Product News: FIREBOY Bunsen Burner Aids Compliance with Laboratory Safety Regulations

26 Nov 2008

The safety certified** FIREBOY Bunsen Burner from INTEGRA Biosciences is proven to ensure highest application safety by eliminating the risk of gas leaking and explosion inherent in using traditional Bunsen burners.

Looking to update gas use in line with new local safety regulations the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI) in Insel Reims, Germany sought a versatile, high safety alternative to traditional Bunsen burners linked into their site gas distribution system. As well as being safety certified to work with the existing site gas distribution system in line with the new regulations, the alternative should also offer the flexibility to be used in laboratories in parts of the building not served by the gas supply.

Because of new regulations the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute Institute was faced with having to replace its whole gas distribution system which would have incurred considerable expense. Having positive experience of using FIREBOY's in parts of the building not served by the site gas supply the Institute chose to substitute all our traditional Bunsen burners with 70 new FIREBOY units.

The new generation FIREBOY from INTEGRA Biosciences, is an intrinsically safe alternative to the traditional Bunsen burner connected to a laboratory gas supply. Advanced temperature protection, flame monitor and alarm display features serve to protect both the operator and operating environment. To prevent unignited gas leakage, the FIREBOY automatically tries to reignite the flame if it accidentally extinguishes. Should it for any reason fail to do so, the unit will interrupt the gas supply. An automatically shut off after a user-defined maximum burning time, eliminates any danger if the unit is unintentionally left on. Operating from a wide range of gas cartridges and powered from a battery the robustly designed FIREBOY can be used where ever you wish. With no interfering cables or tubes the 'hands-free' FIREBOY is extremely easy-to-use.

The Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Animal Health (FLI) is an independent higher federal authority affiliated with the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection. The FLI publishes research results, cooperates with scientists and scientific institutions in Germany and worldwide, and fulfils the tasks assigned to it by the Animal Diseases Act.
Further information on the FIREBOY Safety Bunsen burner please contact INTEGRA Biosciences.

** The INTEGRA Biosciences FIREBOY is DVGW certified. The DVGW certificaton mark identifies a product as belonging to a monitored production batch, and confirms that critical requirements are met with regard to safety, hygiene, and functionality, in keeping with the industry-specific meaning of the certification mark. For further information please visit