Audio Equipment & Fire Safety

Fire Safety Equipment Queensland

Fire Safety Tips

Nothing is more hazardous than a fire accident. Imagine having to wake up in the middle of the night, the fire alarm ringing and the panic. Not a pleasant scenario but something which does seem to happen quite often by even the smallest of mistake on our parts. The following are a few fire safety tips which can help prevent a fire hazard and keep you and your loved ones safe.

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The most important tips for fire safety

  • Make sure that fire alarms are installed on all levels of your home.
  • Always test smoke alarms on a regular basis. A monthly check up will help ensure that it’s in proper working order
  • Have a detailed talk with all members of your family for an escape plan in case there’s a fire. It also helps if you practice that plan every six months
  • In case of a fire make sure to exit your home and stay outside. Never go back for any of your possessions

Preventing home fires

Prevention of fire hazards comes with developing the following habits

  • Items which might easily catch fire should be kept at a distance of three feet and more
  • One of the leading cause of home fires is smoke equipment. If you are a smoker practice precautions like using fie safe cigarette. Avoid smoking while in bed and do not smoke if anyone in your home is using an oxygen tank
  • Your ashtrays should always be handy and always douse off the cigarette butts in water instead of throwing them on the floor or stamping over them
  • Keep things like match sticks and lighters away from the reach of children
  • Teach them the importance of practicing fire safety habits
  • Make sure all your portable heater are turned off as soon as you leave the room
  • Don’t keep burning candles unattended, even if it takes a single visit to the loo and back. It takes less than a minute for anything to catch fire

Reducing the risk of fire

  • Heating equipment in your home should be in efficient working condition. Poorly maintained stoves and furnaces are the leading causes of kitchen fire. So make sure your stoves and furnaces are repaired on a regular gift
  • Avoid using kerosene heaters. If you are using one make sure to refill it only after it has cooled down completely
  • Have the electrical wiring checked on a regular basis. Short circuits and fuse can lead to fire hazards as well
  • All combustible material should be stored in a cool dry and safe place
  • Don’t overload the extension cords and outlets
  • Space heaters should be placed on a hard surface and not on rugs or near bedding material
  • Choose space heater models which are installed with an automatic turn off option. Anything which doesn’t conform to the safety standards shouldn’t be bought.


However despite all the above mentioned safety practices, the best way to prevent fire within your homes and offices is to install the correct fire safety equipment available in Queensland. For further information on cost an installation make sure you visit you local fire equipment specialists.

Sound Attenuation

Sound attenuation is useful and often needed within the diesel industry. Large mechanical workings, namely generators, need a soundproofing mechanism to protect both the hearing and mental peace of those around. It is important that we understand what exactly sound attenuation is and why it is so important. Let’s take a quick walk through the basics of sound reduction.

Sound attenuation is similar to soundproof or noise reduction. It means to reduce or thin a particular sound. How does something thin or reduce sound? The factor for reducing a particular sound depends on where the sound is coming from. If it is airborne, it originates from the outside.  To keep a particular sound out, it is important to insulate the space. If the sound is generated inside a room, the sound is being absorbed.  And if it a sound is transmitted throughout a structure,  the structure should be isolated from the particular source of sound vibration.  Porous and cellular materials which are solid can be good at absorbing energy which allows them to help isolation. However, they are not good at insulating against sound.

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Sound Absorption

Sound absorption is where a sound wave is not reflected nor is it transmitted. The energy of the sound vibration are absorbed into and permeate the material. Three categories of sound absorbers are as follows:There are three basic categories of

  • Porous materials usually

Made out of spun or matted or fibres. Common porous absorbers include draperies, fibrous minerals wool and glass fibres, carpets, spray-applied cellulose, and open-cell foam plaster. Air flow is allowed which converts the sound energy into heat.

  • Panel (membrane) absorbers having an inflexible

surface mounted over an airspace. Think of it like a tight lid.  Common panel (membrane) absorbers include lightweight impervious ceilings and floors, thin wood panelling over framing, and glazing.

  • And resonators created by slots connected

to an enclosed chamber of trapped air. The best and most widely used example of a resonator is the renowned Helmholtz resonator. The size of the opening on this bottle shape, the length of the bottleneck, and the amount of air trapped in the air chamber account for the resonation.


Elastic materials and steel frames can allow vibrations to travel through a building.

This type of noise is travels through continuous solid connections. Adding in a float or air chamber in the floor can muffle or reduce the sound. You can also put the building on resilient material or ue cellular materials.Putting the whole structure on resilient

pads can also isolate buildings.


Foams are not good at sound insulation. Sound insulation requires a heavier mass than that of heat insulation. Add concrete or brick layers to a wall or floor will do much better at improving sound reduction.

A basic generator enclosure is constructed with metal panels that are riveted, bolted, or screwed together to create a complete enclosure. There is also a welded option where the framework of metal elements that have been fabricated or are structural is covered with sheet metal and attached with welds, rivets, bolts or screws. Some structures use panels that come pre-manufactured and are connected to form side and roof panels. Usually it comes with a Pre-hung door, and the wall and roof panels generally include either acoustic or thermal  insulation, while a sheet of metal lines the interior genset. The stressed skin construction method is where fabricated shapes are connected together to form a general structure. Then it is integrated with an external skin and finally connected together with hard rivets. Stressed skin produces a lightweight but durable enclosure where the skin as well as the structural lining combine and become load-bearing components.

Each type of enclosure offers varying levels of sound attenuation, and costs varying amounts based on materials and level of sound attenuation. Keeping in mind the basics of sound theory and ways to mute or thin sound, you can create a peaceful and healthy working/living environment.

Shigaraki System

As the exclusive importer of 47 Labs products, Audio 101 is proud to introduce the Shigaraki System:

  • Model 4716 CD Transport
  • Model 4715 DAC
  • Model 4717 Integrated Amplifier
  • Model 4722 Lens Speakers

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The Shigaraki System is a complete audiophile systems comprising four minimalistic and idiosyncratic components from Japan that harmonise to provide audio bliss to the most discerning music lover.

Junji Kimura brings a less-is-more approach to audio equipment to ensure that the listener experiences music in its purest form.

Orders received during March 2011 will enjoy a 20% discount – AU$7990 for the complete Shigaraki Systems. (RRP AU$9990).  A 10% discount on individual components is also available during this introductory period.