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VESDA-E by Xtralis: The Next Generation of Aspirating Smoke Detection: Products: Xtralis #asd,aspirating #smoke

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VESDA-E by Xtralis: The Next Generation of Aspirating Smoke Detection

For years, the VESDA range of Aspirating Smoke Detectors (ASD) has been recognized as the best in the world. New VESDA-E range, featuring VESDA Smoke+, offers dramatically increased sensitivity up to 15 times greater than previous models. VESDA Analytics allows for targeted detection of the most common fire threats, in particular WireTrace allows specific detection of burning wire at even higher sensitivities without nuisance alarms. Completely backwards-compatible and with VESDA Flex, field upgradeable, the new VESDA-E ASD system reduces the Total Cost of Ownership of the system

Protect your Investment

With up to 40% greater coverage in high airflow environments, the VESDA-E range of aspirating smoke detectors represent considerable CAPEX savings. Easier servicing and field replaceable architecture further reduce system OPEX. And of course, VESDA-E is completely compatible with existing VESDA systems.

VESDA Stax, a range of hardware expansion modules, add additional functionality to VESDA-E at or after installation, futureproofing your aspirating smoke detection investment. VESDA Stax include automated pipecleaning, power supplies, gas detection with many more in development:

  • Ultra-high sensitivity for greater coverage in high airflow environments
  • Inherent Absolute calibration = Calibration for life
  • Contamination resistance for lower TCO in wider range of applications
  • Particle classification to reject nuisance alarms enable targeted response
  • Detection of very small particles for earlier detection in a range of applications

  • Future-proof expandability field programmability for maximum flexibility
  • StaX Modules allow for hardware expansion without disrupting the aspirating smoke detector installation or pipe network
  • Integrated gas detection provides a superior solution at half the cost of competing solutions
  • Xapps available through the Xtralis Xchange allow for rapid remote field-programming of detectors with VESDA analytics
  • DieselTrace Analytics: Environmental Monitoring Reduction of Nuisance Alarms
  • WireTrace Analytics: Extremely early detection of electrical faults with instant alerts hours before adaptive-based ASD detectors
  • DustTrace Analytics: Dust Rejection. Dust Monitoring. Dust Alerts

  • Provides unprecedented situational awareness that drastically reduces verification time and delivers more efficient effective response without nuisance alarms
  • Addressability: VESDA Offer Different Addressability Solutions For Different Applications
  • Different Solutions to Pinpoint Location of Fire Incident results in quicker and more efficient response
  • ADPRO SmokeTrace : Visual verification of Smoke
  • Flexible networking programming options that reduce maintenance monitoring costs by up to 50% through extensive connectivity options remote diagnostics
  • Enables connectivity with Xtralis VSC, VSM4, Xtralis EMS as well as providing an embedded
    webserver and E-mail alerts
  • VESDA WiFi: Integration of wireless 802.11n enables connectivity with hand-held iOS and Android devices
  • VESDA USB: Easily connect to a PC for configuration and maintenance or USB flash drive for data collection
  • VESDAnet Relays: Connect up to 200 VESDA-E devices on a single loop

  • VESDA-E provides lifetime of value, reliability, protection with VESDA-E you can reduce Total Cost of Ownership by 15%!
  • Plug play installation provides improved installation experience reduced installation cost
  • Design-less pipe networks offer the fastest time to VESDA protection ever!
  • Vast monitoring options allow efficient integration to business process and emergency response plans
  • Backward compatible. easy upgrade while protecting your investment


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Water Damage Clearwater, FL – Water Damage Restoration and Extraction, Fire, Mold and Wind

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Flooding from external sources, plumbing failures or water leaks could result in mold or water damage in your home. Master Restoration, a leading water damage restoration company with many years of experience, will repair and clean up the problem fast! We guarantee your satisfaction!

Our water damage restoration service includes a team of mold remediation specialists that will provide mold removal and restoration services from water damage of any kind in your home or commercial building.

Need a fire damage restoration contractor? We are your repair and clean up solution for fire damage, soot damage and smoke damage.

If you experience a disaster due to wind damage from a hurricane, tornado or tropical storm, we are your first choice in wind damage repair companies, prepared to take on any type of storm damage.

Why We’re Different

We aren’t some huge company or
fancy franchise with limitless
marketing budgets. We are big
enough to handle any emergency
and small enough to care. We
believe that our industry should be
more about helping people than
maximizing shareholder profits.

