July 1, 2014

New anti-corrosion coating for fire sprinkers

Corrosion is a potentially major problem for all fire sprinkler systems, not only due to the risks it presents in performance reliability, but also in maintenance challenges. No one wants their sprinkler system offline.

Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, has introduced an alternative coating for its Victaulic FireLock Sprinklers, which it claims delivers superior corrosion resistance across a range of corrosive environments.

The new optional corrosion-resistance coating, called VC-250 has been developed to increase the protection of FireLock sprinklers from exposure to weather or areas that may be specified as chemical environments. The coating completely encompasses the sprinkler frame with a uniform thickness, preventing areas of vulnerability, while maintaining functionality. READ MORE

April 24, 2014

Funding boost for green property upgrades

In a boost for those undertaking ‘green’ commercial property upgrades, $80 million in funding for Environmental Upgrade Agreements (EUAs) has been committed by The Australian Environmental Upgrade Fund (TAEUF).The fund, a partnership between Commonwealth authority Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), National Australia Bank (NAB) and Eureka Funds Management (EFM), says EUA finance is linked to the property rather than the owner, allowing capital to be accessed at a competitive rate and for a longer term.


April 23, 2014

An asset management approach to facilities management

Dr Mark Jordan, asset management lead at Leighton Contractors, shares how strategic asset management can facilitate the decision-making process and enable informed facilities management decisions. READ MORE