Issue 69 -March 2017

The price of failure

The recent case of Southwark Council being taken to court on 22 charges relating to…

Solo 365
Solo 365 – faster, simpler, cleaner – A new innovation for functional testing of smoke detectors

The year 2017 will be a huge year for the Solo range with some exciting…

The Fire Safety Event boasts an unparralelled line-up of free educational content.
The Fire Safety Event – Fire safety returns home to the NEC Birmingham

Fire Safety Event Content Director Mark Sennett introduces his show, which boasts an unparalleled line-up…

40Wh battery fire.
LITH-EX Fire Extinguishers A portable fire extinguisher designed for Lithium battery fires

The news is filled with ever more examples of fires caused by Lithium batteries, from…

FIREVIEW (Standard Inspection Pole with Controller).
FireView Detector Test Kit – A unique all-in-one solution for reliable testing of smoke and heat fire detectors

To negate the risk of using ladders and scaffolding, the FiewView Detector Test Kit has…

Figure 1. Longitudinal and transverse flue spaces. Longitudinal spaces are those between racks at the left. Transverse flue spaces, on the right, exist between stored materials and the racks as one is facing them. These flue spaces should be maintained to allow vertical fire spread and enable fire control water to reach burning and nearby combustibles. IL certifications can be an important factor in processors’ efforts to protect human life, plant assets and business operations.
High challenge: High-piled storage fire protection – Part 1

Rising real estate costs and materials handling improvements make high-piled and rack storage a desirable…

SIL certifications can be an important factor in processors’ efforts to protect human life, plant assets and business operations.
Fire and gas safety systems for oil and gas applications

Process owners and fire protection professionals in the oil and gas industry know that functional…

Fire in a wind turbine 28.08.2016 in Isselburg, Germany.
Fire safety in wind turbines – there is more to know

Wind power is an important and growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Due to…

Safe-D30 Clip retaining FP cables in an emergency lighting installation – circuit integrity retention tested and certified.
Ignoring the 17th edition wiring regulations can be fatal…

“999, what is your emergency?…” At around 3am on 2nd February 2005 a fire was…

Figure 3 – FM Approved multi-cell Marley® cooling tower from SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. is available as a factory-assembled or field-erected system. Reproduced with permission from SPX Cooling Technologies Inc.
Cooling towers and the need for loss prevention certification

The value of active fire protection systems such as sprinklers is well-known in most industrialized…

Global data center walkway between rack cabinets modern industrial IT world communications and internet.
Extinguishing the myths about IT fire protection

Fire prevention is one of the most neglected areas of data centre planning, but attitudes…

Purpose built Drummond School has invested in a PA/VA system to protect its pupils and staff.
Drummond School gets a lesson in life safety from Honeywell Morley-IAS

Located in the historic Scottish city of Inverness, the Drummond School is a purpose built…

Pilkington Pyrodur® specially designed EW 30 glass solution in a 16 m high partition system reliably protecting the plenary hall of the German Parliament “Reichstag” in Berlin.
Fire-resistant glazing: are regulations up to date?

Fire costs the UK economy an estimated £3.5 billion per year. With glass becoming an…

Advanced fire panels are installed in 112 Leadenhall Street.
Emergency Evacuations: Think smart to prepare for the worst

As our buildings and the uses to which we put them become more complex, the…

In October 2016, the POLFLAM® symmetric glass of the EI 30 class, the dimensions 5900 x 3100 mm, was tested in the renowned ift institute in Rosenheim.
Know-how & business – a combination that makes a competitive product

Fire-resistant glass is an extremely specialised product which requires both technological knowledge and high investment…

Em-Vent is a high-performance flat-roof smoke vent, fully certified to BS EN12101-2 and designed for commercial, leisure, retail and residential developments and refurbishments.
Regulatory requirements for public access and multi-use buildings

The UK Government’s fire regulations were put through a massive reform back in the early…

ESFR sprinklers with larger K-factors, were developed to provide protection for greater fire challenges. As was expected, the larger the orifice, the larger the drops delivered by the sprinkler.
Storage sprinkler design: a historical perspective – Part 2

In the 1980s FM led the development of another new technology: early suppression fast response…

Tyco’s ANSUL PIRANHA system’s nozzles can be installed up to 2.13 metres above the hazard zone.
Restaurant fire suppression: Achieving complete reliability

Commercial kitchens are highly susceptible fire risk areas, and incidents in such environments can incur…

Detector: Choosing and siting the right type of detector is critical for both early detection of real fires and false alarm rejection
Intelligent and innovative: the new approach to fire safety in construction

All sectors face a range of unique challenges when it comes to maintaining fire safety.…

Most fires take place in the victim’s home. Here; Norwegian fire fighters on training, while researchers from SP Fire Research (former SINTEF NBL) perform measurements as part of a research project.
Fire safety for vulnerable people

Fire statistics in many countries show that a majority of the victims of fatal fires…

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