Bushfire monitoring system gives updates every 10 minutes

14 August, 2015

A new bushfire monitoring system, due to be operational by June next year, can provide updates to emergency responders every 10 minutes — a vast improvement to the current rate of every 6 hours.

FLIR K-series range thermal imaging firefighting cameras

01 July, 2015 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

FLIR Systems has added the FLIR K2 and FLIR K65 to its K-Series range of thermal imaging cameras.

Xtralis VESDA-E VEA aspirating smoke detector

19 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

The VESDA-E VEA from Xtralis is an aspirating smoke detector (ASD) that provides accurate information on the location of a potential fire source.

7 fire safety tips for manufacturing facilities

10 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Wormald

The impact and cost of fire in a manufacturing facility should never be underestimated.

Honeywell Command and Control Suite

25 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Honeywell Building Solutions

Honeywell has released its Command and Control Suite, which is designed to provide a user-friendly way to manage complex data for effective facility and security management.

Wormald partners with Komatsu for safer mobile equipment

07 May, 2015 | Supplied by: Wormald

Wormald has signed a national supply agreement with Komatsu to provide fire suppression systems for mobile equipment. An industry first, the partnership will see vehicle fire suppression systems supplied directly to Komatsu for fitment by technicians at the assembly stage.

Firefighters using thermal imaging cameras

17 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

A fire department in the US is using thermal imaging cameras (TICs) as a critical tool in helping protect lives and save property.

Victaulic VicFlex sprinkler fittings

31 March, 2015 | Supplied by: Victaulic Australia/New Zealand

The Victaulic VicFlex sprinkler fittings are designed to replace threaded hard pipe drops and arm-overs.

FLIR K55 thermal imaging camera

26 February, 2015

The FLIR K55 has been added to the FLIR K-Series suite of thermal imaging firefighting cameras.

FLIR K55 thermal imaging camera

26 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Teledyne FLIR

The FLIR K55 has been added to the FLIR K-Series suite of thermal imaging firefighting cameras.

Improved fire detection with ultraviolet light sensor

19 February, 2015

Researchers at the University of Surrey's Advanced Technology Institute manipulated zinc oxide, producing nanowires from this readily available material to create an ultraviolet light detector that is claimed to be 10,000 times more sensitive to UV light than a traditional zinc oxide detector.

Vesda-E aspirating smoke detection system

20 November, 2014 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd

The latest version of the Vesda aspirating smoke detection (ASD) system - the Vesda-E - has achieved ActivFire Certification.

Averting potential fire danger inside the tunnel

20 October, 2014 | Supplied by: SICK Pty Ltd

Plenty of people underestimate the danger of a fire spreading through a tunnel. Smoke and heat have no way to escape, and they spread at rapid speeds. The short amount of time needed for hot axles or cracked brake rotors on trucks or motor coaches to cause a fire is also well established. Despite all this, there is a way to identify overheating parts on a vehicle before it enters a tunnel and to pull that vehicle out of traffic: using the VHD Pro vehicle hot spot detector from SICK.

Aussie answer to toxic fire-fighting chemicals

07 October, 2014

Australian scientists have come up with the solution to a worldwide pollution problem - how to mop up the toxic residues left after the use of special foams to fight fires.

Emergency lighting upgrade for Etihad Stadium

05 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Clevertronics Pty Ltd

A range of emergency and exit light fittings has been installed throughout Melbourne's Etihad Stadium.

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