The piston effect causes high airflow speed with peaks exceeding 20 m/s.
Early warning fire detection in underground stations

Based on UN’s world urbanisation prospects, the total amount of megacities – urban conglomerations with…

Fire curtain across wall opening.
Building division and fire curtain vision

With fire safety an important consideration for the design of any commercial building, this article…

Figure 1: Fire-related fatalities in Great Britain
The causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland

Fire fatalities in Great Britain have gradually been decreasing over the last three decades but…

Brand new Fire Lab in the EIC (Engineering Innovation Centre) where students can carry out a variety of fire tests.
Fire Engineering – an opportunity for everyone

I left school after completing my A-levels and started work with the John Lewis Partnership…

Device-integrated fire protection with AMFE inside electric cabinets detects fires reliably and extinguishes at the point of origin. Signal connections monitor the activation.
It is time to challenge the traditional approach to fire prevention!

Existing fire-prevention models from around the world are well-founded: they consider organizational, structural, defensive as…

Bird’s eye view of a waste transfer station.
Fire protection regulations in waste transfer stations – ensuring compliance

Fire is a risk for any business. Waste transfer stations, however, are amongst the most…

In Massachusetts fires are investigated by a combination of firefighters and police officers. The fire chief is required by statute to investigate every fire in their jurisdiction. Chiefs may turn to the State Fire Marshal’s office for help depending on circumstances. Fire investigators assigned to the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office are members of the Massachusetts State Police.
NFPA fire investigation standards help to identify JPRs and fire causes

In the mid-1970s, salty old fire investigators would work their way through the smoky ruins…

Hangar with small aircraft.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars

In this first, of a two-part article, William Pittman, PhD discusses the challenges posed by…

The choice of wireless fire detection, alarm and control products is wide and very suitable for social housing.
The time for wireless was always now

Modern buildings and safety legislation require our industry to deliver new modes of protection as…

The combination of technologies used in multi-sensor fire detectors allows for greater precision and can help reduce nuisance alarms.
The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is here. Are you prepared?

The NFPA 72-2019 edition marks the most sweeping changes to this standard in decades. More…

Home oxygen therapy is prescribed to patients with long-term cardiac or respiratory conditions, and is delivered in a variety of forms, including liquid oxygen in pressurized containers, an oxygen concentrator that filters oxygen from the surrounding atmosphere, or compressed gas in cylinder form.
Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days in the US, new study reveals

Fires involving oxygen in the home are a serious public health issue in many countries…

The installation of VADs in sites where occupants must wear hearing protection, like manufacturing facilities with high ambient noise, can help get occupant attention more quickly so evacuations begin sooner.
Addressable fire alarm devices can enable faster reaction time for earlier evacuation

The latest LED technology in visual alarm and indicating devices improves building occupant reaction time…

Monitor in recycling plant.
Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated…

Figure 1 – The Lorenz Test Tunnel is one of the specialized pieces of equipment installed by FM Approvals to help provide test and certification services to EN 54 standards.
Global certification services accelerate time-to-market

There’s no denying that the world of product standards, testing and certifications can be complicated;…

Rupture and explosion of a single battery cell.
Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent…

Home Office figures suggest there were 27,621 accidental dwelling fires between 2017 and 18, 34 per cent of which were caused by ‘misuse of equipment or appliances’.
IoT connectivity and circuit protection keeping contractors and end users safe

Electricity has been one of the most important technological developments in history. It has vastly…

Building sprinkler unit.
Ensuring safety through fire suppression in warehousing and logistics

Today, consumers are becoming more and more focused on instant gratification when it comes to…

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. The cathedral suffered a major fire on the 15th April, 2019, and is currently undergoing a major restoration project.
Protecting our heritage
Fire is a major hazard to cultural heritage buildings around the globe. Severe fires have…
Visual alarm device of the wall-mount category.
Five tips for using visual alarm devices to improve life safety

Audible alarm devices, or sounders, have long been used to alert building occupants during fires…

Water vapour from e-cigarettes can result in a false alarm.
Vaping – setting off alarm bells

Lee James, General Manager at Nittan Europe, looks at the impact of e-cigarette use on…

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