Telcom & Data Introduces Cooper MEDC Fire Alarm for Offshore Drilling Rigs

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Cooper’s SM87BG manual fire alarm meets stringent standards for offshore environments. The unit is both weatherproof and explosion-proof.

Cooper Industries SM87BG Fire Alarm

Cooper Industries SM87BG Fire Alarm

Since 1975, the oil and gas industry has turned to the MEDC brand for the most reliable and highly respected alarms and loudspeakers in the industry.

Offshore personnel work with highly combustible materials and confront many other hazardous conditions. According to the U.S. department of the Interior, there are more than 100 fires reported on rigs and platforms every year, making fire safety essential. Telcom & Data, a leader in emergency communication, is proud to introduce Cooper’s explosion-proof SM87BG manual fire alarm for offshore safety. The unit is ruggedly built, easy to install, and requires very little maintenance.

The alarm is constructed with marine grade alloy or stainless steel and meets strict standards to handle the harshest offshore conditions. The alarm is UL listed for Class I, Div. 1, Groups C & D and Class I, Zone 1 safety standards. Moreover, the alarm is IP66 and IP67 rated, proving its protection against particles, water, and severe weather. The unit can operate in temperatures between –40°F and +158°F.

“Since 1975, the oil and gas industry has turned to the MEDC brand for the most reliable and highly respected alarms and loudspeakers in the industry,” said Scott Hearn, president of Cooper Notification. “The Series SM87BG manual fire alarm, emergency shutdown breakglass and pushbutton units are no exception. They have been designed for the most arduous environmental conditions, featuring ease of installation and maintenance.”

For more information about the SM87BG fire alarm, visit Telcom & Data's website or call 1-800-335-0229.

ABOUT Telcom & Data
Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been providing thousands of telecommunication solutions to organizations around the world to measurably improve communications. The company is a leader in mass notification and emergency evacuation products. Telcom & Data maintains a network of over 1500 technicians with locations in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Miami.

About Cooper Notification
Cooper Notification, a solution platform of Cooper Industries, is comprised of several businesses with decades of experience and innovation in the development of high quality products and solutions. With the ever present need to protect, alert and inform, Cooper Notification is focused on meeting the growing demand for personnel and property safety. We are the source for notification solutions supporting Fire, Security, Hazardous area, Mass Notification, Voice evacuation and Industrial Signaling applications and operating under the powerful global brands of Fulleon, MEDC, Roam Secure, SAFEPATH, WAVES and Wheelock. For more information, visit the web site at

About Cooper Industries
Copper Industries is a global electrical products manufacturer with 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion. Founded in 1833 Cooper's sustained success is attributable to a constant focus on innovation and evolving business practices, while maintaining the highest ethical standards and meeting customer needs. The Company has seven operating divisions with leading market positions and world-class products and brands, including Bussmann electrical and electronic fuses; Crouse-Hinds and CEAG explosion-proof electrical equipment; Halo and Metalux lighting fixtures; and Kyle and McGraw-Edison power systems products. With this broad range of products, Cooper is uniquely positioned for several long-term growth trends including the global infrastructure build-out, the need to improve the reliability and productivity of the electric grid, the demand for higher energy-efficient products and the need for improved electrical safety. In 2011 sixty-two percent of total sales were to customers in the industrial and utility end-markets and forty percent of total sales were to customers outside the United States. Cooper has manufacturing facilities in 23 countries as of 2011. For more information, visit the website at

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