Advanced Fire System Handles the Pressure at Elfab

Elfab, a global manufacturer of pressure relief products, has selected a high performance fire system from Advanced for installation at its corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. Elfab designs and manufactures rupture discs, explosion vents and detection systems for use in…

Johnson Controls to showcase advanced fire protection technology at NFPA Expo

Company’s unmatched portfolio of fire detection and suppression products delivers innovative and integrated solutions for commercial and industrial facilities. Johnson Controls will unveil a new lineup of fire detection and suppression products at the 2018 NFPA Expo, June 11-13 at the Mandalay Bay…

Skanwear set to showcase innovative Health and Safety garments at leading Power Plant Exhibition

With health and safety, a huge concern for power plant operators and employees that work within the vital industry, Skanwear will be showcasing its sector leading protective garments at the next popular EA Technology exhibition. This year’s show, PLANTx2018, which…

Peace of mind through tech and science

See us at Firex Stand No A195 Through the development of cutting-edge technology and science, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings EMEAI offers unrivalled quality and peace of mind fire protection. With its specialist range of FIRETEX intumescent and insulation materials,…

FIA releases specialist advanced unit of qualification pathway

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has released the Advanced Installer unit of the new qualification pathway.  The unit forms one of the four units of the qualification that must be undertaken in order to become fully qualified in installing fire detection…

The fire protection conundrum

Recent events involving high-rise structures around the world, and the inevitable questions these have raised about building regulations, fire testing of materials, materials specification and the installation of partitions, cladding systems, fire doors and several other matters to do with…

Is there still a place for desktop studies?

One of the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Interim Report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was that the Government should significantly restrict the use of desktop studies to approve changes to cladding and other systems…

Safety, Defined – Creating a training program for life safety professionals around the world.

The quote was blunt: “This incident should not have happened in our country in the 21st century.” It came from the preliminary report, released in December, which reviewed the United Kingdom’s building regulations and fire safety practices after last summer’s…

TLX Technologies – Actuator designed for systems with operating pressures to 300 Bar

TLX Technologies introduced its newest actuation device for fire suppression systems at the 2018 Intersec Expo in Dubai, UAE. This patented, high-pressure supervised latching actuator allows for fully-engaged installation detection and is tailored to systems with operating pressures of 200-300…

PAROC – Fire Protection of Steel Structures

Building regulations require certain elements of a structure to have fire resistance. Whether or not an element requires fire resistance depends on the size of the building, what it will be used for and what the function of the element…

A new approach to extinguishing fires on combustible-liquid storage tanks

One of the trickiest challenges a fire fighter will ever face is a full-surface blaze at a storage tank containing flammable fluid. Any grade-school student can deduce that water is useless in suppressing such fires because its higher density causes…

Raising standards in steel structures

As new modern building design for steel structures emerges with the use of new materials and methods, the application of best practice in the supply chain has never been more important. Bob Glendenning of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Europe,…

Testing times

Ever since the appalling loss of life in the Grenfell Tower disaster, the UK construction industry has been under intense scrutiny, from the types of building materials that we use, to the quality of installation, the way we design, and…

Fire-protective glass: An overview

Fire safety is, understandably, a primary concern for designers of today’s built environment, and glazing can play a vital role in achieving this. In this article we discuss the fire-protective glass on the market today, how to specify it in…

The next generation of flame detectors

There are many industries, processes and applications that have a need to protect and save life and property. To that end, they need detection systems and detectors that will be highly immune to false alarms and of the highest performance and reliability.

As a result, flame detectors were developed to detect fire at all times and in all weather conditions and yet be highly immune to false alarms.

In recent years, communication, video image processing and data storage power technology have developed rapidly and so are readily available and easy to implement. They will contribute to the next generation of Flame and Gas detection systems and products.

Why passive fire protection is key to the construction plan

With continued growth of high-rise and commercial construction across the globe, understanding the role that both passive and active fire protection should play in every new build and retro-fit has never been so important – especially when seeking the approval…

Is there a fire epidemic facing the waste and recycling industry?

With the risks of inherent fire only increasing, we need to develop and install solutions that can mitigate the fires as early in the process as possible. Especially when the materials we are processing in the waste and recycling industry…

Plus size evacuation – What is the solution?

One of the consequences of modern living with its obtundents of high energy foods and energy saving devices is that it is all too easy to consume more energy than we are using. If the human body takes in more…

Johnson Controls launches new Sapphire Plus 70 bar system for improved fire safety

Johnson Controls introduced an innovative 70 bar gaseous fire suppression system, enabling higher fill densities at an increased pressure – reducing footprint, installation costs and service time. Part of the proven HYGOOD SAPPHIRE® range, SAPPHIRE PLUS is designed to optimise…

The FIA responds to the Hackitt’s review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) welcomes Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. We, amongst others, have been pushing for years for changes in the regulatory environment and competency levels in the fire safety industry. The…

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