Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter
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Carl is CEO of Coltraco Ultrasonics and works to advance professionalism, performance and integrity in international business and public life. He was awarded the OBE for Services to Business and International Trade in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2019 and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science of Durham University and is Professor-in-Practice at Durham Business School.

Greener energy needs protecting from fire

Our dependence on renewables is growing, and as a result, the wind turbines being built are taller and more powerful. Yet with this growth comes the challenge of keeping assets operational. The energy matrix is changing and the industry is…

Three ways to improve safety of lives at sea

The fire industry must work to improve safety at sea as well as  on land to protect lives by taking action to prevent avoidable deaths through three simple steps: Improve inspections to identify CO2 leakage from a ship’s fixed CO2…

The importance of fire suppression in wind turbines

Wind power is an exciting emerging sector that needs those of us involved in fire safety to get on board. As electricity generation becomes more reliant on renewable energy, wind power is becoming increasingly important in the energy mix. As our reliance on wind turbines grows, keeping them fully operational and at reduced levels of risk is becoming more important, and as a result, so is safety management. There are over 340,000 wind turbines around the world; yet the vast majority of turbines have no fire suppression system installed.

Post-Grenfell realisations about compartmentation for fire safety

The after effects of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower have kick started a realisation that change is necessary in the fire industry. Too often in our industry it feels like the certification is driving the maintenance, with its insurance…

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