Technical Glass Products now offers Pilkington Pyroshield™ Plus - a new breed of wired glass that offers impact safety in addition to fire protection. Pyroshield Plus provides an affordable alternative to meet safety needs. Taking traditional wired glass and laminating it with a special interlayer to another layer of clear glass form the product. This gives Pyroshield Plus the strength to meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s impact safety standard, CPSC 16CFR1201 (Category I). Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #105 for more information on this product.Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #101 for more information on this product.
A new heated version of the world famous STI Stopper II from Safety Technology International Inc. now allows addressable manual pull stations and dual monitor modules to be installed and operated inside and outside in extremely cold temperatures. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #102 for more information on this product.
NETWORK FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
Fire Control Instruments’ (FCI), NetSOLO/Broadband meets the widest variety of applications using minimum equipment. It is the first product to deliver full-network control and communications, digital messaging, live voice instructions and firefighter telephone communications through a distributed network fire alarm system, all on a single pair of wires. By dramatically reducing the number of wires, cable, or fiber required, installation requires less labor and materials, therefore providing contractors with a significant competitive advantage. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #106 for more information on this product.
Brady/TISCOR released an enhanced version of its automated building code and fire equipment inspection software for fire departments and fire marshals called Inspection Manager FLX 2.5, featuring compatibility with the Pocket PC device.
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Gamewell’s fully digital and networkable audio evacuation systems are able to support up to six channels of digital audio, including line paging and two-way telephone communications, plus various control functions, all operating simultaneously on a single pair of wires or fiber optic cables. This new technology allows Gamewell to provide an extensive portfolio of integrated fire safety solutions for low- to mid-rise buildings and general areas of assembly, in addition to digital audio solutions for high-rise and campus applications. Integrated solutions include the IF602VE and IF610VE alternatives, which are both available with SmartScan or XP-95 SLC protocols. The IF602VE Series features a built-in 25-Watt voice system, which can be further expanded to 150 Watts and distributed over 24 evacuation zones. The IF610VE Series features up to 200 Watts of voice evacuation power in a single cabinet.
Audio expansion systems range from the 25-Watt to 150-Watt Audio Command Center (GW-ACC) to the GV System, Gamewell’s state-of-the-art networked multi-channel digital voice evacuation solution. The GV System supports up to 1,000 evacuation zones, 256 distributed audio panels and 200 Watts of voice evacuation power per panel. Gamewell’s audio expansion solutions are compatible with all 600 Series fire alarm control panels. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #109 for more information on this product.
AUDIO EVACUATION SYSTEMS
Expanding on the features and benefits of the ACC-25/50 and ACC-25/50ZS, Fire-Lite introduces its newly distributed audio and zone splitter panels. The ACC-25/50DA audio panel increases the available wattage of the system to over 1500 watts of crystal-clear digital audio power; while the ACC-25/50ZS zone splitter panel increases the zone splitter capability up to 24 separate audio circuits. Fire-Lite Alarms, a part of Honeywell Fire Group, is the leading manufacturer of quality life safety systems. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #104 for more information on this product.
GreCon’s spark detection and extinguishment systems are designed to add an element of safety against dust fires and explosions in pneumatic conveying systems. The system eliminates the early causes of fire, not the fire itself, by detecting and extinguishing the ignition source before it reaches collection equipment, filters, or silos. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #111 for more information on this product.
The Ground Transient Terminator (GTT) technology developed by ECM Electronics and 9 Corporation sets a new standard for electrical transient and surge suppression for electronic equipment. In the case of alarm systems, the GTT is the first device that can be safely placed between case ground of alarm systems in order to eliminate one of the common causes of false alarms, ground transients. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #113 for more information on this product.
System Sensor has developed the Equivalent Facilitation web-based calculator in an effort to provide architects and engineers with easy access to a tool that will assist in the design of audible/visible notification device circuits. By visiting www.systemsensor.com and then selecting the Install/Specify System Sensor Products tab or going directly to systemsensor.com/equivalent_facilitation/index.html, visitors may perform notification circuit design calculations by entering ceiling strobe candela values and inputting the longest wall and the ceiling height of the room. This calculator uses data provided by the user to perform the calculations described in Chapter 7 of the 2002 edition of NFPA 72, which permits the use of a performance-based alternative in lieu of tables for spacing ceiling mounted audible/visible devices. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #107 for more information on this product.
ARFF TRAINING EQUIPMENT
There is a new ARFF product that's a real hit! It’s a hit with airport fire chiefs and training officers because of its effectiveness, versatility and sturdiness. It’s also a very big hit with boom operators who like to “hit” it with their high-reach, extendable turret penetration devices. They are now able to experience realistic, hands-on penetration training. This new product is the Penetration Aircraft Skin Trainer (PAST), manufactured by Airport Professional Services (APS). By producing this product, APS responded to a much-needed training device for use with high-reach fuselage penetration devices. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #119 for more information on this product.
