Fire extinguishment by an inert gas
Fire Protection News/Highlights
December 31, 2012 Cold weather increases the odds of fire
during refueling of cars, trucks and other vehicles. The Petroleum
Equipment Institute has a video of such a fire (girl involved does not
appear to be hurt) and some safety tips on refueling practices. To
access the PEI website,
October 30, 2012 The Standards Council, at its
meeting on October 30, 2012, voted to issue the TIA on NFPA 2001, Standard
on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2012 edition, with an effective
date of November 19, 2012. The TIA clarifies the pipe requirement for
inert gas systems. For more information visit the
March 6, 2012 The
NFPA Standards Council issued a TIA on NFPA 75 2009 edition effective
March 26, 2012. Click here to read
January 4, 2012 A recent article in the NFPA Journal
discussed fire protection in Antarctica. One can imagine the
potential for serious consequences of fire in facilities surrounded by
the cold barren landscape of Antarctica. Replacement of facilities
destroyed by fire is not readily accomplished in this harsh environment.
Early in the morning of December 2, 2010 fire broke out on a generator
in the McMurdo Station powerhouse. Click
here to read more.
December 14, 2011 Modern computer facilities produce lots
of heat and requiring constant cooling to keep equipment functioning.
Loss of cooling in a data center will quickly cause equipment,
especially the servers which process data, to overheat and shutdown.
A requirement inadvertantly added to the 2009 edition of NFPA 75
Standard for Protection of Information Technology Equipment now requires
shutdown of cooling airflow upon detection of smoke under a raised
floor. GSI's Tom Wysocki is part of a task group seeking to remove
the requirement. Click here to read
November 15, 2011 One of the most common questions
regarding Carbon Dioxide system design using NFPA 12 is the meaning of
the NFPA 12 nozzle codes. GSI's Tom Wysocki has prepared a video
lesson to help answer the question in a very practical manner.
AHJs, system designers, fire protection engineers and others who work
with CO2 systems may the find the presentation worthwhile. For
more information or to stream the video,
please click here.
September 1, 2011
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT The U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with nine
manufacturers and distributors, announced a voluntary recall of all
pourable gel fuels made or sold by these companies.
"Due to the serious risks of flash fire
and burns when consumers add pourable gel to an already burning fire
pot, consumers should immediately stop using the pourable gel fuel."
For more information,
please click here to go to the announcement on the CPSC website.
August 17, 2011
A revision to NFPA 2001 Standard for
Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing systems will become effective on August
31, 2011. Among the revisions to the standard are changes in
minimum design concentrations of clean agents for Class A and Class C
Click here for more
September 1, 2010
version of Agent Calcs for high pressure CO2 is now ready for immediate
shipment. The new version accomodates cylinders up to 120 lb. capacity. . .
here for more.
June 30, 2010
offers update to guide and software for estimating peak pressures during
discharge of gaseous clean agent fire systems. NFPA 2001 Edition 2008
requires estimates. . .
here for more
May 7, 2010
FSSA announced today that three students from
Fire Protection and Safety Technology program at Oklahoma State University
have been awarded FSSA Educational Foundation scholarships for 2010. For
details, you may visit the
August 20, 2009
Wysocki presents webinar on Clean Agents and the Environment . . .
here for information and link to presentation
August 5, 2009
Standards Council recognizes GSI's Tom Wysocki for . . .
here for information
January 15, 2009
GSI releases generic Marine High Pressure CO2 flow program . . .
click here for information
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