The problem of corrosion in metal fire sprinkler systems

Corrosion was the subject of three presentations at Fire Sprinkler International 2016 (FSI) in Munich in April and two seminars at the American Fire Sprinkler Association Convention & Exhibition (AFSA) in Nashville in September. What I heard at those shows…

Fire Safety North – Makes its debut at EventCity Manchester on 10th-11th October

Fire Safety North makes its debut at EventCity Manchester on 10-11 October offering an unparalleled line-up of free CPD-accredited seminar sessions, writes the show’s Content Director Mark Sennett. Delegates will be treated to more than 14 hours of free educational…

Response times of sprinkler glass bulbs in a residential room fire

The response time of fire sprinklers is essential for their performance, especially in applications where life safety protection is desired. The earlier the sprinkler activates, the smaller the size of the fire. The aim of this study was to determine…

Post-Grenfell realisations about compartmentation for fire safety

The after effects of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower have kick started a realisation that change is necessary in the fire industry. Too often in our industry it feels like the certification is driving the maintenance, with its insurance…

Furniture flammability: protecting the fire safety professional

The fire safety of upholstered furniture supplied to the non-domestic market is complex, and generally influenced by the end-use of the premises in which the furniture will be utilised – whether that be offices, hotels, hospitals, education, retail etc. However…

British standards for fire testing of electric cables are falling behind

Almost all Life Safety & Fire Fighting systems depend on the reliable function of electric cables during emergency. If these essential cables fail during a fire event, the critical equipment they enable also fails. This could mean that firemen’s lifts,…

Containment of fire spread within combustible external cavities

Modern Building Methods may have changed but this has driven the change for improved fire protection, particularly in respect of external wall cavity fire barriers, the latest of which have been proven to outperform all of the previous types of…

The importance of performance cable fixings and accessories

Lives and property can depend on fire resistant cable and accessories performing as expected in the event of fire. So, ensuring that cables purchased and installed meet the correct criteria of building projects is of paramount importance and will play…

Apollo set to showcase new products new products at Fire India 2017 Stand D10

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, is looking forward to its participation in Fire India in 2017, and the opportunity to showcase its latest ranges to the industry. Visitors to Asia’s…

IWMA to hold 3rd Seminar at Intersec Dubai

On 21st January 2018 the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will again offer a seminar on fire protection with water mist during Intersec. Venue will be the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, room Sharjah D. International speakers will talk about…

Grenfell inquiry must be fire safety “watershed” – IOSH

The Grenfell Tower public inquiry must be “a watershed for fire safety”, says the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). The UK Government has announced the terms of reference for the inquiry. Prime Minister Theresa May has accepted in full the recommendations…

The key numbers that underpin the fire industry

Simply put, at the very basis of the fire industry are numbers. These numbers can be complex or not wholly understood and this undermines their value and uses within the fire industry. The fire industry calling is a noble one.…

E2x corrosion proof warning devices benefit from major upgrades

The ‘E2x’ family from E2S Warning Signals is suitable for status indication or warning applications in Class I/II Div 2, Zone 2 and Zone 22 installations. Housed in a lightweight, corrosion proof PPS enclosure, it is globally certified for IECEx, UL, cUL…

Dates announced for tall building fire safety events

The recent fires in Grenfell Tower (London) and The Torch (Dubai) have highlighted the need for improvements with Tall Building design, construction, management, and firefighting. The Tall Building Fire Safety Network offers regular courses and conferences on Tall Building Fire…

S2 Fire Solutions gain fire industry accreditation for fifth year running

Midlands based fire safety firm, S2 Fire Solutions, has achieved BAFE accreditation after flying through the scheme’s rigorous audits last month. BAFE SP203-1 accreditation is often the best way for businesses and companies to ensure that they employ competent firms…

IWMA Water Mist Seminar in Poland – Webpage now ‘live’

The first Water Mist Seminar in Poland will be held in Cracow (Galaxy Hotel) on 15th November 2017. The organizer of the event is the International Water Mist Association (IWMA).

The web page for the seminar in Cracow has now been activated and can be accessed via the IWMA homepage. There will be no admission fee for delegates and those who want to learn more about using smaller droplets, thinner pipes can get their ticket now.

“We want to promote the technology, so we go places – like Cracow”, says IWMA General Manager Bettina McDowell. She adds: “We offer seminars worldwide because water mist companies need a reliable partner to educate and to spread the message.”

During this one-day event, speakers will explain how water mist works. They will talk about projects and installation and maintenance requirements. Delegates will be able to update their knowledge on standards, guidelines and approvals. The seminar will be accompanied by an exhibition.

E2S showcases innovative LED technology for hazardous location warning signals at Offshore Europe

From the 5th to the 8th of September, E2S Warning Signals will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe Aberdeen. As the world’s leading independent signalling manufacturer E2S will be demonstrating their extensive range of alarm horn sounders, beacons, loudspeakers and call points. The…

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