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11/07/2013

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William E. Fitch

Hi Casey,
You may be aware of these projects but thought I would send this along in case you don't.

Research project develops “SensProCloth”

http://advancedtextilessource.com/2013/11/research-project-develops-sensprocloth/

Bill

MARIA SOFIA B MENDOZA

Im in the fire service therefore any new technology will be beneficial to my profession, im interested. Thanks.

Jim Quintiere

This is a long time coming. I would like to help.

Jim Quintiere

Jacob Y Wong

We still need R&D in developing and securing smart fire sensors as a first step. I am happy to report that for the first time in decades low cost (15-20 years), high resolution (+/- 2-3 ppm of Carbon Monoxide and +/- 10 ppm CO2) NDIR gas sensors are finally available for fire protection for the general public. With this long-needed gas sensors available used in achieving much smarter fire sensors, false alarm is history. Smoke detectors will still be needed but their threshold can be set lower and therefore much faster without false alarm. Lethal CO poisoning can be avoided at the same time with the same fire alarm. Flaming fires can now be detected with the use of CO2 sensor detecting unusually rapid rise of CO2 concentration. A multi-criteria fire alarm ("Mcfa")is finally here at long last!

Jacob Wong
Airware Inc.
www.airware-inc.com

Jacob Y Wong

Not mentioned in my earlier comment with many responders asking, the high volume unit production cost for the "Mcfa" sensor described inclusive of a CO detector is under US$10. Life expectancy of such a Mcfa sensor will be 20-25years with no output drifts whatsoever throughout its life. Including a CO2 sensor for detecting flaming fires in the Mcfa, the unit production cost would be ~S$ 15.00.

Claude-Emmanuel Boisson

amazing project. the core topics, I think, are the behavior of the sensors and the lan (or lans if redundencies)in "hot conditions" (noise, heat, flames, explosions, smoke,...), the building "local and global" behavior assessment in real time, the fire expansions forecats, and the fir fighting strategies. All the rest exists more or less "off the shelves" including threat assessments, tactical situation in real time, communication, ... we intent also to work on such equivalent projects.

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