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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…

Why an holistic approach is essential when designing fire protection systems

Paul Pope, Group Business Development Director at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), explains why taking a…

“Crisis Planning: Establishing a Reserve Corps”

For months, the world has grappled with a crisis of staggering proportions, the havoc imposed…

Choice of piping is a key factor in managing costs and CPVC offers advantages in expenses for materials and labor.
Dispelling eight misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems

Around the world, fire sprinkler systems stop fires before they spread to protect people and…

Figure 1: With intumescent coatings steel structures can meet the requirements of various fire resistance classes. But prolonged cold-temperature storage of intumescent coatings leads to an irreversible increase in the viscosity to a point where the coating cannot be applied anymore.
Cold temperature behavior of water-based intumescent coatings

Intumescent – (lat. Intumescencia, swelling) Coatings (IC) are a special type of coatings expanding on…

The 2019 Notre Dame Cathedral Fire was caused by an electric fault.
Detecting and fighting fires at the earliest possible point in time helps mitigate risks and costs

Consideration of the modern “device-integrated-fire-protection” way of thinking offers a pro-active way to deal with…

Fig. 4: Tank farm with water motor driven proportioning pump and foam concentrate container.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

SAPPHIRE PLUS is designed to optimise fire safety performance in high value areas.
High voltage: Fire suppression in control rooms

Fire poses a significant risk to power generation plants. As well as the obvious threat…

Figure 7: FOV cones for six iVFD–type 2 detectors arrayed to cover the model hangar.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous edition of International Fire Protection, we discussed the challenges posed by aircraft…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business…

Extract from Ansys CFX of a model in 3D wire view. It shows the temperatures at 2 m above Level 07. This is one of the acceptance criteria we need to check.
Fire safety engineering viewpoint

With clients looking for ever more impressive design-led spaces and architects pushing the boundaries of…

More safety against fire – EmiControls presents an innovative way of fire protection with water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011.…

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