Fire & Safety


FDIA concerned about fire extinguishing gas suppliers
March/April 2001
In keeping with the FDIA's mission statement of uplifting and maintaining standards within the fire protection industry as well as professionalising the industry, the FDIA has expressed concern about ...

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Security and fire projects provide MTN with large FM200 system
March/April 2001
Security & Fire Projects was recently handed the task of supplying MTN Germiston with the FM200 Fire Suppression System. The FM200 System has been designed to comply with the NFPA 2001 standards with ...

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Security and fire projects provide MTN with large FM200 system
March/April 2001
The FM200 fire suppression system is controlled by a Ziton analog addressable multisense fire detection system including high sensitivity smoke detection (HSSD) to provide a three state fire confirmation prior to coincidence being achieved and ensuring no false discharges

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Cost-effective voice evacuation systems
March/April 2001, RFID Technologies
Notifier Fire Systems has introduced the XPIQ quad and intelligent audio transponder, an efficient and cost-effective, distributed, multichannel voice evacuation system. The XPIQ is an integrated, multiple ...

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The case for laser spot type detection
March/April 2001, RFID Technologies
The laser spot detection system can be used with a high degree of confidence as a cost-effective alternative to aspirated type systems, which can be installed in high sensitivity applications

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Who is the FDIA?
March/April 2001
The fire detection industry has been regarded as the 'poor relation' of the security industry for many years as well as being an industry of 'cowboys' and low standards. "Technology changes have pushed ...

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Carlton Centre fire detection system upgrade
March/April 2001
AFS Systems, in association with Phosa Iliso, have been awarded a contract to design, supply and install an analog addressable fire detection system to the Carlton Centre complex in Johannesburg. The ...

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New address
March/April 2001
A cooperation agreement with the Fire Protection Association has been reached where the FDIA will move its administration centre to FPA College, Jet Park, Boksburg. The FDIA will provide specialised ...

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Economical fire alarm panel
March/April 2001
The ZC4 conventional fire alarm panel is an economical 4 or 6-zone unit, suitable for small to medium size systems of up to 120 fire or smoke detectors. These panels are compact with an attractive modern ...

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Fire panels - what to choose?
March/April 2001
With any evaluation of technology and information it is useful to discover the essential features - those things which must not be compromised at any cost

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Forty-eight hours
March/April 2001
What really sold the job was the fact that with careful planning and execution, Design Systems pledged to carry out the entire retrofit in one weekend!

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Successful AGM for FDIA
March/April 2001
The FDIA held its second AGM at the Fire Protection Association College in Jet Park, Boksburg. With a turnout of 25, Secretary Owen Smit told the audience the achievements recorded during year 2000. ...

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Sensor Technologies in Zambia
March/April 2001
Johannesburg-based Sensor Technologies has extended its 'international company' label with the award of the fire protection contract for the COSAC project in Zambia. The contract awarded by Anglo Vaal ...

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Smoke detection systems - then and now
February 2001
Analog addressable systems now represent over 50% (by value) of new systems installed worldwide

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Halon phase-out - the facts
February 2001
Many misconceptions exist regarding the actual situation in Halon fire extinguishing agents. Here, the FDIA attempts to simplify the situation by providing information on the European Community's actions. Conscious ...

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Naval vessel gets detection system upgrade
February 2001
The addressable fire detection and alarm control panel is an 80-zone unit designed for marine applications

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Helping to shape the future of fire safety
December 2000
Delta Scientific's IP500 Portable Barrier systems have been chosen to protect entrances from unauthorised vehicles at the United States Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. "Since 9-11, the need for easy to ...

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Defender photo-electric smoke detector
December 2000
The RVC720 digital surveillance recorder is a standalone DVR that is compatible with most multiplexers.    Features include:    * High picture quality with wavelet compression format. * Single-channel. * ...

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Smoke-piercing torch is a lifesaver
June 2000
Tactron Technologies recently announced the South African launch of the Mitsubishi DX-TL800 digital multiplexer. With most digital products running on a Windows platform, Mitsubishi utilises embedded ...

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How to cool a flaming situation
June 2000
One of the most dangerous situations a firefighter can face is a gas cylinder in the middle of a blaze unless it has been stored in an insulating jacket made by Nullifire. Experiments by the company ...

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