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The next generation in fire detection
published Friday, June 1, 2018 12:00 AM
Cirrus Hybrid represents the next evolutionary step in the advancement of fire detection systems.
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Do not let untrained personnel maintain fire suppression systems
published Tuesday, May 1, 2018 12:00 AM
Alien Systems & Technologies (AST) takes great care to ensure that its fire protection systems are designed and manufactured to the highest quality standards. In addition, its personnel are highly trained ...
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Do not let untrained personnel maintain fire suppression systems
published Sunday, April 1, 2018 12:00 AM
In a world where safety systems are of paramount importance, the integrity of these systems becomes a focal point. Fire protection systems are a case in point. Alien Systems & Technologies (AST) takes ...
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Room integrity testing
published Monday, January 1, 2018 12:00 AM
Alien Systems and Technologies (AST) is the first company in Africa to offer room integrity testing (RIT). The company’s performance in the industry is supported by its highly qualified, specialised team, ...
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AST launches new fire detection system into Africa
published Friday, July 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Alien Systems & Technologies has announced the latest in linear heat detection systems – the ProReact range of linear detection heat cables. Linear heat detection is a cable type of detection, formally ...
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When there’s clouds (not smoke), there’s fire
published Tuesday, March 1, 2016 12:00 AM
Fire protection systems form a crucial part in any risk management system. They control and minimise the consequences of a fire. The best outcome of course is to reduce the consequence to a negligible ...
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AST Africa introduces Whisp-Air
published Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:00 AM
Silent delivery nozzle eliminates vibration damage to hard drives when a gaseous fire extinguishing system discharges in the data centre.
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Fire extinguishing gas system sound issues
published Friday, May 1, 2015 12:00 AM
Noise and vibration sensitivity problems in disk drives.
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published Sunday, March 1, 2015 12:00 AM
Did you know that you now need a certificate of conformity for gaseous fire extinguishing system installations? These certificates are, in fact, a legal requirement and an inspection report cannot be ...
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Room integrity testing in fire extinguishing systems
published Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:00 AM
All gas extinguishing system standards require a certain concentration of extinguishant to be maintained in an area for a minimum time period, generally 10 minutes for clean agents. Discharge testing ...
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Protecting the paper mill against fire
published Wednesday, October 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Flammable material must be handled safely, sources of ignition excluded and good housekeeping standards maintained.
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IFE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety
published Monday, September 1, 2014 12:00 AM
Two more Alien Systems & Technologies employees have achieved an IFE Level 2 Certificate in Fire Science, Operations and Safety. Design engineer, Nathan Stewart, and Room Integrity Testing Technician, ...
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Are the Halon Bandits back?
published Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:00 AM
A few years ago when Halon gases were banned, the industry saw a brief rise of what it termed ‘Halon Bandits’. Unscrupulous companies would offer to remove Halon gas filled cylinders at no cost, only ...
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Environmentally friendly fire suppression solutions
published Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 AM
It seems governments have a different outlook this time around The problem is engineers and designers need to provide fire protection for hazards such as computer rooms, sub-floors, tape storage, telecommunications/switchgear, ...
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Pyrogen achieves SABS approval
published Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:00 AM
A remarkable and highly effective fire suppression system.
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The first 400 bar inert gas filling plant in Africa
published Friday, November 1, 2013 12:00 AM
The first production filling plant on the African continent for gas fire suppression cylinders up to 100 litre capacity is now open. Last year, Alien Systems & Technologies embarked on a project to revolutionise ...
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Internally fitted industrial fire suppression systems
published Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Until recently, the traditional method of fire detection and suppression for buildings and rooms was confined to smoke detection and flooding by a fire suppression medium. These mediums were mostly in ...
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The first 400 bar inert gas filling plant in Africa
published Tuesday, October 1, 2013 12:00 AM
The first production filling plant on the African continent for gas fire suppression cylinders up to 100 litre capacity is now open. Last year, Alien Systems & Technologies embarked on a project to revolutionise ...
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Low pressure monitor gauge
published Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Sometimes end-users, insurance companies and fire consultants require a means of remote monitoring for low pressure on pilot actuation cylinders. This add-on feature allows for automatic signalling of ...
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Conveyor belt fire protection
published Monday, July 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Alien Systems & Technologies can provide fire detection and protection systems for conveyors of all forms.
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Reducing fire risks in electrical substation environments
published Saturday, June 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Fire detection and extinguishing systems reduce the consequential damage.
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Pyrosense3 – industrial fire suppression control panel
published Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Pyrosense3 is a new generation industrial extinguishing panel, EMI hardened for immunity to the electrical noise typically found in industrial locations. The simple, programmable configuration options ...
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Automated fire protection solutions
published Monday, April 1, 2013 12:00 AM
State-of-the-art safety and security at SAPS’ 10111 Centre.
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Fire risks that affect the power generation industry
published Friday, March 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Different areas of the plant need different fire protection strategies.
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Conveyor system protection
published Tuesday, January 1, 2013 12:00 AM
Fire prevention and detection on static and moving conveyors.
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AST Africa saddles up
published Saturday, December 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Alien Systems & Technologies has announced its support and sponsorship of three South African show jumpers: Warrick Sithole, Isaac Sibanda and Amos Siriba.    Warrick, Isaac and Amos all work as grooms ...
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Fire protection for the mining and metals industry
published Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Transformers and electrical switchgear are common in the mining and metals industry and so there is the ever present risk of oil fires. Alien Systems & Technologies Pyrogen and Pyrostorm extinguishing ...
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Managing fire risks prevents manufacturing disruption
published Monday, October 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Gaseous flooding offers ‘dry’ protection for high value electronic equipment.
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Green Supply Chain award for AST
published Monday, October 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Alien Systems & Technologies’ Pyroshield Gaseous Fire Suppression System has been awarded runner up in the Best Product under R1 million category at the Green Supply Chain Awards 2012. According to the ...
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Fire-Pak breathing apparatus
published Monday, October 1, 2012 12:00 AM
The Fire-Pak Breathing Apparatus is the latest offering from Alien Systems & Technologies. This innovative product services a host of applications including high rise buildings, offices, hotels, hospitals, ...
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Fire prevention for mine vehicles
published Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:00 AM
What are the activation methods in use today on mining vehicle fire extinguishing systems?
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Are you in the clear?
published Friday, June 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Building management fire protection and risk analysis models.
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Fire protection for the paper mill
published Tuesday, May 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Flammable material must be handled safely, sources of ignition excluded and good housekeeping standards maintained.
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Safer fire protection in the data centre
published Sunday, April 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Pyroshield fire suppression system increases reliability and reduces environmental impact.
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Fire protection for substations
published Thursday, March 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Pyrogen aerosol generators localise the fire source and minimise collateral damage
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Investec backs Alien Systems & Technologies
published Sunday, January 1, 2012 12:00 AM
Investec Bank and Jala Capital, an empowerment company with international links, have acquired shares in leading fire engineering company, Alien Systems & Technologies, specialist backing that will allow ...
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Conveyor belt fire protection
published Tuesday, November 1, 2011 12:00 AM
What solutions are available? The movement of materials for mining, paper milling, food production and the like, is of critical importance to any operation: the key decision being transport reliability ...
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