I had a terrible leak. Master Restoration
was very good. They said what they were
going to do, then they did it. They were
very pleasant and I felt comfortable with
them in my home. They answered every
question and kept me informed. I had
confidence in them. They were very polite
and loyal to me and I was very pleased
with them.

Patricia Sjeime – Clearwater, FL

Large Loss and Residential Services:

  • 24-hour disaster response with a response time of 60 minutes or less
  • Certified in fire, smoke, plumbing failures, water leaks and mold remediation
  • Water extraction, mildew removal, drying and dehumidification
  • Complete carpet cleaning services
  • Board-up and security fence services
  • Smoke and organic odor removal due to fire damage
  • Demolition and debris removal specialists
  • Chinese drywall removal services
  • Contents clean up, repair and restoration
  • Secondary damage prevention specialists
  • Insurance Claims

You’ll breathe easier knowing we can solve the problem, fast!

By employing the latest technology and innovation,
you are assured the best possible results.

Water Extraction Services Why is time of the essence?

Standing water creates mildew, stimulating mold and other bacterial growth, leading to asthma and other health issues.

Master Restoration’s water extraction services and water damage dryout services eliminates the hazards associated with leaks, flood waters and other types of water damage.
If your home or business has recently had any type of water damage it is important to have a professional water damage restoration company, check to make sure there is no hidden moisture and the dryout process was done correctly to prevent future problems with mold and bacteria growth.

Fire Damage Restoration.

Fire creates smoke and soot, causing cough, shortness of breath, hoarseness, headache and even mental status changes.

Smoke and soot can travel and penetrate into other rooms of a residential home or commercial building affecting paint, carpet, upholstery, drapes, clothing and other personal belongings.
If your home or business has sustained fire damage and you are seeking the services of a fire damage repair contractor. You have come to the right place, with Master Restoration’s professional fire damage services you can rest assured you’re in in good hands.

Do-It-Yourself solutions.
Can backfire.

Incomplete or non-professional remediation can lead to more damage, and your insurance company may deny your damage claim.

In todays world the internet provides information about all subjects, however when it comes to damage restoration it is always best to hire a professional damage restoration company for any clean up needs.
At Master Restoration we take great pride in providing our clients with the best and newest techknowlogies possible for their restoration needs. We provide services for water damage, fire damage, storm damage and mold remediation.


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Tobacco Initiatives #tuberculosis, #air #pollution, #tobacco, #sarcoidosis, #cystic #fibrosis, #pneumonia, #respiratory #system, #lung #cancer,

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Tobacco Initiatives

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the U.S. killing close to half a million people each year. The American Lung Association is committed to ending the death and disease caused by tobacco use. Our tobacco control policy efforts include advocating for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight over tobacco products, coverage of tobacco cessation treatments under health insurance plans, smokefree workplace laws, increased tobacco taxes and other legislative measures and community programs that are crucial to reducing tobacco use and eliminating exposure to secondhand smoke.

Oversight and Regulation of Tobacco Products

The Lung Association worked for more than 20 years to see the Tobacco Control Act passed, which gives the FDA the authority to regulate cigarettes and tobacco products. We are working today to see that this law is effectively enforced, reducing the terrible burden caused by tobacco use.

Cigarette & Tobacco Taxes

We strongly support efforts on the national, state and local levels to increase taxes on cigarettes and tobacco products. Find out why.

Tobacco Cessation & Prevention

Governments, insurance companies and employers must establish tobacco cessation and prevention programs to help smokers quit and prevent kids from starting. Our tools and resources can help.

Smokefree Environments

Our goal is for every community to be smokefree. See how we are expanding smokefree communities from public places and workplaces to housing and schools find a tobacco-free university and get information on creating a smokefree workplace.

Reports & Resources

Read our reports on tobacco control policy, including the annual State of Tobacco Control report, and find more information about major tobacco control issues.


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Clean windows gutters fireplaces chimneys High Pressure cleaning services Cheerful Cleaning Garden Route Western

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Comprehensive cleaning services in GEORGE and the Garden Route

Cheerful Cleaning is a dynamic young company established to meet the growing need for specialised cleaning services in George and the Garden Route area of South Africa. Cheerful Cleaning provides cleaning services to the prestigious Fancourt Hotel Estate and has managed Fancourt’s car wash facility since 2007 (see Fancourt’s recommendation here). Cheerful Cleaning also provides specialised cleaning services to residential areas, as well as a number of businesses, banks and schools.

