Navigation Links
Fire forecast technology could help rescue teams save lives
Date:11/29/2010

Fires in homes and offices could be tackled more efficiently using technology that predicts how a blaze will spread.

A new technique is able to feed data taken from sensors located in burning buildings into computer models so that rescue services can predict how fires will spread.

The technology could save firefighters valuable time by giving several minutes of warning on how a fire will develop, helping them to contain the blaze and minimise its impact.

Simple sensors incorporated into smoke alarms, room temperature sensors or CCTV cameras can measure the temperature and height of a fire. Sophisticated computer models can then convert these into a forecast of the fire's dynamics.

This technology, known as Sensor Assisted Fire Fighting, has been developed by researchers at the University of Edinburgh. It allows real-time observation of a fire, with the forecast being constantly updated using information from the sensors. In the event of a significant change in conditions, such as a window breaking, sensor measurements enable the computational model to adapt the forecast.

The research, published in Fire Safety Journal, was partially funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board and the European Union.

Dr Guillermo Rein of the University's School of Engineering, who supervised the study, said: "Firefighters often have to follow their instincts when tackling a fire. This technology could give them the extra information they need to consider more options available in handling the emergency, and reduce lost opportunities or unnecessary risks, ultimately saving lives and minimising damage.

"However, further research focusing on making the simulation as realistic as possible will be needed before this technology can be put into practice."


'/>"/>

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-131-651-4401
University of Edinburgh
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New Report - Bioinformatics Market - Advanced Technologies, Global Forecast and Winning Imperatives (2009 - 2014) By MarketsandMarkets
2. New UC Davis study: Climate tipping points may arrive without warning, says top forecaster
3. Evolutionary forecasting for drug resistance
4. New project to forecast toxic algal blooms on Pacific Northwest beaches
5. NOAA forecast predicts large dead zone for Gulf of Mexico this summer
6. NASA uses satellite to unearth innovation in crop forecasting
7. To improve forecasting earthquakes, NJIT mathematician studies grains
8. Getting warmer? Prehistoric climate can help forecast future changes
9. Global Viral Forecasting Initiative receives $11M to implement pandemic early warning system
10. Severe climate change costs forecast for Pennsylvania, N.C., Tennessee, N.D.
11. Nanotechnology: A dead end for plant cells?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Wildlife Conservation Society shows that no-take zones in ... such as lobster, conch, and fish recover from ... areas. , The reporttitled "Review of the Benefits ... literature from no-take areas around the world. The ... recognized expert in marine protected areas and fisheries ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... July 11, 2014--Researchers at the Department of Energy,s ... 100 awards, presented by R&D Magazine in recognition ... "These awards recognize the tremendous value of our ... "Research and development at the National Labs continues ... and pursue the scientific and technological innovations necessary ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... South Wales, Australia when NASA,s Aqua satellite passed overhead ... 11 (12:35 p.m. local time/11:35 p.m. EDT on July ... (NSW), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard captured ... smoke (light brown) from various fires. Actively burning areas, ... , The New South Wales, Australia Government website "NSW ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Belize's lobster, conch, and fish populations rebuild in no-take zones 2ORNL wins eight R&D 100s 2ORNL wins eight R&D 100s 3ORNL wins eight R&D 100s 4
... Health has named researchers at Baylor College of Medicine ... and only recipients of the inaugural Quantum Grant for ... and blood vessels for the treatment of stroke. , ... Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), part of ...
... two candidate vaccines that may eventually be used together ... are published in the December 15 issue of The ... S. Graham, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the National ... the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, and ...
... heart muscle ?even though it was grown in the ... the goal of creating replacement parts for damaged human ... just a spoonful of loose heart cells. , This ... in growing bioengineered heart muscle, or BEHM, with organized ...
Cached Biology News:First Quantum Grant to fund stem cell repair of damage from stroke 2Progress made in HIV vaccine development 2A new approach to growing heart muscle 2A new approach to growing heart muscle 3A new approach to growing heart muscle 4
(Date:7/13/2014)... (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 2014 Deep ... is a professional and in-depth study on the current ... China. , The report provides a basic overview of ... Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis are ... competitive landscape of the market. A comparison between the ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... July 12, 2014 This ... reagents used in the life science industry. ... life science reagents market towards remarkable growth. ... and providers of life science reagents. , ... http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/life-sciences-reagents-analytical-reagents.html . , The global life ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Maxim Peptide, a website that features ... solely in scientific experiments, is currently celebrating its second ... Maxim Peptide, which was created by the founders of ... updated website that now features a special deals section. ... with fascinating articles about peptide research, including a new ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... , Not for release, publication or ... any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation ... plc ("Shire" or the "Company") (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... it has held a meeting with representatives of AbbVie. ... prior agreement or approval of AbbVie. A further ...
Breaking Biology Technology:2014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 22014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 2Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography 3Maxim Peptide Celebrates Second Anniversary Online with an Updated Website and Special Deals Section 2Shire plc - Statement re: Media Speculation 2
... Minds, Establishes New Company to Commercialize ... Novel Technology from UC ... investment,firm specializing in early stage university business ventures, has,established RF ... technology invented at UC Davis., The newly formed RF ...
... TAIAN CITY, Shandong, China, June 30 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --,China ... or "the,Company"), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical ... announced that the Company,received the approval from the ... new plasma collection station in Pu Bei County, ...
... Cellumen, Inc., the Cellular,Systems Biology Company, announced today ... Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR), a,research center of ... Cellumen will use its proprietary CellCiphr(R) toxicity risk,assessment ... toxicity,compounds including both failed and marketed drugs for ...
Cached Biology Technology:Allied Minds Launches Novel Disinfectant/Disinfestant Technology Start-up With UC Davis 2China Biologic Products Announces Approval for Setting Up a New Plasma Collection Station in Pu Bei County, Guangxi Province 2China Biologic Products Announces Approval for Setting Up a New Plasma Collection Station in Pu Bei County, Guangxi Province 3Cellumen to Collaborate With the NCTR of the FDA to Apply Cellular Systems Biology (CSB(TM)) to Predictive Toxicology 2
3'-O-Methylguanosine 5'-Triphosphate, Sodium, 1 umol. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Nucleotides, Additional Nucleotide Products....
Porcine Serum Available Anticoagulants: N-02: Citrate N-04: Heparin (Na) N-06: K2EDTA N-08: Potassium Oxalate N-10: EDTA (Na) N-03: Alsevers N-05: ACD N-07: CPD N-09: K3EDTA N-11...
... Rat adult normal paraffin tissue ... genes or proteins of interest in ... tissues. Rat brain, heart, kidney, ... tissues are arrayed on positively charged ...
GENOMIPHI V2 DNA AMP KIT 25RXN, 1 EA. Category: Genomics DNA Amplification....
Biology Products: