Canadian Consulting Engineer

New Products

August 1, 2003
By Canadian Consulting Engineer

LIGHTINGAt Lightfair International 2003 in New York, awards included the following: Best new product of the year: Destiny ColorWash from TIR Systems, a flood and facade lighting system. Technical inno...


At Lightfair International 2003 in New York, awards included the following: Best new product of the year: Destiny ColorWash from TIR Systems, a flood and facade lighting system. Technical innovation: NSPL510S warm white LED from Nichia. Energy and Systems award: PL-H CFL System from Philips Lighting /Advance Transformer/BJB Electric. Controls: Model EPC-A Emergency Power Transfer Control from LVS. Site and Roadway: LED Illuminated StreetSign from Magni Flood. Vandal Resistant and Industrial Specialty: F-Bay fluorescent high bay fixture from Metalux. Ballast and transformers: ECO-10 IR dimming ballast with integrated IR receiver from Lutron Electronics. HID Lamps: Mastercolor 320-watt Pulse Start lamp from Philips. 404.220-2218


Viking has a new 4.9 K-Factor sprinkler for pendent and concealed residential applications. The company has also received FM approval for the Grate Nozzle for airport hangars.

SimplexGrinnell’s new 4004R Suppression Releasing Panel (right) controls the release of extinguishing systems such as Inergen, FM-200 preaction, water spray deluge and carbon dioxide used in high risk areas such as computer rooms, petrochemical facilities, power plants, etc. The Simplex 4010 and Simplex 4100U panels have also been enhanced for special hazards situations.

Great Lakes Chemical has new fire suppression products including Smokebloc AOM-100 smoke suppressant and flame retardant additive for PVC applications such as UL910-rated wire and cable.

Hilti’s CP 658T Firestop Plug is a reusable, flexible intumescent plug for cored or round holes in fire walls and floors. The CP 618 Firestop Putty Stick can be used to seal small openings.


HP has introduced a powerful line of servers based on Intel’s Itanium 2 1.5 gigahertz processor. The Integrity line ranges from one and two processor entry level systems up to a 64 processor HP Integrity Superdome server.


3M provided firestop products for the new terminal at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The systems are tested to CAN/ULC-S115-M95, and used for through-penetrations, perimeter joints, top-of-wall gaps, structural steel, emergency circuitry and grease/air ducts, etc. Products include intumescent, ablative, endothermic and insulative systems.


Thermoscreens is producing the Compact-2 series of unobtrusive, over-the-door heaters and air curtains for its launch in Canada. Tel. 705-458-9805.

Lochinvar makes the Charger Power Direct Vent commercial gas water heater for retrofits in restaurants and commercial kitchens. It also makes the Power Direct Vent residential gas water heater.


Ademco Group has launched the 5828V Wireless Voice Keypad. Mounts anywhere and has a built-in message centre. The company also has a new 4208SN Remote Point Module which adds eight zones to any Vista control that supports serial polling loop devices. Can be used on controls that support up to 250 zones.


Owens Corning’s Pink fibre glass *batt insulation, all blowing wools, extruded foam, Quiet Zone and other products have been given Greenguard Certification by the Greenguard Environmental Institute. Greenguard certification complies with criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program. It demonstrates that the products contribute minimal emissions to indoor environments.


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