Issue 63 – September 2015

Smoke Shaft Vent fan and control module installed in London. Image courtesy of Flaktwoods.
Smoke Shafts – The Solution for Smoke Control in High Rise Buildings

Smoke shafts are now the most commonly employed smoke control measure for high rise buildings…

HFC Clean Fire Protection Agents Protect Thousands of Datacenters Worldwide. Image courtesy of Chemours Fluoroproducts.
Environmental Regulations and the HFC-Based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents

Since the publication of our original article Environmental Regulations and HFC-based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents…

Complex…new modern steel structures. Image courtesy of Sherwin-Williams.
Steel Structures in Modern Building Design Present a Puzzle

The use of steel in modern building design offers even more flexible usage than ever…

Actual illumination in high ambient light.
The Effectiveness of LED Devices in Warning of Fire

Visual alarm devices (VADs) are used to warn deaf and hard of hearing people in…

EN54 Part 20 Approved Cirrus HYBRID Combined Fire and Smoke Aspirating Detector. Image courtesy of Protec Fire Detection.
Cirrus Hybrid Aspirating Fire and Smoke Detectors

Aspirating Detection (or Air Sampling Detection) is not a new concept as this technology has…

Why Performance Testing of Windows is so Critical Today
Why Performance Testing of Windows is so Critical Today

Millions of fenestration products including windows, doors, curtain walls and storefronts are installed every year…

Appello voice annunciators are available in a variety of sizes and outputs. Image courtesy of E2S
Voice Alarms add Reliability and Flexibility to Emergency Warnings

In the event of an emergency, audible and visual warning signals are the critical final…

State-of-the-art production facilities. Image courtesy of ROCKWOOL Ltd.
The Rockwool UK Story – Leading Manufacturers of Stone Wool Insulation for Fire Protection

ROCKWOOL® is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of stone wool insulation and one of…

New Vision, New Mission – But the Goal Remains the Same: Saving Lives and Reducing Loss
New Vision, New Mission – But the Goal Remains the Same: Saving Lives and Reducing Loss

As many of you are aware, we just finished our Conference and Expo in Chicago.…

Fire crews battle a fire at the Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building in May, 2014. Image courtesy of FIA.
Fire Protection in Britain’s Heritage Buildings

Heritage buildings offer a unique challenge to the fire risk assessor and fire engineer. Historic…

Lincoln Castle Vault, home to the Magna Carta. Image courtesy of Advanced.
Advanced – Intelligent Fire Alarm and Suppression Control for Irreplaceable Magna Carta

One of the most famous historical documents in Britain, if not the western world, is…

Honeywell’s FAAST ASD helps plants enhance safety and reduce the ongoing cost of fire detection.
Honeywell – Meeting the Challenges of the Harshest Industries

The threat of fire is ever present in recycling plants – a reality reflected in…

Raising Standards, Saving Lives

What can be more important than the safety of people as they move about their…

Duct with complex geometry, close to other service items. Image courtesy of Unifrax.
Fire Wrap Systems as Alternative to Fire Rated Shaft Construction

Life safety ducts such as those supplying fresh pressurization air to an exit stairwell or…

This tandem arrangement enables safe and reliable transport of offshore natural gas.
Enabling safe and reliable offshore LNG transfer operations

Moving liquefied natural gas (LNG) production offshore certainly presents its challenges for the offshore oil…

Hanging cables within the corridors of Shirley Towers following the fatal fire in 2010.
Designing for Fire Safety – New Wiring Regulations

We are now past the 1st July 2015 deadline for installers being compliant with a…

Making the touchscreen a panel in its own right makes ease of installation a critical issue. Image courtesy of Advanced.
Should the Fire Industry Compromise on Touchscreen Technology?

Advanced has recently completed a three year development project to deliver a ‘no compromise’ touchscreen…

The FireMaster Concertina fire curtain can be applied to atria, escalators and stairs and will remain hidden until deployed.
Coopers Fire Ltd – FireMaster Concertina Fire Curtain Offers Unique Protection Solutions

Ensuring fire safety without compromising an intended architectural open plan design can be problematic, especially…

Image courtesy of Eaton
Eaton JOCKEY Touch™ Jockey Pump Controllers – One Size Fits All

Why Touchscreen? As the use of smart devices increases globally, color touchscreens are being incorporated…

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