Burning issue – when to use water and foam versus chemical fire-suppression systems

February 18th, 2019|

Choosing the right fire-suppression system for the right site can mean the difference between disaster and saving lives and buildings. To the uninitiated, all fires look similar. However, different classes of fire have dramatically different characteristics and require their own unique fire-suppression systems or strategies to bring them under control.

Vehicle Fire Protection

November 21st, 2018|

Bell Bay Aluminium is situated on the Tamar River, approximately 45 kilometres from Launceston, the smelter produces around 190,000 of aluminium each year and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. After some recent machinery fires, Bell Bay Aluminium needed their vehicles to be fitted with tailored fire protection systems to protect both their vehicles and their drivers.

Delta Fire system protects bank’s key electronic assets

July 13th, 2018|

Suncorp, the insurance, banking and wealth management group needed to protect business critical electronic equipment at an administration centre. Their vital PABX telephone systems and UPS uninterruptible power supply installations needed to be safeguarded in the event of a fire. Sustainability was a key factor as in the past this equipment used to be  protected using Halon 1301, an ozone-depleting gas that has been banned for the past decade.

Fire detection and suppression systems in commercial kitchens – how they work

May 9th, 2018|

Fire-suppressant systems are a smart, cost-effective means of safeguarding commercial kitchens from blazes that can endanger the lives of staff and cause debilitating business disruption. Commercial kitchens are a recipe for fire disasters and business disruption unless sensible strategies are put in place to minimise risks.

5 ways to safeguard petrochemical sites from fire hazards

April 23rd, 2018|

Fires can cripple major petrochemical, oil and gas facilities, so it is imperative to ensure that preventive and post-fire solutions are in place to protect people and property. If fires strike petrochemical sites, the cost in terms of possible loss of life, disruption and property damage can be devastating. However, adhering to the following rules can minimise risks and downtime for such facilities.

Lightning protection boosts safety for resources companies

October 12th, 2020|

Lightning strikes are far more common than many realise and, with the changes in the global climate and changing weather patterns, they are well and truly on the increase. Australia is at particular risk because, according to a joint NASA and National Space Development Agency of Japan study, approximately 70 percent of lightning occurs on land in the tropics, where the majority of thunderstorms occur.