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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…

The Petronas Twin Towers incorporates a unique evacuation strategy utilizing the sky bridge connecting the two towers.
Fundamentals of high-rise fire safety

We live in historic times – for the first time in human history, more than…

An overview of countries with higher and lower resilience with regards to fire-risk quality, as measured by the 2019 update to the FM Global Resilience Index.
UK Building Regulations – A flawed system with room to Improve?

Ever since the Grenfell Tower tragedy of the 14th June 2017, fire, and the risk…

Spotting The Small Print

The confusion of multi-sensor certification The almost all-round protection offered by multi-sensors makes them a…

How to achieve a high-performing optical flame detection system

Optical flame detectors sense radiant energy from an open flame by employing infrared, visible, and/or…

The rise of water mist fire suppression systems

Water mist fire protection systems share many similarities with sprinkler systems. Both systems use water…

Are pre-configured bolted storage tanks a good fit for my application?

With over 350,000 field proven storage tank installations in more than 125 countries and a…

The new generation of flame detectors

Industries continuously strive to improve safety by reducing the number of personnel who are exposed…

A clear difference

The terms “combustible”, “non-combustible” and “limited-combustibility” are frequently referenced as part of the debate surrounding…

Innovative device-integrated protection helps minimizing business interruptions

Most fires start small. Many fires often remain undetected for a significant time. Fires that…

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