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Tema Sistemi S.p.A. protects cultural heritage thanks to the innovative Aquatech® water mist system: a very thin, directable mist quickly extinguishes fires and does not penetrate the furnishings, preserving the works of art.
Fire safety of cultural heritage in Italy
Tema Sistemi S.p.A. invests in a research project for fire protection of artistic and cultural…
Protecting the air vent through the wall cavities is vitally important to prevent heat and smoke entering the cavities by that means and then spreading around the building.
Fire and Cladding – Solutions; Protect the cavities, limit the damage

Since the dreadful tragedy at Grenfell Tower on June 14th 2017, over three years ago,…

Ethanol-wagon on fire at Kijfhoek: how to be effective on a large distance.
Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting

The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are…

Fig. 3: Water motor with proportioning pump.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

Is substandard cable worth the risk when it comes to fire safety?
Do you need third party certification for your wire and cable?

Poor quality and non-compliant electric wire and cables are sold and installed throughout the world.…

Crowds at the annual Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, where hundreds or thousands of pilgrims have historically died or been severely injured over the years.
Crowd source

Someday soon, crowds will once again be a defining feature of the human experience. When…

Figure 1 Possible failure modes for a composite beam with web openings at elevated temperature.
Fire design of composite beams with web openings protected with reactive intumescent coating

Fire engineering designing of structures has been proven to be an effective method of designing…

Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

AlarmSense is a straightforward range comprising of of 2 heat detectors, 2 optical smoke detectors, a manual call point, an open area sounder, an open-area sounder visual indicator and an alarm relay
What can a two-wire system offer you that conventional can’t?

AlarmSense is a range of conventional two-wire detection and alarm devices that connect to the…

Photo shows the test vial (centre) once it has been removed from the outer dispenser.
How borehole bacteria can impact on essential water supplies

Legislation demands that, under normal circumstances, fire and rescue services will secure water for firefighting…

Smoke dampers need to be thoroughly checked on installation, and serviced, to ensure they function correctly.
Smoke ventilation for safer built environments

This article reviews the latest changes to testing and standards for smoke control dampers to…

Firefighting foam action in Wisconsin

Water contamination issues from PFAS are creating pressure on the fire service to make changes…

Community Fire Safety

This article discusses common mistakes made by our communities and what can be done to…

Carbon Monoxide detection in parking garages

Nowadays parking garages have become widespread with increase of the population and vehicle usage. Parking…

Why an holistic approach is essential when designing fire protection systems

Paul Pope, Group Business Development Director at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), explains why taking a…

“Crisis Planning: Establishing a Reserve Corps”

For months, the world has grappled with a crisis of staggering proportions, the havoc imposed…

Choice of piping is a key factor in managing costs and CPVC offers advantages in expenses for materials and labor.
Dispelling eight misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems

Around the world, fire sprinkler systems stop fires before they spread to protect people and…

Figure 1: With intumescent coatings steel structures can meet the requirements of various fire resistance classes. But prolonged cold-temperature storage of intumescent coatings leads to an irreversible increase in the viscosity to a point where the coating cannot be applied anymore.
Cold temperature behavior of water-based intumescent coatings

Intumescent – (lat. Intumescencia, swelling) Coatings (IC) are a special type of coatings expanding on…

The 2019 Notre Dame Cathedral Fire was caused by an electric fault.
Detecting and fighting fires at the earliest possible point in time helps mitigate risks and costs

Consideration of the modern “device-integrated-fire-protection” way of thinking offers a pro-active way to deal with…

Fig. 4: Tank farm with water motor driven proportioning pump and foam concentrate container.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

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