Understanding the Basics of Fire-stopping: Part Three

In previous editions of International Fire Protection we learned that a fundamental fire protection strategy is to divide a building into fire-rated compartments intended to contain fire to the compartment of origin. When openings are created in the fire-rated walls…

Understanding the Basics of Firestopping: Part Two

In the previous edition of International Fire Protection we learned that a fundamental fire protection strategy is to divide a building into fire-rated compartments intended to contain fire to the compartment of origin. When openings are created in the walls…

Understanding the Basics of Firestopping: Part One

A building is made of a number of fire-rated compartments. When these compartments are breached by various building service elements such as pipes and conduits, their fire-rating and ability to resist smoke migration is compromised. Firestopping, thus, is the process…

Advanced Protection for Scotland’s Art Collection

The National Galleries of Scotland has selected industry-leading MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced to protect all of its properties, including three major galleries holding priceless collections. Buildings protected by Advanced panels include the flagship Scottish National Gallery on Princes…

Europe is Playing with Fire

Europe is Playing with Fire Upcoming media event Fire Safe Europe, leading EU fire safety association, launch new white paper: Europe is Playing with Fire On 2nd December 2014 Fire Safe Europe launch a new white paper entitled “Europe is…

Management Failings increase Death Rate in Major Fires

Management failings – not badly designed buildings or lack of equipment – are the main reason people die in major fires. Nick Coombe, Fire Safety Regulation Management, London Fire Brigade says: “It is recognised that the quality of fire risk…

Firetrace Showcases Suppression Solutions

FIRETRACE INTERNATIONAL is showcasing its fire suppression solutions for industrial and commercial applications that include buses and commercial vehicles, electrical controls, engines and generator systems, hazardous storage and other enclosures. The company is also demonstrating its E4 system.Firetrace’s E4 recently…

BRE’s Global Certification

Independent third-party organisation BRE GLOBAL, based in the UK and with representative offices in China, India and Malaysia, will be showcasing its offering of certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services to an international market. LPCB (loss Prevention…

Testfire acknowledged with Innovation Award

Detectortesters (No Climb Products Ltd.), the world leading designer and manufacturer of test equipment for fire detectors, has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Innovation. The Award was presented in recognition of the innovative 3 in 1 test tool…

Oil Technics Concentrate Offering

OIL TECHNICS FIRE FIGHTING PRODUCTS specialises in the supply and manufacture of firefighting foam concentrates and the laboratory testing of produced foam and foam concentrates. The company manufactures Aberdeen foam, a broad range of internationally accredited foam concentrates that are fully…

NoFoam Expands Foam Testing

NOFOAM SYSTEM enables its customers to test any AFFF foam system without using foam concentrate, which saves money and removes the issues associated with clean-up and disposal of foam solution after testing. This year, the NoFoam System expanded from ARFF…

Nobel’s Kitchen Fire Suppression on Show

NOBEL will be showing its K-Series kitchen fire suppression system that offers unrivalled commercial kitchen fire protection, covering all cooking appliances, extract canopy and ductwork while having the flexibility to extend throughout the ductwork to prevent fire spread to adjacent…

Meet New Fire-Suppression Supervision Requirements with a Custom Actuator from TLX Technologies

TLX Technologies is proud to introduce a new actuator with active installation supervision that will help suppression system manufacturers meet the January 1st, 2016 deadline for NFPA 2001, Sec. 4.3.4.1. The UL recognized component allows for fully-engaged installation detection to…

Issue 60, December 2014

Welcome to the December 2014 edition of IFP Magazine. This edition launches our new internal page designs, brought together by our new in house designer Richard Parsons. Take a look at this edition and read the NFPA’s latest vision article,…

E2S adds SIL 2 compatibility to its horn and strobe families

Safety Integrity Level, SIL, is a measure of safety system performance expressed in terms of probability of failure on demand (PFD). In the oil and gas industry, particularly in the fire and gas detection systems where safety integrity is critical,…

Fire Fighting Enterprises Gains CCCf Approval in China

Fire Fighting Enterprises (FFE) has received CCCf approval for its Fireray 5000 optical beam smoke detectors, allowing the company to distribute them in China. Using infrared beams, optical beam detectors can identify smoke over much larger areas than traditional fire…

Latest Revisions Announced to FM Global Data Sheets

FM Global has announced the latest round of changes to its technical data sheets. The latest revised data sheets include DS 7-76 (Prevention and Mitigation of Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire) and DS 7-88 (Flammable Liquid Storage Tanks). Data sheets…

Firefighting with Water Motor – Driven Foam Pump System

A water motor-driven foam pump system is a mechanical way of dosing foam concentrate and other firefighting additives into the water, without the need of external power or pressure balance. There are mainly two different fundamental solutions to how to…

New Personalised Technical Support Portals from Advanced

Fire systems leader Advanced is celebrating the launch of its new online technical and customer support portal, Advanced360. The new service delivers lifetime support for Advanced’s customers, specifiers and end users. Registration is free and allows users to access a…

Forum Focuses on Seismic Structures

The Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED), in collaboration with the BSI sub-committee responsible for Eurocode 8, has launched a Eurocode 8 forum to ensure a strong UK voice is heard during the current period of revising the…

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