As a company we place the customer’s needs first and endeavor to provide excellent and professional service at all times. Specialised cleaning services, including high-pressure cleaning jobs (for both commercial and residential clientele) is where our expertise provides excellent value for money.

SERVICES
Intensive high- and low-rise exterior and interior window and frame cleaning
Waterfed Poles with purified water for exterior window cleaning
Tiles, ceilings, carpets and upholstery
Chimneys and fireplaces
Exterior washing of buildings and houses
High pressure cleaning of all surfaces and roofs with Anti-fungal treatment
Signage
Gutters

GROUP BOOKINGS
As an additional service to our clientele we have introduced a Group Booking system. Introduce at least 3 of your friends or businesses close-by to our services and receive a reduced rate on combined transport costs. We divide travel expenses between the participating parties to offer unrivalled value for money.

For example: we can offer four residential homes in Knysna a great price on window cleaning, or any of our other services. We offer custom solutions to residential and holiday homes, factories, hotels, shops or office buildings for once-off cleaning work or set up a cleaning cycle to fit your requirements. For a fixed cleaning cycle we can confirm a fixed price for 1 year.

REQUEST A QUOTE VIA EMAIL
If you would like a quote on, for example, window cleaning, simply take pictures from 4 angles around the house. Be sure to include all windows that require cleaning. You can e-mail pictures or send it via WhatsApp to help us save costs, and allow us to give you a fair price.

DID YOU KNOW?
Authorities and insurance companies in South Africa prefer chimney / fireplace cleaning once every two years.

Cheerful Cleaning


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Smoke Alarms – UK Fire Service Resources #smoke #alarm, #smoke #alarms, #smoke #detectors, #smoke

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Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

Every year the fire and rescue service is called to over 600,000 fires which result in over 800 deaths and over 17,000 injuries. About 50,000 (140 a day) of these are in the home and kill nearly 500 and injure over 11,000, many which could have been prevented if people had an early warning and were able to get out in time. In fact you are twice as likely to die in a house fire that has no smoke alarm than a house that does.

Buying a smoke alarm could help save your home and the lives of you and your family.

What are smoke alarms?

Smoke alarms are self-contained devices that incorporate a means of detecting a fire (smoke detector) and giving a warning (alarm), usually a very loud beeping sound. They are about the size of a hand and are normally fitted to the ceiling. They can detect fires in their early stages and give you those precious minutes to enable you and your family to leave your house in safety.

What type of smoke alarms are available?

There are mainly four types of smoke alarm currently on the market – ionisation, optical (also described as photo electronic), heat and combined.

Ionisation : These are the cheapest and cost very little to purchase. They are very sensitive to small particles of smoke produced by fast flaming fires, such as paper and wood, and will detect this type of fire before the smoke gets too thick. They are marginally less sensitive to slow burning and smouldering fires which give off larger quantities of smoke before flaming occurs. They can also be too over-sensitive near kitchens.

Optical : These are more expensive but more effective at detecting larger particles of smoke produced by slow-burning fires, such as smouldering foam-filled upholstery and overheated PVC wiring. They are marginally less sensitive to fast flaming fires. Optical alarms can be installed near (not in) kitchens, as they are less likely than ionisation alarms to go off when toast is burned.

Heat Alarms : They detect the increase in temperature from a fire and are insensitive to smoke. They can therefore be installed in kitchens. They only cover a relatively small area of a room, so potentially several heat alarms need to be installed in a large kitchen.

Combined Optical Smoke and Heat Alarms: Combinations of optical and heat alarms in one unit to reduce false alarms while increasing the speed of detection.

Combined Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms: Alarms that combine both smoke detection and CO alarm protection in one ceiling-mounted unit. This reduces costs and takes up less of your living space.

Each type looks similar and is powered either by a battery, or mains electricity (or a combination of both, with the battery being the backup for the mains power, which could be interrupted). Some are interlinked so that any smoke detected in one room can raise the alarm at all others. This interlink can be achieved at the least cost with radio-interlinked smoke alarms.

