FDIA (Fire Detection Installers Association)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fire detection for warehouses
September 2017, Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety, Associations
Following a recent major fire in a Durban warehouse, we deem it necessary to discuss ways in which warehouses need to be protected against fire.
Commissioning of a fire suppression system
July 2017, Editor's Choice, Fire & Safety, Associations
The person responsible for commissioning a gaseous fire suppression system will have to go through several key points to ensure the system satisfies the requirements of the relevant standards.