Issue 71 – September 2017

Seeing the whole picture

The Grenfell Tower fire continues as a major focus for all in the fire safety…

The safety priority

How can we address the most pressing issues of international fire safety? As you’re no…

Unique single component design: easy installation.
LINIAN – A proud family business which was established in Glasgow in 2006

LINIAN is a proud family business which was established in Glasgow in 2006 by current…

4EVAC – Compact 500
4EVAC – Compact 500 – A new class of voice-alarm control and indication equipment solutions

Launched in 2016 the Compact 500 is a VACIE system is a unique ‘all in…

Pyroplex 200 Series Pipe Wrap Product Range.
Pyroplex – Extending test evidence on CE marked pipe wraps

A leading UK manufacturer of fire seals and fire stopping products, Pyroplex has a well-deserved…

FOGTEC Diesel Pump Unit with 125 l/min @ 120 bar.
FOGTEC – Off-grid fire protection with high pressure water mist systems

FOGTEC Fire Protection, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of…

The devastating aftermath of a freezer fire.
Thermarestor – Making electrical fires a thing of the past

Mankind often takes electricity for granted. For all the benefits it undoubtedly provides, its use…

Touchscreen Guided User Interface – intuitive and easy to use.
Zettler Profile Flexible – The next step in fire detection solutions

Zettler profile Flexible is a powerful fire detection and alarm system that uses MZX Technology…

Wharfedale hospital in Otley, West Yorkshire.
Understanding fire performance of insulated panel systems

Modern methods of construction are an essential part of the built environment today, helping us…

One Albert Quay, Cork – external view of JCI building.
Getting up to code: Bringing at-risk buildings into a safer environment

Commercial premises face numerous challenges and regulatory expectations regarding fire safety, from small enterprises such…

Effectively, the law and best practice guidelines require you to protect your construction site with a suitable fire alarm system, and EN 54 is the standard against which fire alarm systems should be measured.
Specifying a fire alarm system for a construction site

As a responsible organisation, you need to be certain that the products you use to…

Pyroplex PFG1HR glazing seal comprising of rigid intumescent technologies.
Creating the nanocomposite approach to intumescent technologies

Whilst intumescent systems incorporating flame retardants have been widely available for many years and used…

The Steiner Tunnel is used to evaluate building construction products for surface burning characteristics in accordance with UL 723 (ASTM E84).
It’s fire rated… but is it the right test?

This article focuses on a particular challenge in fire testing and fire prevention for buildings…

The Strandparken building in Sundbyberg, Stockholm with wood both as load-bearing frame and as facade.
Fire safety in modern wooden houses – mapping of fire incidents in Sweden

Multi-storey timber frame houses have been built in Sweden since 1994, when performance-based building regulations…

Severe corrosion in a steel pipe.
The problem of corrosion in metal fire sprinkler systems

Corrosion was the subject of three presentations at Fire Sprinkler International 2016 (FSI) in Munich…

Fire & safety professionals will enjoy hours of free CPD accredited content over the two days
Fire Safety North – Makes its debut at EventCity Manchester on 10th-11th October

Fire Safety North makes its debut at EventCity Manchester on 10-11 October offering an unparalleled…

Figure 1. The sprinkler glass bulbs and fire detectors when installed at the ceiling.
Response times of sprinkler glass bulbs in a residential room fire

The response time of fire sprinklers is essential for their performance, especially in applications where…

With modern buildings, modern maintenance is expected – these buildings must have integrity at all times.
Post-Grenfell realisations about compartmentation for fire safety

The after effects of the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower have kick started a realisation…

FIRA International conducting a flammability test.
Furniture flammability: protecting the fire safety professional

The fire safety of upholstered furniture supplied to the non-domestic market is complex, and generally…

Any high rise tower fire is potentially deadly.
British standards for fire testing of electric cables are falling behind

Almost all Life Safety & Fire Fighting systems depend on the reliable function of electric…

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