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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…

An otherwise spotless kitchen may still have a hidden fire risk within its extract ductwork.
Kitchen extract grease deposits – the hidden fire hazard

One of the most overlooked fire risks across a number of industry sectors is the…

Figure 3 : Centralized fire monitoring platform.
IoT technologies for fire safety in smart buildings and cities

Smart Cities and Buildings need to also inherently be Safe Cities and Buildings. Most of…

Fire curtain protecting an opening in a wall.
Fire curtains for openings in walls

When it comes to fire safety, is it important to consider both methods for the…

The Drayton Mills Spinning Building, a renovated heavy timber building repurposed for residential occupants.
Considering the performance of renovated heavy timber structures

Nearly two centuries ago, the boom of America’s Industrial Revolution necessitated the genesis of a…

The sensing tube is placed right on top of the transformer where leaked bushing oil will accumulate
Fast heat detection for fires on transformers

Electrical transmission and distribution systems are the heart of every economy. Demand for electricity rapidly…

Advanced’s Axis AX product range complete with integrated fan control and devices.
Smoke control systems come of age

The control of smoke and airflow in a building during a fire situation is critical.…

Figure 4 Heptane pan fire used in testing of a total flooding Hybrid Fire Protection System
Standards development and testing for hybrid fire extinguishing systems

Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems utilize a combination of atomized water and inert gas, to extinguish…

Fig. 1: Fire Protection Silicone ZZ 345 is filled in uniformly into the joint, starting from the backfill. For wide joints, the sealant should first be filled in on the joint flanks, then upwards.
Construction joints with fire protection requirements

ln building construction, joints between fire protection classified components must have at least the same…

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How to reduce the fire risk profile of your waste and recycling facility

Investment in tools like the fire detection and suppression systems, not only catch fires early in the process, but protects the insurance companies from the risk of an employee getting unnecessarily injured while fighting a fire. Insurance companies want to work with clients that take an organization-wide approach to mitigating their fire risk across all of their facilities and protecting their biggest assets.

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