Posts Tagged ‘ IPENZ ’

Coolstore owners urged to heed rules

Jun 11th, 2009 | By

An editorial in today’s Waikato Times urges the coolstore industry to heed the wake up call that was the fatal Icepak fire at Tamahere. The only thing worse than a tragedy is one that is avoidable, the editorial notes in a comment on the recently released coolstore design guidelines from the Institute of Professional Engineers

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Coolstore redesign follows fire

Jun 2nd, 2009 | By

Design guidelines outlining improvements to coolstore design in light of the 2008 Icepak Tamahere explosion that killed one fire-fighter and injured several others has been launched by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). Aware of several serious fires in coolstores – also known as coldstores – in the last 30 years that have

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Fire Service moving on

Oct 28th, 2008 | By

September’s Fire Service report into the Icepak explosion and fire was one of the last chapters in the “Tamahere story”, according to the organisation’s magazine Fire & Rescue.

Conference studies Icepak fire

Oct 14th, 2008 | By

The Icepak coolstore blast and fire is high on the agenda of the NZ Cold Storage Association annual conference in Wellington this week.

One coolstore burns every month – study

Jul 22nd, 2008 | By

Thousands of coolstores and other industrial buildings around New Zealand are likely to continue to go up in flames at the rate of one a month.

Design co axes Icepak promo

Jul 6th, 2008 | By

A Hamilton industrial design company is distancing itself from its work on Icepak coolstores following the fatal explosion and fire at Tamahere. Design Management Consultants Ltd, owned by engineer Lyall Green, is a Hamilton-based consulting design practice whose services, according to its website, include providing “clients with the safe and cost-effective fire strategies and materials

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Engineers' coolstore review in December

Jun 19th, 2008 | By

The engineering review of coolstore design initiated by the Institute of Professional Engineers (IPENZ) is underway

Electrical fault causes coolstore fire

Jun 14th, 2008 | By

While the exact cause of the Tamahere coolstore fire is still to be revealed 10 weeks after the blaze the spark for another coolstore fire at Katikati in the Bay of Plenty has been confirmed in just two days.

Engineers review coolstore design

Jun 2nd, 2008 | By

Following the fire at Icepak Tamahere, the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) initiated a review of the design of cold storage facilities. The coolstore saved from the fire beside burnt out remains of others