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Next Generation GX350 PPV Fan, Now with Negative Tilt

PRODUCT NEWS   Product: GX350 PPV Fan: GH5020   RAMFAN has upgraded their flagship PPV gas fan with several new features to provide increased frame durability, functionality with added negative frame tilt and adapters for using foam and ducting systems. The product engineering team takes input from firefighting end-users and dealers in producing product enhancements, that increase the mission effectiveness of using ventilation tactics on the fire scene.   Application: The GX350 is a high performance of a large structure ventilator in a compact frame to fit typical engine compartments. Equipped with 2nd Generation PowerSteam® air straighteners that produce a

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Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

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BATTERY COMPATABILITY: Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into our fan design. Some were easy: Compact dimensions, lightweight, 15+ year useful life as our loyal users have come to expect, shroud integrated lighting and rehab misters to ensure max performance without extra stuff to store, etc. Basic fan design check boxes that we’ve learned over the last 50 years. Others required a deeper questioning of the application: How,

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AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

Read More »

AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

Read More »

TEEX Municipal Vendor Show | 24-Jul 2022 | College Station, TX

Each year in conjunction with the Texas Annual Fire Training Schools, TEEX hosts three vendor shows drawing thousands of attendees. Come see first-hand the products and services that are available including fire and EMS apparatus, tools, apparel, technology, and more. More than 130 exhibitors will be on display over the three shows, the largest of which is the Municipal Vendor Show at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University. ​ There is no admission fee and the shows are open to the public. (See announcements below for show times and information). Go to event website

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Get the most out of your battery packs with this Li-ion battery management system

This wireless app system helps departments understand batteries better, use them smarter, and dispose of them safely RAMFAN By Robert Avsec for FireRescue1 BrandFocus Fire departments are always looking for power equipment that’s lighter, takes up less compartment space on its fire apparatus and more ergonomic (i.e., less of a physiological stress on the firefighter carry it and using it). With the introduction of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs capable of powering those tools (e.g., saws, hydraulic rescue tools and fans/blower) manufacturers have successfully addressed those desires. It’s no wonder that Li-ion battery packs have become the portable energy storage of

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CASCO Industries becomes exclusive dealer of RAMFAN products in Texas

RAMFAN, the leading brand of portable ventilators for hazardous job sites, announced the recent addition of Casco Industries to its worldwide dealer network. As part of RAMFAN’s ‘Partnership Growth’ strategy—launched in 2021—and in support of the new technology products that are coming into the market now and over the horizon, RAMFAN is establishing exclusive distribution in some regions of North America where a more robust sales and service program is required for best customer satisfaction. Casco has been in business for over 70 years, is well respected within the industry, and has one of the largest outside sales team across

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IFSEC Southeast Asia 2022|Nov 8-10, 2022|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFSEC Southeast Asia, a key component of the ASEAN Super 8, will be transformed into a fully-virtual exhibition, known as “Sourcing Month”, from 1 – 30 November 2021. To be held in virtual versions in 2021, the exhibition will be a one-stop platform for the security, fire and safety industries. Visitors of IFSEC Southeast Asia will enjoy the first-hand experience about the latest solutions in the market as they interact directly with exhibitors and other key stakeholder of their respective industries. Exhibitors, on the other hand, will gain a more global reach via IFSEC Southeast Asia’s virtual format as industry

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Oil & Gas 2022|September 13-15, 2022|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

OIL & GAS ASIA 2022 – SOUTH EAST ASIA’S BIGGEST AND BEST PETROLEUM INDUSTRY EXHIBITION The Oil and Gas Asia Exhibition (OGA), which will be held from 13-15 September 2022, presents an ideal ground for the O&G stakeholders to meet key decision makers from national and international oil companies, at the same time attain current and relevant information on the trends, technology and solutions of the industry. It is also a crucial event that continues to highlight Malaysia and its potential in the Oil, Gas and Energy (OGE) sector to strengthen the country’s position as a strong oil and gas

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Wolf Safety Named Exclusive UK Distributor for Euramco Group

Euramco Group and Wolf Safety Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Partner Success San Diego, CA — Euramco Group has appointed Wolf Safety Lamp Company (Wolf), the UK’s leading manufacturer of portable and temporary hazardous area lighting, as exclusive distributor of RAMFAN™ brand hazardous location portable ventilators throughout the United Kingdom. Since 1912, Wolf Safety Lamp has been a pioneer and grown to become the preeminent manufacturer of hazardous area lighting. With such a storied history, well-known brand, a diverse product range, and deep experience in the market, Wolf is well positioned to actively sell and service RAMFAN™ brand hazardous area

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Education by RAMFAN

Euramco Group and RAMFAN Introduce: Education by RAMFAN Ventilation in firefighting is a very important and effective tactic. Euramco Group is launching an educational program called, “Education by RAMFAN.” This program will help to facilitate knowledge specifically about ventilation tactics and new technology through an operational manual and field guides. Operational Ventilation by Ronan Vinay is a manual dedicated to different types of ventilation used in, not only firefighting, but with the US Navy, workers in confined spaces, hazardous locations, and more. Operational Ventilation is an easy-to-read guide consisting of over 150 pages of different ventilation tactics comprised of professional firefighters, renowned

