Issue 73 – March 2018

W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna kea: The two most powerful telescopes in the world protected by FM-200.
Halocarbons in fire suppression

This paper reviews the numerous applications and installations in which the halocarbon-based clean fire suppression…

A wood pallet (left) sits next to a “nestable” plastic pallet. Idle nestable pallets can be stacked on top of one another to save space.
Cellulose or plastic? It’s not just about shopping bags

The vast product arrays that move through modern storage warehouses provide a constant challenge to…

Fire safety program peer review: recommendations for practice

Peer reviews are typical in accounting firms, health care, and information technology services but this…

Research is the key to success

Almost 20 years ago I was employed as a research scientist at ‘SP Fire Technology’,…

Demonstrating competency

The Interim report from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety led by…

Getting out

Tragedies in Portugal and elsewhere demonstrate the complexity and necessity of wildfire evacuation plans. After…

The LoopDrive FIM in casing.
4EVAC – New LoopDrive FIM safeguards any Voice Alarm / Voice Evacuation system

Launched in 2015 the LoopDrive Fault Isolator Module (FIM) integrates 4EVAC’s patented technology to increase…

Visitors to the show can visit over 40 leading fire safety brands for 1-to-1 advice.
The Fire Safety Event – Returning to the NEC, Birmingham April 2018

The Fire Safety Event returns to NEC Birmingham on 10-12 April 2018 boasting an unparalleled…

Pyroplex timber fire door seals.
Pyroplex – Demanding high standards and certified fire door solutions

There’s no doubt that to achieve optimum levels of passive fire protection in construction requires…

The New Reliable DDV – Diaphragm Deluge Valve.
Reliable – Introducing the Reliable diaphragm deluge valve range

When the risk from fire to property and critical business processes is at the highest…

SOTERIA Dimension combines functionality and style.
Apollo – Refining fire detection with new Soteria® Dimension®

The SOTERIA® range of fire detection devices from Apollo Fire Detectors has an exciting new…

Wesley Fisher and Christian Carpenter outside their premises.
Flame Protect UK – Paving the way to success for a Welsh fire protection business

They’ve spent their days rubbing shoulders with the stars of stage and screen. They’re behind…

The wide temperature range at which the detectors operate makes them ideally suited for cold stores.
PATOL – Focusing on Securiton ASD versatility at the Fire Safety Event

Fire detection specialists Patol will be returning to The Fire Safety Event1, using Stand FS86…

Firefighters can gain access into the property by cutting through the clear polycarbonate material like SecureView with a power saw.
A solution for reducing vacant building fires

The urban landscapes of most major U.S. cities and many rural areas remain scarred by…

Testifire allows testing of multi-sensors with one tool.
Changes to standards and the effect on detector testing

When fire detection technology evolves to take advantage of new and emerging technologies, the standards…

Evac+Chair offers advice that extends beyond the provision of stairway descent equipment to include initial site surveys, staff consultation and Evac+Chair equipment training.
How to ensure everyone is evacuated safely during a security threat

As the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK is severe, Gerard Wallace…

Fire safety in marine applications poses unique challenges such as escape from a protected area and proximity of flammable materials.
When the stakes are high… fire protection for mission critical industries

Power utilities, data centres, critical control rooms, manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs… in our…

Building owners and managers need to identify if their buildings are code compliant.
No compromise in steel structures

The challenge of ensuring fire safety for those people using modern steel structures is becoming…

Smoke curtain above escalator with side guides.
Design considerations when using smoke and fire curtains

If a fire breaks out, smoke spread is by far the biggest challenge. Thick black…

BS 5389 compliant category L1 solution protects life throughout all areas of the building.
Honeywell – Best of breed technology is used at Stallion AI Services

Equine artificial insemination (AI) is becoming increasingly commonplace as a way to breed high calibre…

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