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Emerging technology and fire-protection considerations for the aviation industry

I have spent more than 15 years in the fire service, the majority of that being within the aviation industry. The last four years have brought more significant changes to the industry than any of the preceding. These changes have…

DSPA.nl – Product intro at Interschutz 2022

DSPA.nl is a leading manufacturer of highly innovative aerosol fire-suppression systems. Being a preferred Halon and gas substitute, our products are used worldwide by governments, oil & gas, energy and various industries. Unlike other extinguishing agents, DSPA condensed aerosol fire-suppression…

AQUASYS – Efficiently protecting clean rooms with high-pressure watermist

AQUASYS was founded in 1993 as part of a technology group and is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of high-pressure watermist (HPWM) systems. Since then AQUASYS ensured that our products are available in our high-quality infrastructure worldwide. As…

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…
NFPA annual Conference & Expo – Returning to live event in Boston

In a slightly delayed celebration of its 125th anniversary, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will return to an in-person event for its annual Conference & Expo (C&E) at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, Mass., 6–9 June 2022. While…

Watermist at its turning point

Things have progressed well for watermist: there is a growing market for eco-friendly, sustainable products and the European Standard has now been published. Also, the list of applications has been getting longer and a research project could become a real…

Modern trends and developments in fire detection

Demand for reliable fire-detection systems is growing worldwide, with an estimated compound annual growth rate in the order of 7%, as a result of stricter fire-safety regulations, as well as increased public awareness and user requirements. Moreover, the ever-increasing demand…

BIOEX – Pioneers in fluorine-free foams

Fluorine-Free Foam (FFF) technology is not new to BIOEX. For more than 20 years, BIOEX has been committed to offering a safe alternative to PFAS-containing foams for firefighters. In 2002, BIOEX launched ECOPOL: the first Class A/B efficient fluorine-free foam…

Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA in AFFF firefighting foams. Many have subsequently been found to have high blood levels of these PFAS molecules. A recent landmark study1 has shown that…
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 2

In Part 2 of this article, the smoke detection performance of the particle-charging method is demonstrated. All three commonly used materials, including ABS, tinned copper and PVC, are subjected to the pyrolysis test presenting highly reliable detection performance for various…

Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as they change. The global pandemic has created economic challenges in the hospitality sector, with many restaurant teams working tirelessly to recover from losses and remain…

INTERSCHUTZ – Showcasing solutions facing the challenges of our times

From 20 to 25 June 2022, the topics at INTERSCHUTZ in Hannover, Germany, will revolve around those of firefighting, rescue, civil protection and safety/security. The economic, ecological and political challenges of our times make this flagship fair an important driver…

Total PFAS analysis via total organic fluorine

The analysis of total organic fluorine (TOF) via combustion ion chromatography (CIC) has emerged as a means of assessing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a whole. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) techniques have been used for quite some time to…

Thermal imaging and the Industrial Internet of Things are improving early fire detection

Industrial facilities are finding ways to prevent fire damage by identifying hot spots with thermal imaging and connecting sensors via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Early fire detection devices There are various fire-detection sensors available today that alert of…

Unsprinklered buildings: do we clearly understand the impact of fire?

Fire regulations are designed with life safety in mind and not property protection. People need to understand this and also realise that in the event of a fire, the fire and rescue service will have to focus on getting everyone…

A deluge foam system installed into a Blast Proof Resistant Module (S-BRM)
In the continuous effort to improve its performances, Sanco have successfully designed and manufactured 14 water/foam deluge firefighting modules (special containers) named S-BRM (Sanco – Blast Proof Resistant Module) having dimensions up to 13 x 2.5 x 3m (L x…
Fire safety: building services penetrations
Fire safety, competency and the way we build post-Grenfell has become a major industry focus. With specifiers under increasing pressure to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, this feature looks at the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations through…
Partrix Fire GmbH – Next-generation aspirating smoke detectors based on innovative technology help detect more subtle fire threats

Partrix Fire is a fire-protection company specialising in developing aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs). Its core R&D team has more than 20 years of R&D and manufacturing experience in the industry and has been committed to providing customers with high-performance, very…

FibreSense – Going the extra mile

Industrial fire-detection specialist Patol now offers a fibre-optic linear heat detection cable (LHDC) and controller suite in its range of solutions and, in doing so, has extended the capabilities of LHDC technology.  FibreSense is a fibre-optic distributed temperature sensing solution.…

Luxury Greek resort receives five-star fire protection

Based in the coastal town of Ierapetra in Crete, the Robinson Club is designed around ‘neighbourhoods’ of hotel rooms across a 150 acre-site. This unique layout meant that the fire system specified needed to deliver seamless detection and notification of…

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