Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter
Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter
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Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter is CEO Coltraco Ultrasonics, awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University for his contribution to Physics, commitment to innovation in research and professional development for the students who work with Coltraco. Carl is a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, The Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Royal Society for Asian Affairs. He advocates a Vision-Mission-Strategy business approach and is committed to integrity. He believes Science and Mathematics are at the company’s core and that Science and Arts graduates should combine their talents. Carl travels the world and is an outstanding ambassador for UK Business and Durham University.

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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