Read More »

American Airlines Fuel Tank Maintenance

The Challenge: Protect maintenance personnel from the hazardous environment of the airplane fuel tank entry and improve turnaround time efficiency of the fleet. Existing ventilation products did not perform at levels to optimize turnaround schedules. Background A large percentage of the work involved in proper inspecting and maintaining aircraft fuel tanks and their associated systems must be done in the interior of the tanks. Performing the necessary tasks requires inspection and maintenance personnel to physically enter the tank, where many environmental hazards exist. These potential hazards include; fire and explosion, toxic and irritating chemicals, oxygen deficiency, and the confined nature of

Read More »

Confined Space: The Rescue

Fire departments across the nation are now providing an all-hazards response capability. This all-hazard scope of services typically includes some type of technical rescue delivery. One of the most common technical rescues is confined space rescue. Confined space rescue is a high-risk low-frequency event. These events can challenge the most experience fire and rescue, professionals. So, what can we do to remain safe and operate efficiently in these environments? This article discusses personal protective equipment (PPE), and tips for rescuers that can serve as a starting point to a successful rescue entry. While PPE will vary based on the number

Read More »

PPE for Confined Spaces and Hazardous Locations

Workers in confined spaces always need to be aware of their health. Personal Protective Equipment is (PPE) is essential when entering a confined space. Just the simplest piece of safety gear can save your life. Here’s a list of PPE that workers should always be outfitted in: Head Protection The hard hat is a piece of safety garb that comes to mind first. You see them every day on construction and road workers. Hard hats will protect you from physical hazards, such as falling objects. It’s always important to find the right fit and to continually inspect them for damages

Read More »

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AirFlow

Next Generation GX350 PPV Fan, Now with Negative Tilt

PRODUCT NEWS   Product: GX350 PPV Fan: GH5020   RAMFAN has upgraded their flagship PPV gas fan with several new features to provide increased frame durability, functionality with added negative frame tilt and adapters for using foam and ducting systems. The product engineering team takes input from firefighting end-users and dealers in producing product enhancements, that increase the mission effectiveness of using ventilation tactics on the fire scene.   Application: The GX350 is a high performance of a large structure ventilator in a compact frame to fit typical engine compartments. Equipped with 2nd Generation PowerSteam® air straighteners that produce a

Read More »

Why can’t rescue tool battery packs be used on a PPV fan?

When you peel back the obviously cool, headlining design features of IP67/68 ratings for immersion in water, you find that the two leading brands of rescue tools in the world both use similar battery pack design—electrically speaking. With nominal voltages of 25.2 VDC—or 28 VDC fully charged—both battery packs are built with a similar 7S configuration—that is seven li-Ion battery cells in series—and differing cell specs to achieve various amp-hour (Ah) ratings for runtime and weight considerations. The average power of these top brand rescue tool batteries on the market is 176 Wh. These batteries are likely perfectly optimized for

Read More »

BATTERY COMPATABILITY: Why is it critical to specify purpose-built battery packs for firefighting PPV fans?

Since we launched the original RAMFAN EX50Li in 2017, we’ve been writing a story that has never been written before in the firefighting industry. From a clean sheet design, we mapped out what basic requirements would be necessary to integrate into our fan design. Some were easy: Compact dimensions, lightweight, 15+ year useful life as our loyal users have come to expect, shroud integrated lighting and rehab misters to ensure max performance without extra stuff to store, etc. Basic fan design check boxes that we’ve learned over the last 50 years. Others required a deeper questioning of the application: How,

Read More »

AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

Read More »

AMCA

AMCA Verified Airflow in DC Power Supply for Battery-Powered Fans

We at Euramco Group constantly strive to build the best, most durable, high-performance ventilators for our customer’s specialty applications. In the fire market, the advent of battery-powered PPV fans has certainly disrupted the industry in many ways. New technologies have shifted engineering focus and supply chains. Simplicity of operation has led to the increase in ventilation operations at many fire departments worldwide due to the simple fact that a battery fan is just easier to setup and operate. Sales methods have changed little, with many manufacturers in the industry continuing to peddle their largely fabricated, non-standardized airflow volumes to their

Read More »

Confined Space

TEEX Municipal Vendor Show | 24-Jul 2022 | College Station, TX

Each year in conjunction with the Texas Annual Fire Training Schools, TEEX hosts three vendor shows drawing thousands of attendees. Come see first-hand the products and services that are available including fire and EMS apparatus, tools, apparel, technology, and more. More than 130 exhibitors will be on display over the three shows, the largest of which is the Municipal Vendor Show at Reed Arena on the campus of Texas A&M University. ​ There is no admission fee and the shows are open to the public. (See announcements below for show times and information). Go to event website

Read More »

Get the most out of your battery packs with this Li-ion battery management system

