Issue 76 – December 2018

Utilize technology to streamline BIM workflows

BIM (Building Information Modeling) is not a new concept in the Fire Protection industry. Over…

Should ‘Stay Put’ stay put?

Stay put is a policy used for certain types of buildings such as large high…

Determined Cause

Across the globe, fire investigations are still more intuition than science. But that’s changing. Fire…

The weatherproof, self contained emergency luminaries with supercapacitors are appropriate for installation in extreme ambient temperatures that reach -30˚C, without the installation of internal heater in the device.
Olympia Electronics S.A. – Self contained emergency luminaries with supercapacitor for back up source

Founded in 1979, Olympia Electronics S.A. is the market leader in the Greek electronic safety…

Victaulic Wins Product of the Year for Fire, Life Safety, Mass Notification.
Victaulic® FireLock™ – Innovative Groove System IGS™ wins product of the year

Three Victaulic products have been selected as winners in Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazines 2018 Product…

The N-RACK-EC system eliminates face sprinklers in single- and double-row racks.
Reliable N-Rack-EC – New storage protection options in the 2019 edition of NFPA 13

Throughout North America and globally, NFPA 13 is one of the most widely used standards…

Fire curtain protecting an opening in a wall.
Fire curtains for openings in walls

When it comes to fire safety, is it important to consider both methods for the…

Bladder tank with wetting agent Firefive® designed and produced by Tema Sistemi S.p.A.
FireFive® – The Micelle encapsulator era

Firefive® micelle encapsulator is a technologically advanced product, incorporating a revolutionary wetting agent, designed to…

The Drayton Mills Spinning Building, a renovated heavy timber building repurposed for residential occupants.
Considering the performance of renovated heavy timber structures

Nearly two centuries ago, the boom of America’s Industrial Revolution necessitated the genesis of a…

The sensing tube is placed right on top of the transformer where leaked bushing oil will accumulate
Fast heat detection for fires on transformers

Electrical transmission and distribution systems are the heart of every economy. Demand for electricity rapidly…

Nitrile Grade T (Type A) Gasket Fire Test.
Spotlight on Catsy Lam – Victaulic engineer behind fire-resistant gasket technology

Victaulic is known for engineering confidence with its reliable grooved piping solutions. What may not…

Advanced’s Axis AX product range complete with integrated fan control and devices.
Smoke control systems come of age

The control of smoke and airflow in a building during a fire situation is critical.…

Figure 4 Heptane pan fire used in testing of a total flooding Hybrid Fire Protection System
Standards development and testing for hybrid fire extinguishing systems

Hybrid Fire Extinguishing Systems utilize a combination of atomized water and inert gas, to extinguish…

Fig. 1: Fire Protection Silicone ZZ 345 is filled in uniformly into the joint, starting from the backfill. For wide joints, the sealant should first be filled in on the joint flanks, then upwards.
Construction joints with fire protection requirements

ln building construction, joints between fire protection classified components must have at least the same…

Intersec 2019 takes place from 20-22 January at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Intersec 2019 – Solid growth anticipated for fire safety systems and equipment market

New government regulations and infrastructure investment key drivers as Intersec 2019 looms with latest solutions…

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How to reduce the fire risk profile of your waste and recycling facility

Investment in tools like the fire detection and suppression systems, not only catch fires early in the process, but protects the insurance companies from the risk of an employee getting unnecessarily injured while fighting a fire. Insurance companies want to work with clients that take an organization-wide approach to mitigating their fire risk across all of their facilities and protecting their biggest assets.

Fogmaker live demonstration of performance and efficiency of high-pressure watermist technology.
Fire-suppression systems in buses

An engine fire in a bus can be devastating. Due to flammable material and the…

Edwards Signature Optica Detector.
Smoke detection takes giant strides forward in enhanced life safety

The life safety industry is in the midst of one of the biggest changes in…

Figure 3: The fire in the authentic upholstered chair; the photographs were taken moments before a water mist nozzle (3 mm, 57°C glass bulb) activated, two minutes after activation, and after the test. The water flow rate was 32 litres/min at 5.2 bar.
Tests of residential sprinklers and water mist nozzles show their efficacy in combating domestic fires

Fire tests with residential sprinklers show that earlier activation and ‘faster’ glass bulbs contribute to…

Substation fire – Choosing the correct transformers fluids is pivotal to the safety of the wider environment.
The growing threat of the world’s ageing transformer fleets

An underground fire which led to a partial evacuation at Newark Liberty International Airport on…

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