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Fire Rover’s sprinkler replacement solution.
Waste and recycling operators can turn back the clock to the days before the wave of Li-ion battery fires

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost…

Figure 1: Dirty and highly dynamic environment.
Reliable fire and smoke detection in recycling facilities

Waste is per se something ‘dirty’; hence, the environmental conditions within recycling facilities are most…

Road tunnel in Arlberg, Austria.
Aquasys high-pressure water-mist systems: Expert report on fire-safety innovation

Even under critical conditions, high-pressure water mist (HPWM) systems offer unique possibilities for active firefighting…

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy recommends that manufacturers provide alternative solutions and products to ensure the risk of suicide is kept at a minimum within mental-health settings.
Resolving fire-detection challenges in secure mental-health environments

Within a mental-health facility designing or even upgrading system infrastructure is always a challenge due…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

The fire sprinklers of today remain very similar to the ‘Grinell’ model.
The history of the fire sprinkler system – Part 1

Did you know that the concept of fire sprinkler systems has been around for several…

When a short-circuit occurs between the live parts of a system, the current travels through the air or nearby gases.
Fight fire with fire: how connectivity protects contractors and end users

Electricity has been one of the most important technological developments in history. It has vastly…

The interior of a typical prison with a day room.
Tenability criteria in unique situations and atypical buildings

Tenability criteria for smoke control systems in public buildings has become relatively standard in the…

In some turbines, the nacelle is found nearly 300ft off the ground.
Greener energy needs protecting from fire

Our dependence on renewables is growing, and as a result, the wind turbines being built…

Southern Industrial Roofing installs non-combustible stone wool insulation at Cobham Free School, Surrey.
Flat roofs: why regulation interpretation could be increasing fire risk

When a fire takes hold in the roof, there is a significant risk that the…

Figure 2. Per cent change in fatalities (2005–2006 to 2015–2016), with 95% confidence interval, by approach (RUF, ALL, VFD, PBF) and method (Before-After, Year-by-Year) for bed fires ignited by flaming ignition.
Measuring the impact of 16 CFR Part 1633 on bed fire fatalities and injuries in the United States

Effective 1 July 2007, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) promulgated a standard for mattress…

(Water) mist is natural. Image courtesy of Uschi Dreiuecker / pixelio.de
Heal the world by design

Water mist is eco-friendly and sustainable. The organization that is dedicated to the technology is…

Figure 5. Streamlines and pressure distribution in the nozzle with straight inlet.
CFD modeling of turbulent flow through fire sprinkler nozzle: Effects of inlet geometry
Automatic fire sprinkler systems are considered to be the most effective and economical way to…
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…

Decision makers must ensure the safety of all building occupants and visitors.
Improving standards with door hardware technology

Fire protection systems are a life-saving but often invisible part of any construction project. Though…

These tanks and their associated fire pump house provide the required fire flow for a remote industrial site.
Rethinking fire flow

It’s self-evident that adequate water supplies are essential to successful fire suppression outcomes. Even with…

The Materia Nova.
Inherently flame-retardant biopolymer materials via reactive processing
A novel and promising route towards inherently flame-retardant polymeric materials has recently been developed by…
Flammability testing.
A unique solution to the challenge of safe oil storage

Safe storage of flammable liquids remains a priority, with the focus firmly on fire prevention.…

Sparks can be released when working with metal.
Enhancing fire detection and suppression systems with camera technology

Fire is a prevalent safety risk across all industries. It can cause substantial amounts of…

The constant presence of water and oxygen in contact with metal pipes and fittings make wet sprinkler systems vulnerable to high levels of corrosion.
Achieving corrosion protection in listed antifreeze for fire protection systems
NFPA fire sprinkler standards intended to ensure the safest, most reliable design and installation practices…

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