Surprising market trends revealed in FIA Survey

The FIA (Fire Industry Association) has released the results of the Market Conditions Survey, Wave 8.  This survey is a snapshot of the current trends within the fire industry nationwide.  Each Wave is conducted every 6 months.  Wave 8 reveals…

Keeping Students Safe

Leading life safety systems manufacturer, Hochiki Europe, has helped keep college students and their lecturers’ safe with the installation of a new fire alarm system. West Dean College, West Sussex, is internationally renowned for creative arts and conservation education, attracting…

UK manufacturer announces EN54 certificate for touch screen microphone

Baldwin Boxall is delighted to announce that it has just received the EN54 certificate for its brand new touch screen microphone, a market-leading unit which customers are already keen to get their hands on. Users will enjoy the many impressive…

What the industry needs now, is qualifications

Everyone seems to be talking about Brexit right now. With the elections coming up on June 8th, and local elections happening as I type (a vote for every key strike), it’s only natural that we are all wondering what will happen…

Global Stewards

Eliminating a greenhouse gas threat means dealing with potentially hazardous alternatives. In October, the gavel fell on a landmark climate change agreement, reached in Kigali, Rwanda, to phase out a specific family of manmade chemicals used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.…

A near miss too many?

ASFP COO Niall Rowan comments on recent failures in the quality of construction and fire-stopping installation in a number of Edinburgh schools. The Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction of Edinburgh Schools, commissioned by the Chief Executive of…

TLX Technologies – Addressing thermal requirements in fire protection applications

Products designed for complex environments are required to meet increasing market and regulatory demands for improved performance, greater efficiency, and increased safety. This provides opportunity for design collaboration between product and system design teams and component suppliers to achieve intelligent,…

FireView – Why do you pay more to inspect heat and smoke detectors?

If you are tired of changing aerosols or cartridges to test smoke detectors, FireView is here for you. Don’t spend any extra money to buy aerosol sprays or cartridges. FireView contains an affordable and sustainable smoke generation system which eliminates…

Selecting fire and gas detectors for harsh and remote locations

Liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities in the frozen Russian Arctic. Drilling platforms in the swells of the North Sea. Pipelines that cross miles of heaving permafrost or blowing desert sands. These are some of the settings where industrial fire and…

Object fire protection provides business continuity

Every company around the world is using IT to enable their business processes and production. This IT is often housed in small data rooms with one or two server-racks on-site with possible backups in the cloud or also locally. There…

Exterior wall fires on a global scale

It has been a little over a year since the notable exterior wall fire at The Address Downtown Dubai hotel. This hotel is located in the area of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, where thousands came to enjoy…

The crucial role of fire systems in data centres

Our insatiable thirst for online storage and bandwidth, driven by the growth of eCommerce and Cloud computing, means demand for data centres has never been higher. These cathedrals of technology are becoming larger and more complex every year and, with…

Five factors for effective smoke control

Whilst jet fans can be an extremely effective smoke control tool in the event of a car park fire, there is more to designing a system than including as many fans as possible. James Allen, senior fire design and CFD…

Firestop tape – A new standard in firestopping

Firestop installers are in the life safety business. While firestopping is a key component in the overall protection of the building structure, it is also critical for protecting the lives inside the building. One of the biggest challenges in firestopping…

Fire safety management… the future’s virtual

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial buildings and expensive homes. Typically involving only lighting, heating and cooling systems, building automation rarely provided more than basic control, monitoring and scheduling functions and…

High challenge: High-piled storage fire protection– Part 2

The accurate classification of commodities in high-piled storage arrays is essential to successful fire outcomes because the level of fire protection must be capable of protecting the fuel load. If the potential combustible load exceeds the automatic sprinklers’ fire suppression…

Tunnel fires – why they are vulnerable and the possible solution

Major tunnel fires can be catastrophic with the scale of lives lost and property damaged. The particular nature of fires in such confined spaces presents special challenges for fire engineers, health and safety professionals and emergency services. In March this…

Siemens protects unique works of art

Like billowing sails, a new Paris landmark rises above the treetops of the world-famous Bois de Boulogne Park: the Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum designed by none other than U.S. star architect Frank Gehry. But it’s not just its design that…

Understanding digital linear heat detection

Linear heat detection has been around for almost 80 years but is still relatively unknown to many in the Fire Protection Industry. In this article, we will delve into the construction and operating principles of digital linear heat detection, applications…

Fire safe furniture without chemical fire retardants

Upholstered furniture represents a fire hazard by burning intensely and by releasing large amounts of dark and toxic smoke during fire. Fire safety of these products can be improved, but it must be done in an environmentally friendly way. Upholstered…

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