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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…

SAPPHIRE PLUS is designed to optimise fire safety performance in high value areas.
High voltage: Fire suppression in control rooms

Fire poses a significant risk to power generation plants. As well as the obvious threat…

Figure 7: FOV cones for six iVFD–type 2 detectors arrayed to cover the model hangar.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous edition of International Fire Protection, we discussed the challenges posed by aircraft…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business…

Extract from Ansys CFX of a model in 3D wire view. It shows the temperatures at 2 m above Level 07. This is one of the acceptance criteria we need to check.
Fire safety engineering viewpoint

With clients looking for ever more impressive design-led spaces and architects pushing the boundaries of…

More safety against fire – EmiControls presents an innovative way of fire protection with water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011.…

The piston effect causes high airflow speed with peaks exceeding 20 m/s.
Early warning fire detection in underground stations

Based on UN’s world urbanisation prospects, the total amount of megacities – urban conglomerations with…

Fire curtain across wall opening.
Building division and fire curtain vision

With fire safety an important consideration for the design of any commercial building, this article…

Figure 1: Fire-related fatalities in Great Britain
The causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland

Fire fatalities in Great Britain have gradually been decreasing over the last three decades but…

Brand new Fire Lab in the EIC (Engineering Innovation Centre) where students can carry out a variety of fire tests.
Fire Engineering – an opportunity for everyone

I left school after completing my A-levels and started work with the John Lewis Partnership…

Device-integrated fire protection with AMFE inside electric cabinets detects fires reliably and extinguishes at the point of origin. Signal connections monitor the activation.
It is time to challenge the traditional approach to fire prevention!

Existing fire-prevention models from around the world are well-founded: they consider organizational, structural, defensive as…

Bird’s eye view of a waste transfer station.
Fire protection regulations in waste transfer stations – ensuring compliance

Fire is a risk for any business. Waste transfer stations, however, are amongst the most…

In Massachusetts fires are investigated by a combination of firefighters and police officers. The fire chief is required by statute to investigate every fire in their jurisdiction. Chiefs may turn to the State Fire Marshal’s office for help depending on circumstances. Fire investigators assigned to the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office are members of the Massachusetts State Police.
NFPA fire investigation standards help to identify JPRs and fire causes

In the mid-1970s, salty old fire investigators would work their way through the smoky ruins…

Hangar with small aircraft.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars

In this first, of a two-part article, William Pittman, PhD discusses the challenges posed by…

The choice of wireless fire detection, alarm and control products is wide and very suitable for social housing.
The time for wireless was always now

Modern buildings and safety legislation require our industry to deliver new modes of protection as…

The combination of technologies used in multi-sensor fire detectors allows for greater precision and can help reduce nuisance alarms.
The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is here. Are you prepared?

The NFPA 72-2019 edition marks the most sweeping changes to this standard in decades. More…

Home oxygen therapy is prescribed to patients with long-term cardiac or respiratory conditions, and is delivered in a variety of forms, including liquid oxygen in pressurized containers, an oxygen concentrator that filters oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere, or compressed gas in cylinder form.
Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days in the US, new study reveals

Fires involving oxygen in the home are a serious public health issue in many countries…

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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