Most smoke alarms now have hush buttons, for use where false alarms can be a nuisance e.g. when cooking. The alarm lets you know it’s been silenced by “chirping” or by displaying a red light – while a real fire producing lots of smoke will set it off anyway. Another helpful technology is the ‘Sleep-Easy Function’ which allows you to silence the alarm if a low battery beep starts in the middle of the night.

In a standard smoke alarm, the battery will need to be replaced every 12 months. You can buy alarms fitted with sealed 10 year batteries. The advantage is that you don’t have to replace the battery every year.

Mains-powered alarms have to be installed in all new buildings and after a major refurb. Make sure that the chosen mains powered alarm has a battery back-up. These can be alkaline batteries (need annual changing) or the alarm can be supplied with re-chargeable lithium batteries, which will last the lifetime of the alarm. Mains alarms need to be installed by a qualified electrician.

Some people find their alarms are frequently set off when they are cooking or when the toast burns. An alarm installed inside the kitchen must be a heat alarm rather than a smoke alarm. Just outside a kitchen (eg in hall or dining room) an optical smoke alarm or, even better, a combined smoke and heat alarm should be installed, as these are less sensitive to false alarm.

Alarms can also come with an escape light. When the alarm sounds, the light comes on. The light can help you see your way out, and it is good for alerting people whose hearing is not perfect.

In addition, for people who are hard of hearing or deaf, there are smoke alarm systems for the deaf. When the alarm goes off, a pad below the pillow vibrates (if you are asleep), and a strobe light flashes – alerting you or waking you up instantly.

Which smoke alarm should I choose?

The general rule is quite easy

We recommend that you buy your smoke alarms from Safelincs as detailed at the bottom of this page. Always buy an alarm which has been certified to the British or European Standard.

How many should I fit in my home?

The number of smoke alarms to fit in your home depends on your particular circumstances. Fires can start anywhere, so the more that are fitted, the higher the level of protection.

For maximum protection an alarm should be fitted in every room (except bathrooms) You should choose the type most suited to the risk in each room. For minimum protection the number to be fitted will depend on the type of home you live in:

If your home is on one floor, one smoke alarm, preferably of the optical type, may be enough to provide you with early warning of a fire.

If your home has more than one floor, at least one alarm should be fitted on each level. In this case a combination of optical and ionisation alarms, preferably interconnected, will give the best protection.

Do not fit an alarm in the bathroom, as steam may trigger the alarm.

Where do I fit my smoke alarms?

Smoke alarms are usually screwed onto the ceilings, although specialist sticky pads can be used, and should be fitted as close to the centre of the room as possible, but at least 30 centimetres (12 inches) away from any wall or light fitting. You should always make sure that your alarm is fitted in a place where it can be heard throughout your home – particularly when you are asleep.

If your home is on one level, you should fit the alarm in the hallway between the living and sleeping areas. If you have only one smoke alarm and two floors, put it where you can hear it when you are asleep – on the ceiling at the top of the stairs leading to the bedrooms.
If you have a TV or other large electrical appliance in your bedroom, you should fit a smoke alarm there.

Looking after your smoke alarm

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions – smoke alarms need very little maintenance. A few minutes of your time during the year will ensure that your alarm is working and could help save your life and the lives of your family. You should:

  • Test your smoke alarm when the clocks are changed and vacuum it gently using the soft brush attachment to remove dust from the sensors
  • Once a year change the battery (unless it’s a ten-year alarm)
  • After 10 years it’s best to get a whole new alarm.

Do you keep forgetting to check your smoke alarms, help is at hand. Let us remind you to check them here .

Where can I buy them?

We recommend you buy your smoke alarms from a reputable company such as Safelincs who are able to cater for all your fire safety needs with their extensive range of products.

Remember:

Buying and fitting smoke alarms, and ensuring they are carefully and properly maintained, could give you those precious few extra minutes in which to make your escape safely.

Plan an escape from your home in advance and talk about it with your family. If a fire occurs you may have to get out in the dark and difficult conditions. Escaping will be a lot easier it everyone knows where to go. Make sure your routes remain free of any obstructions and that there are no loose floor coverings that could trip you.

Always check the battery regularly, replacing it when necessary, and never remove it for other purposes.

Purchase Smoke Alarms

UK Fire Service Resources recommends Safelincs Safety Products for Battery and Mains Smoke Alarms .


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