Date Posted: 08/05/2012 by admin
Foam Fire Extinguishers offer protection against Class A and B Fires that typically involve liquids or materials that liquefy such as petrol, oils, paints and fats. Firemart offers a range of foam fire extinguishers from smaller 1ltr and 2ltr models to larger 6ltr and 9ltr models in both budget (CE Mark approved and one year warranty) and Premier Kitemarked (BS EN 3 Kitemark approved, CE Mark approved and five year warranty). Foam fire extinguishers are ideal for multi-risk situations where class A and B risks exist. Class B fires, those involving flammable liquids, such as petrol, diesel, spirits, solvents and lubricants, can be tackled very effectively. Foam fire extinguishers contain an aqueous film forming foam which gives rapid flame knock-down and has a blanketing effect, removing oxygen smothering the flames and sealing vapours to prevent re-ignition. Foam Fire Extinguishers may also be referred to as AFFF (aqueous film-forming foam). Foam fire extinguishers are often paired with 2kg Carbon Dioxide (Co2) extinguishers providing protection against class A and B fires and live electrical risks in offices, warehouses and other industrial environments. The fire extinguishers are supplied complete with bracket and can quickly and easily be wall mounted or placed on a fire extinguisher floor stand. The Firemart Foam fire extinguishers are stored pressure fire extinguishers meaning that they are supplied ready filled and pressurised. The fire extinguishers also feature an easy to read pressure gauge. The pressure gauge helps to ensure that the fire extinguisher is safe for use: if the fire extinguisher is pressurised and ready for use, the pressure gauge will be in the green zone. If the fire extinguisher has lost pressure, the reading will be in the red zone and requires remedial attention.
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 by admin
There are many types of fire alarm systems each suited to different buildings types and applications. a fire alarm system can vary in both price and complexity, from a single panel with a detector and sounder in a small commercial property to an addressable fire alarm system in a multi-occupancy building. Fire alarm systems act like smoke detectors because if there is smoke in the air the alarm detects it and goes off to warn all the occupants about it.
Conventional Fire Alarm Systems
Conventional fire alarm systems are the entry level for most fire alarm system requirements. These alarms are suitable for small offices, nurseries, hotels, warehouses, shops and any small business.
Twin Wire Fire Alarm Systems
Twin fire alarm systems are similar to a conventional system as they have detection zones. the main advantage of twin-wire systems is you can put sounders on the detection circuit which means you can save on the cost of having to wire additional sounder circuits.
Addressable Fire Alarm Systems
Addressable fire alarm systems transmit data over the detection circuit that provides complicated information for the user including the exact location of the fire. They are ideal for larger premises such as hotels, office blocks and large factories.
Radio Fire Alarm Systems
Radio fire alarms (also known as wireless fire alarms) are the same as a standard analogue addressable fire alarm system but with the advantage of no wires to interlink the detection and sounders. Wireless fire alarms are ideal for premises with multiple buildings such as schools, colleges or science parks.
Once you have the right system in place you should then consider how to respond to an alarm out of working hours. Assured have the solution with a remote monitoring system.
Date Posted: 01/05/2012 by admin
There are many different types and sizes of fire extinguisher signs and fire safety signs. But, despite appearances in pictures, all are not created equal. Rigid plastic fire extinguisher signs come in varying thicknesses and varying quality of ink. What is the point of a sign that fades over time?
The problem with the standard rigid plastic safety sign is that they are only visible when the lights are on or daylight is present. In emergencies such as a fire or power cut, this can cause panic and injuries and would you really want to be sued by an employee or visitor for the sake of a quality exit sign?
Self-adhesive signs will not last long and can easily be removed. They also tend to have an exposed sticky edge that gradually collects dust and looks unsightly after time.
Our photo luminescent material contain special inorganic phosphor compound that is energised very quickly by blue light and ultra violet wavelength energy that is present in nearly all light sources.
This high-energy is then converted into a low energy yellow-green light, the colour most recognised by the human eye and as specified by safety signs standards.
These photo luminescent materials are non-radioactive and non-toxic and provide a strong light source. They are also self-extinguishing, so they carry on working when they are most needed.
Most importantly, when the lights go out, they light up and can clearly mark: