Applications of Anemometers in Firefighting and Smoke Control Industry


Firefighting is the organized effort to control and extinguish fires using various techniques and equipment, while smoke control focuses on managing smoke during a fire incident to maintain clear escape routes, enhance firefighter visibility, and minimize smoke damage within a building. Together, these elements are crucial for fire safety, safeguarding lives, and reducing property damage in the event of a fire.

Depending on specific features and functions, GAO Tek’s anemometers are sometimes referred to as wind gauge, wind velocity meter, wind speed indicator, air flow meter or windmeter.

GAO Tek’s anemometers have the following applications in firefighting and smoke control

  • Firefighting Safety: Anemometers aid in assessing wind speed and direction at fire scenes, helping firefighters anticipate fire spread and work in safer conditions.
  • Confined Space Monitoring: In confined spaces, anemometers are used to measure airflow and ensure sufficient oxygen supply for firefighters, crucial for their safety.
  • Smoke Control Design: Anemometers play a pivotal role in designing effective smoke control systems within buildings, ensuring optimal ventilation to maintain clear escape routes during fires.
  • Real-Time Data: They provide real-time data on air movement, helping adjust ventilation systems to prevent smoke buildup and improve overall fire safety.
  • Emergency Response Planning: Anemometers are essential tools for emergency response planning, allowing for informed decisions during fire incidents.
  • Fire Spread Prediction: By monitoring airflow, anemometers assist in predicting potential fire spread patterns, aiding in strategic firefighting efforts.
  • Building Code Compliance: Anemometers are used to ensure that buildings meet safety regulations, particularly in high-rise structures where smoke control is critical.
  • Occupant Safety: Properly designed ventilation systems with anemometer input help protect building occupants by minimizing smoke exposure during fires.
  • Post-Fire Assessment: After a fire, anemometers can assist in evaluating smoke damage and assessing the effectiveness of smoke control measures.
  • Data Logging: Some anemometers offer data logging capabilities, allowing for historical analysis and improved safety planning over time.

More information on anemometers and their applications in other industries can be found on this page.

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Complying with Firefighting And Smoke Control Standards

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our customers comply with the firefighting and smoke control such as

  • ISO 13528
  • ISO 6145
  • EN 12101
  • ASHRAE Standard 170
  • IEC 60751
  • ISO 16000

Complying with Government Regulations

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our customers comply with the U.S. government regulations such as

  • NFPA 92A
  • NFPA 92B
  • NFPA 72
  • UL 555S
  • NFPA 101
  • ASHRAE Standard 170

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the Canadian regulations such as

  • NBCC
  • NFCC
  • CSA B64 Series
  • CSA C273 Series
  • CSA Z317 Series
  • CSA Z8000 Series

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the Mexican regulations such as

  • NOM-002-STPS
  • NOM-025-STPS
  • NOM-144-STPS
  • NOM-154-SCFI
  • NOM-241-SSA1
  • NOM-257-SSA1

GAO Tek’s anemometers comply or help our clients comply with the European regulations such as

  • EN 12101
  • EN 54-16
  • EN 54-18
  • EN 54-22
  • EN 50130 Series
  • EN 50525 Series

Case Studies of Anemometers in Firefighting and Smoke Control

Anemometers are sometimes called wind gauge, wind velocity meter, wind speed indicator, air flow meter or windmeter, zephyrometer, aerovane, breezometer.

Here are some practical examples of using anemometers in firefighting and smoke control:

Anemometers are commonly used in firefighting and smoke control strategies. Case studies may include instances where anemometers helped assess wind direction and speed to determine how smoke from a fire would spread, enabling firefighters to develop effective containment and evacuation plans.

Anemometers play a vital role in firefighting and smoke control efforts. Case studies may highlight situations where anemometer data guided firefighting teams in managing wildfires, especially in regions prone to such incidents.

Anemometers can aid in firefighting and smoke control by providing critical information on wind conditions. Case studies could illustrate how anemometers contributed to decision-making during wildfire events or industrial fire emergencies.

Anemometers are integral to firefighting and smoke control strategies, especially in urban settings. Case studies may showcase how anemometer data helped control smoke movement in large buildings or assisted in managing wildfires in forested areas.

GAO RFID Inc. RFID Hardware a sister company of GAO Tek Inc., is ranked as a top 10 RFID suppliers in the world. Its RFID, BLE, and IoT Anemometers have also been widely used in firefighting and smoke control.

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Use of Anemometers in Firefighting And Smoke Control

GAO Tek has used or has facilitated its customers to use GAO’s anemometers with some of the leading software and cloud services in their applications. Examples of such leading software and cloud services include

  • FireRanger
  • FireWind
  • SmokeFlow
  • WindMapper
  • FireWatch
  • WindSim
  • CFD-Fire
  • SmokeModel
  • FirePlume
  • AirFlow
  • AWS IoT
  • Azure IoT
  • Google Cloud IoT
  • IBM Watson IoT
  • ThingSpeak
  • AWS Analytics
  • Azure Machine Learning
  • Google Cloud AI Platform
  • IBM Cloud Data Science Experience
  • Databricks

GAO Tek’s anemometers and their applications in other industries are listed on this page.

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Meeting Customers’ Demands

Large Choice of products

In order to satisfy the diversified needs of their corporate customers, GAO Tek Inc. and its sister company GAO RFID Inc. together offer a wide choice of testing and measurement devices, network Anemometers, RFID, BLE, IoT, and drones.

Fast Delivery

To shorten the delivery to our customers, GAO has maintained a large stock of its products and is able to ship overnight within the continental U.S. and Canada, and fast delivery to Mexico and Europe from the nearest warehouse.

Local to Our Customers

We are located in both the U.S. and Canada. We travel to customers’ premises if necessary. Hence, we provide a very strong local support to our customers in North America, particularly the U.S., Canada and Mexico and Europe. Furthermore, we have built partnerships with some integrators, consulting firms and other service providers in different cities to further strengthen our services. Here are some of the service providers in firefighting and smoke control we have worked with to serve our joint customers:

  • Entech Controls
  • Integrated Fire & Security Solutions
  • Intertek
  • Johnson Controls
  • Siemens
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Fire Safety Consultants
  • Fire Technology Consultants
  • FSI Fire Protection
  • Jensen Hughes
  • Fire & Safety Systems Canada
  • Safety Fire Systems
  • Tyco Integrated Solutions Canada
  • Victaulic Canada
  • Protecsa

GAO Has Many Customers in firefighting and Smoke Control

The anemometers from both GAO Tek Inc. and GAO RFID Inc. have been widely used in firefighting and smoke control by many customers, including some leading companies. Here is more information on applications of GAO RFID Inc.’s anemometers in firefighting and smoke control.

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Here are some of GAO’s customers in firefighting and smoke control:

  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Johnson Controls
  • Siemens AG
  • Tyco International
  • Kidde Fire Systems
  • Mircom Group
  • Viking Fire Protection Inc.
  • Levitt-Safety Limited
  • Hochiki Canada Co., Ltd.
  • Grupo Mexicano de Desarrollo
  • Grupo Prosesa
  • Consorcio Yvasa
  • Marioff Corporation
  • Minimax GmbH & Co. KG
  • Bosch Security Systems
  • Hochiki Europe
  • Consilium AB
  • Fike Corporation

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