International Fire Protection – Issue 84 – December 2020

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Competence vital to Building Fire Safety

The Fire Sector Federation’s recently published Approved Code of Practice for Fire Risk Assessors Competency…

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Why do we continue to be complacent about cooking fires?

84Understandably, large disasters with a significant number of casualties usually receive the most attention from…

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Unconsciously incompetent – how can competency be delivered and sustained?

What is competency and are we ever truly competent in our chosen profession? This raises…

Fire Arrest – Fire Stopping App devised to help passive fire protection specialists

Fire Arrest covers every aspect of any fire stopping project, from the first survey through…

Standard HDL-3 heat detector unit.
LICO – Custom-made heat and overheat detector units for industrial and hazardous areas

The use of fire detectors is a conventional method. But when there is smoke or…

Stat-X agent density rates can be adjusted to accommodate openings in these applications. Stat-X is approved for normally occupied spaces.
Stat-X® Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression

Aerosol fire suppression technology is well-known throughout Europe and Asia and it is gaining greater…

BAVARIA PowerCAFS 10 ltr.
BAVARIA – Offering quality and performance across a huge range of firefighting solutions

BAVARIA is one of the oldest and most experienced firefighting equipment manufacturers in Europe. The…

Jaime Moncada-Perez enjoyed a full and active career and was a familiar face within the industry.
In Memoriam: Jaime Moncada-Perez Advancing Fire Protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on August 31, 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia from complications following a…

Multiple services within a single aperture. Lower services limit the access to the upper penetration seals.
Ensuring the integrity of fire compartmentation

Fire compartmentation is a fundamental aspect of fire safety provision but when it is compromised,…

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Heal the world by design

Water mist is eco-friendly and sustainable. The organization that is dedicated to the technology is…

New TU Delft building for Applied Sciences.
Safeguarding TU Delft from Li-ion batteries risks

84Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are widely used as a power supply for electronics and electric vehicles,…

Figure 5. Streamlines and pressure distribution in the nozzle with straight inlet.
CFD modeling of turbulent flow through fire sprinkler nozzle: Effects of inlet geometry
Automatic fire sprinkler systems are considered to be the most effective and economical way to…
Figure 1: Liquefied natural gas carrier.
Liquefied Natural Gas fires: The damage on structures

In most regions of the world natural gas is the fastest growing energy resource. This…

Decision makers must ensure the safety of all building occupants and visitors.
Improving standards with door hardware technology

Fire protection systems are a life-saving but often invisible part of any construction project. Though…

These tanks and their associated fire pump house provide the required fire flow for a remote industrial site.
Rethinking fire flow

It’s self-evident that adequate water supplies are essential to successful fire suppression outcomes. Even with…

The Materia Nova.
Inherently flame-retardant biopolymer materials via reactive processing
A novel and promising route towards inherently flame-retardant polymeric materials has recently been developed by…
Flammability testing.
A unique solution to the challenge of safe oil storage

Safe storage of flammable liquids remains a priority, with the focus firmly on fire prevention.…

Sparks can be released when working with metal.
Enhancing fire detection and suppression systems with camera technology

Fire is a prevalent safety risk across all industries. It can cause substantial amounts of…

The constant presence of water and oxygen in contact with metal pipes and fittings make wet sprinkler systems vulnerable to high levels of corrosion.
Achieving corrosion protection in listed antifreeze for fire protection systems
NFPA fire sprinkler standards intended to ensure the safest, most reliable design and installation practices…
The Nittan EV-DPH Multi-Sensor features dual optical (IR and blue LED) alarm technology plus a heat sensor. It can distinguish between smoke and non-combustion products, where most typical Multi-Sensors struggle.
Multi-sensor fire alarms: four things you may not know

Optical detectors may be the number one fire detector in the market today, but the…

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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