The evolution of valve monitoring

2021-07-20T14:15:15+10:00July 20th, 2021|News|

Unplanned shutdowns in worksites are often attributed to worn out equipment that is poorly maintained. In most cases, the valves have exceeded their lifespan, causing them to stop functioning at times, causing false alarms. While technology is available for valve monitoring, many companies are not keen on investing in it because of the prohibitive costs of trenching and hardwiring all of the appropriate equipment. As a result, many companies are risking safety and security to save some money. Marchwood Integrated recognised this gap in the market, so they developed the Wireless FM3010 approved system to connect with any FM approved ...

Put fire-safety checks back on the menu at your restaurant

2021-06-23T13:24:30+10:00June 23rd, 2021|News, Uncategorized|

COVID-19 has caused lockdowns and put severe financial pressure on many restaurants, but as venues start to operate normally again it is crucial to ensure that fire-prevention measures are not being neglected. In the rush to reopen their establishments after COVID-19 lockdowns, many restaurateurs and caterers will have a long list of tasks to tick off on their checklist. The chances are that paying attention to fire-safety matters could slip their mind. Such an oversight could be disastrous for the business and its employees given that commercial kitchens represent a high fire risk because of the presence of deep-fat fryers, ...

A new era for fire protection

2021-06-08T14:43:46+10:00June 8th, 2021|News|

Wireless solutions for the fire and safety industry are slowly becoming standard compared to wired systems in recent years. Many fire safety solutions are available, but just like any product, not all are created equal. Some solutions are costly, unreliable and lack flexibility. Recognising these challenges, Delta Integrated Systems in conjunction with Marchwood Integrated developed the first FM3010 approved wireless system that’s suitable for monitoring a wide range of equipment across multiple sites to ensure fire safety. It's smart technology and the first of its kind. It alerts you to a fire situation when the alarms are triggered. The system ...

A simple guide to valve monitoring

2021-04-08T10:20:44+10:00April 8th, 2021|News|

The global pandemic has highlighted the value of investing in cost effective, efficient and less human interaction technology. Now more than ever, every dollar spent must count when it comes to safeguarding your business assets. Investing in a reliable Valve Monitoring Device and system is something you need to consider.   How does it work? The Factory Mutual approved (FM) system uses a small, battery powered Valve Monitoring Device (VMD) installed on existing or new valve actuators. The VMD collects real-time data of the actuator's status or valve and transmits it as a 64-point packet to the “Site Controller”, providing ...

Why insurers insist on the best fire-prevention systems in club kitchens

2021-04-07T10:48:17+10:00April 3rd, 2021|News|

Inadequate fire-protection standards in commercial kitchens is a recipe for disaster, with insurers running the rule over sites before agreeing to provide cover. Commercial kitchens represent one of the greatest fire risks in the business environment – and insurers know it. Whether it is the local RSL, or one of the many other clubs that dot communities around Australia, these high-traffic, high-risk areas require sophisticated fire-mitigation strategies and equipment to protect diners, employees and property. In an effort to safeguard their own interests and those of their clients, insurers typically take a hard-headed stance before agreeing to cover enterprises for ...

Is your kitchen is safety compliant?

2021-02-02T15:42:10+11:00February 2nd, 2021|News|

Annually kitchen fires cost millions of dollars in lost revenue and repairs, risk staff and diners lives and cost tens of thousands of jobs.  However, restaurant kitchen fires are preventable if fire suppression systems are regularly tested and maintained and there are effective cleaning and grease removal regimes as well as safe working practices. Delta Fire has created a self-assessment kitchen safety how-to video outlining some quick and simple maintenance checks you can do yourself to assist in this process.  This could be all it takes to avoid a fire in your kitchen. >> Watch video

The biggest fire risks on petrochemical sites

2020-11-26T11:09:34+11:00November 26th, 2020|News|

From lightning strikes to faulty equipment and electricals, petrochemical sites are especially vulnerable to fires which can destroy facilities and cause shocking environmental fallout. Here’s how oil, gas and energy companies can protect their assets and reputation. Fires do not come much worse than a petrochemical fire. Invariably, they cause devastating explosions on facilities such as an offshore exploration installation, a terminal jetty or an onshore processing or storage site. Such accidents can potentially cause millions of dollars of damage to a tank facility and result in the loss of invaluable fuel supplies and other stored products. The fallout can ...

Why your data centre needs remote asset monitoring

2020-11-04T16:38:17+11:00November 4th, 2020|News|

The ability to conduct off-site monitoring of data centres has become ever-more critical given social distancing measures as a result of COVID-19.  Protecting data centres has never been more important at a time when digital infrastructure is the engine room of many businesses. There is no doubt, too, that the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted management teams to rethink how they safeguard such systems. With a greater reliance on people working from home and social distancing limiting the contact between employees and contractors, old ways of dispatching teams to manage data centres are not always practicable. This is especially true in ...

