High Voltage: Fire Suppression In Control Rooms

Miguel Coll, Director, Product Management Engineered Systems at Johnson Controls discusses the significant risks that fire poses to power plants and the disruption that can be caused. Fire poses a significant risk to power generation plants. As well as the…

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.

Blueproof’s Portable Functional Test Oven is Ready for Action

After meticulous assembly to meet the highest standards, Blueproof has created fully portable functional test oven in accordance with ISO 6182-13 which can demonstrate exactly how Blueproof will activate in the case of a fire. Following requests from many interested parties who…

Lessons from the past provide guidance for tomorrow

Despite the effectiveness of halons in suppressing fire, they were phased out of production by the 1987 Montreal Protocol due to their high ozone depletion potential. Many countries complying with the Montreal Protocol banned halons consistent with the dates outlined…

Commercial Cooking Fire Suppression Systems

Commercial cooking operations present an inherent fire risk. According to NFPA’s 2012 “Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments” fire departments in the U.S. responded to an annual average of 7,640 structure fires resulting in $246 million in property damage.…

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