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Why Global Fire Safety Solutions?

Please consider for a moment, the advantage of choosing a fire safety system that has global compliance. Whether it’s new semiconductor equipment being manufactured by an original equipment maker, or used equipment being retrofitted or recommissioned for a new application, it is a point of rudimentary prudence to design the equipment and all of the sub-assemblies, including the safety systems, to comply with any and all foreseeable installation and operation requirements.

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SESHA 2020

The 42nd Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium & Exposition of the Semiconductor Environmental, Safety & Health Association (SESHA) is an educational and research forum. The meeting includes symposia, posters, special programs and workshops, as well as contributed papers in topical sessions. The 2020 Meeting will run from April 13–17 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort in the heart of beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from KFPI!

On this Valentine’s Day, we hope that you will find an allowance of romance that fills your heart with a renewed warmth. Whether your day of love is filled with the amorous pangs of Eros, devotional ardor to friends, family, or faith, or noble veneration of the wonders of existence, we wish you a brief respite from a sometimes frigid and indifferent world.

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Fire at Kioxia, Fab 6 – Yokkaichi, Japan

On January 7th, 2020, the Kioxia NAND Flash Plant located in Yokkaichi, Japan, experienced an equipment fire. The fire occurred in a cleanroom facility, in Fab 6. Although there were no casualties, the equipment was damaged, and the production facility has been shut down for inspection. According to the latest updates by Kioxia, this fire incident will cause a complete shutdown in production of 3D NAND flash memory for at least a two-week period of investigation, repairs, and recommissioning of the production line.

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Fire Safety Solutions for High Technology Processes

Fire safety solutions for high technology processes require something more than average technical proficiency and uncertain fire safety components. KFPI has a keen understanding of the requirements of high-technology manufacturing fire safety. All fire safety solutions and products provided by KFPI, meet or exceed all relevant fire safety codes, including NFPA, SEMI, and FM Global standards.

What is Fire?
What is Fire?

The ancient Greeks considered fire to be one of the major elements in the universe, in addition to water, earth and air. In their world, fire was a fundamental principle of material existence – One can feel fire, as one can feel earth, water and air. One can also see, smell, and touch it, if one were daring enough. Fire was an element with which to shape the world around.

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Semiconductor Equipment Fire Safety Audits

KFPI maintains global teams of highly-trained and experienced technicians, to provide the best semiconductor fire safety expertise wherever it is needed. In addition to fire safety solutions for semiconductor equipment, KFPI also provides fire safety leadership in the semiconductor EHS arena. We provide fire safety recommendations for industry improvements, equipment fire safety risk assessment and consulting, and system inspections and audits – regardless of size and scope of the requirement.

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Flame Detectors for Semiconductor Tools

Fire safety systems designed to protect semiconductor manufacturing equipment typically use flame detectors to alert the presence of a fire in a semiconductor tool. These critical devices are a very important part of a semiconductor equipment fire suppression system. There are many different kinds of flame detectors, and it is important to use the right kind of flame detector, and to have it installed in the right place in the tool. Flame detectors are designed to see the heat signatures that are created by flames. Different fuel sources create different flame signatures. It is important that a fire safety system is designed with a flame detector that can see potential flame signatures fueled by the respective chemistry in a semiconductor process tool.

Fire Safety Systems
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KFPI designs, installs, and certifies engineered fire protection systems for semiconductor process tools. KFPI is an authorized distributor of the leading brands of fire suppression systems for semiconductor applications, including Hatsuta, Ansul, Kidde, and Minimax.

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