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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…

AQUASYS high-pressure watermist systems: an expert report about innovative fire protection in data centres

State-of-the-art firefighting using high-pressure watermist (HPWM) technology is becoming more and more common for the protection of buildings, industry, rail and road tunnels as well as metros and trains. This feature explores the advantages of HPWM in data centres.  AQUASYS…

International foam school – Focused on team leaders and fire chiefs

These days fire and rescue services are living in their own bubble to avoid causing trouble in daily shifts due to infection by Covid. This affects municipal fire services as well as the industrial fire brigades.  But the result is…

Siemens to protect offshore wind farm in the French Atlantic against fire risks

The offshore wind farm in Saint-Nazaire off the Atlantic coast of France is a major project of the shipyard and energy company Chantiers de l’Atlantique. It encompasses the construction of 80 offshore wind power plants, complemented by a substation that…

Starting the year strong with GESA’s Equipment Exchange

We all know that Emergency Services departments and communities across the Global South struggle to get the equipment they need. Budgets are tight, procurements can be slow and inefficient, and the process for getting donated equipment can take years. At…

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