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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…

Flame detection performance – effective viewing distance?

This article builds on our understanding of flame detectors developed in issue 761 of this…

Fire door glazing – how to embrace the challenge

Glass is an increasingly popular construction material. It maximises the use of natural light and…

Constructing an argument for change

Glyn Coates, Zeroignition, looks at traditional methods of construction in the light of Grenfell, where…

Intumescent polyurethanes in fire protection

Polyurethanes (PU) are plastics that are usually manufactured on the basis of petroleum, which means…

Multi-sensor capabilities for false alarm resistance

It has been widely reported that multi-sensors can help to reduce false fire alarms, when…

Extinguishers are often marked with the logo of the manufacturer and most end users usually expect that replacement parts would also come from the same manufacturer (generally speaking).
Servicing fire extinguishers

Everyone remembers that old advert from the 90’s with the slogan – ‘it does what…

Importance of material fire testing for the aviation industry

A fire in an aircraft poses a significant threat to life; owing to the large…

Figure 1: NanoMist Hybrid System, NHS 50. Local Agent Source (LAS) – self-contained.
NanoMist hybrid fire suppression technology overview

Nanomist hybrid system (NHS) is a disruptive fire protection technology using ultrafine water mist below…

Figure 2: Worst case fire vs flame detection design fire.
Competency in flame and gas mapping

The placement of F&G Detection devices is a notoriously grey area. Determinations of coverage adequacy…

To “see” hydrogen flames, today’s best technology is multispectrum infrared flame detection as used in the new Det-Tronics X3302 MIR IR flame detector shown.
Hydrogen and fire safety: Detecting the most flammable element on earth

By itself, hydrogen is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-toxic. But when even small amounts of…

Nexans has been heavily involved in the development of CPR standards for reaction and resistance to fire.
Cable performance at the core of fire safety

From planes to trains, shopping centres, homes and offices, cables are everywhere around us, forming…

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