Cooling fan behind fire at Cape Town mortuary, fire services says

A cooling fan which caught alight has been found to be the cause of a fire at the Salt River Mortuary, City of Cape Town fire services confirmed on Friday.

A provincial health forensic pathology services official came across the fire while doing his afternoon fridge checks and inspections on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire originated in one of the walk-in refrigerators, pathology services spokesperson Deanna Bessick said.

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Tackling mobile plant fires

Approved factory-fitted or retrofitted fire suppression systems are readily available, from companies such as Dafo, for heavy handling equipment.

Burnt-out wrecks of equipment parked up awaiting an insurance assessor or an occupational safety officer to inspect them remain an all too familiar sight in port terminals.

Insurance industry figures indicate that 50% of all fires on mobile plant are due to poor maintenance. The main cause of fire is fuel, hydraulic fluid, lubricants or built-up flammable deposits leaking on to hot surfaces.

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Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection – Innovation Label Winner at Busworld Europe 2019!

The Innovation label was rewarded to Dafo Vehicle Fire Proetction’s research Li-IonFire which is one of the most advanced research projects funded under the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation – H2020 – under the SME Funding Scheme. Li-IonFire investigates how to deal with fire hazards of Li-ion batteries in vehicles in order to provide solutions for to reducing the risks and consequences of a thermal incident in or in connection with Li-ion batteries in heavy commercial HEVs and EVs, such as buses and trucks

Conveyor belts are a leading cause of mining fires

This year has proven to be one of the deadliest for mine safety in South Africa since 2012. One of the leading causes of deaths and injury in mines is fire and a large proportion of fires are caused by conveyor belts. Conveyor belts are widely used in mining, both under and above ground.

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Conveyor belts are a leading cause of underground fires yet they are avoidable

This year has proven to be one of the deadliest for mine safety in South Africa since 2012. One of the leading causes of deaths and injury in mines is fire and a large proportion of fires are caused by conveyor belts. Conveyor belts are widely used in mining, both under and above ground.

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Conveyor fire prevention system rolling out

Fire protection systems provider Advanced Automated Systems (AAS) is focusing on improving the fire prevention system of conveyors as opposed to most fire-prevention companies that try to prevent the spreading of fires already active on conveyor systems.

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Death toll in Phalaborwa mine fire rises to six

All but one of the mineworkers who were trapped underground at the Phalaborwa copper mine in Limpopo have died‚ police confirmed on Monday.
Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the last remaining body was recovered in the early hours of the morning‚ bringing the death toll to six.

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K5 Safety Patch

Advanced Automated Systems introduces new product on the African Market.

The K5 Safety Patch is a revolutionary new way of protecting small volumes such as distribution boards, junction boxes and wall sockets. The self-adhesive patch contains micro-encapsulated clean agent gas pockets which will release the clean agent gas at 110 degrees Celcius to effectively suppress a fire condition. The patch requires no maintenance and has a 5 year lifespan.