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Use and Construction of Austrian Masonry Heaters – Back to the Future

Designs of conventional open solid fuel burning fire places vary; these devices are primitive in terms of efficiency and heat transfer and comfort and result in negative impacts to local air quality, yet remain widely in use.  The majority of municipalities will no longer permit the construction of these primitive heating devices.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 17:30
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Fire Protection in Power Generation Facilities

Fire Protection and Loss Control in Power Generation Facilities:

 

Power generation facilities vary significantly depending on the mode of Power Generation. For instance, they may be nuclear, hydro-electric, steam powered turbo-generators or wind or tide powered with or without interconnection with private and public utility grids. A combination of facilities is relatively common on large sites.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 17:30
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Tyco Invite: Free Technology and Code Symposium on Jun 2, 2016

Tyco is inviting Fire Protection Engineers and other in the industry to attent their Technology and Code Symposium on Jun 2, 2016 in Vancouver at the trade and convention centre.  

 

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April 5: Effective strategies for assessment and processing of heritage improvement projects (panel discussion)

The mechanisms for upgrading buildings have developed significantly over the last 20 years- particularly in the City of Vancouver. While the current guidance for upgrading buildings is more definitive and intended to be flexible, the individual characteristics of historic and other existing buildings often require a bespoke i.e. customized-strategy to be developed. The perception in the development and design community is that it is more difficult to upgrade existing structures; certain professionals and others may have perceptions about the level of

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 17:00
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Fire Protection of LNG facilities

The provincial push for exploration and development of natural gas in British Columbia requires significant investment in liquefied natural gas (LNG).  The hazards of liquefied natural gas are well documented but the extraction, processing and storage hazards as well as fire prevention and fire protection of LNG facilities require careful analysis and engineering judgement.

Don Delcourt of Jensen Hughes Consulting Canada will present an overview of Liquefied Natural Gas plants, LNG properties, LNG plant hazards, fire & explosion risks and typical mitigation measures.  He was involved in a three year project with BC Hydro to determine the fire & explosion risks, and major fire protection upgrades to the Tilbury Island LNG plant before it was sold to BC Gas/Terasen/FortisBC's.  Don will also provide lessons learned on our current approach to risk assessment and deterministic gas  modeling.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 17:30
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