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Humphrey Lau named as CEO of DESMI

Humphrey Lau has been appointed CEO of DESMI, a Danish manufacturer of pumps, pumping systems, environmental cleaning equipment and related products within flow technology. After more than 26 years as DESMI CEO, Henrik Sørensen has made the personal decision to…

StocExpo 2023 launches with a fresh and future-focused rebrand

In recognition of the evolution of the tank storage industry towards cleaner, greener fuels, StocExpo has changed its branding with more modern colours and icons. StocExpo works across an international audience, so recognises the significance of having a universally understood…

Fire prevention with Victaulic at VdS-FireSafety

From ready-to-install couplings to reduce the risk of fire during installation and operation of pipe connections, to water sprinklers for demanding work and storage environments – Victaulic presents its entire product range from fire prevention to fast and efficient extinguishing…

UL Solutions and the Fire Protection Association open new laboratory for fire testing in the United Kingdom

In response to the urgent demand for more fire-testing facilities in the UK, a major new fire resistance testing laboratory at Blockley, Gloucestershire, has opened, featuring two of the largest furnaces of their kind. UL Solutions, a global leader in…

Chris Higgins named Telgian Fire Safety President

Telgian CEO James Tomes recently announced the appointment of Chris Higgins as President, Telgian Fire Safety (TFS). In this position, Higgins will maintain strategic and operational responsibility for all TFS business operations. ‘Chris is a strategic, results-oriented business leader with…

ROCKWOOL releases technical bulletin providing compliance guidance for insulated upstand boards

Insulation manufacturer ROCKWOOL has released a technical bulletin to provide guidance to specifiers, architects and contractors on the use of bonded construction materials, such as insulated upstand boards, and the finished product’s subsequent Euroclass reaction-to-fire rating. Following the Grenfell disaster,…

What is the true cost when a business is forced to close due to fire?

By Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance At a time of rising production costs, high energy bills and dwindling cash reserves, many businesses are facing an uphill battle when it comes to staying afloat in such challenging economic…

Book your stand at Firexpo 2023

Returning for its third year on 9–11 May 2023 as a dedicated co-located event, Firexpo West Africa is the only fire exhibition in West Africa that showcases products for the fire protection, prevention and detection industries and is a must-attend…

Asia’s ultimate business and technology platform for AI security and IoT

SECUTECH INTERNATIONAL 2023 26–28 APRIL 1F, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall 2 Taipei, Taiwan Secutech International has always been a leading trade fair in this competent Asia Pacific market, as an annual gathering place for major systems integrators, distributors and property…

FrameFit – the ideal solution for remediating fire doors that are non-compliant due to gaps – saving lives, time and budgets

FrameFit is a brand-new, innovative, fire-rated and fully tested system that solves a very common but serious problem with fire doors – excessive gaps between leaf and frame. Current legislation states that fire doors with gaps of over 4mm between…

New Non-Fluorinated THUNDERSTORM WNF33A Foam Concentrate from Johnson Controls advances fire protection for flammable liquid storage tanks

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the launch of THUNDERSTORM WNF33A 3%x3% Non-Fluorinated Foam Concentrate, the newest addition to the renowned WILLIAMS FIRE & HAZARD CONTROL firefighting foam portfolio. Powerful protection Fuel in-depth…

Fire destroys North Wales warehouse

By Iain Cox, Chair of Business Sprinkler Alliance Firefighters were called to a huge fire at a large manufacturing facility near Mold in Flintshire. The devastating blaze tore through the XPS foam factory at an industrial estate close to the…

22nd International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) – Copenhagen it is!

Today, the IWMA president Are Wendelborg Brandt announced that 22nd International Water Mist Conference will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference dates will be 11 and 12 October. The conference venue will be the Copenhagen Marriott Hotel. The call…

CCE Applique automatic drop seal achieves Certifire stamp of approval

Automatic drop-down seals are a necessary accessory for stopping draughts, smoke and fire from getting underneath a fire door. There are different options on the market – some are made for installing directly into the door set when it is…

Advanced’s EvacGo offers the ideal solution to meet Part B of the Building Regulations’ December deadline

With amended Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations coming into effect from 1 December 2022, fire-protection solutions manufacturer Advanced offers the ideal solution with its compliant evacuation alert system, EvacGo. Published on 1 June 2022, the updated Part…

Emerging ARFF issues explored in depth at AFOA Conference 2022

Simon Petts, AFOA chairman, welcomed delegates to the AFOA 2022 conference, giving a summary of activities undertaken by the association in the last 12 months before introducing the day’s programme of eight speakers, covering a diversity of emerging issues for…

London Bound! C-TEC exhibiting at London Build and Homes UK

C-TEC is exhibiting at two major exhibitions in London this November; London Build at Olympia (16/17 November) and Homes UK at London’s ExCeL (23/24 November). With 350+ exhibitors and an action-packed programme of seminars, networking events and debates, London Build…

IFE expands its technical team

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) is delighted to announce it has increased its technical capacity with two new appointments. Mark Chubb MPP CFPS FCMI MIoD FIFireE has been appointed as our new Technical Director and replaces Peter Wilkinson who…

Warringtonfire certifies Promat fire collars under Certifire scheme

Following four months of testing and auditing, Warringtonfire Australia has certified three passive fire protection (PFP) products from Promat Australia to its Certifire third-party certification scheme. Promat, a leading manufacturer of fire-safety products and systems, partnered with Warringtonfire to have…

TYCO expands next-generation Riser Manifold product line with cost-efficient RM-2 Base models

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has expanded the Tyco RM-2 Riser Manifold product offering with the launch of two versatile, economically focused RM-2 Base models that complement the fully integrated RM-2 Riser Manifold. The…

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