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Ventilation Systems (artificial and natural) - 24 July 2020

  • Essential requirements - the hazards of smoke
  • Critical conditions for temperature -  design values
  • Condition for flashover
  • Fire classes
  • Steady-state fires — not sprinklered
  • Steady state fires — sprinklered
  • T-square fires
  • Fuel bed-controlled fires
  • Axisymmetric plume/s
  • Design principles of a smoke management system
  • Systems intended to protect the area in which the fire/s start/s
  • Plumes above large fires
  • Smoke layer temperatures
  • Minimum number of smoke ventilators
  • Area of natural ventilators required
  • Required ventilation rate powered ventilation
  • Maximum dimensions for smoke reservoirs

Sprinkler Systems - 10 July 2020

  • Importance of a fire sprinkler system
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Component functions
  • Inspection process
  • Action upon activation of a sprinkler system​

FPASA is the Voluntary Association (VA) for the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). “Fire Origin and Cause Investigation” is a gazetted field of practice under which Fire Investigators may register. The FPASA has been the conduit in establishing the application and registration process with SACNASP. SACNASP is now open to receiving and considering applications for registration as a Professional Fire Investigator in SA, pending a review of a submitted portfolio of evidence and a panel interview. The current members of the Professional Advisory Committee (technical review panel) are Professor Asante of the Tshwane University of Technology (Chair), as well as Andre de Beer, CEO of Hexagon Fire.

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Good day loyal customers!

We hope that everyone is still staying safe, and respecting recommended and compulsory safety practices.

At the FPASA we take safety seriously, thus (though we have no cases of Covid-19 at our premises, past nor present), we have still decontaminated our site as a precautionary measure.

It is compulsory for all FPASA staff and visitors to wear masks (minimum 3-ply) and to maintain social distancing at all times. 

Remember: FPASA can assist you in Level 4 if you are deemed an essential service. 

Download the Decontamination Certificate here.

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June 2020 training

Edwards

Our Silence is Making Some Pretty Big Noise

Minimize nuisance alarms and business disruptions with the new Optica Smoke Detector. Introducing the Signature Optica smoke detector from Edwards™, part of a next-generation detection system engineered for modern materials and environments. Already certified to UL 268 requirements, Optica's state-of-the-art sensor technology differentiates between burning food, steam, or multiple types of fires, and responds appropriately. Delivering smart detection that alarms faster and more accurately than ever before, Optica sets the standard for intelligent response to today's threats.  With the added element of CO monitoring, this detector pulls double duty: continually monitoring the environment for signs of fire, as well as an invisible yet deadly companion — carbon monoxide. For more information, visit www.za.firesecurityproducts.com or contact us via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

*Please note this is not an endorsement by the FPASA as the Association does not endorse fire products. It is merely giving visibility to products in the marketplace, with the onus on the consumer to assess the compatibility of their occupancy with any products presented.

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fire prevention

Fire Prevention starts with you!

The most effective way to protect yourself and your home or business from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards. Knowledge is the key to help in preventing fires. See the articles below on Fire Safety tips and see how you can protect yourself from the dangers of fire.

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