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  • FSIB - Docufile
    Inspection Bureau FSIB was established in 2007 to provide independent services for Commercial and Industrial enterprises to ensure that life safety fire detection and gaseous extinguishing systems are installed in accordance with current South African standards The leading Insurance Companies and Insurance Brokers have recognised the FSIB Fire Systems Inspection Bureau as an independent third party organisation who have the competency to conduct these tasks They recommend that all fire detection systems and gaseous extinguishing systems installed in commercial and industrial properties be inspected and certified to be compliant with South African standards and Codes of Practise The FSIB is recommended by ASIB Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau and is a compulsory requirement of the FDIA Fire Detection Installers Association The division of duties in the design installation and commissioning of fire systems can lead to discrepancies in the finished installed system The FSIB conducts inspections on these installations to ensure they comply with standards and will perform correctly in fire situations Reliance on a single source design supply and install contract leaves the client in the hands of a single party with no technical back up The FSIB provides a third party assessment of such installations Having no connections with consultants contractors or suppliers allows us to provide an independent unbiased view to the installed system All inspections are conducted in strict compliance with laid down standards and compliance certificates are awarded for correctly installed systems Inspections are conducted for end users consultants and contractors We conduct inspections in computer rooms data centres warehouse facilities factories mines shopping complexes offices industrial plants power stations to name but a few Our current client list includes TFMC VODACOM SASOL INVESTEC CAPE GATE RAND WATER STANDARD BANK ANGLO PLATINUM GAUTENG TRAIN ASSMANG WOOLWORTHS SUN INTERNATIONAL RAND WATER BASF ESKOM GROWTHPOINT PROPERTIES TRANSNET SARS CERTIFICATION The FSIB provides compliance certification on installations that are designed and installed in compliance with local and international standards These certificates are used for local authorities and insurance companies as proof of the safety of the building with these systems installed Insurance companies are satisfied when presented with a compliance certificate from the FSIB The certificate is proof of correct fire installations to insurance companies if claims for fire damage are submitted INSPECTION CONTRACTS Building changes installation of partitioning for office relocation service technicians conducting changes during the year can affect the layout and operation of your fire systems Annual inspections become a necessity End user contract agreements are growing in popularity with corporate clients to ensure that fire systems are certified on a yearly basis Compliance certificates are valid for one year and should be reviewed annually By joining the list of signed up agreement clients the FSIB remind you of inspections due Join up now FIRE SYSTEM DESIGN With 25 years experience in the fire detection and gaseous extinguishing arena we are well positioned to offer fire system design services for end users Our in depth knowledge of the South African standards and knowledge of all products

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/business-areas/23-business-areas/system-design/84-docufile (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - Eskom Power Station
    to ensure that life safety fire detection and gaseous extinguishing systems are installed in accordance with current South African standards The leading Insurance Companies and Insurance Brokers have recognised the FSIB Fire Systems Inspection Bureau as an independent third party organisation who have the competency to conduct these tasks They recommend that all fire detection systems and gaseous extinguishing systems installed in commercial and industrial properties be inspected and certified to be compliant with South African standards and Codes of Practise The FSIB is recommended by ASIB Automatic Sprinkler Inspection Bureau and is a compulsory requirement of the FDIA Fire Detection Installers Association The division of duties in the design installation and commissioning of fire systems can lead to discrepancies in the finished installed system The FSIB conducts inspections on these installations to ensure they comply with standards and will perform correctly in fire situations Reliance on a single source design supply and install contract leaves the client in the hands of a single party with no technical back up The FSIB provides a third party assessment of such installations Having no connections with consultants contractors or suppliers allows us to provide an independent unbiased view to the installed system All inspections are conducted in strict compliance with laid down standards and compliance certificates are awarded for correctly installed systems Inspections are conducted for end users consultants and contractors We conduct inspections in computer rooms data centres warehouse facilities factories mines shopping complexes offices industrial plants power stations to name but a few Our current client list includes TFMC VODACOM SASOL INVESTEC CAPE GATE RAND WATER STANDARD BANK ANGLO PLATINUM GAUTENG TRAIN ASSMANG WOOLWORTHS SUN INTERNATIONAL RAND WATER BASF ESKOM GROWTHPOINT PROPERTIES TRANSNET SARS CERTIFICATION The FSIB provides compliance certification on installations that are designed and installed in compliance with local and international standards These certificates are used for local authorities and insurance companies as proof of the safety of the building with these systems installed Insurance companies are satisfied when presented with a compliance certificate from the FSIB The certificate is proof of correct fire installations to insurance companies if claims for fire damage are submitted INSPECTION CONTRACTS Building changes installation of partitioning for office relocation service technicians conducting changes during the year can affect the layout and operation of your fire systems Annual inspections become a necessity End user contract agreements are growing in popularity with corporate clients to ensure that fire systems are certified on a yearly basis Compliance certificates are valid for one year and should be reviewed annually By joining the list of signed up agreement clients the FSIB remind you of inspections due Join up now FIRE SYSTEM DESIGN With 25 years experience in the fire detection and gaseous extinguishing arena we are well positioned to offer fire system design services for end users Our in depth knowledge of the South African standards and knowledge of all products supplied into the industry allows us to design the most suited and cost effective system for

