International Fire Protection – Issue 85 – March 2021

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Modern built-environment fire-safety strategy

It is sad to read about the global fire incidents again and again on the…

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Smoke control systems – essential for life safety

Studies have shown that most fire deaths are not caused by burns at all but…

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It’s not just cladding you know…

After the recent announcement of an extra £3.5 billion in funding for cladding remediation on…

BAVARIA LithiumX.
Lithium X from Bavaria Firefighting – Effectively extinguish almost all types of metal fires

Without a question, since the first commercial lithium battery was introduced to the market in…

The AMFE – Automatic Miniature Fire Extinguisher. Innovative technology using sprinkler-type thermobulbs for integrated fire detection clean agent for suppression.
Device integrated fire protection – Protect what matters most – your team, your assets – and avoid costly business interruptions

Wherever people gather in large numbers, fire protection plays an important role. This applies in…

Is this what success should look like?
The non-fire triangle: how a return to principles can improve fire safety

The reporting of the proceedings of the Grenfell Inquiry, led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, only…

The brand-new 514-room Vila Galé Resort Touros on the coast of north-east Brazil.
Global Fire Equipment (GFE) solutions chosen for two luxury hotels in Brazil

Fire-detection solutions from Global Fire Equipment (GFE), a leading European-based fire-detection manufacturer, have been installed…

Tomorrow’s kitchen today.
Life Kitchens – The future is non-combustible kitchens

All our kitchen cabinets are manufactured from rust-resistant treated steel and manufactured with non-toxic fire-resistant…

Fire Rover’s sprinkler replacement solution.
Waste and recycling operators can turn back the clock to the days before the wave of Li-ion battery fires

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost…

Flexible dry sprinklers have been made possible by the combination of flexible fitting technology and dry sprinklers. One such sprinkler is Victaulic’s VicFlex™ dry sprinkler that has a tight bend radius, allowing it to be installed in constricted spaces.
Flexibility in fire-safety system design improves cold-weather performance

International Fire Protection recently took the opportunity to speak with Daniel Wake to explore the…

Data communication customized based on system requirements.
TLX Technologies – Liquid Level Sensor for fire-suppression systems

Fire-suppression systems are critical for keeping people and assets safe from fire hazard. Some fire-suppression…

Figure 1: Dirty and highly dynamic environment.
Reliable fire and smoke detection in recycling facilities

Waste is per se something ‘dirty’; hence, the environmental conditions within recycling facilities are most…

Road tunnel in Arlberg, Austria.
Aquasys high-pressure water-mist systems: Expert report on fire-safety innovation

Even under critical conditions, high-pressure water mist (HPWM) systems offer unique possibilities for active firefighting…

The National Suicide Prevention Strategy recommends that manufacturers provide alternative solutions and products to ensure the risk of suicide is kept at a minimum within mental-health settings.
Resolving fire-detection challenges in secure mental-health environments

Within a mental-health facility designing or even upgrading system infrastructure is always a challenge due…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

The fire sprinklers of today remain very similar to the ‘Grinell’ model.
The history of the fire sprinkler system – Part 1

Did you know that the concept of fire sprinkler systems has been around for several…

When a short-circuit occurs between the live parts of a system, the current travels through the air or nearby gases.
Fight fire with fire: how connectivity protects contractors and end users

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

Advanced's MxPro 5 fire panel has been installed at Revlon’s South African manufacturing facility.
Global cosmetics giant installs fire system from Advanced at South African HQ

An intelligent fire-detection system from UK manufacturer Advanced has been installed at the South African…

The interior of a typical prison with a day room.
Tenability criteria in unique situations and atypical buildings

Tenability criteria for smoke control systems in public buildings has become relatively standard in 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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