Issue 66 – June 2016

Firex
Firex International – Driving global expertise in life safety

FIREX International is the only event that connects the global fire and security markets, and…

NFPA
NFPA Conference & Expo – The premier event in fire

Every year, thousands of the leading fire, electrical and building safety professionals, from around the…

Exova
Fire Safety – the weakest link

In today’s world of innovative and increasingly challenging building design, it has never been more…

BS 8435:2015 Test 3 – Centre (Spray head on opposite wall).
Plumis’s automist smartscan testing

A common denominator linking manufacturers of reliable, trustworthy, quality-controlled construction products is independent third-party testing.…

The gaseous suppression system with iFLOW nozzle.
Driving development in fire suppression

We live in a world dominated by the impact of safety, both in terms of…

Three types of corrugated stainless steel tubing (CSST). The type on the left was exclusively sold for almost 15 years before the two types on the right were developed to help prevent lightning-induced fires.
Grounding of corrugated stainless steel tubing does not prevent fires

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST) is a semi-flexible gas tubing favored over traditional black iron…

UL offers online tool for testing of fire sprinklers sampled from buildings

For several decades, UL has provided a testing service to assess the operating characteristics of…

Engine fire extinguishing operation – fire extinguisher bottles
Fire extinguishing and detection systems in general aviation

In the modern and general aviation the fire suppression systems is divided into two subsystems…

Gotthard Base Tunnel.
Fire safety for the Gotthard base tunnel

The Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT) is the centerpiece of the new transalpine railway link in…

Kingspan Insulation Kooltherm K15 Rainscreen Board was the first insulation board to achieve certification to BS 8414, having been successfully tested in accordance with the performance criteria set out in BR 135.
Simplest is not always safest

Over the last twelve months there has been increasing discussion in the UK about the…

Figure 3 – The burning heptane pool when the foam has reached up to the edge of the locomotive’s apertures and started to flow in. At lower application rates, the foam did not manage to get into the locomotive, with the filling rate falling to zero when the foam had reached part-way up the locomotive.
Foam firefighting systems in rail tunnels

Since 2007, SP Fire Research has been involved in the development of a foam firefighting…

Checking and recording the water pressures on the fire pumps in the pump house serving the distribution centre.
Inspection, testing and maintenance of active fire protection systems

Installing an active fire protection system is no mean investment yet all too often companies…

cdpACCESS
Code development 101: Using ICC’s cdpaccess

You’ve got the one idea that will make the building code easier to understand, the…

Minimal Preparation, Easy and Fast Installation.
The art of applied fireproofing

Electrical power is important part of our day-to-day life that’s sometime taken for granted. Almost…

Tettnang Castle relies on a wireless fire alarm system.
Protecting our history from fire, by learning from the past

Put simply, fire is probably the single most obvious common threat to the fabric and…

Boundary protection fire curtains over windows at Dover Street, London.
Boundary protection

With a new Fire Code due for imminent release in the UAE and high rise…

Apollo’s intrinsically safe heat detector for challenging environments.
Effective fire detection solutions for hazardous environments

By their very nature, hazardous environments require a highly considered approach to fire detection. Apollo…

Four environmental factors affect the amount of stress a worker faces in hot work areas: temperature, humidity, radiant heat and air velocity.
Considerations for the application of high-temperature coatings – Part 2

Managers of petrochemical, refining, power, offshore, pulp and paper and other facilities with extensive hot…

P&H 4100 electric rope shovel during a scheduled maintenance shutdown.
Air sampling smoke detection on mobile mining equipment

Very early warning air sampling smoke detection (ASD) has traditionally been thought of as a…

Kentec Electronics Ltd
Kentec Electronics Ltd – Compliant extinguishant control technology

With the launch of their much-anticipated Syncro XT+ Multi Area Addressable Extinguishing Panel, Jonathan Gilbert…

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