Cremation Systems, Fire Marshal Crematory Monitor Named Finalist for Prestigious NFDA 2011 Innovation Award

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In the past 12 months, Cremation Systems has replaced three Chicago area cremation chambers due to total crematorium destruction by fire. Fire Marshal Crematory Monitor is a multi staged pre-warning device to alert the cremationist of conditions suitable to ignite combustible materials in the attic or stack penetration area above the cremation chamber. To Place a Vote for Fire Marshal as the NFDA 2011 Innovation Award Winner click

Fire Marshal Crematory Monitor System

For funeral directors and cremation facilities that have a retort without proper clearance between the retort stack and wood framing members, Fire Marshal provides an economical solution to a potentially catastrophic problem.

Fire Marshal is a first of its kind, crematory monitoring technology to help prevent crematorium fires from starting. No other product measures the temperature of the attic space above a retort next to the stack. Crematorium fires do happen; most are started at the stack below the roof line an area invisible to the cremationist. Fire Marshal is designed as a multi staged pre-warning system to alert the operator of pending conditions suitable for ignition of combustible materials within the attic or building materials adjacent to the retort exhaust stack. Stages include audible alarm, e-mail/smart phone notification with the final stage being automatic shutdown of the entire system. It also provides electronic archiving for all funeral service and state air permit data.

Cremation is a growing business segment for all Funeral Directors. Fire Marshal provides fire safety and electronic data storage benefits for existing crematories and new installations in the future when purchasing Cremation Systems Retorts (CFS2300). As crematory air permitting scrutiny is increasing, the Data Marshal aspect of Fire Marshal enables easy electronic storage of all afterburner temperature data and annual reporting requirements for every case. The same can be stated for annual funeral service board requirements. Most importantly, when the attic temperature reaches 400 °F Fire Marshal sounds an audible alarm, at 450 °F an email is sent to an internet connected device, at 500 °F the retort is shut down. Crematories that catch fire are not good for local funeral service or the cremation industry.

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