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Figure 1: Liquefied natural gas carrier.
Liquefied Natural Gas fires: the damage on structures

In most regions of the world natural gas is the fastest growing energy resource. This…

At 88 stories, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China is 420.5m tall.
The reliability of fire protection features in high-rise buildings

One of the key components of fire safety in high-rise buildings is the reliability of…

Lithium-ion battery racks in a grid-scale BESS.
Putting in place fire-protection measures for lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

Incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have hit the headlines in recent years – think spontaneously exploding…

Roof mounted smoke extract fan arrangement.
Smoke control systems and the application of smoke control products to realise safe and efficient designs

Smoke control design is an important concept in fire safety and is often misunderstood and…

Figure 5. Using another detector to cover the area of risk.
Flame detector selection Part 2 – design considerations

Part One of our flame detection guide provided some pointers for the selection of flame…

A panoramic view of the Fire Lab – covering over 10,000 square meters, the facility is the largest of its type in the world.
Proven fire protection from the lab

How the FM Global Research Campus helps businesses manage risk in increasingly complex times. In…

Wythenshawe Hospital is protected by a network of MxPro 5 fire panels and custom-built AdSpecials panels from Advanced.
Fire protection on the front line: the critical role of fire protection in healthcare facilities

In May 2021, sparks in a ventilator ignited a deadly blaze in the intensive care…

Kentec’s wireless detection system supporting easy-to-install and highly-reliable fire safety systems.
Wireless detection

More than four years since the Grenfell tragedy, we are still very much in the…

Loading the timber ready for Burnblock fire retardant treatment.
Fire retardant timber – getting your specification right

When it comes to timber in construction, fit-for-purpose specification has never been more important. And…

Passive fire protection is a vital consideration for all kinds of projects, and it is vital the products chosen are suitable and tested for their application.
Trust in your choice: how can specifiers ensure accurate passive fire product specification?

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is…

Sika can offer specification support for its passive fire protection range.
The benefits of passive fire protection

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is…

CPVC is easy to install – a one-person job using basic hand tools.
Five reasons to choose CPVC for light-hazard fire-sprinkler systems

It’s a proven fact – fire sprinklers save lives and protect property by controlling fires.…

Figure 1. Automatic fire sprinklers with various K-factor values (Johnson Controls, 2021).
Hydraulic design of automatic fire sprinkler nozzles
For more than 100 years, automatic sprinkler systems have been considered an effective method to…
Examples of UV-IR and IR3 flame detectors.
Flame detector selection: Part 1 – detection technologies

This is the first of a two-part article where we provide pointers for flame detector…

A typical example of a GRP composite fire door being subject to a fire test in an independent test centre, showing the non-fire side.
The fall and rise of the GRP composite fire door

It’s been a challenging time for the GRP composite fire-door industry. Issues with consistent fire-resistant…

Eaton’s CrystalWay self-contained emergency exit sign is the standard in high quality, aesthetic emergency exit sign luminaires, which is also available for central power supplies.
Fines and fatalities: why buildings and emergency exit signage must adapt

The changing nature of risk in today’s buildings requires the adoption of new emergency lighting…

Partially conditioned interior spaces with unheated areas vulnerable to freezing can be good candidates for a listed antifreeze.
Why you should think about sprinkler freeze protection this summer

Planning for freezing temperatures during the sweltering summer might not be the first thing on…

Fire seals incorporating a hydrated sodium silicate intumescent in a purpose-designed uPVC sleeve.
Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to…

An Intelligent Network of 20 Axis EN fire panels protect Ho Chi Minh City’s upscale Ha Do Centrosa Garden complex.
Emergency evacuations: are you prepared?

As our buildings and the way in which we put them to use become more…

Fire protection insulation can significantly extend the fire protection periods of structural steel elements.
Fire protection for structural steel elements: the role of fire-protection insulation

As our cities grow taller and our buildings more ambitious, steel-frame construction is becoming an…

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