FDIA (Fire Detection Installers Association)

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Competency in the fire industry
Issue 5 2020, Fire & Safety
Persons who design, commission, install or service fire protection equipment or systems should have the required level of competence for the task they perform.

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Fire detection for battery charging rooms
Issue 2 2020, Fire & Safety
Battery charging rooms pose fire explosion risks due to the presence of hydrogen gas produced when lead-acid batteries are being charged.

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GUI for fire detection systems
November 2019, Editor's Choice
A graphical user interface for fire detection is a graphics program that makes it easier for the operator to access all the functionalities of the fire detection system.

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Choosing the right fire detection system
August 2019, Fire & Safety
Charles Thiong’o from the FDIA highlights important factors to consider when choosing a fire detection system.

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Linear heat detection systems
June 2019, Fire & Safety
A linear heat detection system is a stand-alone fire detection system used for detecting heat from fires. The cable can be run from distances of up to 8 kilometres dependent on the type of cable installed.

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Automatic transmission of fire alarms
April 2019, Fire & Safety
A quick, automated response to an actual fire alarm can assist in the saving of lives and lessening the extent of damage to property.

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Benefits of a voice alarm system
February 2019, Fire & Safety, Commercial (Industry)
Despite all of the evidence reporting the greatly increased response times and improved evacuation, installations of voice alarm systems are still relatively low.

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User responsibility for fire alarm systems
October 2018, Fire & Safety
Once a fire alarm system has been properly designed, installed, commissioned and handed over to the user, there are certain responsibilities that the user needs to continuously fulfil.

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Fire detection systems for hospitals
August 2018, Healthcare (Industry), Fire & Safety
Fire safety installations in hospitals are governed by specific regulations, such as SANS 322 and SANS 10139.

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Training and career development
June 2018, Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety, Training & Education
FDIA member companies are encouraged to continuously train their staff in the proper design, installation and maintenance of fire detection and suppression systems.

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FDIA benefits explained
April 2018, Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety
Charles Thiong’o describes the benefits of the FDIA for both end-users and the fire installation and servicing industry.

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Documentation for fire systems
November 2017, Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety
A fire detection system is not considered complete until there is adequate and necessary documentation about the system.

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