International Fire Protection – Issue 86 – June 2021

Give consumers information and you give them the power to drive improvement.
Reaction to fire: the FireMark Project – an update

How do we harness the power of resident and consumer action when considering fire safety?…

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NIOSH releases fact sheet on odorant fade

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) released a fact sheet on odorant…

IFI Group – Independent Fire Inspections introduces IFI Group Ltd

Independent Fire Inspections Ltd is undergoing a rebrand and expansion! After the success of each…

Examples of UV-IR and IR3 flame detectors.
Flame detector selection: Part 1 – detection technologies

This is the first of a two-part article where we provide pointers for flame detector…

A typical example of a GRP composite fire door being subject to a fire test in an independent test centre, showing the non-fire side.
The fall and rise of the GRP composite fire door

It’s been a challenging time for the GRP composite fire-door industry. Issues with consistent fire-resistant…

Eaton’s CrystalWay self-contained emergency exit sign is the standard in high quality, aesthetic emergency exit sign luminaires, which is also available for central power supplies.
Fines and fatalities: why buildings and emergency exit signage must adapt

The changing nature of risk in today’s buildings requires the adoption of new emergency lighting…

AFAC21 will showcase emergency management equipment, technology and services all under one roof over four days.
AFAC21 – Balancing impact and expectations

As recent emergency events have shown, there’s an evolving extreme that is producing new challenges…

Larger fires in schools cost on average £2.8 million to repair and in some cases over £20 million.
Fire in educational premises

A recent study from Zurich Municipal revealed 480 primary and secondary schools endured fires in…

Partially conditioned interior spaces with unheated areas vulnerable to freezing can be good candidates for a listed antifreeze.
Why you should think about sprinkler freeze protection this summer

Planning for freezing temperatures during the sweltering summer might not be the first thing on…

Fire seals incorporating a hydrated sodium silicate intumescent in a purpose-designed uPVC sleeve.
Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to…

SIX and TRIANGLE are protected by Kentec’s Taktis fire panels.
Kentec’s Taktis fire panels protect landmark Cypriot University student accommodation

Award-winning Taktis fire panels, manufactured by Kentec Electronics, a leading manufacturer of life-critical control systems,…

An Intelligent Network of 20 Axis EN fire panels protect Ho Chi Minh City’s upscale Ha Do Centrosa Garden complex.
Emergency evacuations: are you prepared?

As our buildings and the way in which we put them to use become more…

We need to build the tools to help practitioners track success, but we can’t do it alone.
How should we measure success in the Emergency Services sector?

Circumstances vary from country to country, but every member of GESA’s Global South Advisory Council…

Fire protection insulation can significantly extend the fire protection periods of structural steel elements.
Fire protection for structural steel elements: the role of fire-protection insulation

As our cities grow taller and our buildings more ambitious, steel-frame construction is becoming an…

A view of burnt out vehicles and spalled concrete on the multi-story Liverpool Park Garage near the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK which was destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve 2017.
Revisiting parking garage safety

It had been confidently hypothesized for years that modern vehicles burn differently, due to the…

Effective fire detection and suppression in the engine area is critical to protecting against the majority of bus fires. Reacton’s A+ rated systems and linear detection combine for fast detection and demonstrated suppression performance.
Bus fire systems requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature…

Figure 1: Remote controlled FireDos M2 fire monitor with manual backup on standby in recycling facility.
Automatic extinguishing solutions in recycling facilities and incineration plants utilizing heat detection

With a growing awareness towards the environment and resources, the amount of recycling and incineration…

The award-winning Ei3028 Fire and Carbon Monoxide Multi-Sensor.
Best practice in social housing – disparity in standards, regulations and legislation

In recent years, there has been positive change to standards and legislation in fire and…

A busy Citizen M32 machine making some of the components that will go on to produce the nozzles.
Introducing water mist technology – Part 2

Water mist technology is still a relatively new concept in terms of fire suppression, yet…

Fig. 1: Standard Time/Temperature protocol: BS 476 pts 20–24, ISO 834-1 EN 1373-1 & ANSI/UL 263 overlaid with British IEC, UL, AS/NZS and DIN test temperatures for fire-resistant essential cables.
Is your life-safety equipment ‘fit for purpose’?

Life-safety, firefighting and critical emergency systems depend on the unfailing reliability of electric cables during…

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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