The eight key advantages of digital monitoring

2020-10-13T16:06:52+11:00October 13th, 2020|News|

If your business facility or site is still relying on outdated hardwired systems and physical inspections to protect it from harmful events, it is time to consider the key advantages of digital monitoring systems. The future has arrived when it comes to protecting high-value, hazardous facilities. As smart managers seek to protect their sites from potentially catastrophic events such as fires or critical system failures, they are switching to state-of-the-art digital monitoring systems. Such technology means businesses can move on from visual inspections of sites and a reliance on old hard-wired technology that connects alarms and controls. Instead, they can monitor ...

3 steps to effective fire-suppression

2020-09-24T10:05:11+10:00September 24th, 2020|News|

A range of fire-suppression measures are available to businesses High-hazard fire environments such as commercial kitchens, mines and petrochemical sites present a constant threat to property and people. So no stone should be left unturned as businesses seek to nullify such risks. A range of fire-protection systems and services for effective fire suppression exist in the market, but it is crucial to choose an operator with proven industry expertise who can maximise safety and minimise downtime if accidents occur. There is no substitute for experience in a field where business and environmental considerations, high fuel loads and the potential loss of ...

The 5 hottest fire-suppression trends engineers must know about

2020-09-23T14:37:30+10:00September 23rd, 2020|News|

A strong knowledge of strategies to prevent or limit fires on industrial and commercial sites is essential for engineers and designers as they seek to minimise risks for their clients. Here are some key factors to understand about fire suppression trends.  1. Environmentally friendly foam suppressants Stopping an out-of-control fire is one thing – doing it in a way that minimises fallout for the environment is another. The latest foam suppression concentrates can protect business assets from fire risk without contaminating the surrounding land, air and waterways. A range of synthetic and biodegradable protein firefighting foams are suitable for a variety ...

A simple guide to how digital fire monitoring works

2020-09-22T15:50:11+10:00September 22nd, 2020|News|

The landscape has changed for the protection of people and assets at high-risk facilities as digital fire monitoring innovations come to the fore.  The planets have aligned for digital monitoring technology. In a pandemic-conscious world where workplace safety and the protection of high-value, vulnerable facilities such as industrial sites, petrochemical sites and data centres has never been more important, this innovation also delivers on other fronts, too. Cost savings ... fewer potentially risky physical inspections ... better auditing, and more. What is it? As the name suggests, digital fire monitoring of sites can be done by software and sensors rather ...

Digital fire monitoring is the perfect solution during COVID-19

2020-09-08T14:48:57+10:00September 7th, 2020|News|

Switching to digital fire monitoring of industrial, commercial and emergency services assets makes sense during the pandemic as facility managers, contractors and consultants seek to minimise costs and limit the need for health-endangering physical inspections of critical assets. No business or service can afford to lower its safety standards because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it is an industrial, manufacturing or petrochemical site, a data centre or some other type of commercial or emergency services operation, the focus has to be on protecting people and assets. There is pressure, nevertheless, on facility managers and other leaders in the business and ...

How to safeguard petrochemical sites

2020-09-07T13:56:36+10:00September 7th, 2020|News|

Measures to prevent lightning strikes on petrochemical sites have never been more sophisticated – and smart solutions to safeguard petrochemical sites can prevent the crippling effects of shutdowns and downtime. The days of relying on conventional solutions such as lightning rods to protect  and safeguard petrochemical sites from fires are all but over. Such complex operations should deploy advanced options to limit downtime from lightning strikes – the most common form of ignition – and protect infrastructure and fuel supplies in an era when climate change is contributing to more and more electrical storms. A single strike of lightning releases ...

How digital monitoring slashed project costs

2020-08-20T12:13:52+10:00August 20th, 2020|News|

 USA-based steel plant wished to monitor 12 points in a hostile environment within their facility. The original budget for this project was set at USD$400,000. The cable costs alone over ran this budget without the inclusion of any installation or equipment costs. By implementing digital monitoring, only 75% of the planned budget was required and allowed the field device coverage to be increased from the original 12 to 36 devices. Delta Integrated Systems is a division of Delta Fire Australasia, which specialises in the installation and servicing of fire-suppression solutions to commercial and industrial sites.

Digital monitoring is all the rage – but what is it exactly?

