Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA)

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ALMA 36th Annual Pre-Conference Workshops & Conference
October 13-16, 2015
Hilton Lake Las Vegas , Henderson, NV
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FireTrace International

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Firetrace International manufactures reliable, cost-effective, automatic fire detection and suppression systems that can be installed in virtually any “micro-environment” or small enclosed space where high value or mission critical assets are located. Firetrace systems protect a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications, including fume hoods. In fact, Firetrace currently protects more than 50,000 fume hoods worldwide.

The NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) develops guidelines and standards designed to minimize fire risks and protect property and life. The language in NFPA 45: Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals was recently revised for the 2015 edition. Specifically, NFPA now requires the installation of an automatic fire suppression system in chemical fumes hoods that are determined to be at-risk from fires. Some of these fire risks include:

•  Flammable, hazardous and reactive chemicals
•  Flammable and combustible liquids
•  Compressed and liquefied gases
•  Any other usage determined to be a fire risk by local AHJ

Firetrace International has been successfully protecting fume hoods against the risk of fire for more than two decades. The concept behind Firetrace automatic fire detection and suppression systems is simple: detect and suppress a small fire inside the fume hood, right at its source, before it can grow and become a threat to life and property.

The key to the Firetrace systems fast and reliable early detection is the unique, pressurized detection tubing. This flexible, heat sensitive polymer tubing is mounted inside the fume hood, behind the baffles and across the exhaust duct. These areas, by design, are where air flows and the radiant heat from a fire is drawn. When the detection tubing senses the heat from a fire it bursts, which automatically triggers the release of the fire suppressing agent (typically ABC dry chemical or CO2 (carbon dioxide), assuring quick and effective suppression.

Upcoming Events

March 25, 2015  1:00-2:00 PM ET
Management Matters Webinar
Recruiting, On-Boarding, and Training to Optimize Overall Staff Capabilities
Scott Hanton, Presenter
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May 6, 2015
General Meeting(HALMA)
Houston Chapter of ALMA
@ Aqua Solutions

October 13-16, 2015
ALMA 36th Annual Conference & WorkshopsHilton Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV

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