The art of applied fireproofing

Electrical power is important part of our day-to-day life that’s sometime taken for granted. Almost everything needs power; we sometimes forget how it is quietly transmitted across thousands of kilometers from generating stations to homes, schools, hospitals, refineries, through essential…

Protecting our history from fire, by learning from the past

Put simply, fire is probably the single most obvious common threat to the fabric and contents of sites that represent our cultural heritage. We all hope to learn from the historical buildings and museums that are all around us and…

Boundary protection

With a new Fire Code due for imminent release in the UAE and high rise building owners expecting increased regulation on external curtain walling and cladding for new buildings, Coopers Fire explains how fire curtain barrier systems may be used…

Effective fire detection solutions for hazardous environments

By their very nature, hazardous environments require a highly considered approach to fire detection. Apollo Fire Detector’s Senior Product Support Engineer, Warren Moyle, discusses meeting the challenges of protecting such environments. A risky environment There are a variety of different…

Considerations for the application of high-temperature coatings – Part 2

Managers of petrochemical, refining, power, offshore, pulp and paper and other facilities with extensive hot processes and piping systems are frequently challenged with performing all the necessary coatings maintenance work only during periods of outages. When coatings work has to…

Air sampling smoke detection on mobile mining equipment

Very early warning air sampling smoke detection (ASD) has traditionally been thought of as a technology only suited for clean environments. Many fire industry professionals believe that factors such as dirt, dust, moisture, vibration and other harsh conditions preclude the…

Kentec Electronics Ltd – Compliant extinguishant control technology

With the launch of their much-anticipated Syncro XT+ Multi Area Addressable Extinguishing Panel, Jonathan Gilbert General Manager – Sales & Marketing of Kentec Electronics, reviews the technological foundations of extinguishant control panels. Most fires cannot be sustained with less than…

Business Sprinkler Alliance – Fire continues to be one of the biggest risks facing UK businesses today

Fire continues to be one of biggest risks facing UK businesses today. Research published earlier this year, found that fire and explosion accounted for six out of 10 of business interruptions claims globally, with an average loss of £1.7 million…

SOLO – 20 years of testing with world’s most popular detector test equipment

Every day, thousands of fire engineers around the world set to work maintaining fire systems. Part of this involves the functional testing of fire detectors in accordance with both codes and standards and the recommendations of the detector manufacturers. The…

LeaveFire – The innovative escape system

How much is your life and the lives of your family member worth? It’s a tricky question that most of us never ask ourselves, but one we should if we are serious about protecting ourselves but most important our family…

TLX Technologies – Newly developed actuators provide additional system intelligence

Protection of life and property has always been the primary purpose of fire suppression systems developed by manufacturers globally. While configuration of these systems can differ based on the system components, the extinguishing agent and the environment in which the…

Big data, global data – Why it’s critical to evaluate fire data from around the world

Without accurate fire data, governments and safety advocates are unable to justify the need for fire prevention, public education, and code enforcement capabilities. The headlines from around the world are becoming all too frequent: “Massive New Year’s Eve fire erupts…

A passive revolution? Revolutionary change for the passive fire protection industry

I was recently invited to be a guest speaker at an industry conference, and as part of the process I was asked to write a short biography to accompany the programme. From this I learnt a valuable lesson – read…

16th International Water Mist Conference – Conference Webpage now active

The 16th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 21st and 22nd September 2016. Venue will be the Arcotel Wimberger Wien. The conference webpage is now active. For easy access IWMA will provide a link from…

Advanced Tall-building Protection for ‘The Cheesegrater’

One of the UK’s landmark buildings, the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, will be protected by industry-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Located in the heart of the City’s financial district, close to the iconic Lloyd’s Building and…

New CFO for Angus International Safety Group

Angus International Safety Group has appointed Ashley Brown to the position of Chief Financial Officer, reporting directly to the group’s CEO Paul Williams. Ashley is a Fellow Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA from…

Advanced’s Axis EN wins Polish Award

Advanced’s Axis EN fire panel has won the ‘Devices and Fire Alarms Systems’ category of the Polish POLALARM Awards. Organised by the Polish Association of Engineers and Technicians for Technical Security and Security Management, the awards are now in their…

Exova BM TRADA offers training on fire doors – June 28th/29th

Expert construction industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be running the next in its series of popular fire door training courses at the end of June. The first course, Fire Doors Explained, is a full-day CPD certified session being…

‘Whodunnit?’ at the launch of the ASFP/FIS Fire Performance Labelling Scheme

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and FIS, which represents the Finishes and Interior Sector, are launching a new Fire Performance Partition Labelling Scheme at Firex International 2016. The labelling initiative aims to identify fire performance partitions to installers,…

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