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October 30, 2012  The Standards Council, at its meeting on October 30, 2012, voted to issue the TIA on NFPA 2001, Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems, 2012 edition, with an effective date of November 19, 2012.  The TIA clarifies the pipe requirement for inert gas systems.  For more information visit the NFPA website.

March 6, 2012  The NFPA Standards Council issued a TIA on NFPA 75 2009 edition effective March 26, 2012.   Click here to read more.

 

January 4, 2012  A recent article in the NFPA Journal discussed fire protection in Antarctica.  One can imagine the potential for serious consequences of fire in facilities surrounded by the cold barren landscape of Antarctica.  Replacement of facilities destroyed by fire is not readily accomplished in this harsh environment.  Early in the morning of December 2, 2010 fire broke out on a generator in the McMurdo Station powerhouse.  Click here to read more.

 

December 14, 2011  Modern computer facilities produce lots of heat and requiring constant cooling to keep equipment functioning.  Loss of cooling in a data center will quickly cause equipment, especially the servers which process data, to overheat and shutdown.  A requirement inadvertantly added to the 2009 edition of NFPA 75 Standard for Protection of Information Technology Equipment now requires shutdown of cooling airflow upon detection of smoke under a raised floor.  GSI's Tom Wysocki is part of a task group seeking to remove the requirement.  Click here to read more.

 

August 17, 2011

A revision to NFPA 2001 Standard for Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing systems will become effective on August 31, 2011.  Among the revisions to the standard are changes in minimum design concentrations of clean agents for Class A and Class C fires. 

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September 1, 2010

A new version of Agent Calcs for high pressure CO2 is now ready for immediate shipment.  The new version accomodates cylinders up to 120 lb. capacity. . . click here for more.

 

June 30, 2010

FSSA offers update to guide and software for estimating peak pressures during discharge of gaseous clean agent fire systems.  NFPA 2001 Edition 2008 requires estimates. . . click here for more

 

May 7, 2010

The FSSA announced today that three students from the Fire Protection and Safety Technology program at Oklahoma State University have been awarded FSSA Educational Foundation scholarships for 2010.  For details, you may visit the FSSA website.

 

August 20, 2009

GSI's Wysocki presents webinar on Clean Agents and the Environment . . . click here for information and link to presentation

 

August 5, 2009

NFPA Standards Council recognizes GSI's Tom Wysocki for . . . click here for information

 

January 15, 2009

GSI releases generic Marine High Pressure CO2 flow program . . . click here for information

 

September 5, 2008

NFPA 75 Standard for the Protection of Information Technology Equipment Edition 2009 released. . . click here for more

 

November 6, 2008

FSSA offers a guide and software to estimate peak pressures during discharge of gaseous clean agent fire systems.  NFPA 2001 Edition 2008 requires estimates. . . click here for more

 

November 6, 2008

FSSA offers a guide and software to estimate peak pressures during discharge of gaseous clean agent fire systems.  NFPA 2001 Edition 2008 requires estimates. . . click here for more

 

February 2008   The Fire Suppression Systems Association (FSSA) is the world's premier trade association dedicated to the advancement of special hazards fire extinguishing system technology.  The association celebrates its 26th anniversary this month.  GSI's Tom Wysocki serves as the Technical Director of the FSSA. For more information on the FSSA, please visit their website site at www.fssa.net .

 

September, 2007

GSI's President featured in Halon Herald - but not for accomplishments in fire protection?  Read more . . .

 

August 15, 2007   NFPA 12 and NFPA 2001, 2008 editions, were issued by the NFPA Standards Council and are now in effect.  For more information, Click here.

 

May 21 2007  Fike and DuPont conduct important tests on Class C fires.  For more information, Click here.

 

January 2005  The new NFPA handbook on "Fire Protection for Special Hazards" is now available.  GSI's Tom Wysocki contributed his years of experience as designer, installer, and expert witness as author of the chapter on carbon dioxide systems.  Click here to link to the NFPA website to learn more about this new handbook.

 

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