Issue 72 – December 2017

The full range of Pyroplex firestopping products.
An industry problem we can fix – misuse of firestopping products

Effective use of firestopping products is proven to play a critical role in containing fire…

Innovation holds the key to the future

‘We can keep on doing things the same as we’ve always done or we can…

A matter of will

After a string of recent tragedies, is the world finally ready to do what’s needed…

After Grenfell, three issues to consider

Following the Grenfell tower fire in June, the British government set up an independent review…

An Emaar electrician at work installing Thermarestor in a distribution board at Dubai Shopping Mall.
Thermarestor – Goes from strength to strength

The latter months of 2017 have been a busy time for the Thermarestor team, both…

Intersec
Intersec 2018 – Long-standing exhibitors mark two decades of global growth at Intersec

As preparations continue ahead of Intersec 2018, the 20th anniversary edition of world’s leading trade…

The Egyptian members Zahra Sorour, Mohamed Sorour together with Mohamed Samir (all Deutschland Technology/Mr. Samir is not a member) and Thomas Fink (FIPE/also IWMA member)
International Water Mist Association – 2018 will be a busy year for the IWMA

This year’s 17th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) took place in Rome, Italy, on 25th…

Solberg
Solberg – The firefighting foam products division of Amerex Corporation

Industries around the world are changing faster than ever before. Advances in technology, new manufacturing…

The Fireray One protectinga warehouse application.
The Fireray One – The beam smoke detector that aligns itself

With no specialist tools or knowledge needed for installation and operation, the Fireray One is…

Fire broke out in The Grenfell Tower in London, killing nearly 80 and completely destroying the 24-story residential block.
NFPA – Connecting the dots on public safety

This summer, the media was consumed by the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where at…

The Istanbul Aydin University recently decided to replace their existing fire protection system with a Cerberus Pro system from Siemens.
Protecting our universities from fire protects our past and our future

Guaranteeing the safety of our educational facilities has always been a challenge. Today the size…

Water mist from the nozzle head uses 90% less water than sprinklers and causes less damage.
Plumis – Negotiating a complex labyrinth of research

Plumis, the James Dyson Award-winning inventors of the Automist active fire protection concept and manufacturers…

Visible trichomes on cannabis flower under red and blue LED lights.
Growing pains: Code enforcement challenges with cannabis cultivation

As fire professionals, it is important to understand the hazards associated with new and rapidly…

Inert gas systems, like Fike’s ProInert system, provide the greatest degree of design flexibility.
Choosing the right clean agent for your fire hazard

Sprinkler systems are the most widely used form of fire suppression in the world. Their…

What fuel loads exist in these boxes? It is impossible to determine by looking at the packaging how much Group A plastic may be included in expanded or unexpanded form. The owner, shipper or warehouse operator should keep informed of any changes that may affect combustibility.
The influence of plastics in high piled storage – Part 3

Many modern products are constructed from a variety of constituents ranging from natural to synthetic…

Remote monitoring for peace of mind
The ultimate challenge – using the latest fire systems to protect remote sites

Intermittent power, a 12-hour round trip to site – if the ferry’s working that is…

Graph indicating the dramatic rise in building heights over the last 45 years.
Grenfell: the perfect formula for tragedy

Within 51 days, the world witnessed three unfortunate events in cities separated by thousands of…

Sprinklers must be able to deliver water to a fire as soon as possible.
The need for intelligent, integrated, and compliant sprinkler systems

In the months since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, there has been a renewed focus…

NFPA Conference & Expo 2017.
Is the fire protection industry coming of age?

For many years, the fire protection industry has cautiously inched forward with product changes, upgrades…

Side view showing EM ready2apply fitted in the ceiling.
Changes in emergency lighting technology will lead to safer buildings

Chris Slattery, Global Product Manager for Emergency Lighting at Tridonic reviews the current state of…

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