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Reacton have the world’s highest-performing fire-suppression system for buses and coaches. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Bus fire-system 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…

FM5130 foam sprinkler fire test. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fluorine-free foam systems – a solution is needed now!

There is no doubt that the trend towards the use of synthetic fluorine-free foams (SFFF)…

Partial collapse of a carpark at Stavanger Airport in Sola, Norway, following a multi-vehicle fire in 2020. Official report found EVs did not contribute to fire development ‘beyond what is expected from conventional vehicles’. Image courtesy of RI.SE
Electric vehicle fires on ships

The Felicity Ace and her cargo of thousands of burnt vehicles – some of them…

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Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation
Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA…
Figure 6: Test setup and apparatus for sensitivity evaluation. The devices positioned from left to right are SMPS TSI 3910, the test device in black and the last test device in grey providing the measurement for PCM, PIM and OLM, respectively. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 2

In Part 2 of this article, the smoke detection performance of the particle-charging method is…

New electric detection technology can centrally monitor and protect multiple hazard zones. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as…

Figure 1. Fire Detector Response Time and Fire Progression vs Damage Severity Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging and the Industrial Internet of Things are improving early fire detection

Industrial facilities are finding ways to prevent fire damage by identifying hot spots with thermal…

Fire completely destroying distribution warehouse in Daventry, 2018.
Unsprinklered buildings: do we clearly understand the impact of fire?

Fire regulations are designed with life safety in mind and not property protection. People need…

Deflection Diagram Y direction. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A deluge foam system installed into a Blast Proof Resistant Module (S-BRM)
In the continuous effort to improve its performances, Sanco have successfully designed and manufactured 14…
Compartment walls and floors between dwellings. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Fire safety: building services penetrations
Fire safety, competency and the way we build post-Grenfell has become a major industry focus.…
Figure 2: FLS-IR3-H2-HD flame detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the…

UK housing stock. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Regulation changes for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will ensure greater protection

On 23 November 2021 the government in England published the results of a consultation proposing…

Remote testing system setup for a FireDos GEN III proportioner. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
GEN III Smart Proportioner – remote testing system

Regular testing and maintenance ensure a maximum service life and functional and failure-related safety of…

Figure 2: Electrode A and B are coaxially placed around the centre cylinder where the signal amplification circuit is embedded inside the cylinder. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 1

From the earliest laser to particle-counting methods, air-sampling aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) for very early…

Available in modular or multi-zone fire configurations all utilising the latest technology from Reacton. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Approved fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Electrical fires are incredibly challenging to predict and once started, if left to burn undetected,…

Smoke billowing out from the Blackwall Tunnel. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Innovative firefighting and ventilation in tunnels

The combination of low-pressure mist systems and jet fans with shaped silencers delivers dramatic improvements…

Essential life safety and firefighting systems in buildings must work as a system, protecting occupants in case of emergency Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Reasonable skill and care or fit for purpose?

The term ‘fitness for purpose’ means there is an implied condition that the product or…

The first step in firestop installation is understanding the system. The firestopping system depends on how big the penetrating item (pipe) is, how deep the sealant is installed, how big the annular space is, if a sleeve or insulation can be present, and a lot more. Fire-resistance looks easy to install, until systems are reviewed and limitations are known. Image courtesy of FCIA
Maintaining fire-resistance protection in multi-family and other occupancies

To some degree, existing fire-resistance-rated assemblies and their components have been forgotten. That’s what this…

Figure 11. Discharge from Uni 86 Monitor nozzle – note ‘rope’ of foam – and consequent heavy impact. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Ensuring that fire testing of new-generation foams is relevant to real applications 
The transition to fluorine-free foams is arguably the greatest issue currently facing industrial firefighters, particularly…
Making a premises fully compliant is vital; effective fire safety is an essential priority. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Playing with fire: how to make your premises fire-safety compliant

Fire suppression is the one investment we hope we never have to use. It’s easy…

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