Canadian Consulting Engineer

Fire Products (May 01, 2004)

May 1, 2004
By Canadian Consulting Engineer



The Bilco Company’s Lumivent is a domed automatic fire vent that provides natural daylight, energy efficiency and automatic fire venting. It has a 40% better insulating performance than traditional domes. Vent actuation is with Bilco’s patented Thermolatch II latching mechanism that prevents inadvertent opening by wind or vibrations.


Silent Knight, part of Honeywell’s fire group, has introduced the Model 5104 six-zone fire control communicator. UL-listed for NFPA 72 Central Station and Remote Supervising Station Fire Alarm System Service, it provides digital fire reporting over ordinary telephone lines.

The new Suprema Control System by MSA is a modular, intelligent monitoring system for fire and gas detection. It provides signal processing for up to 256 inputs and 512 relay and analog inputs. The flexible system can be configured in the field and is compatible with MSA fire and gas products, as well as a variety of third-party devices.

Notifier has announced the UniNet Lite fire alarm system. The hardware/software package allows users to graphically capture events and conditions throughout a facility. It builds on the GUI capability of the powerful UniNet 2000 Network Monitoring suite.UniNet Lite can be used with graphic floor plans from existing buildings. Available in multiple languages.

The Fire Safety Division of Siemens Building Technologies has introduced the FS-250, a cost-effective intelligent fire alarm panel for small and mid-size facilities such as schools, healthcare facilities, strip malls, motels and office buildings. The intelligent devices are polarity insensitive and able to operate on standard wire with no special twist or shield, so existing systems can be upgraded to the FS250 easily. Programmable from a keypad or through Windows-based PC software.

Fire-Lite Alarms have a new version of the compact MS-9600 addressable fire alarm panel. The MS-9600 V2 can support a total of 636 devices including an addressable dual-monitor module, heat detectors and duct detector.

GE Security has launched the NetworX NX-8E-CF Commercial fire system. It is a 12V integrated burglary/fire control system that provides up to 192 zones of protection.


Thomas Lighting’s Capri-Firedome recessed downlight fixtures achieve a 60-minute fire rating using an intumescent protective membrane that prevents the passage of fire, toxic fumes and ignitable gases into ceiling voids. The mineral wool membrane expands to seven times its nominal width when exposed to high temperatures. Available in 6-inch incandescent and vertical compact fluorescent housings.


SimplexGrinnell is offering nightclubs the chance to lease rather than buy sprinkler systems in order to comply with new laws in Rhode Island.

Viking’s COIN Quick Response Combustible Interstitial Space sprinkler is for specific light hazard combustible and non-combustible sealed horizontal spaces. Also, new Concealed Dry Sprinklers are pendant units that are easily installed after a system has been tested and the ceiling finished.

Edwards, a division of SPX Canada, has acquired Troy Sprinkler of Beamsville, Ontario. Edwards has a head office and manufacturing facilities in Owen Sound, Ont. Troy Sprinkler employs 33 people and operates in the Niagara peninsula.

Victaulic is providing the grooved end piping for fire protection, drains and plumbing in the Taipee Financial Center in Taiwan which is heading towards completion this year. At 508-metres and 101 stories, the skyscraper is one of the tallest in the world.


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