This wireless app system helps departments understand batteries better, use them smarter, and dispose of them safely RAMFAN By Robert Avsec for FireRescue1 BrandFocus Fire departments are always looking for power equipment that’s lighter, takes up less compartment space on its fire apparatus and more ergonomic (i.e., less of a physiological stress on the firefighter carry it and using it). With the introduction of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs capable of powering those tools (e.g., saws, hydraulic rescue tools and fans/blower) manufacturers have successfully addressed those desires. It’s no wonder that Li-ion battery packs have become the portable energy storage of

Read More »

CASCO Industries becomes exclusive dealer of RAMFAN products in Texas

RAMFAN, the leading brand of portable ventilators for hazardous job sites, announced the recent addition of Casco Industries to its worldwide dealer network. As part of RAMFAN’s ‘Partnership Growth’ strategy—launched in 2021—and in support of the new technology products that are coming into the market now and over the horizon, RAMFAN is establishing exclusive distribution in some regions of North America where a more robust sales and service program is required for best customer satisfaction. Casco has been in business for over 70 years, is well respected within the industry, and has one of the largest outside sales team across

Read More »

IFSEC Southeast Asia 2022|Nov 8-10, 2022|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IFSEC Southeast Asia, a key component of the ASEAN Super 8, will be transformed into a fully-virtual exhibition, known as “Sourcing Month”, from 1 – 30 November 2021. To be held in virtual versions in 2021, the exhibition will be a one-stop platform for the security, fire and safety industries. Visitors of IFSEC Southeast Asia will enjoy the first-hand experience about the latest solutions in the market as they interact directly with exhibitors and other key stakeholder of their respective industries. Exhibitors, on the other hand, will gain a more global reach via IFSEC Southeast Asia’s virtual format as industry

Read More »

Oil & Gas 2022|September 13-15, 2022|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

OIL & GAS ASIA 2022 – SOUTH EAST ASIA’S BIGGEST AND BEST PETROLEUM INDUSTRY EXHIBITION The Oil and Gas Asia Exhibition (OGA), which will be held from 13-15 September 2022, presents an ideal ground for the O&G stakeholders to meet key decision makers from national and international oil companies, at the same time attain current and relevant information on the trends, technology and solutions of the industry. It is also a crucial event that continues to highlight Malaysia and its potential in the Oil, Gas and Energy (OGE) sector to strengthen the country’s position as a strong oil and gas

Read More »

Hazardous Location

Wolf Safety Named Exclusive UK Distributor for Euramco Group

Euramco Group and Wolf Safety Announce Strategic Alliance to Accelerate Partner Success San Diego, CA — Euramco Group has appointed Wolf Safety Lamp Company (Wolf), the UK’s leading manufacturer of portable and temporary hazardous area lighting, as exclusive distributor of RAMFAN™ brand hazardous location portable ventilators throughout the United Kingdom. Since 1912, Wolf Safety Lamp has been a pioneer and grown to become the preeminent manufacturer of hazardous area lighting. With such a storied history, well-known brand, a diverse product range, and deep experience in the market, Wolf is well positioned to actively sell and service RAMFAN™ brand hazardous area

Read More »

Education by RAMFAN

Euramco Group and RAMFAN Introduce: Education by RAMFAN Ventilation in firefighting is a very important and effective tactic. Euramco Group is launching an educational program called, “Education by RAMFAN.” This program will help to facilitate knowledge specifically about ventilation tactics and new technology through an operational manual and field guides. Operational Ventilation by Ronan Vinay is a manual dedicated to different types of ventilation used in, not only firefighting, but with the US Navy, workers in confined spaces, hazardous locations, and more. Operational Ventilation is an easy-to-read guide consisting of over 150 pages of different ventilation tactics comprised of professional firefighters, renowned

Read More »

American Airlines Fuel Tank Maintenance

The Challenge: Protect maintenance personnel from the hazardous environment of the airplane fuel tank entry and improve turnaround time efficiency of the fleet. Existing ventilation products did not perform at levels to optimize turnaround schedules. Background A large percentage of the work involved in proper inspecting and maintaining aircraft fuel tanks and their associated systems must be done in the interior of the tanks. Performing the necessary tasks requires inspection and maintenance personnel to physically enter the tank, where many environmental hazards exist. These potential hazards include; fire and explosion, toxic and irritating chemicals, oxygen deficiency, and the confined nature of

Read More »

Confined Space: The Rescue

Fire departments across the nation are now providing an all-hazards response capability. This all-hazard scope of services typically includes some type of technical rescue delivery. One of the most common technical rescues is confined space rescue. Confined space rescue is a high-risk low-frequency event. These events can challenge the most experience fire and rescue, professionals. So, what can we do to remain safe and operate efficiently in these environments? This article discusses personal protective equipment (PPE), and tips for rescuers that can serve as a starting point to a successful rescue entry. While PPE will vary based on the number

Read More »

PPE for Confined Spaces and Hazardous Locations

Workers in confined spaces always need to be aware of their health. Personal Protective Equipment is (PPE) is essential when entering a confined space. Just the simplest piece of safety gear can save your life. Here’s a list of PPE that workers should always be outfitted in: Head Protection The hard hat is a piece of safety garb that comes to mind first. You see them every day on construction and road workers. Hard hats will protect you from physical hazards, such as falling objects. It’s always important to find the right fit and to continually inspect them for damages

Read More »