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Safety – Fireworks Firing Systems

I bet you’re like most everybody else, “I’ve been a pyro for years, I know how to be safe! “.  That’s ok, but let’s make sure we’re truly as safe …

Firelinx Featured on “Theme Park University”

Cutting Edge Technology In Fireworks Safety By JOSH YOUNG | Published: JULY 29, 2013 Hang around any theme park long enough and you will overhear conversations from enthusiasts about how everything runs. From how …

About Firelinx

Firelinx is the most technologically advanced and easy to use firing system ever imagined. It is the culmination of five years and over $2M of research and development backed by a commitment to customer service second to none. Firelinx represents an evolutionary leap in all the factors that matter to you: power, simplicity, safety, reliability, and of course, freedom!

Our History

In 2004, Firelinx pioneered wireless mesh networking for Pyrotechnics.  Firelinx was purchased in 2011 and is now an operating division of Birket Engineering. Birket Engineering has been entertaining and thrilling audiences from behind the scenes since 1984. Their ingenuity and world‐class experience in creating custom electrical and software control systems is found from the Las Vegas strip to Broadway and around the world. Birket’s technology solutions are at the heart of major attractions in the world’s major theme parks and attractions.

 

Our Achievements

Winner of LDI2011’s best debuting special effects product award, the Firelinx Aegis wireless control system shown at LDI by Birket Engineering is a flexible, event-driven system. Any module can be created and used with the system: pyro, special effects, lighting, DMX, float control, GPS positioning, access control, wind monitoring, etc.

Issues in Firing Safety

Analysis of Single Point Failure (SPF) modes in current firing systems yields an unacceptably high probability of failure resulting in an unplanned launch. The paper below summarizes the results of our research into the most common SPF sources and discusses solutions that can be implemented in firing systems to remove failure scenarios. In particular, a thorough redesign of the standard methodology for performing continuity testing can reduce the probability of inadvertent launch during testing.

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