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Effective fire detection and suppression in the engine area is critical to protecting against the majority of bus fires. Reacton’s A+ rated systems and linear detection combine for fast detection and demonstrated suppression performance.
Bus fire systems requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature…

Figure 1: Remote controlled FireDos M2 fire monitor with manual backup on standby in recycling facility.
Automatic extinguishing solutions in recycling facilities and incineration plants utilizing heat detection

With a growing awareness towards the environment and resources, the amount of recycling and incineration…

The award-winning Ei3028 Fire and Carbon Monoxide Multi-Sensor.
Best practice in social housing – disparity in standards, regulations and legislation

In recent years, there has been positive change to standards and legislation in fire and…

A busy Citizen M32 machine making some of the components that will go on to produce the nozzles.
Introducing water mist technology – Part 2

Water mist technology is still a relatively new concept in terms of fire suppression, yet…

Fig. 1: Standard Time/Temperature protocol: BS 476 pts 20–24, ISO 834-1 EN 1373-1 & ANSI/UL 263 overlaid with British IEC, UL, AS/NZS and DIN test temperatures for fire-resistant essential cables.
Is your life-safety equipment ‘fit for purpose’?

Life-safety, firefighting and critical emergency systems depend on the unfailing reliability of electric cables during…

Many modern buildings use steel as their core component and intumescent coatings are vital to protect the steel from the effect of fire.
Protecting steel to protect people

Protection against fire is a key consideration in building design and construction, and much research…

The innovative E-Bulb, the ‘smallest fire extinguisher in the world’ detects and suppresses starting fires directly at the point of origin.
The world’s smallest fire extinguisher helps mitigate fire risks

An innovative and device-integrated fire-protection concept allows reducing the inherent fire risks that come with…

Fire Rover’s sprinkler replacement solution.
Waste and recycling operators can turn back the clock to the days before the wave of Li-ion battery fires

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost…

Figure 1: Dirty and highly dynamic environment.
Reliable fire and smoke detection in recycling facilities

Waste is per se something ‘dirty’; hence, the environmental conditions within recycling facilities are most…

Road tunnel in Arlberg, Austria.
Aquasys high-pressure water-mist systems: Expert report on fire-safety innovation

Even under critical conditions, high-pressure water mist (HPWM) systems offer unique possibilities for active firefighting…

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy recommends that manufacturers provide alternative solutions and products to ensure the risk of suicide is kept at a minimum within mental-health settings.
Resolving fire-detection challenges in secure mental-health environments

Within a mental-health facility designing or even upgrading system infrastructure is always a challenge due…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

The fire sprinklers of today remain very similar to the ‘Grinell’ model.
The history of the fire sprinkler system – Part 1

Did you know that the concept of fire sprinkler systems has been around for several…

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…

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