Koetter Fire Protection International

Spring Du - KFPI
Spring Du – KFPI 中国区总监

Spring Du is the General Manager of KFPI operations in Asia, based in the Songjing District of Shanghai, China. She heads all KFPI sales, service, and logistical responsibilities in Asia. The primary function of the KFPI office in China is to support our front line operations with seasoned semiconductor technicians throughout China and the rest of Asia. Spring Du oversees the complex logistics of managing KFPI’s global fire safety solution installations in Asia, and the infrastructure required to maintain this operation.

Semiconductor Environmental, Safety & Health Association (SESHA)
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.

Valentine's Day - KFPI
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.

SESHA 42nd Annual Symposium (2020)
SESHA 2020 Presentation – Pyrophoric Chemical Safety

Over the past 4+ years KFPI has been involved in the research, testing, and development of fire safety solutions regarding pyrophoric chemicals hazards. This included many projects regarding the fire detection and fire suppression/protection of energetic materials such as pyrophoric liquid metal organics like TMA (trimethyl aluminum).

Lawrence Sledge
Lawrence Sledge – Purchasing and Warehouse Manager

Lawrence Sledge serves as the Purchasing and Warehouse Manager at KFPI. Lawrence is in his sixth year of dedication to the KFPI team. Lawrence is in his sixth year of dedication to the KFPI team. During his time in service to our company, Lawrence has become a cornerstone of our operations. He oversees our purchasing and inventory logistics, our component assembly and testing operations, as well as our packaging and shipment preparation operations.

Fab Fire at Kioxia Fab 6 - Japan - 7 January 2020 - KFPI011520-2blg
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.

Lock-Out Valves
Lockout Valve Versus Disable Switch

Lockout valves and disable switches are both mechanisms which allow for deactivation of automatic discharge of a fire suppression system when it is in the maintenance mode. This brief comparison is intended to provide a basic examination of these devices, and illustrate the reasons for selecting either of these devices as part of a semiconductor tool fire suppression system, and outline the proper method for implementing these devices in a fire suppression system design that complies with applicable fire codes and semiconductor industry guidelines.

Happy Year of the Rat
Happy Year of the Rat!

We look forward to a prosperous Year of the Rat in 2020! KFPI will continue to work diligently to earn your confidence in our semiconductor equipment fire safety solutions. We look forward to the hard work, and to the success that it will bring in the new year. 恭喜发财! 新年快乐! 祝您新年快樂!您和家人的健康和幸福!

Happy New Year from KFPI
Happy New Year 2020

As the final hours of 2019 draw to a close, we would like to express our sincerest thanks to those who made this year successful for us. As we ring in this new year, we express a sincere reaffirmation of continued commitment to exemplary service, with wishes for an ever-brighter future for all who make our purpose fulfilled. KFPI bids you health and happiness, and good fortune and prosperity in the coming year. We wish you a happy new year, in 2020!

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