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Reporting to the Asia Pacific Fire Protection and Fire Service Industry

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  • APF ON-LINE

    www.apfmag.com

    An MDM PUBLICATIONIssue 13 March 2005

    ASIA PACIFIC FIRE MAGAZINE

    REPORTING TO THE ASIA PACIFIC FIRE PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICE INDUSTRY

    OFC Issue 13 16/11/06 4:01 pm Page ofc1

  • TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.

    2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6940 USA

    International +1.219.548.4000 www.tft.com intsales@tft.com

    1/10mm of Polyester Powdercoat (inside and out) has been melted onto the metal (UNS C8300 Brass)

    at 200 Celsius; the perfect corrosion resistant

    finish, smooth water way and years of reliable service.

    90 grams of solid 304 Stainless Steel, 3 centimeters diameter capable of holding vertical weights up to 160kg. The biggest in the industry.

    Knightfire MonitorMaster Foam Nozzle

    QuadraFog Nozzle

    LOCAL DEALERS

    AUSTRALIA

    Gaam Emergency Products-AUPhone : 61394661244Fax : 61394664743bkincade@tycoint.comWww.gaam.com.au

    CHINA

    PolyM ShanghaiPhone: 862164690107Fax: 862134241933zlqxl@public6.sta.net.cn

    HONG KONG

    Universal Cars LimitedPhone: 85224140231Fax: 85224136063andrewplh@simedarby.com.hkwww.mitsubishi-motors.com.hk

    INDONESIA

    Pt Palmas EntracoPhone: 6221384 1681Fax: 6221380 2660ptpalmas@attglobal.net

    JAPAN

    Yone CorporationPhone: 81758211185Fax: 81758012263t.yone@myad.jpwww.yone-co.co.jp

    MALAYSIA

    CME Technologies SDN BHDPhone: 60356331188Fax: 60356343838jsarana@po.jaring.mywww.cme.com.my

    NEW ZEALAND

    Gaam Emergency Products-NZPhone: 6498270859Fax: 6498270844pweeks@tycoint.comwww.gaam.com.au

    PHILIPPINES

    Alliance Industrial SalesPhone: 6328908818Fax: 6328960083alliance_jcy@pacific.net.ph

    SINGAPORE

    S.K. Fire Pte. Ltd.Phone: 6568623155Fax : 6568620273houchin@skfire.comWww.skfire.com

    SOUTH KOREA

    Shilla Fire Co., Ltd.Phone: 820236659011Fax: 820236639113kofire77@hotmail.comwww.firekorea.com

    TAIWAN

    Young Ararat Enterprise Co. LtdPhone: 886 2 2772 3121Fax: 886 2 2721 9775

    THAILAND

    Anti-Fire Co, Ltd.Phone: 6622596899Fax: 6622582422sithichai@antifire.com

    NO CORROSION

    HEAVY

    DUTY

    NFPA 1964

    CompliantFor excellent quality fire fighting equipment visit www.tft.com and call your local distributor for a demonstration. Display equipment, literature and digital data can be obtained by contacting your trained TFT distributor.

    Visit Task Force Tips in theUSA Pavilion Hall 27Stand K23 Booth 37

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  • 3 NFPA Foreword5-8 Flammable Liquids A

    Burning Question

    11-14 Remote Foam Systems Just a Dream or a Reality?

    15 Ecopol Product Profile17-22 Care & Maintenance for

    Structural Fire Fighting PPE

    25-28 Understanding CombustibleSensor Performance

    30 Kidde Fire Protection Product Profile

    32-33 3M Company Profile

    35-39 Decontamination ShowersMarket Guide

    40-43 Realistic And Safe Live FireTraining

    45-48 Thermal Imaging Cameras inthe Asia Pacific

    49 Professional ProtectionSystems Product Profile

    50-51 Selecting Outside TrainingProviders to Maximize YourIn-House Training Programs

    53-55 Dedicated Cutter andSpreader or the NobleCombi-Tool?

    56-58 The Cost of the Climb59-61 Foam Proportioning

    Technology Today

    62-63 Product Update64 Advertisers Index

    ASIA PACIFIC FIREwww.apfmag.com

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    Front cover picture: Fireman cut SteelBarriers during a Rescue Drill in Seoul,South Korea. Picture courtesy ofREUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

    PublishersMark Seton & David Staddon

    Editorial ContributorsChan Kai Foo, Mike Willson, Fire ChiefDavid Drainville, Robert Henderson, JakobSpiegel, Jim Moloney, Mitchell Baclawski,Brendon Morris, Torbjorn Lundmark,Dominic Colletti

    APF is published quarterly by:MDM Publishing Ltd 18a, St James Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5BWUnited KingdomTel: +44 (0) 1460 249199Fax: +44 (0) 1460 249292 e-mail: mark.seton@apfmag.comwebsite: www.apfmag.com

