Ayrilmis N.,Istanbul University |
Akbulut T.,Istanbul University |
Dundar T.,Istanbul University |
White R.H.,Protection One |
And 4 more authors.
Construction and Building Materials
Physical, mechanical, and fire properties of the injection-molded wood flour/polypropylene composites incorporated with different contents of boron compounds; borax/boric acid and zinc borate, and phosphate compounds; mono and diammonium phosphates were investigated. The effect of the coupling agent content, maleic anhydride-grafted polypropylene, on the properties of the composites with fire-retardant was also investigated. The composites with the zinc borate had the highest dimensional stability and strength in the bending, tensile, and izod impact, followed by the monoammonium phosphate, borax/boric acid, and diammonium phosphate treatments. The treatments produced modest improvements in fire performance as indicated by reductions in the heat release rates. Best results were achieved with the phosphate treatments. The Scanning Electron Microscope-Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy elemental mapping of the samples revealed that the outer surface of the wood fibers was coated by some crystalline deposits of the fire-retardants. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source
Bagherpour A.,University of New Brunswick |
McLeod I.M.,Protection One |
Holloway A.G.L.,University of New Brunswick
Transactions of the ASABE
An important characteristic of liquid sprays is the statistical distribution of droplet sizes that they produce. Knowledge of the droplet size distribution is particularly important for pesticide applications because droplet size affects trajectory, probability of contact with the target pest, and the biological dose. This article describes an experimental study of the spray plume of a rotary-cage atomizer in a wind tunnel environment with an air speed typical of aerial application (60 to 70 m s-1). Comparative measurements of droplet velocity and diameter were made using phase Doppler interferometer (PDI) and laser diffraction (LD) instruments. The present study is unique because it reports full droplet velocity and size data over a range of streamwise distances from the atomizer. High droplet concentrations and strong flow recirculation in the near wake (x/D < 2) were found to have a significant effect on the LD measurements. At greater downwind distances (x/D > 8), droplet velocities were found to be more uniform, and droplet size measurements using LD and PDI instruments were found to be in close agreement. © 2012 American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Source
Grant C.C.,Protection One
This study provides a literature review of prior research on respiratory exposure for fire fighters and other emergency responders, and includes an information collection effort that provides a summary review of field measurement technology and selected fire department Standard Operating Procedures and Standard Operating Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) relating to respiratory exposure. The purpose of this study is to raise awareness on the need for emergency responder respiratory protection, promote and support specific fire service respiratory exposure related research, and to help develop best practice fire service guidance for determining when to use and discontinue use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and other respiratory protective equipment. The applications of primary focus include atmospheres that are possibly hazardous yet tenable, such as during overhaul operations, fighting outdoor fires, or limited exposure situations. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. Source
Protection One | Date: 2007-02-15
security alarm systems, namely theft alarms not for use on vehicles, anti-intrusion alarms, temperature sensors, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, electronic control panels and video surveillance equipment consisting of security cameras and closed circuit televisions; access control and alarm monitoring systems consisting of magnetic encoded card readers and magnetic identifying cards. installation, repair, and maintenance of security alarms, fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, electronic control panels and video surveillance equipment consisting of security cameras and closed circuit televisions; installation, repair, and maintenance of access control and alarm monitoring systems consisting of magnetic encoded card readers and magnetic identifying cards. electronic monitoring services for security purposes in the field of intrusion detection, fire detection, and carbon monoxide detection; security alarm response services; monitoring telephone calls from subscribers and notifying emergency facilities; online monitoring, namely video monitoring of facilities viewable through a global computer network; control of building environmental access and security systems, namely remote administration of magnetic encoded card readers and magnetic identifying cards via a global computer network.
Protection One | Date: 2014-06-24
Mobile personal emergency response system, namely, an electronic personal emergency response system consisting of a device worn on the body with a button that users push to notify others in the event of an emergency; wearable medical device for connecting to emergency care specialists, namely, an emergency notification system comprised of a device worn on the body with a button that users push to notify others in the event of an emergency for connecting to an emergency response entity through a communication network and allowing audio and data communication between the processor and the entity. Remote monitoring of data indicative of the health or condition of an individual for medical assistance purposes; medical assistance services provided via telecommunication and global computer networks for individuals with health problems through the use of wearable medical devices monitoring medical information from electronic patient monitoring devices and connecting individuals to emergency care specialists. Medical alarm monitoring and reporting services.