Wormald Connect online fire service portal16 May, 2014 | Supplied by: Wormald
Wormald has launched Wormald Connect, a web-based portal that gives users 24-hour access to fire service calls and inspections data.
Flame-retardant consumption on the rise04 March, 2014
Flame retardants can save lives by preventing or at least slowing down the combustion of plastics, construction materials and textiles. A report by market research institute Ceresana finds that more than 2 million tonnes of flame retardants were consumed in 2013.
Where there is smoke, there is now automation06 February, 2014 | Supplied by: Intermec Technologies Aust Pty Ltd
To enhance operations within its Fire and Security division, Chubb Australasia General Manager of Service Delivery and Strategy Jody Blinco was tasked with finding and integrating a technology solution nationwide which would make data more readily available in real time and provide better visibility across the work of its Fire and Security technicians. The company decided on a complete field data mobility solution from Intermec.
Smart software fighting fire with fire28 November, 2013
Australia's key disaster management agencies have joined forces to tackle the problem of how to access and interpret information gathered during bushfires and other natural disasters to help emergency services save lives and property.
Aussie Water Wall hose for containment31 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Australian Pump Industries Pty Ltd
The Aussie Water Wall creates a 300 m2, 12-15 m high wall of water jets from just one hose and is designed to be used in containment situations to isolate fires and hazmat spills.
Westex UltraSoft range of flame-resistant fabrics29 October, 2013 | Supplied by: Charles Parsons & Co
The Westex UltraSoft range of flame-resistant, 88% cotton, 12% high-tenacity nylon fabrics is claimed to be flame resistant for the life of the garment under either high-temperature industrial or home-washing procedures.
Wormald supplies fire protection solution at Nepean Hospital27 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald
Wormald has installed a comprehensive fire protection solution at the new surgical wing of Nepean Hospital in Penrith, New South Wales.
Xtralis Refrigerated Storage Sampling Kit17 September, 2013 | Supplied by: Xtralis Pty Ltd
The Xtralis Refrigerated Storage Sampling Kit is designed for existing and new refrigerated storage facilities that require a means of air sampling smoke detection (ASD) sampling arrangement that is effective and easy to install and maintain.
Oxygen reduction system to prevent fire at hospital13 September, 2013 | Supplied by: ARA Group
The FirePass Oxygen Reduced Fire Prevention system was installed recently at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAH) located in Wahroonga on Sydney’s north shore. The system has the unique ability to create an environment of breathable, controlled oxygen-reduced air that prevents fire ignition.
One in three business managers unaware of fire safety standards and legislation17 July, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald
Fire protection specialist Wormald is urging business owners and managers to keep up to date with fire safety standards and regulations and to ensure their buildings are adequately protected against fire.
How flames change the sound of firefighters’ personal safety alarm03 June, 2013
Working with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a team of mechanical engineers from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has been assessing whether flames might be partially responsible for these occurrences. The researchers will present their findings on how flames affect the sound of the PASS alarm at the 21st International Congress on Acoustics (ICA 2013), in Montreal, Canada, to be held from 2 to 7 June 2013.
Fire-resistant cable technology to improve safety27 May, 2013
Cable manufacturer Olex (a Nexans company) chose to partner with CSIRO to develop the new technology for making fire-resistant electrical cables. According to a CSIRO news blog, Olex has supplied over 1100 km of electrical cables to the Brisbane Airport Link Project in a contract reportedly worth $10 million to the company.
Safer flame retardant developed with dual effects22 May, 2013
Amid concerns over the potential health effects of existing flame retardants for home furniture, fabrics and other material, scientists are reporting development of an “exceptionally” effective new retardant that appears safer and more environmentally friendly.
Fire detection solution across three campuses at university02 May, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald
The Wormald team installed advanced MX Technology fire detection systems at each of Deakin University’s three campuses, which are interconnected using the university’s intranet.
Fire protection for coal export terminal25 March, 2013 | Supplied by: Wormald
Wormald has installed a comprehensive fire protection solution as part of expansion works at Newcastle’s coal export terminal.