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Fire Prevention and Protection

Stronghold established in emergency-vehicle market in the US

By: System Author     16th April 1999 The well-known series 60 engine from the Detroit Diesel Corporation is establishing a stronghold in the emergency vehicle market with standard inclusion in the US Pierce fire engines, supplied to the South African market by local agent HAB International. The electronically-controlled engine is... 

Fire-retardant thatch is hot new roofing

By: System Author     16th April 1999 Fire-retardant specialist Micon Coatings of Lonehill, Gauteng, is all fired up about its newest brainchild. Thatch grass is ordinarily coated with a fire-retardant once the thatch roof has been erected, and this coating is generally applied to the exposed internal and external surfaces. The... 

A breath of fresh air

By: System Author     16th April 1999 The job of a firefighter is one of the most difficult and dangerous there is. It not only demands strength and physical fitness, but also the appropriate equipment to protect against potential risks. The most common form of protection needed is respiratory protection, due to the fact that... 

Damaged equipment rises from the ashes

By: System Author     16th April 1999 Local loss-recovery specialist Relectronic- Remech of Randburg, Gauteng, boasts an impressive track record of producing cost-savings for its clients ranging from 76% to 98% of the replacement value of electronic equipment, electromechanical equipment and computer hardware. The company is not only... 

Fire-detection system for Maputo brewery

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The remote location of the Cervejas De Mozambique (CDM) Brewery near Maputo in Mozambique did not hinder the record-breaking installation time of just 14 days – from placement of order to completed installation – of a new fire-detection and alarm system. Undertaken by High-Tech... 

Flame-retardant plastic developed and tested

By: System Author     5th February 1999 A flame-retardant material which meets all the requirements of the UL 214 standard has been developed and tested by Pioneer Plastics Products made from this material are used in various industries locally and internationally and have proved to be successful in replacement of traditional materials... 

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