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Fenwal, Chemetron & Kidde: United Under One Name

Nov 10, 2014 4:00:00 PM Posted by Zach Nelson

We are announcing UTC (United Technologies Corporation) is uniting three major fire system brands; Fenwal Protection Systems, Chemetron Fire Systems and Kidde under one name; Kidde Fire Systems.

"We are sure that some of our customers will want to know how this news will impact them," said Ray Aldridge, President of ORR Protection Systems.  "The fact is, it won't. This is simply a name change and will be a seamless experience for current Fenwal, Chemetron & Kidde customers." 

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Top Green Initiatives for Improving Facilities

Dec 4, 2012 3:03:00 PM Posted by Steve Carter

It used to be that creating more eco-friendly facilities was a smart way to save money on energy costs or a great way to show corporate responsibility.  But now, being “green” has moved from initiative to protocol.

The global business community views becoming eco-friendly as gaining a competitive edge and rightly so. For example, Google merges their ecology strategy with their human health programs to create work environments that are both safe for human inhabitants and the natural world. Because of the strict policies needed to produce these types of environments, Google’s vendors must adopt similar policies to maintain their business relationship.

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Top Smoke Detection Options for Large Open Areas

Nov 27, 2012 2:37:00 PM Posted by Lee Kaiser

Traditional smoke detecting technology, such as beam detection or spot smoke detectors, has a history of being problematic in large open areas.  These massive spaces have issues such as smoke stratification caused by high ceilings and/or dilution of the smoke due to high airflow making it difficult for conventional detection devices to operate. Not to mention the significant effort that is necessary just to test and inspect these devices per code requirements.

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Fire Protection for Leaky Spaces

Sep 24, 2012 3:12:00 PM Posted by Lee Kaiser

The jet suddenly dips. Ding! The little seatbelt light comes on. The flight attendant’s voice lilts, “The Captain has turned on the fasten seat belts sign….” Rough flights, we’ve all been there. It’s a relief to be on the ground after one of those. Any landing that doesn’t end in a massive fireball always makes me think about how happy I am to have a good pilot at the yoke. 

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