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Fire protection for parking and charging areas for electric vehicles

Reservations about increased fire hazards from electric cars led to bans on parking garages in some cities in Europe. Reports of burning electric cars are worrying not only for the owners but…

Why use CAF in ARFF?
Aviation has always been an industry with an increased potential for fire danger since powered aircraft have been used. Firefighting has an established history within this industry, since the first scheduled airline flights took place in the early 20th century.…
Is digital transformation a key to unlocking fire safety?

The safety of people and property is a core responsibility of all employers, facilities managers, and building owners. From a fire safety point of view, this means ensuring fire protection systems are compliant with appropriate installation and maintenance standards as…

Optical flame detection and field of view 

Many flame detector manufacturers look to develop products with unique specifiable features that customers value. As part of the product development cycle, engineering specifications are developed to make it challenging for other manufacturers to match the specification. As with most…

Reacton have already started working with Tabra Trading to protect thousands of buses in the UAE for this project, providing the highest standard of protection from fires for passengers and drivers.

Reacton wins one of the world’s largest retrofit bus fire protection projects in history

Reacton Fire Suppression are proud to announce that they have secured an extremely large project through their partners, Tabra Trading. The first project is for Emirates Transport school bus fleet. In November of 2021, Reacton announced the partnership with market…

Are you ready for the new UK Building Regulations?

The new amended Part B of the Building Regulations came into force in the UK on 1 December 2022 and comprises some important changes concerning evacuation of buildings, including the new requirement for evacuation alert systems to be fitted in…

Future fire sprinkler heads are digital

Fire sprinklers might be a safety necessity, but they come with their own risks in regard to maintaining them. Sprinkler systems are difficult to drain without causing a mess, are risky to health and can damage the contents of the…

Determining the optimum replacement periods of optical smoke detectors and alarms 

In the UK there are no strict mandatory replacement periods, within British Standards, for smoke alarms and detectors. The aim of this research was to identify the optimum replacement periods for optical smoke alarms and detectors used in domestic and…

How regularly are your fire dampers tested? 

Did you know legally in Europe, fire dampers should be tested every 6 months? I personally doubt if this is carried out to 100% across Europe or globally. Perhaps we have some very conscientious individuals who do make these tests,…

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How to find a good watermist system manufacturer

As with anything you acquire you want to make sure you have a good product. And especially when it comes to fire protection – something that in an emergency shall protect nothing less than lives, properties and jobs – you…
Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting equipment developed by FireDos for class B high hazard fire scenario applications, including tank storage facilities, refineries and other oil and petrochemical related industrial fires.…

PFAS waste disposal in the fire service – Part 1
Cement kiln incineration offers an environmentally sustainable solution. Class B AFFF (aqueous film-forming foams) contain fluorochemicals now generically known as PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances). Disposal of large volumes of PFAS-contaminated liquid waste remains a major problem, as well as potentially a…
Fire protection system security

In todays uncertain times, the issue of security of vital infrastructure like power stations, oil refineries, data centres, places of public congregation like convention centres, stadiums, theatres, major shopping malls, also high-rise buildings both residential and commercial, is uppermost in…

Why is building movement a vital consideration when specifying perimeter fire seals for curtain wall facades?

It is vital curtain wall facades are designed and constructed to withstand constant movement due to forces such as wind loading, and this must include their passive fire protection measures. Managing movement  Since the mid-1900s, buildings with glass external wall…

The fibreglass or plastic components of the turbine nacelle can easily be ignited by a spark or arc flash. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

The role of automatic gaseous suppression in protecting green energy from fire

Across the world, there is near-unanimous agreement that action needs to be taken to halt climate change. Rarely do issues achieve such a strong consensus, with the scientific community, global governments, businesses and consumers all broadly agreeing that more needs…

Fire detection and alarm systems

Building safety is due not only to passive fire products; when it comes to emergency conditions, active life-safety systems also play a major role. It is the combination of both active and passive fire products/systems by which we can ensure…

Fire safety: where responsibility lies

Have you ever noticed a building’s fire suppression system? Probably not. They are there to do a job, and often only seen when they are needed. But that doesn’t make them any less important than the other systems in place.…

Ensuring compliance in smoke ventilation life safety systems

This feature looks to reiterate the importance of using fully compliant life safety products and outlines the steps being taken to improve industry awareness. Accurately determining whether or not a life safety product or system is fit for purpose is…

A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 1
Fire presents many challenges, not least because of the variables that determine which suppression medium is appropriate for a given fire situation. Our objective in this two-part article is to provide guidance based on a hazard-specific approach and help you…
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Testing innovative technology to improve fire safety and future-proof homes

This feature discusses a recent project to test how the Plumis Automist fire-suppression system could play a key role in safeguarding social-housing residents and future-proofing homes. The basic technology behind modern fire-safety sprinkler systems has changed little since its invention…

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