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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…

Tema Sistemi S.p.A. protects cultural heritage thanks to the innovative Aquatech® water mist system: a very thin, directable mist quickly extinguishes fires and does not penetrate the furnishings, preserving the works of art.
Fire safety of cultural heritage in Italy
Tema Sistemi S.p.A. invests in a research project for fire protection of artistic and cultural…
Protecting the air vent through the wall cavities is vitally important to prevent heat and smoke entering the cavities by that means and then spreading around the building.
Fire and Cladding – Solutions; Protect the cavities, limit the damage

Since the dreadful tragedy at Grenfell Tower on June 14th 2017, over three years ago,…

Ethanol-wagon on fire at Kijfhoek: how to be effective on a large distance.
Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting

The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are…

Fig. 3: Water motor with proportioning pump.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

Is substandard cable worth the risk when it comes to fire safety?
Do you need third party certification for your wire and cable?

Poor quality and non-compliant electric wire and cables are sold and installed throughout the world.…

Crowds at the annual Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, where hundreds or thousands of pilgrims have historically died or been severely injured over the years.
Crowd source

Someday soon, crowds will once again be a defining feature of the human experience. When…

Figure 1 Possible failure modes for a composite beam with web openings at elevated temperature.
Fire design of composite beams with web openings protected with reactive intumescent coating

Fire engineering designing of structures has been proven to be an effective method of designing…

Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

AlarmSense is a straightforward range comprising of of 2 heat detectors, 2 optical smoke detectors, a manual call point, an open area sounder, an open-area sounder visual indicator and an alarm relay
What can a two-wire system offer you that conventional can’t?

AlarmSense is a range of conventional two-wire detection and alarm devices that connect to the…

Photo shows the test vial (centre) once it has been removed from the outer dispenser.
How borehole bacteria can impact on essential water supplies

Legislation demands that, under normal circumstances, fire and rescue services will secure water for firefighting…

Smoke dampers need to be thoroughly checked on installation, and serviced, to ensure they function correctly.
Smoke ventilation for safer built environments

This article reviews the latest changes to testing and standards for smoke control dampers to…

Firefighting foam action in Wisconsin

Water contamination issues from PFAS are creating pressure on the fire service to make changes…

Community Fire Safety

This article discusses common mistakes made by our communities and what can be done to…

Carbon Monoxide detection in parking garages

Nowadays parking garages have become widespread with increase of the population and vehicle usage. Parking…

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