Fire, Life Safety - Plumbing, Piping

Efficient building water use

The escalating cost of providing potable water in the United States is creating new urgency for... » more

Eight reasons the cost of water is rising

Why is the cost of water rising? It’s going up due to eight key reasons. » more

Wisconsin health care campus achieves water conservation

The University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics incorporates a number of water sustainability... » more

Fittings for commercial piping systems

The ProPEX Lead-free (LF) Brass CPVC Adapter Fittings for transitioning from CPVC to PEX are... » more

July 2 Southland Industries update: radiant floor tubing, test-and-balance

At the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center located in Fort Hood, Texas, Southland Industries has... » more

Smoke control system testing

Special inspectors must know how to test and commission fire systems, sprinklers, dampers, and... » more

Straight, threadless transition for HVAC plumbing applications

A straight, threadless transition for PP-R pipe to copper sweated connections are designed for... » more

Pipe adapter

Aquatherm's polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems now feature a PEX compression adapter made... » more

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Aspirating smoke detector

The FAAST aspirating smoke detector are designed and certified for use in hazardous environments. » more

Ventilator for fire protection and day-to-day operations

Firelight is a glazed, natural ventilator that is designed to provide buildings with both day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire and can be specified for electric or pneumatic... » more

Voice communication panels for emergency life safety portfolios

The Intelligent Voice Communication panels are designed to provide protection for small and medium-size facilities with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology as well as digital voice communication capabilities. » more

Fire suppression system

The Vortex 500 Fire Suppression System uses water and nitrogen to cool hazard areas in information technology spaces like data rooms and server spaces. » more

LED low frequency sounder line

The Wheelock Exceder LED low frequency sounder feature multiple 520 Hz modes of operation, including T3, T4, Continuous and T3/T4 and meet NFPA standards for fire alarm and carbon monoxide code requirements. » more


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Fire & Life Safety Research

Multi-sensors gaining share of the detector market

IHS forecasts the global multi-sensor detector market to grow at a... » more

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Video: Business management for decision makers

What do engineering managers need to create... » more

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