    All rights reserved

    Periodical Postage paid at Charnplain NewYork and additional officesPOSTMASTER: Send address changes toIMS of New York, P 0 Box 1518 Champlain NY 12919-1518USAUSPS No. (To be confirmed)

    Subscription RatesSterling 35.00 AUS Dollars $100.00US Dollars $70.00 (Prices include Postage and Packing)ISSN 1476-1386

    DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed in ASIA PACIFIC FIREMAGAZINE are not necessarily those of MDM PublishingLtd. The magazine and publishers are in no way responsibleor legally liable for any errors or anomalies made within theeditorial by our authors. All articles are protected bycopyright and written permission must be sought from thepublishers for reprinting or any form of duplication of anyof the magazines content. Any queries should be addressedin writing to the publishers.Reprints of articles are available on request. Prices onapplication to the Publishers.

    Page design by Dorchester Typesetting Group LtdPrinted by The Friary Press Ltd

    APF ON-LINE

    www.apfmag.com

    An MDM PUBLICATION

    Issue 13 March 2005

    ASIA PACIFICFIRE MAGAZI

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    REPORTING TO THE ASIA PACIFIC FIRE PR

    OTECTION AND FIRE SERVICE INDUSTRY

    March 2005 Issue 13

    Contents

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  • TSUNAMI DISASTEROn behalf of all involved with APF Magazine we would like to express our sadness for all ofthose involved in the tragic events, which unfolded on the 26th December 2004. Ourthoughts are with all of those who lost family members, friends, livelihoods and posses-sions. We hope the worldwide effort currently underway can ease their suffering.

    Jeff GodfredsonNFPAs Asia-Pacific Operations Director

    ASIA PACIFIC FIREwww.apfmag.com

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    FOREWORDby Jeff GodfredsonNFPAs Asia-Pacific Operations Director

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  • IR FLAME DETECTORRIV-601/F

    WATERTIGHTIP 65 ENCLOSURE

    For industrial applications indoorsor outdoors where fire can spread out rapidly due to the presence of

    highly inflammable materials,and where vast premises need an optical

    detector with a great sensitivityand large field of view.

    CONTROL LOGICIR FLAME DETECTOR

    the fastest and most effective fire alarm devicefor industrial applications

    BETTER TO KNOW IT BEFOREEye is faster than nose.

    In the event of live fire the IR FLAME DETECTOR

    responds immediately

    Also forRS485 two-wire serial line

    Sparks flyat high speed.

    They travel at a hundred kilometresper hour along the ducts of the dustcollection system and reach the silo

    in less than three seconds

    The CONTROL LOGICSPARK DETECTOR

    is faster thanthe sparks themselves.

    It detects them with its highlysensitive infrared sensor,

    intercepts and extinguishesthem in a flash.

    It needs no periodic inspection.

    The CONTROL LOGIC system is designed for total supervision.

    It verifies that sparks have been extinguished, gives prompt warning of

    any malfunction and, if needed, cuts off the duct and stops the fan.

    CONTROL LOGICSparkdetector

    designed fordust collectionsystemsto protectstorage silosfrom the riskof fire.

    20137 Milano - Via Ennio, 25 - ItalyTel.: + 39 02 5410 0818 - Fax + 39 02 5410 0764E-mail: controllogic@controllogic.it - Web: www.controllogic.it CONTROL LOGIC s.r.l.

    ISO 9001

    20137 Milano - Via Ennio, 25 - ItalyTel.: + 39 02 5410 0818 - Fax + 39 02 5410 0764E-mail: controllogic@controllogic.it - Web: www.controllogic.it CONTROL LOGIC s.r.l.

    ISO 9001

    IR FLAME DETECTORRIV-601/FAEXPLOSIONPROOFENCLOSURE

    For industrial applications indoorsor outdoors where is a risk of explosionand where the explosionproof protection is required.One detector can monitor a vast areaand responds immediately to the fire, yet of small size.

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  • ASIA PACIFIC FIREwww.apfmag.com

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    UNDERSTANDING THE HAZARD

    Flammable liquids can present a partic-ularly dangerous hazard. They havevapors that are not only invisible buteasy to ignite. Flammable liquids arenormally kept in closed containers ortransfer systems to prevent vaporrelease. If exposed to the atmosphere,some emit vapors at room temperaturewhile others have to be heated. If theyare put under pressure and thenreleased through leaks in a system, theycan atomize, lowering the temperatureneeded for ignition. If they spill byaccident, they cover a large area andcan be ignited by common ignitionsources like electrical sparks, static oropen flames such as pilot lights or evenhot work. In short, none of the aboveparameters are unusual. They are likelyto exist in many facilities.

    Flammable liquids burn more quicklythan combustible solids because theyvaporize more readily. Flammable liq-uids usually have a high heat of com-

    bustion, meaning they have the poten-tial to release a great deal of heat whenburn