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/business-areas/23-business-areas/system-design/85-eskom-power-station (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - TECHNICAL TIT BIT
    applications Higher Class A design concentration must be used for Server rooms or areas where deep bundled cables are present Class A design concentrations should be utilised for flammable fires gasses and liquids The following are the design concentrations for the various products from the various parts of SANS 14520 HFC 227ea FM200 Novec HFC 125 IG 55 Argonite IG 541 Inergen SANS 14520 Part 9 2008 Part 5 2008 Part 8 2008 Part 14 2008 Part 15 2008 Class B 9 0 5 9 12 1 47 5 41 2 Surface class A 7 9 5 3 11 2 40 3 39 9 Higher class A 8 5 5 6 11 5 45 1 39 9 For specialised fuels acetone methanol etc refer to the tables in the relevant parts of SANS 14520 It is the job of the consultant contractor inspector and end user that these design concentration are applied to installations in South Africa Latest Bulletins TECHNICAL TIT BIT BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS INDUSTRY BODIES ALL CHANGE AT THE SAQCC FIRE CONTRACTOR LISTINGS FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING COURSES GAIN APPROVAL HARD DISKS CRASH DURING GAS DISCHARGE DESIGN DESK INSPECTION UPDATE 2015 FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING WELCOMES SHANE NEFDT Bulletin No

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/bulletins/99-technical-tit-bit (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS
    recent inspections we found upright modules installed in an inverted manner with the nozzle at the bottom even though this meant that the label was upside down and difficult to read This would have resulted in the gas not extinguishing a fire as the dip tube will be pointed sky ward and have only nitrogen to dispel A GOLD STAR TO FIRE AND SECURITY TECHNIQUES In discussions with the manufacturer of this equipment they informed us that they are one step ahead and have produced a new label showing the mounting position of the cylinder with an arrow depicting This Way Up Here s hoping installers take a little more care and read the gas cylinder labels properly before ploughing ahead with the installation Latest Bulletins TECHNICAL TIT BIT BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS INDUSTRY BODIES ALL CHANGE AT THE SAQCC FIRE CONTRACTOR LISTINGS FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING COURSES GAIN APPROVAL HARD DISKS CRASH DURING GAS DISCHARGE DESIGN DESK INSPECTION UPDATE 2015 FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING WELCOMES SHANE NEFDT Bulletin No 8 Further reading BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS Bulletin No 1 Bulletin No 2 Bulletin No 3 Bulletin No 4 Bulletin No 5 Bulletin No 6 Bulletin No 7 Bulletin No 8 CONTRACTOR LISTINGS DESIGN

