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Reporting to the Asia Pacific Fire Protection and Fire Service Industry

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  • REPORTING TO THE ASIA PACIFIC FIRE PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICE INDUSTRYREPORTING TO THE ASIA PACIFIC FIRE PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICE INDUSTRY

    ASIA PACIFIC FIRE MAGAZINEASIA PACIFIC FIRE MAGAZINE

    An MDM PUBLICATIONIssue 29 March 2009

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    An MDM PUBLICATIONIssue 29 March 2009

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  • AUSTRALIA INDONESIA NEW ZEALAND SOUTH KOREAGaam Emergency Products-AU Pt Palmas Entraco Tyco Safety Products Shilla Fire Co., Ltd.Phone : 61394661244 Phone: 6221384 1681 Phone: 6445608127 Phone: 820236659011Fax : 61394664743 Fax: 6221380 2660 Fax: 6498270844 Fax: 820236639113iprice@tycoint.com sales@palmas.co.id tsp.sales.nz@tycoint.com kofire77@hotmail.comwww.gaam.com.au www.tycoservices.co.nz www.firekorea.com

    JAPANYone Corporation PHILIPPINESCHINA TAIWAN

    Alliance Industrial SalesShanghai Jin De Industry Phone: 81758211185 Yone CorporationPhone: 6328908818Phone: 862136050599 Fax: 81758012263 Phone: 81758211185Fax: 6328960083Fax: 862136055599 t.yone@myad.jp Fax: 81758012263alliance8_jcy@pacific.net.phsjinde@163.com www.yone-co.co.jp t.yone@myad.jp

    www.sjinde.com www.yone-co.co.jpSINGAPOREMALAYSIA

    HONG KONG S.K. Fire Pte. Ltd.CME Technologies SDN BHD THAILANDRotter International Ltd. Phone: 6568623155Phone: 60356331188 Anti-fire Co., Ltd.Phone: 85227517770 Fax : 6568620273Fax: 60356343838 Phone: 66 2 259-6898Fax: 85227562051 houchin@skfire.comkhairi@cme.com.my Fax: 66 2 258-2422jacky@rotter.com.hk www.skfire.comwww.cme.com.my sithichai@antifire.comwww.rotterbiz.com www.antifire.com

    TASK FORCE TIPS, INC.

    2800 East Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383-6940 USAInternational +1.219.548.4000 www.tft.com intsales@tft.com

    4500 l/min Hurricane Remote Controlled

    and Manual MonitorThe Hurricane RC with a single low-profile waterway discharge has high flow and low friction loss characteristics. The Hurricane RC is capable of flowing 4500 l/min while maintaining a FULL 450 horizontal travel. Designed for 12 or 24 VDC operation, comes with factory installed control panel mounted on the monitor. Electric drives and control box are waterproof. An automatic drain protects the monitor from freezing.

    Maximum Operating Pressure 14 bar Only 1.9 bar friction loss at 4500 l/min Field Changeable Stops

    6000 l/min Typhoon Remote Controlled

    and Manual MonitorThe Typhoon RC is designed for 12 or 24 VDC operation, comes with factory installed control panel mounted on the monitor for horizontal rotation, elevation, nozzle pattern, programmable PARK and Oscillate. The Typhoon RC is capable of flowing 6000 l/min while maintaining a FULL 450 horizontal rotation. Electric drives and control box are waterproof.

    Maximum Operating Pressure 14 bar Only 1.3 bar friction loss at 6000 l/min Field Changeable Stops

    The Monsoon RC is designed for 12 or 24 VDC operation, comes with factory installed control panel mounted on the monitor for horizontal rotation, elevation, nozzle pattern, programmable PARK and Oscillate. The Monsoon RC is capable of flowing 8000 l/min while maintaining a FULL 450 horizontal rotation. Electric drives and control box are waterproof.

    8000 l/min Monsoon Remote Controlled

    and Manual Monitor

    Maximum Operating Pressure 14 bar Only 1 bar friction loss at 8000 l/min Field Changeable Stops

    For excellent quality fire fighting equipment visit www.tft.com and call your local distributor for a demonstration.

