For contents verification, there are inspection tools currently in use – and a nod to the future of constant monitoring remotely 24/7 365: Coltraco manufacture the portable liquid level indicator Portalevel™ used by fire technicians for the contents checking of CO2, old Halons, FM-200™ and NOVEC™ 1230. Portalevel™ liquid level readings are then converted to agent weight readings via the Portasteele™ Calculator - the world’s first.
Constant monitoring of the contents of gaseous systems is now enabled via the 24/7 system Permalevel™ Multiplex, but the fire industry is highly resistant to using technology to constantly monitor the pressurized systems which it installs. The Permalevel® Multiplex is the first system worldwide that is capable of monitoring the liquid level indicator of critical fire suppression cylinder systems on a constant basis. It gives a facility total visibility on the real-time status of all their critical fire systems. Continuous monitoring must be implemented, in 2017, this is expected.
For Room integrity: Portascanner™ 520 is a hand-held product designed to identify leak-sites in Protected Spaces. It is simple to create from this the means to constantly monitor room integrity as the building ages or its internal use changes and leak sites develop.
There is no use in waiting or denying the problem, continuous monitoring and Safesite technologies must be adopted now. Technological development is inevitable and that can’t wait for regulations any longer.
We will not stop until the ungoverned space is fully recognized and dealt with. There is no room for the industry to fall back into old habits. The ungoverned space must be recognized, the science is clear and it shows that the risk to people and infrastructure is real and high