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Monitor in recycling plant.
Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated…

Figure 1 – The Lorenz Test Tunnel is one of the specialized pieces of equipment installed by FM Approvals to help provide test and certification services to EN 54 standards.
Global certification services accelerate time-to-market

There’s no denying that the world of product standards, testing and certifications can be complicated;…

Rupture and explosion of a single battery cell.
Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent…

Home Office figures suggest there were 27,621 accidental dwelling fires between 2017 and 18, 34 per cent of which were caused by ‘misuse of equipment or appliances’.
IoT connectivity and circuit protection keeping contractors and end users safe

Electricity has been one of the most important technological developments in history. It has vastly…

Building sprinkler unit.
Ensuring safety through fire suppression in warehousing and logistics

Today, consumers are becoming more and more focused on instant gratification when it comes to…

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. The cathedral suffered a major fire on the 15th April, 2019, and is currently undergoing a major restoration project.
Protecting our heritage
Fire is a major hazard to cultural heritage buildings around the globe. Severe fires have…
Water vapour from e-cigarettes can result in a false alarm.
Vaping – setting off alarm bells

Lee James, General Manager at Nittan Europe, looks at the impact of e-cigarette use on…

Oil and gas production platform.
FlameSpec ‘when every second counts’

Flame detector manufacturers, continually search to advance detection technologies, to improve performance, distance, reliability and…

An example of correctly installed and labelled passive fire stopping.
Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that…

Large area hearing loops are installed discreetly in floors or ceilings.
Communicating the danger to those with hearing loss

As the largest disabled group in the UK, close attention should be paid to the…

Figure 1: Layout using six IR3 detectors, facing along the rim of the LAST.
Employing flame detection for large atmospheric storage tanks

This article builds on our understanding of flame detection technologies discussed in issues 761 and…

Figure 2: Test set-up with the black background screen.
Development of tests to assess video flame and video smoke detectors

Video fire detectors are increasingly being used to detect fires in areas where traditional detectors…

Timber entering the chamber for fire retardant treatment.
The essential guide to fire retardant timber

Timber is an incredibly attractive and flexible building material. Its popularity is evident across all…

A water mist nozzle.
Water mist – the firefighting system and the organisation behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA past president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: ‘Water…

PYROVIEW thermographic camera in weatherproof enclosure.
Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm
Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive…
An intumescent gasket (left) and a non-intumescent gasket (right).
Intumescent solutions for fire protection in tall buildings

Steel is used as a structural and fabrication material in tall buildings around the world.…

Industrial fryer cooking potato chips.
Why water mist is ideal for industrial fryer protection

Industrial fryers and cookers are used in the food industry to produce packaged goods, such…

Engineers installing cable.
Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects around the world are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial…

4.25MW/8.5MWh Utility scale lithium ion Battery Energy Storage System installation at Ft. Carson, Colorado.
With the use of energy storage systems on the rise, the NFPA can help with new research
As the use of energy storage systems (ESS) continues to expand, code officials, designers, installers,…
Advanced fire panels are installed in 112 Leadenhall Street.
Fire safety at the touch of a finger-tip

The fire industry has experimented with touch screen technology for many years as ever sophisticated…

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