    ATEX Version AvailableATEX Version Available

    ATEX Version Available

  • ASIA PACIFIC FIRE 1

    Front Cover Picture: Firefightertraining in Chongqing, China

    Picture courtesy of Drger SafetyAsia Pte Ltd

    PublishersMark Seton & David Staddon

    Editorial ContributorsGeary Roberts, Roger Weinmeister,Alan Elder, Mat Lock, Brad Harvey,Brendon Morris, Jeff O. Stull, Grace G. Stull, John Saunders, Kurt Werner, Brendan MacGrath

    APF is published quarterly by:MDM Publishing Ltd The Abbey Manor Business Centre,The Abbey, Preston Road, Yeovil,Somerset BA20 2EN, United KingdomTel: +44 (0) 1935 426 428Fax: +44 (0) 1935 426 926 Email: mark.seton@apfmag.comWebsite: www.mdmpublishing.com

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    Subscription RatesSterling 50.00 AUS Dollars $100.00US Dollars $70.00 (Prices include Postage and Packing)ISSN 1476-1386

    DISCLAIMER:The views and opinions expressed in ASIA PACIFIC FIRE MAGAZINE are notnecessarily those of MDM Publishing Ltd.The magazine and publishers are in noway responsible or legally liable for anyerrors or anomalies made within theeditorial by our authors. All articles are protected by copyright and writtenpermission must be sought from thepublishers for reprinting or any form ofduplication of any of the magazinescontent. Any queries should be addressedin writing to the publishers.

    Reprints of articles are available on request.Prices on application to the Publishers.

    Page design by DorchesterTypesetting Group LtdPrinted in Singapore

    REPORTING TO THE ASIA PACIFIC FIRE PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICE INDUSTRYREPORTING TO THE ASIA PACIFIC FIRE PROTECTION AND FIRE SERVICE INDUSTRY

    ASIA PACIFIC FIRE MAGAZINEASIA PACIFIC FIRE MAGAZINE

    An MDM PUBLICATIONIssue 29 March 2009

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    An MDM PUBLICATIONIssue 29 March 2009

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    March 2009Issue 29

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    05 NFPA Foreword

    07-13 News &Product Profiles

    15-18 EvaluatingFoam Proportioningwith Confidence

    21-23 PPVTechnology toVentilate LargeStructures

    25-28 DemandIncreases for CleanAgents

    31-33 ChallengingTraining in Chongqing

    35-37 EvaluatingThermal Imagers

    39-42 ARFF VehicleRoundup

    45-46 Medical Carein Extrication Rescue

    49-52Considerations forSelecting FirefighterProtective Ensembles

    55-57 DIMInstrument Training The Achilles Heel inFire Service CBRNResponse?

    59-61 Protectionthat Respects theEnvironment

    63-65 ProtectingWarehouses OneSprinkler Head Fits All?

    66-71 Distributor &Representative OfficeListing

    72 Advertisers Index

    45-46

    39-42

    35-37

    25-28

    15-18

    59-61

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    Contents

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  • ASIA PACIFIC FIRE 5

    FOREWORD

    By Olga Caledonia

    Executive DirectorInternationalOperations, NFPA Building on the success from last years conventionand feedback from attendees, we are offering anincomparable educational event featuring 130

    education sessions, including dozens of case studies, testresults, and code updates; 21 preconference seminarsand the Expo with more than 300 exhibitors!

    New for 2009 and of special interest to our interna-tional audience is the Behind the Scenes Fire ProtectionTours to Fermi National Labs and UnderwritersLaboratories. You will be able to witness first-hand theunique fire protection challenges of the Department ofEnergy Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Fireprotection engineers must design fire protectionsystems for one-of-a-kind scientific facilities, such ascomplex particle beam experiments and undergroundaccelerators. The tour will begin with a presentation offire protection and a brief overview of the physicsresearch that takes place at Fermilab. You will visitseveral detector buildings, the main control room, andFermilabs remote operations center for the LargeHadron Collider at CERN, in Switzerland

    In addition, you can also choose to tour the Under-writers Laboratories Northbrook, corporate campus.You will be able to witness and monitor a large-scalefire test involving a warehouse rack configurationsystem within ULs state-of-the-art fire safety engineer-ing testing laboratory. You can also appreciate howvarious building mat