NOTIFIER, a world leading manufacturer of commercial fire alarm technology and systems and part of Honeywell’s Life Safety Group, announces ONYXWorks®, a PC based graphical workstation. Integrating fire alarm, security, card access, CCTV and other important information, this new, advanced technology acts as a single point of control for life safety and security systems located throughout a building, city, state or even worldwide through Local or Wide Area Networks. ONYXWorks is an ideal retrofit solution, integrating existing fire alarm panels -- both NOTIFIER and other manufacturers -- with other security and life safety systems. ONYXWorks, both UL- and ULC-listed, allows authorized facility managers to monitor and manage everything over a proprietary or local network, even remote sites, all from a single PC. The ONYXWorks graphic workstation monitors, and displays floor plans for fire and non-fire reporting, as well as event history. Any potential emergency situations are immediately displayed on screen as priority events, allowing emergency personnel to quickly identify and investigate them. ONYXWorks allows responders to locate the precise location of concern using a detailed map of the building and event location. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #122 for more information on this product.
3M Fire Barrier Water Tight Silicone Sealants are used to firestop interior construction voids around blanks, metallic, non-metallic and insulated pipes, cable, cable trays, busways, HVAC ducts, and combos in floor and wall penetrations. Many of these systems also meet the new W Rating – Class 1 requirements for water tightness. These systems are designed for use by general contractors of commercial, industrial and multi-story residential buildings and public facilities; subcontractors in the HVAC, electrical, telecommunications, plumbing and piping industries; as well as facility managers responsible for maintaining such buildings. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #108 for more information on this product.
Victaulic’s new kit allows for in-place manual or stationary roll grooving with a power drive on 2- to 6-inch pipe. The VE26 in-place roll-grooving tool grooves carbon steel – Schedule 10 (2- to 6-inch sizes) and Schedule 40 (2- to 3-inch sizes); lightwall stainless steel (2- to 6-inch sizes); and copper, PVC and aluminum. The VE46 grooves carbon steel – Schedules 5, 10, 40 (3.5- to 6-inch sizes) – and Schedule 40 Stainless Steel (3.5- to 6-inch sizes). PN and DIN copper versions are also available. Victaulic pipe preparation tools are used to engage roll- or cut-grooved pipe with coupling to form a self-restraining joint and to ensure proper mechanical fit. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #110 for more information on this product.
VOICE EVACUATION SYSTEM
The Bosch Voice Evacuation Systems can facilitate automatic alert/alarm signals, spoken instructions for evacuation or other action, and manual paging. The system is designed for areas of assembly and high-rise structures greater than 75 feet. The key benefits of the system are communication that is more effective and more effective evacuation. In addition to fires, the unit can be used to alert crowds to tornados, floods, Hazmat situations, and even earthquakes. They are affordable, easy to install and operate, and compatible with 12- or 24-volt fire alarm control panels. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #112 for more information on this product.
FIRE-RATED HARDWOOD FRAME
With ratings from 20 to 60 minutes, The Fireframes® Hardwood Series provides an attractive alternative to traditional steel frames. Fireframes feature an engineered core and a thick hardwood face. Available in many wood species, they come in complete packages for easy installation. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #124 for more information on this product.
RectorSeal has acquired Smoke Guard Corporation, which manufactures Smoke Guard®, a patented, code compliant smoke and draft control assembly that when used with fire-rated elevator hoistway doors, protects the elevator shaft against vertical smoke migration. It is made of a reinforced, transparent, polyimide film that does not burn or melt. The film edge is connected to a continuous flexible magnet. The magnet is attracted to the ferrous metal auxiliary rails as the system deploys creating a tight seal around the elevator hoistway. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #101 for more information on this product.
Firefighters and distributors all over the country asked for a low-rise waist, and knee and back comfort features: Fire-Dex gave them the comfort of a low-rise waist and DexFlex™ Technology. Previously available only on custom-specified gear, Fire-Dex has now made a low-rise waist and the DexFlex™ Knee and DexFlex™ Back standard additions to its three premium models in our Express line of turnouts. Express Gear™ is five pre-set models of gear that are shipped in five days or less at no extra charge. Fire-Dex first debuted the low-rise waist and DexFlex Knee and DexFlex Back on a new premium outer shell offering: NOMEX®/KEVLAR® Express Gear. The response was outstanding! It quickly became one of our best sellers in just a few months, and distributors and firefighters asked for more. As a result, Fire-Dex has updated its other premium models of Express Gear: P84® and PBI Matrix™ to include a low-rise waist, and the DexFlex Knee and DexFlex Back as standard features. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #128 for more information on this product.
The Bilco Company, manufacturers of specialty access products for commercial and residential markets, introduces its newly designed web site at www.bilco.com.
Trade visitors can view detailed information on each of the company's products, including specifications, sizing information, and application images. The new “download center” gives access to CAD product drawings, product literature, installation instructions, and other important information in PDF format. In addition, the customer service section allows users to fill out an online credit application for purchases, get warranty information, or request product brochures. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #129 for more information on this product.
FIRE PROTECTION VALVE
The Wilkins Operation of the Zurn Plumbing Products Group specializes in the fields of backflow prevention and water pressure reduction. Wilkins manufacturers an extensive line of valves for the plumbing, irrigation and fire protection markets. With 163,000 square feet (15,143 square meters) of manufacturing and office space, Wilkins is a vertically integrated company with "design to finished goods" capability. Its broad range of water control products includes backflow prevention devices, pressure reducing valves, temperature and/or pressure relief valves, pressure balancing shower valves, lead-free faucets and many other water management accessories. Visit our online Reader Service site and enter #130 for more information on this product.
In this Section:
Establishing a base level of quality
Fire damages oil refinery
NFPA’s open process results in enhanced life safety
High-rise sprinkler retrofit
Finish materials need scrutiny
Letters to the editor
Preventing scald injuries