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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…
The Nittan EV-DPH Multi-Sensor features dual optical (IR and blue LED) alarm technology plus a heat sensor. It can distinguish between smoke and non-combustion products, where most typical Multi-Sensors struggle.
Multi-sensor fire alarms: four things you may not know

Optical detectors may be the number one fire detector in the market today, but the…

Rendering of a Victaulic Fire Valve Room.
Safe and Sound: Key steps to a high-quality sprinkler system installation

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

Figure 1: Zone Classification.
Using flame detectors for Zone 2 Hazardous Areas
84In this article the fundamentals of Hazardous Areas are outlined and Flame Detector applications, split…
AFC Cable System Dual-Rated Fire Alarm Control Cable.
A quick resource guide: Understanding fire alarm system components

Fire alarm systems are rapidly evolving as today’s buildings are designed with high-tech intelligent interactive…

The benefits of DESMI onboard firefighting systems

In marine applications, DESMI’s FineFog™ Fixed Water-Based Firefighting systems offer a safe, low-pressure alternative. After…

Temporary Fire Alarm System: The Best option For Construction Sites?

Fires kill, injure and cause serious human suffering and financial loss every year in the…

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