off

Fire Protection Conference Perth Western Australia

Klausbruckner & Associates attended the annual FPAA Fire Australia 2007 conference in Perth, WA. The theme of this year’s conference was “Fire Protection and the Environment – Planning a Sustainable Future,” which covered green sustainable building materials and methods, and their relevance to the fire protection industry.

The presentations reflected the interests of the audience, ranging from the benefits of controlled burns and urban wildland interface fires to alternative and innovative methods of modernizing existing high-rise buildings without the need for a full building demolition. Read more…

Art of Reading Smoke – Fire Training

June 7th, 2007 Comments off

Dave Dodson shows how to “read” the smoke that fire fighters encounter on the fire scene. From Fire Engineering.

HazMat 2007 Conference in Sydney, Australia

May 25th, 2007 Comments off

Klausbruckner & Associates attended the HazMat 2007 conference in Sydney, NSW, which was sponsored by the FPAA. The presented program had two key focuses, (1) international and Australian chemical management, and (2) dangerous goods, emergency response, and contaminated sites. The speakers discussed the various new rules imposed by the change to the GHS criteria, as well as potential cost effective ways of transitioning to these new standards. Considerable review was given to which parts of the GHS criteria should be implemented immediately and what this will mean for exports to European countries which are in process of adopting certain parts of the GHS. The timetable in transitioning to the new rules has become crucial for Australian businesses and an overview was given in order to decide on which areas should make the transition now. Read more…