Issue 62 – June 2015

Teaming Up – A Collective Approach to the Global Fire Problem
Teaming Up – A Collective Approach to the Global Fire Problem

I recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong, where I had an opportunity to…

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Fire Engineering Versus Prescribed Fire Protection

When I began practicing as a fire protection engineer, the codes that were used in…

Inspection and Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems

Building and fire codes require fire protection systems as part of the overall package of…

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A Lifetime of Safety

Used in place of traditional compartmentation or sprinkler systems, smoke and fire curtains offer greater…

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Fire-Resistant Glazing: An End to Design Compromises?

When glass is required to stand up to fire, this has traditionally been associated with…

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Pedestrian Modelling in a Fire Environment

As in many parts of the world, Australia has a two-prong approach to the fire…

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Focus on Cable Testing and Certification

While the cable industry has stringent safety standards across the world, pockets of poor professional…

Retro Gravure Printing Machines at PRINOVIS.
Securing Business Continuity in the Printing Industry

Solvents used in printing machines for magazines constitute a substantial fire risk potentially causing large…

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BS 5839-1:2013 and BS 5839-6:2013 – What’s changed?

FIA Technical Manager Phil Martin looks at some of the more significant changes introduced in…

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The Innovation of Fire Protection Equipment

Technological developments have revolutionized deepwater drilling and production in recent years and the need for…

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Commercial Cooking Fire Suppression Systems

Commercial cooking operations present an inherent fire risk. According to NFPA’s 2012 “Structure Fires in…

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Marine Applications of Clean Agents

Of all the perils at sea, one of the most dangerous is fire. Difficult to…

Fire Protection Challenges Amid the Megaprojects of the GulfFire Protection Challenges Amid the Megaprojects of the Gulf
Fire Protection Challenges Amid the Megaprojects of the Gulf

Of all the regions in the world that appear to have a ever-growing stream of…

CE-marking of Cables – the Final Countdown has Started

The fire properties of cables are of great importance from a fire safety perspective. As…

Kitchen: Due to the high fire load of open flames or frying pans, commercial kitchens are one of the most dangerous places in a hotel.
A Safe and Pleasant Stay – Completely Protected from Fire

Reputation is a fragile thing. Years of hard work building a successful business and providing…

The Importance of Listing Sprinkler Equipment

The hanging and bracing of a sprinkler system is a key consideration in every sprinkler…

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Life Safety and Fire Fighting Systems – The weakest link

Unlike other cables, fire resistant cables have to work even when directly exposed to the…

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Demonstrating Installation Competence in Europe

Adopted in 1989, the OSH “Framework Directive” was hailed as a substantial milestone in improving…

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D-Line – Safely Retaining Cable in Future Fires

Firefighters enter buildings on fire to save life and minimise property damage. They work in…

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Fireblitz Extinguisher Ltd. – Setting the Standards for Fire Safety Products

Fireblitz Extinguisher Ltd. are a leading manufacturer of fire safety products including the Fireblitz brand…

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