Issue 77 – March 2019

Doubling down

How NFPA is boosting its efforts to address fire and life safety threats worldwide. Not…

The Hackitt review – what does it mean for specification?

On 19 December, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a response to the…

Reliable Sprinkler – The Reliable Model TD test and drain valve

Introducing Reliable’s own Test and Drain valve: the Model TD. The valve is manufactured in…

The RG2100 provides a fast, mess-free alternative to threading 1” pipe by completing the pipe end preparation process in under 35 seconds.
Victaulic – Roll grooving creates cleaner, safer jobsites for customers

Roll grooving creates cleaner, safer jobsites for customers and has been accepted and utilized in…

Multi-sensor capabilities for false alarm resistance

It has been widely reported that multi-sensors can help to reduce false fire alarms, when…

QINOUS energy storage systems are housed in insulated shipping containers, with fire protection provided by Novec 1230 from 3M.
3M Novec 1230 – Sustainable fire protection for QINOUS smart energy storage

Support of critical electricity infrastructure is becoming ever more important. At the same time, a…

Fire spread at roof level on the Royal Clarence Hotel.
The Cathedral Yard Fire, Exeter, UK – A follow up

In my previous articles about the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel fire I raised…

The Fire Safety Event
The Fire Safety Event –Dedicated to supporting the UK’s fire and safety industry

The Fire Safety Event is an independent exhibition and conference dedicated to supporting the UK’s…

Extinguishers are often marked with the logo of the manufacturer and most end users usually expect that replacement parts would also come from the same manufacturer (generally speaking).
Servicing fire extinguishers

Everyone remembers that old advert from the 90’s with the slogan – ‘it does what…

Importance of material fire testing for the aviation industry

A fire in an aircraft poses a significant threat to life; owing to the large…

The canal tunnels solution from AEI Cables and LPA Connection Systems.
AEI Cables – ‘First class’ fire safety for Kings Cross’ Canal Tunnels

As part of the £6billion Thameslink Programme, a new rail link is being created allowing…

Figure 1: NanoMist Hybrid System, NHS 50. Local Agent Source (LAS) – self-contained.
NanoMist hybrid fire suppression technology overview

Nanomist hybrid system (NHS) is a disruptive fire protection technology using ultrafine water mist below…

Firexpo East Africa
Firexpo East Africa – The exhibition taking the Kenyan Fire and Safety industry by storm!

Taking place from 24 – 26 of September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the region’s leading…

Figure 2: Worst case fire vs flame detection design fire.
Competency in flame and gas mapping

The placement of F&G Detection devices is a notoriously grey area. Determinations of coverage adequacy…

To “see” hydrogen flames, today’s best technology is multispectrum infrared flame detection as used in the new Det-Tronics X3302 MIR IR flame detector shown.
Hydrogen and fire safety: Detecting the most flammable element on earth

By itself, hydrogen is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-toxic. But when even small amounts of…

Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference
Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference – Developing solutions for tall building fire safety

As the international fire industry comes to terms with the serious tall building fires that…

Nexans has been heavily involved in the development of CPR standards for reaction and resistance to fire.
Cable performance at the core of fire safety

From planes to trains, shopping centres, homes and offices, cables are everywhere around us, forming…

An otherwise spotless kitchen may still have a hidden fire risk within its extract ductwork.
Kitchen extract grease deposits – the hidden fire hazard

One of the most overlooked fire risks across a number of industry sectors is the…

Figure 3 : Centralized fire monitoring platform.
IoT technologies for fire safety in smart buildings and cities

Smart Cities and Buildings need to also inherently be Safe Cities and Buildings. Most of…

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