Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter
Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter
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Carl is CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics and works to advance professionalism, performance and integrity in international business and public life. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Business and International Trade in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2019 and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science of Durham University and is Professor-in-Practice at Durham Business School.

Are you being passive toward active fire protection?

After four years of Coltraco Ultrasonics’ continued efforts to make the ‘ungoverned space’ in the fire industry heard, understood and actioned upon, the problem is starting to be recognised by some, but not all. This haphazard approach is dangerous and…

The importance of fire suppression in wind turbines

Wind power is an exciting emerging sector that needs those of us involved in fire safety to get on board. As electricity generation becomes more reliant on renewable energy, wind power is becoming increasingly important in the energy mix. As our reliance on wind turbines grows, keeping them fully operational and at reduced levels of risk is becoming more important, and as a result, so is safety management. There are over 340,000 wind turbines around the world; yet the vast majority of turbines have no fire suppression system installed.

The fires in wind turbines not only lead to a loss of business continuity and a negative impact on the company’s reputation but also, most importantly, are a critical safety issue. Possibly harmful debris can drift into the wind in the event of a fire and there is also a significant risk to human lives. When turbines are under construction, commissioning maintenance and repair, escape routes for operators are often long and vertical.

The importance of monitoring gaseous fire protection systems

Despite the steady decline in the Oil price over the last year or so the major economies of the Gulf region are expected by analysts to avoid recession comfortably and in the case of the UAE 3% growth is forecast.…


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