The influence of plastics in high piled storage – Part 3

Many modern products are constructed from a variety of constituents ranging from natural to synthetic elements. The vast number of potential combinations of wood, ceramic, metal, paper, leather, plastics and other materials barely can be imagined. Likewise, many of these…

The ultimate challenge – using the latest fire systems to protect remote sites

Intermittent power, a 12-hour round trip to site – if the ferry’s working that is – and a three-day lead (at best) on spare parts. Any takers for this fire protection job? Although perhaps off-putting to those more familiar with…

Grenfell: the perfect formula for tragedy

Within 51 days, the world witnessed three unfortunate events in cities separated by thousands of miles around the globe: London, Honolulu, and Dubai. All three events can be described simply as preventable losses due to the lack of automatic fire…

The need for intelligent, integrated, and compliant sprinkler systems

In the months since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, there has been a renewed focus on sprinklers and their role in fire safety and suppression. Following the tragedy, senior figures from the London Fire Brigade openly advocated for sprinkler systems…

Is the fire protection industry coming of age?

For many years, the fire protection industry has cautiously inched forward with product changes, upgrades and advancements. With so much at stake, it has been prudent not to risk moving too rapidly when the consequences are so high. While understandable…

Changes in emergency lighting technology will lead to safer buildings

Chris Slattery, Global Product Manager for Emergency Lighting at Tridonic reviews the current state of emergency escape lighting and considers what needs to be considered when designing fresh solutions. He then goes on to examine in more detail the implications…

Demystifying voice alarm and voice evacuation systems

Voice alarm/voice evacuation (VA/VE) has become well established over the last 25 years. Old fashioned and frankly outmoded fire alarm systems based on bells have not been fully replaced but the concept of voice commands to instruct and direct people…

Video and CCTV – integrating systems for better fire protection

Fire protection systems have traditionally been isolated from other building management and security systems. The differences in technology and regulation were seen as too large to overcome, and the potential benefits of integration have largely not been realised by the…

Are your fire doors safe and legal?

Fire doors are designed to prevent the spread of smoke, flames and toxic gases throughout a building in the event of a fire. However, when a fire door is held open, fire, smoke and toxic gases can quickly pass through…

Removing smoke and mirrors from mechanical ventilation shaft systems

In high rise properties such as apartment blocks, mechanically ventilated smoke shafts are now being more widely adopted. However, because there isn’t a single common standard for mechanical smoke shafts, there is still an air of mystery surrounding their design…

Shopping centre sets great store by Honeywell’s life safety technology

Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre is one of the largest and most popular retail environments in the UK, and fire system technology from Honeywell is being installed throughout as part of a £60m upgrade project. Founded in 1967, Milton Keynes…

Tips for The Retail Sector On Storing Holiday Season Stock Safely  

As the Holiday Season approaches the retail sector will be getting ready for one of their busiest times of the year. In order to ensure maximum sales, some retailers will fill every available space with merchandise. This can mean that…

Unique UL Class I/II Div 2 LED beacon for private fire systems and general signalling

E2S Warning Signals is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of audible and visual warning signals for use in fire detection systems installed in commercial, industrial and hazardous areas. The new D2xB1LD2 beacon is UL1638 approved for private mode fire applications and general…

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