Issue 80 – December 2019

A call to action

Like many in our industry, my view of the current state of fire protection is…

Learning from assembly occupancy tragedies

On December 4, 2009, partygoers packed the Lame Horse, a nightclub in the Russian city…

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What’s new with… Passive fire protection

With the greatly increased emphasis on building safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research and development efforts to provide the end user with the safest, most efficient and reliable passive fire protection solutions. In this Buyer’s Guide we highlight the latest offerings from the worlds leading suppliers.

Fire testing in action for the Pyroplex 60-minute glazing system.
Pyroplex – Making glazed doors fire-safe

Glazed doors are in demand. And for good reason. Not only are they safer in…

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Hochiki Europe multi-sensors protect Belgrade’s cultural heart

After 15 years of work, the National Museum of Serbia completed an extensive Ä12 million…

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Intersec – Middle East security, safety, and fire protection industries in the spotlight

The 22nd edition of Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade show,…

FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling, a one-bolt solution for speed and ease of installation.
Interview with Victaulic

Consumer behavior is continuously evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, companies need to understand…

Monitor in recycling plant.
Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated…

Figure 1 – The Lorenz Test Tunnel is one of the specialized pieces of equipment installed by FM Approvals to help provide test and certification services to EN 54 standards.
Global certification services accelerate time-to-market

There’s no denying that the world of product standards, testing and certifications can be complicated;…

Rupture and explosion of a single battery cell.
Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent…

Home Office figures suggest there were 27,621 accidental dwelling fires between 2017 and 18, 34 per cent of which were caused by ‘misuse of equipment or appliances’.
IoT connectivity and circuit protection keeping contractors and end users safe

Electricity has been one of the most important technological developments in history. It has vastly…

Building sprinkler unit.
Ensuring safety through fire suppression in warehousing and logistics

Today, consumers are becoming more and more focused on instant gratification when it comes to…

The Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. The cathedral suffered a major fire on the 15th April, 2019, and is currently undergoing a major restoration project.
Protecting our heritage
Fire is a major hazard to cultural heritage buildings around the globe. Severe fires have…
Visual alarm device of the wall-mount category.
Five tips for using visual alarm devices to improve life safety

Audible alarm devices, or sounders, have long been used to alert building occupants during fires…

Water vapour from e-cigarettes can result in a false alarm.
Vaping – setting off alarm bells

Lee James, General Manager at Nittan Europe, looks at the impact of e-cigarette use on…

Oil and gas production platform.
FlameSpec ‘when every second counts’

Flame detector manufacturers, continually search to advance detection technologies, to improve performance, distance, reliability and…

The 1951 New York City civil defense test showcased the firefighting and fire protection capabilities of Victaulic products, helping Victaulic enter the market in 1952.
Victaulic Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

The evolution of technology leads to faster, safer and more efficient ways of working, and…

An example of correctly installed and labelled passive fire stopping.
Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that…

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