Approved Protection Systems would like to thank all of the attendees at our Fire Protection Technology Seminar, as well as our two featured speakers, Luis Gonzalez with 3M and Mike Madden with Gamewell/FCI. Both speakers gave great presentations, our attendees were very inquisitive, and we hope everyone left the seminar with new knowledge!
In addition to their scheduled presentations, both speakers brought “breaking news” to the table! Luis Gonzalez shared with us that the first wheeled extinguisher unit using Novec 1230, manufactured by Amerex, is now available, and Mike Madden introduced us to SWIFT – Smart Wireless Integrated Fire Technology, made by Honeywell.
Clean Agent Fire Suppression: Sustainability and SafetyThis presentation examines clean agents available for fire suppression. Clean agents are utilized when damage and destruction to business equipment and operations from water based fire systems is unacceptable. The agents reviewed are replacements for the traditional halon fire suppression applications. Recent new developments in the industry allow for greater sustainability and safety. The presentation highlights differences in the performance, safety and environmental characteristics of clean agents.
- Understand the history and use of NFPA 2001, the recognized “Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems” and why it was developed to protect the environment.
- Learn how clean agent fire protection may be used in projects to eliminate ozone depletion potential, lower global warming potential, conserve water in specific regions, and work within current and foreseeable global environmental regulation. Discover how to use clean agent fire suppression to satisfy USGBC LEED prerequisites and credits.
- Gain an understanding of how these environmentally sound clean agents impact safety margins and new developments in HVAC design.
Presented by: Luis Gonzalez • Fire Protection Specialist • 3M
Luis Gonzalez has over 30 years of professional fire suppression experience. Luis served in the USAF Fire Department from 1981 to 1985 and has worked through an increasingly responsible series of positions since 1985 with fire equipment distributors working with special hazard fire suppression systems design, service, installation, contract sales & project management.
At Ansul/Tyco, he was the Engineered Systems Manager and held the NYC Master Fire Suppression Piping Contractor License for SimplexGrinnell and most recently owned a fire suppression company before deciding to join 3M. Luis is part of a global team that is responsible for 3M’s Novec 1230 Fire Protection Fluid business with a focus on the US.
Specialized Detection Technologies
Aspirating Smoke Detectors Sensing technologies and their ability to detect fires continue to evolve. The FAAST series delivers highly accurate Standard Fire Detection, Early Warning Fire Detection, and Very Early Warning Fire Detection that meets the needs of a variety of environments.
Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire Detectors This plug-in fire detector combines four separate sensing elements in one unit: 1. photoelectric chamber senses airborne particulate for smoke detection, 2. electrochemical cell technology monitors carbon monoxide (CO) produced by smoldering fires, 3. infrared (IR) sensing measures ambient light levels and flame signatures, and 4. thermal detection monitors temperature.
Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire/CO Detectors The Advanced Multi-Criteria Fire/CO Detector (AMCF/CO) is a plug-in, addressable device that provides both fire and carbon monoxide (CO) detection. For fire, the detector combines four separate sensing elements in one unit to sense multiple components of a fire. This approach enables enhanced sensitivity to real fire with heightened immunity to nuisance particulate. For CO, the detector’s electrochemical sensing cell creates a separate signal for life safety CO detection.
Presented by: Mike Madden • National Sales Manager • Gamewell/FCI
Mike is the National Sales Manager at Gamewell-FCI, which is one of the Honeywell Fire Systems brands. Mike is in his 46th year in the fire alarm industry, with the last twenty-four (24) years with Gamewell-FCI.
Mike is the Founding President of the Illinois Automatic Fire Alarm Association and has been active in many other associations in the industry including NFPA, NEMA, and AFAA. Mike was a Task Group member for interoperability on the ANSI/UL 2572 Standard Technical Panel. Mike spends much of his time advocating the installation of Mass Notification Systems to the military and works closely with Naval Facilities Command (NAVFAC) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).