2020-08-20T14:52:00+10:00August 20th, 2020|News|

It’s cost effective, more efficient and requires less human intervention – so it’s not surprising that digital monitoring technology is increasingly replacing older systems as industrial and commercial sites as well as petrochemical plants safeguard their assets. Digital technology touches every aspect of modern life and business – and fire safety is no exception. There is an international trend towards state-of-the-art digital monitoring to protect high-value, hazardous facilities such as petrochemical, oil and gas, mining and other heavy-industry sites. As well as data centres and emergency services. At the heart of such systems – which supersede visual inspections of sites ...

Why gaseous fire suppression systems are the safe option

2020-08-03T15:17:37+10:00August 3rd, 2020|News|

For organisations that need to protect people and business-critical data centres, a gaseous fire suppression system should be on the agenda. Facilities such as hospitals and banks can’t take any chances with fire protection – the potential loss of lives and valuable data is simply too great. That is why Suncorp and Mackay Base Hospital have opted for gaseous fire-suppression systems to safeguard their people, property and critical infrastructure. These solutions involve a gaseous agent that is stored under pressure in a container that then discharges and puts out the fire before it has a chance to cause major damage. ...

Essential services organisations

2020-04-21T14:44:56+10:00April 21st, 2020|News|

Delta Fire are experienced in working with essential services organisations to ensure nothing effects your operations during this critical time.  Some of our clients include: Agribusiness Inghams JBS Dinmore M&J Chickens Steggles/ Baiada Food processing Sanitarium VIP Pet Food Supermarkets Costco Woolworths Aged Care Alkira Aged Care Toogoolawah St Martins Aged Care St Patricks Villas St Rita’s St Vincents Aged Care SVCS Mitchelton Hospitals Mackay Based Hospital Belmont Private Hospital Mater Hospital PA Hospital Prince Charles Hospital Prince of Wales Hospital Royal Brisbane Hospital Toowoomba Hospital Wesley Private Hospital Data Centres Suncorp administration centre Woolworths VIP Pet Foods DP World ...

Striking back: how new earthing technology can stop fires on floating roof tanks

2020-04-09T12:14:38+10:00April 9th, 2020|News|

Relying on outdated solutions when trying to prevent the risks of floating roof tank fires on petrochemical sites does not make sense, especially when the latest technology is far more effective. Lightning strikes on floating roof tanks are a common – and potentially devastating – hazard for petrochemical sites. These storage tanks commonly hold large quantities of petroleum products, such as crude oil, and have an open-topped cylindrical steel shell with a roof that floats on the surface of the stored liquid. They are vulnerable to the direct and indirect effects of lightning. A nearby lightning strike, for example, can ...

Why the Firemiks foam-dosing system lifts the bar for fire suppression

2020-04-09T11:52:16+10:00April 9th, 2020|News|

Industrial sites inevitably turn to foam-dosing systems to suppress fires, but it is important to carefully consider the competing options to ensure the best possible cost, safety and environmental outcomes. In the battle to contain fires on industrial sites around the world, foam has long been the go-to suppressant. For good reason. Unlike other extinguishing agents such as water, a stable aqueous foam can quickly put out a flammable or combustible liquid fire thanks to the combined effects of cooling, separating the ignition source from the surface of the blaze, suppressing vapours and smothering the fire. Water, by contrast, is ...

Fire Protection Support

2020-03-26T10:16:30+11:00March 25th, 2020|News|

Australia as a nation is currently in a state of emergency and it’s our essential services that are critical in helping supporting our country through a crisis. We want to offer our support to help your essential services clients to do their important work without having to worry about their fire protection systems. We are experienced in working with essential services organisations to ensure nothing effects their operations during this critical time.  Some of our clients include: Agribusiness Inghams JBS Dinmore M&J Chickens Steggles/ Baiada Food processing Sanitarium VIP Pet Food Supermarkets Costco Woolworths Aged Care Alkira Aged Care Toogoolawah St ...

Fire Protection Support For Mission Critical Organisations

2020-03-25T16:55:32+11:00March 25th, 2020|News|

Australia as a nation is currently in a state of emergency and it’s organisation’s like yours that are critical in helping supporting our country through a crisis. Given that you are an essential service and what you are doing is critical, we want to offer our support to help you do the important work that you are doing without having to worry about your fire protection systems. We are experienced in working with essential services organisations like yours to ensure nothing effects your operations during this critical time.  Some of our clients include: Agribusiness Inghams JBS Dinmore M&J Chickens Steggles/ ...

Product Spotlight – Low Expansion Foam Branch Pipe

2020-03-25T17:26:25+11:00March 22nd, 2020|News|

Designed to produce long coherent throws of low expansion foam using all types of foam concentrate. Light alloy anodised Air aspirated Pistol grips for ease of handling Standard 3 or 6% induction Ball valve shut off for better control SL-17PS & 18B Rubber buffers for added protection - all models Handles available on SL-18 & 18B- adaptor for different threads available >> Watch video