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Authorised resellers for FHC

Canute are please to announce that it has appointed resellers for China, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Emirates. This demonstrates Canute's long-standing commitment to providing quality hydraulic calculation software for the fire protection industry throughout the world.

The list of resellers can be found on our website Authorised Resellers

BS 9251 code of practice is now out for public comment

After a year's work BSI has now issued BS 9251(fire sprinkler systems for domestic and residential occupancies – code of practice) for public comment. The Revised standard is considerably changed from the 2005 version and provides more clarification and insight. One of the major changes is that it has removed 'residential' and 'domestic' classifications in favour of type 1, type 2 and type 3 classifications this is undoubtedly a move in the right direction and will be give much more flexibility.

 

Read more: BS 9251 code of practice is now out for public comment

London fire sprinkler international 2014 conference

Fire Sprinkler International London 2014We have just booked for the London fire sprinkler international 2014 conference. 

The two-day program is filled with international speakers from around Europe and the USA. Will provide a great opportunity for delegates to keep abreast of the latest developments and standards in fire sprinkler technology in an ever-changing market. It will also be interesting to see how other countries have developed the market and persuaded legislators of the benefits fire sprinkler systems.

The conference is to be held on the 20th and 21st May 2014 at the Trinity Suite, Grangetown bridge hotel, London. You can find out more information and booking information at the conferences website London fire sprinkler international 2014

The Conference program details the full programme of the conference over the two days

Canute look forward to attending the conference and meeting many of our customers.

 

INSAT published a draft standard pr INSTA 900-3

INSAT standards organization has published a draft standard pr INSTA 900-3 : 2013(E) - (Residential sprinkler systems — Part 3: Watermist systems equivalent to residential sprinklers). This standard continues the work of the Nordic group to produce a series of standards for Residential Sprinkler System and part three coves the test methods for alternative water base fire fighting systems as required in INSTA 900-1 and 2.

The INSTA 900-3  standard allows equivalency to be established using any of three different fire test protocols: UL 1626, FM 2030 or DD 8458. We are informed that it will not be long before DD 8458 to be converted into a full British Standard.

Canute become members of EFSN

European Fire Sprinkler Network

Canute LLP are pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the European Fire Sprinkler Network. The EFSN is a coalition of fire safety, political and other relevant communities which encourages the use of fire sprinklers to save lives and protect property and the environment.

John Moore, partner at Canute LLP said "We are very pleased to be able to support the work of the EFSN and to be part of the wider fire sprinkler community in Europe. It's by working together that we can both educate and expand the market and help reduce fire deaths; helping to make the world a safer place"

The European Fire Sprinkler Network collects and distributes accurate information about fire losses and fire sprinklers, and connects and supports those who believe that fitting fire sprinklers is essential to help Europe save itself from fire.

Working with its members, the Network establishes contacts with those responsible for fire safety at a European level, so as to inform and educate them about the benefits of fire sprinklers.

Fire sprinkler save a apartment from arson

A fire in a third floor apartment in Pasadena had been extinguished by a fire sprinkler system before the Fire Department arrived. On investigation it was found that several more fire had been set in the apartment intentionally.

The fire damage to the apartment was minimal and no one was injured this was due to the fast acting fire sprinkler system

A juvenile was later charged with arson

Sprinkler System in Shopping Centre Attacked by Mob Contains

'Mark O'Meara from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service reports that on Tuesday 9th August a severe fire occurred in a shop unit at the Salford Centre, Manchester, during the riots that affected the city.

The centre manager indicated that the sprinklers activated and although it struggled with the size of the fire it still contained it until FRS extinguished it. The fire was contained to the unit, the centre is still operating.

Greater Manchester Fire Service reported 155 fires across Manchester city centre and Salford during the time the unrest was taking place and so details of the incident are sketchy at present.'

This is an important demonstration that properly designed sprinkler systems will cope with even extreme circumstances and that sprinklers are an effective counter to deliberately started fires.