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/bulletins/98-bad-news-installations (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - INDUSTRY BODIES | ALL CHANGE AT THE SAQCC FIRE
    by the sub committee chairperson and vice chairperson The Detection and Gas Suppression division voted the following persons into office Chairperson Mrs Laura Swart Vice chair person Mr Nic Collins Treasurer Mrs Nichola Allen Training officer Mr Keith Norgate Technical officer Mr Hans Davel FDIA AGM The FDIA held its AGM at the Birchwood conference centre recently They voted in a new committee for the 2015 16 period Mr Matt Kielty was voted in to retain the chairmanship and ten other members elected as his support group Emphasis in the meeting was the low membership and the registration criteria Although the FDIA wish to uphold high levels of performance from its installers and suppliers it also has to consider the barriers to entry it has established This was duly discussed and a compromise reached to encourage new membership Latest Bulletins TECHNICAL TIT BIT BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS INDUSTRY BODIES ALL CHANGE AT THE SAQCC FIRE CONTRACTOR LISTINGS FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING COURSES GAIN APPROVAL HARD DISKS CRASH DURING GAS DISCHARGE DESIGN DESK INSPECTION UPDATE 2015 FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING WELCOMES SHANE NEFDT Bulletin No 8 Further reading BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS Bulletin No 1 Bulletin No 2 Bulletin No 3 Bulletin No 4 Bulletin

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/bulletins/97-industry-bodies-all-change-at-the-saqcc-fire (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - CONTRACTOR LISTINGS
    of the clients with little complaint or problems Latest Bulletins TECHNICAL TIT BIT BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS INDUSTRY BODIES ALL CHANGE AT THE SAQCC FIRE CONTRACTOR LISTINGS FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING COURSES GAIN APPROVAL HARD DISKS CRASH DURING GAS DISCHARGE DESIGN DESK INSPECTION UPDATE 2015 FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING WELCOMES SHANE NEFDT Bulletin No 8 Further reading BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS Bulletin No 1 Bulletin No 2 Bulletin No 3 Bulletin No 4 Bulletin

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/bulletins/96-contractor-listings (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING: COURSES GAIN APPROVAL
    South Africa In the future these courses will be a prerequisite for certain people applying for authorised person status at the SAQCC Fire Latest Bulletins TECHNICAL TIT BIT BAD NEWS INSTALLATIONS INDUSTRY BODIES ALL CHANGE AT THE SAQCC FIRE CONTRACTOR LISTINGS FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING COURSES GAIN APPROVAL HARD DISKS CRASH DURING GAS DISCHARGE DESIGN DESK INSPECTION UPDATE 2015 FIRE SYSTEMS TRAINING WELCOMES SHANE NEFDT Bulletin No 8 Further reading BAD

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/bulletins/95-fire-systems-training-courses-gain-approval (2016-04-26)
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  • FSIB - HARD DISKS CRASH DURING GAS DISCHARGE
    and bells operating and the noise from the pressure of the gas escaping from the nozzle Although this is a rare occurrence around the world where thousands of systems have been installed and many discharges have occurred with no problem to computer room equipment at all we should take note that we must be careful of noises above 110db It is also strange and unresolved as to why only a few HDD s are damaged in a rack of maybe a hundred of the same devices Odd HDD damage in different cabinets has also been experienced Why some hard drives survive high noise levels and others fail still mystifies us There are measures that can be taken to assist in preventing this problem from occurring here are some of the factors to consider Audible devices for warnings to people in the data centre are critical however ensure that they are configured to not exceed 90db Ensure the gas design parameters are accurate the room volume the gas quantity the pipe routing all ensure the gas discharges within the parameters of the manufacturer Inaccuracies here can lead to higher noise levels from higher pressures at the nozzle Increase the discharge time by extending it from 60 seconds to 120 seconds ensures that the slower discharge will follow with less screaming at the nozzle Although SANS 14520 states 60 seconds discharge USA have moved to 120 seconds and changes in Europe are leading to 120 second discharges in higher class A environments Most manufacturers have produced a nozzle silencer these are expensive but do deaden the noise consult with your supplier regarding availability of these Increase the number and decrease the spacing of the nozzles to reduce noise levels Try to keep nozzle positions away from the cabinets housing HDD s as

    Original URL path: http://www.fsib.co.za/index.php/bulletins/94-hard-disks-crash-during-gas-discharge (2016-04-26)
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