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Update on the EU F-Gas Regulation & its Impact on HFC-Based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents. Since their introduction in the early 1990s, hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) based clean agents have been the most widely specified clean agents for fire protection of sensitive, valuable and mission critical equipment and

Major road tunnel fires are thankfully rare incidents. Rail tunnel fires rarer still. Yet, when they do occur, the cost can be devastating in terms of the high numbers of casualties, substantial repair costs and significant, often nationally felt economic disruption. The Gotthard Tunnel fire marked

Growth in the restaurant and fast food sector continues apace. But commercial ambitions can be easily devastated by a fire, making fit-for-purpose suppression systems in the kitchen vital to business resilience, and of course, public safety. Despite five years of global recession, restaurants and particularly fast

This article provides an introduction into CE marking of pedestrian doorsets with fire and/or smoke control characteristics. It also reviews some of the frequently asked questions received from manufacturers who have achieved third-party certification via the BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Manufacture scheme and from

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has published a new edition of its ‘Yellow Book’ guide to fire protection for structural steel in buildings. Fire protection to structural steelwork plays an essential role in ensuring that buildings will not collapse prematurely in the event of a

The protection of historic buildings is unlike that required by most other types of building. In some cases the objective is to preserve the structure itself, sometimes the invaluable works of art or other items of historical significance are of most concern, and often it

In 2005 The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) published the revised guidelines IMO MSC/Circ. 1165 for equivalent water-based fire-extinguishing systems as referred to in SOLAS 74 for machinery spaces and cargo pump-rooms. By this amendment the existing MSC/Circ. 668, as amended by MSC/Circ. 728, was given

Online submission makes it easier to connect and provide support to the NFPA’s international members and enforcing authorities. NFPA’s technical questions service – commonly referred to as “advisory services” – provides access to NFPA technical staff for association members and enforcement groups referred to as authorities