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Copyright International Fire Protection 2016
Issue 69 - March 2017

The recent case of Southwark Council being taken to court on 22 charges relating to fire safety in Lakanal House should concentrate the mind of anyone who is either responsible

The year 2017 will be a huge year for the Solo range with some exciting new products due for launch. The first of which is Solo 365 – a completely

Fire Safety Event Content Director Mark Sennett introduces his show, which boasts an unparalleled line-up of free educational content and an exhibition containing major fire safety manufacturers and associations. On 21-23

The news is filled with ever more examples of fires caused by Lithium batteries, from e-cigarettes to mobile phones and even electric vehicles, the danger is ever present. Of course

To negate the risk of using ladders and scaffolding, the FiewView Detector Test Kit has been designed to aid technicians from floor level during the service and maintenance of fire

Rising real estate costs and materials handling improvements make high-piled and rack storage a desirable option for product manufacturers and wholesale companies. With multi-function scanning codes and radio-tracking tags, warehouse

Process owners and fire protection professionals in the oil and gas industry know that functional safety system components such as flame and gas detectors need to be certified for compliance

Wind power is an important and growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Due to the wind conditions, offshore wind power is a promising option. Hence, optimization and reducing disruption

The value of active fire protection systems such as sprinklers is well-known in most industrialized countries. Recognition of fire-limiting construction – passive fire protection – for the building envelope is

Fire prevention is one of the most neglected areas of data centre planning, but attitudes may be changing as more IT professionals become aware of the enormous risks posed to

Located in the historic Scottish city of Inverness, the Drummond School is a purpose built educational facility for those with severe learning difficulties and complex needs. With a capacity for

Fire costs the UK economy an estimated £3.5 billion per year. With glass becoming an ever more dominant material in the built environment, manufacturer Pilkington, has released a new report

As our buildings and the uses to which we put them become more complex, the challenges of safely evacuating occupants also increase. The latest analogue addressable fire panels give integrators,

Fire-resistant glass is an extremely specialised product which requires both technological knowledge and high investment in research and in the certification process – this is not simple. For years, it

The UK Government’s fire regulations were put through a massive reform back in the early 2000s when attention was drawn to the outdated nature of policies that were in place.

In the 1980s FM led the development of another new technology: early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers. This new class of sprinkler was developed to ensure a higher ADD than

Commercial kitchens are highly susceptible fire risk areas, and incidents in such environments can incur serious consequences. The concentration of grease-laden, vapour-producing appliances – such as fryers, griddles, ranges and

All sectors face a range of unique challenges when it comes to maintaining fire safety. For the construction industry, these are particularly difficult – construction sites are a dangerous mix

Fire statistics in many countries show that a majority of the victims of fatal fires belongs to groups in the society that can be categorized as vulnerable, and efforts to

The 2013 and prior editions of NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, did not include sprinkler system design criteria for exposed (uncartoned), expanded Group A plastics stored

The O2 Arena consists of a hotel, conference centre and 100 serviced residential apartments named The Arora Tower, which offer glorious views across Canary Wharf in London. The hotel has been

Several instances of a fire originating either in the building or externally, have led to rapid vertical fire spread via combustible cladding finishes, insulation materials and other significant items within

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