Issue 67 – September 2016

Figure 8 – Testing the foam system in the Beveren tunnel in Antwerp.
What’s new with… Foam concentrates

With the greatly increased emphasis on firefighter safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research…

Thermal Analysis of a Girder-Column Connection.
The new standard of care for structural fire protection

The frequency of uncontrolled fire exposure in engineered buildings is low due primarily to the…

‘Through Penetration’ fire-stopping in a fire rated wall.
Membrane penetration firestop systems

What are membrane penetration firestop systems and how has the penetration firestop standard evolved to…

BRE experts spoke to delegates across all sectors, from building design to the fire services, insurance & manufacturing.
BRE Fire Research Conference highlights

Research shaping the future of fire safety design and management was outlined to a packed…

Service pipes and cable systems correctly specified and fitted with suitable fire stopping products through a compartment wall, the work in this case carried out by a third party certified installation company.
Designing for passive fire protection in buildings

It is hard to over-emphasize the importance of a passive fire protection (PFP) strategy and…

Stone wool insulation is fire resistant and doesn’t contribute to the development of toxic smoke, harmful gases, or flame spread.
The role of stone wool insulation in achieving passive fire protection

Due to its natural basalt rock and recycled slag composition, stone wool exhibits a number…

The Preferred Freezer Services warehouse is the first building in the USA to be protected by OxyReduct® technology.
Fire prevention in a high-bay freezer warehouse

The OxyReduct® active fire prevention system enhances safety in the world’s largest high-bay freezer warehouse.…

When an opening is created in a fire-rated wall, door or floor-ceiling assembly, a “through-penetration” application is required.
Proactively stopping fire with foam

A fire in a building can be tragic. Even without lives lost, victims may still…

IT skills acquired now won’t go to waste as the trend is only moving in the one direction.
Stop turning skills shortages into a crisis

Recruiting engineers with the right skills can be a real nightmare for any organisation responsible…

The seat of the mobility scooter catches fire during Experiment 1.
Mobility scooter fires: Sprinklers can save lives

London housing provider, Lewisham Homes, has partnered with the London Fire Brigade, the Building Research…

The proliferation of plastics in packaging materials and the increased use of cardboard cartons created entirely new, unprecedented challenges for fire protection sprinkler systems to overcome.
Storage sprinkler design: a historical perspective – Part 1

The automatic sprinkler system is the most commonly used fire protection system for industrial and…

An effective false alarm strategy is particularly important in residential environments.
An integrated approach to false alarm management matters

False alarms from fire systems are one of the biggest issues in fire today. They…

Istanbul Aydın University: Cerberus Pro for maximum safety

Istanbul Aydın University (IAU) had enormous problems with false alarms caused by its old fire…

Wireless detectors protect historic stairwell.
Effectively protecting historic buildings

From sprawling heritage sites which house our national treasures to townhouses which are home to…

The expert panel faced questions from the audience.
Working together for fire safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection assembled together key experts from across the entire construction…

The installation of call points is essential in many large commercial buildings.
Why evacuation planning must be prioritised

Evacuation planning is a central tenet of safety strategy for commercial buildings and any owner…

MIDI Turbinator in portable application use feeding multiple hose lines.
The Turbinator from Knowsley SK – Always providing precision proportioning

In-line water driven foam proportioning pumps have become more and more popular in the last…

Morley-IAS equipment is protecting these stunning aircraft at RAF Waddington.
Honeywell Fire Safety – The sky’s the limit for Morley-IAS and Project Airseeker

While it’s the new aircraft that have grabbed the headlines, the associated ground support structure…

Brave New Hazards – As new technologies address the world’s problems, they can also raise safety issues

Every day, as engineers and researchers address fire protection challenges, our world often unwittingly creates…

Fire protection for the future

The fire protection industry is one that is slow to change, a pace driven by…

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