International Fire Protection – Issue 87 – September 2021

VTI CFR installed in a non-liquefied inert gas extingushing system.
VTI Constant Flow Regulator (CFR) – Offers highest safety for use in stationary non-liquefied inert gas extinguishing systems

High and inconstant abrupt output of energy, extreme sound levels during the extinguishing process, enormous…

CS-UIE-C20P, UV/IR flame detector.
Chang Sung Ace – Flame detectors – Compact design and reliable quality

Chang Sung Ace (CSA) was established in 1989 by an ex-Samsung CEO and is now…

Professionalism and expertise will help members build trust and resilience in the communities they serve.
IFE driving change to illuminate a fire safe future

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently took the opportunity to speak with Steve Hamm, Institution of…

At 88 stories, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China is 420.5m tall.
The reliability of fire protection features in high-rise buildings

One of the key components of fire safety in high-rise buildings is the reliability of…

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Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning

The striking aspect of the Nation’s fire problem is the indifference with which Americans confront the subject. Destructive…

Lithium-ion battery racks in a grid-scale BESS.
Putting in place fire-protection measures for lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

Incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have hit the headlines in recent years – think spontaneously exploding…

Aico – Pioneering new technologies and offering high-quality alarms

Aico, an Ei Company, are the European market leader in home life safety, pioneering new…

The Cocoanut Grove Fire broke out in 1942 in Boston, not far from NFPA headquarters. It remains the deadliest nightclub fire in US history. The tragic incident underscored building and life safety challenges and fire protection voids, and led to improvements in burn survivor care.
Confusion and catastrophes led to a time-tested consensus process

The NFPA looks back on 125 years while working to serve global stakeholders today and…

Figure 1: FirePro Generators.
FirePro – Condensed aerosol technology

FirePro condensed aerosol technology came into prominence in the firefighting industry in 1996, following the…

ROCKWOOL SP Firestop OSCB is easily identifiable by its white (OSCB 25) or red (OSCB 44) weatherproof polythene wrap.
ROCKWOOL – Supports specifiers with firestopping updates and innovations

Supporting the creation of buildings which are as safe as they are functional and comfortable,…

Roof mounted smoke extract fan arrangement.
Smoke control systems and the application of smoke control products to realise safe and efficient designs

Smoke control design is an important concept in fire safety and is often misunderstood and…

Figure 5. Using another detector to cover the area of risk.
Flame detector selection Part 2 – design considerations

Part One of our flame detection guide provided some pointers for the selection of flame…

A panoramic view of the Fire Lab – covering over 10,000 square meters, the facility is the largest of its type in the world.
Proven fire protection from the lab

How the FM Global Research Campus helps businesses manage risk in increasingly complex times. In…

Wythenshawe Hospital is protected by a network of MxPro 5 fire panels and custom-built AdSpecials panels from Advanced.
Fire protection on the front line: the critical role of fire protection in healthcare facilities

In May 2021, sparks in a ventilator ignited a deadly blaze in the intensive care…

Kentec’s wireless detection system supporting easy-to-install and highly-reliable fire safety systems.
Wireless detection

More than four years since the Grenfell tragedy, we are still very much in the…

Magnus Arvidson (RISE).
Water mist’s past and future (approaching top gear)

In the late 1970s, the two Swedish scientists Mats Rosander and Krister Giselsson published a…

Loading the timber ready for Burnblock fire retardant treatment.
Fire retardant timber – getting your specification right

When it comes to timber in construction, fit-for-purpose specification has never been more important. And…

Passive fire protection is a vital consideration for all kinds of projects, and it is vital the products chosen are suitable and tested for their application.
Trust in your choice: how can specifiers ensure accurate passive fire product specification?

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is…

For fire systems in heritage buildings, wireless devices are now the first choice for most installers.
Wireless can help the fire sector rise to new challenges

With Covid continuing to dominate the news agenda and affecting the way we work, it’s…

Sika can offer specification support for its passive fire protection range.
The benefits of passive fire protection

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is…

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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