FPG Glasgow University

Education Excellence

Founded on the 7th of January 1451, ranked 51st in the world & 9th in the UK, The University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s leading institutions and is steeped in history, tradition and achievement. With names such as Francis Hutcheson, James Watt , Adam Smith, Lord Kelvin, Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister, not forgetting seven Nobel laureates, two British Prime Ministers, and numerous leading figures from legal, scientific and business professions, Scotland can be proud of this Universities’ immense achievements.

FPG are also extremely proud to announce that as of the 1st of August 2014 we have been awarded the service & maintenance contract for the Fire Detection and Alarm systems within the whole of the University portfolio (Some 397 buildings). This prestigious contract was won in the face of fierce competition from a multitude of applicants nationwide, reducing to a short list of 10, then 4 and finally 1 – FPG.

To top this FPG were also awarded a 6 figure contract to replace the Fire Detection and Alarm system within the Gilbert Scott building (Built 1807) one of Scotland’s iconic architectural treasures which also contains the world renowned Hunterian Museum. In addition FPG are also installing new Fire Detection & Alarm systems within 7 other properties including the Reading Room, Anderson College, Aeronautics Wind Tunnel totalling in excess of 3000 devices.

FPG Galaxy II

Offshore Windfall

FPG are delighted to be awarded the contract to design, supply, install & commission Novec 1230 Gas Suppression Systems within the Galaxy II Oil Rig. Constructed in 1998, Galaxy II is a High Specification Jackup Rig capable of drilling appraisal wells to depths of 30,000ft.

FPG will install the suppression systems within the engine rooms, providing protection to these vital power sources capable of providing 11400 H.P. in total. Design was required to meet the strict ABS
standard approvals.

FPG Kingsway Tunnel

Going Underground with Kingsway Tunnel

The depth of experience and expertise in Tunnel Protection within FPG has once again been acknowledged by securing a contract for the Kingsway Tunnel, Merseyside. At 1.5 miles long the road tunnel runs between Liverpool and Wallasey under the River Mersey. Having completed similar projects for Transport for London (TFL) our brief is to Design, Supply, Install, Test and Commission a Nitrogen or Inert Gas Foam System for the protection of the Mersey Tunnel Mid River Sump.

The system comprises of 22 x 67 litre N2/IG55 Cylinders, 2 off 310 litre water pressure vessels, safety/drain/fill/vent valves & level gauges, 17.5 litre foam tank (20l foam) & Foam Inductor, as well as a 6 point O2 and HC Gas detection system and 3 fixed point EExd IP67 Rate of Rise Compensated Heat Detectors.

FPG London

London Calling

Fire and Security experts FPG are bulding on their success in the South East with a series of account wins and key staff appointments. John Watson joins the team from (Siemens) and adds his experience to the highly successful teams in the Midlands and South East.

Having added the prestigious De Vere Hotel and Resort, The Belfry to an ever expanding UK wide client portfolio, FPG are pleased to be offering fire safety and security solutions in the banking, leisure, defence and pharmaceutical sectors. These include Gas/Watermist Suppression Systems, Fire Detection & Alarm systems and IP based CCTV/Access control systems. FPG partner with only the best within the industry and boast one of the strongest supply chains in the business.

They say that ‘all good business is done on the golf course’ and that would ring true with FPG’s sponsorship of PGA professional golfer Stephen Gallacher. No sooner was the ink dried on the sponsorship agreement and Stephen had won the Dubai Open proudly displaying the FPG brand on his right sleeve. After finishing top Scot in this years Open Championship and a creditable 21st place on the challenging Muirfield links, Stephen finished 61st at the PGA Championship held at Oak Hill Country Club, New York. Fresh from his his appearance at the FPG golf day at his home course, Kingsfield, Stephen was runner up at this years Johnnie Walker Championship held at next years Ryder cup venue, Gleneagles.

FPGSS Panda

FPGSS Help Bring the Pandas Home

FPGSS Ltd were recommended to the Zoo whilst we were planning our new state of the art panda webcam. As the project would involve working in and around our animal enclosures as well the general public, it was vital that we used a company that were flexible, efficient and above all, adhered to stringent health and safety protocols at all times. FPGSS did not disappoint, working in a manner that was sensitive to the needs of the animals,  delivering on time and on budget. We would be delighted to work with FPGSS Ltd again.

View Pandacam

NSI Have Changed Our Status from Silver to Gold

In line with FPG’s programme of continual improvement we are pleased to announce that NSI have changed our status from Silver to Gold scheme BAFE  SP203-1 – Fire detection and alarm systems Design; Installation; Commissioning/Handover; Maintenance.

In addition FPG gained SP203-3 – Fixed gaseous fire suppression systems
Design; Installation; Commissioning/Handover;Maintenance accreditation to Gold status by NSI.

At time of going to press FPG are now the only Scottish based company who have SP203-3 accreditation for all disciplines.

Pandas

FPG’s sister company FPG Security Solutions are now helping the internationally acclaimed Panda attraction at Edinburgh Zoo with the installation of HD IP based CCTV.

Using IndigoVision HD camera technology and “Control Center” software platform, FPGSS have installed a combination of IndigoVision’s HD IP fixed and HD IP PTZ domes  to provide Edinburgh Zoo with the capability to stream High Definition real time images from each of the internal and external Panda enclosures, to their media streaming service.

A single camera from each enclosure will be streamed via IndigoVision’s Internet Streaming Server to RZSS’s Media Streaming Service. Camera selection will be automated using sensors mounted to strategic access/egress points for the Pandas, within their internal/external enclosures.

These sensors in conjunction with IndigoVision’s video analytics  will be configured to ensure that PTZ cameras can be sent automatically to exact locations, based upon motion in a specific area of the scene.  For example, if Yang Guang was to move into the raised platform in the external enclosure, this area would be setup as a trigger to move the PTZ camera onto that location, in close up, and to also switch to the PTZ camera as the active web stream.

Bandwidth is kept to a minimum as a result of IndigoVision’s unique Activity Controlled Frame rate algorithm (ACF).  ACF will dynamically reduce bandwidth during scenes with little or no activity however will boost back up to a given frame rate instantly as soon as motion is detected.  This can reduce bandwidth dramatically whilst having little or no effect upon the scene being streamed resulting in overall reduction in storage.

A single RAID5 Network Video Recorder is installed to provide real time recording of all cameras.  This will enable RZSS to playback / export any specific action for their viewing audience and will maintain an archive of events for up to 60 days.

FPG Installed Fire System Hailed as “Very Effective” by Fire Officer

Fifty elderly residents are evacuated from blaze-hit care home

Care home residents were led to safety after a fire broke out in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Fifty elderly people were moved from their rooms, along with six members of staff, after the alarm was raised at Forth View Care Centre on Sea Road, Methil, at 4.30am.

Firefighters discovered a blaze in the first-floor dining room.

It was extinguished by 6.30am with the assistance of five appliances.

A spokesman for the Fife Fire and Rescue Service said: “We had five appliances in attendance for a fire in a first-floor dining room.

“Staff and residents were evacuated to different wings of the building and kept under ambulance surveillance.

“All persons have been accounted for.”

A spokesman for the ambulance service said seven resources were sent to the scene, including ambulances and special response teams, but there had been no casualties.