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Monitors and nozzles

Monitor and nozzles: Technological advancement

Fire Buyer looks at the different types of fire monitor technology available currently in the market and how these help different hazardous environments Fire monitors are industrial monitor devices used to deliver large water flows for fire fighting purposes in high risk or hazardous industries. Industrial fixed monitors can be controlled automatically by means of …

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Ask the Expert: Protecting the future

Fire Buyer talks to industry expert, Alan Elder, Fellow for Industry Relations at Johnson Controls, to discuss Lithium-Ion Risk Prevention Systems  Alan Elder has been directly involved in the field of gaseous fire suppression systems for 44 years with extensive international experience in System Design, Product Management, Product Development, R&D, Business Development and Sales. As well …

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FSSA

Gaseous fire suppression system activations

Lee Kaiser, PE, Chairperson of the Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) Technical Committee, discusses the technical aspects of gaseous fire suppression exclusively for International Fire Buyer magazine. The activation of a gaseous fire suppression or extinguishing system at a facility requires a nuanced approach from trained responders. Gaseous fire suppression systems discharge compressed gasses of various types …

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IWMA

Ask the Expert: Standardised, eco-friendly water mist

International Fire Buyer talks exclusively to Bettina McDowell, General Manager, IWMA about the benefits of water mist as an environmentally friendly, firefighting technology  What is the core ethos of IWMA and how do you guide and assist members?   IWMA – the International Water Mist Association – is the forum for manufacturers of water mist systems, research institutes, universities, testing laboratories, insurance companies, …

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Ask the Expert – Lifting the fire industry

Roberto Quintero, Marketing, Sales, Project and Product Management Director, Bronto Skylift talks to Fire Buyer about the benefits of aerial platforms for firefighting  What are the benefits of an aerial platform?  The single most important benefit is versatility, which can be seen in many ways. Aerial platforms allow deployment in a variety of missions, as they can be used for actual firefighting …

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Becci Bryant

Big Interview: Making History

Fire Buyer catches up with Queen’s Fire Service Medal awardee, Becci Bryant of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, the first female UK Chief Fire Officer (CFO)      Your appointment to Chief Fire Officer in 2016 made history – becoming the first woman in the UK to have achieved such a distinguished position, has it been a difficult journey?  To be honest I never …

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Warren Moyle

Fire detection and security systems in Commercial Buildings

Warren Moyle, Senior Technical Support Engineer, Apollo Fire Detectors comments on fire detection in commercial buildings Fire and Security systems are usually separate. However, on larger systems, sometimes they must work together. Particularly if there are secure doors and access control systems in place. This might be done through a Building Management System (BMS) or …

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