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ADD testing apparatus with obstructions.
Hampering sprinkler effectiveness

There’s a joke in the sprinkler and storage industries that you don’t design an early…

The term ‘char fall-off’ refers to charred pieces of the exposed lamella detaching from the timber structure and falling off, such as this CLT sample shows after burning under exposure to external heating of 20kW/m² and structural loading (Left: Front view. Middle: Side view). Exemplary pieces of char fall off collected from the floor of the setup after testing (Right).
Understanding char loss and fall-off for fire-safe design of timber structures

Engineered timber is in high demand while the awareness of environmental pressures is growing. Worldwide…

NFPA 409, 2022 edition allows for alternative fire protection methods and options.
Alternatives to foam for hangar fire protection

For the past several years a perfect storm has been brewing within the aviation hangar…

The renowned Main Concourse of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
Advancing fire protection in historic structures

Historic structures may seem to be an unlikely setting for contemporary advances in fire protection,…

Aircraft in a hangar looking at an auxiliary power unit (APU).
An innovative flame detector solution for helidecks and aircraft hangars

Applications that demand heightened immunity to false alarms include the use of helicopters offshore and…

Figure 1. A major fire at a chemical blending firm in Waxahachie, Texas, in October 2011 resulted in a total loss to the plant. A nearby community college and elementary school had to be evacuated.
New solutions help solve the fire risks posed by IBCs

In early October 2011, as news helicopters patrolled overhead, fire and explosions destroyed a chemical…

FireDos proportioner GEN Ill (Current standard design).
Smart proportioner GEN III – remote monitoring system

As practised for decades in fire protection systems, the procedure to check the functionality of…

Other building types are not covered by the change to sprinkler requirements.
One rule for one, and one for another

A fire that tore through the Cube high-rise student accommodation in 2019 is a stark…

Elastopipe™ undergoing jet fire testing.
Rubber-based flexible fire water piping increases safety in the global oil and gas industry

Safety is a key priority for all industries, especially for the operators of onshore and…

Modes of operation charge/discharge according to cell temperature.
From brakes to lights – how the ABS brake approach needs to be adopted in the emergency lighting sector

Emergency lighting normally accounts for 25–30% of the luminaires in a typical commercial project. It…

For special architectural features such as atria and large open spaces, advanced smoke detection technology like VESDA VEA minimizes costs and detects smoke at the earliest possible stage from flexibly placed, concealable sampling points.
Performance-based smoke detection reduces cost and enhances safety

For special architectural features such as atria and large open spaces, advanced smoke detection technology…

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…

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