International Fire Protection – Issue 88 – December 2021

Women in Fire Safety

When approached by Duncan J. White, MDM’s Group Editor, to write to the IFP Comment for the December…

Trident FOAMATE™ BP pump and valve examples.
Trident Emergency Products, LLC – Foam pumps, balanced pressure and ATP foam systems

Around the world Trident Emergency Products specializes and supplies our GP-Series high-quality foam pumps and…

ADD testing apparatus with obstructions.
Hampering sprinkler effectiveness

There’s a joke in the sprinkler and storage industries that you don’t design an early…

The term ‘char fall-off’ refers to charred pieces of the exposed lamella detaching from the timber structure and falling off, such as this CLT sample shows after burning under exposure to external heating of 20kW/m² and structural loading (Left: Front view. Middle: Side view). Exemplary pieces of char fall off collected from the floor of the setup after testing (Right).
Understanding char loss and fall-off for fire-safe design of timber structures

Engineered timber is in high demand while the awareness of environmental pressures is growing. Worldwide…

Historic Miramare Castle has been equipped with more than 150 high-performance wireless devices from the Taurus range.
Historic Miramare Castle benefits from world-beating Taurus wireless protection

A fairy-tale castle built for an emperor, which is now one of the most visited…

NFPA 409, 2022 edition allows for alternative fire protection methods and options.
Alternatives to foam for hangar fire protection

For the past several years a perfect storm has been brewing within the aviation hangar…

A systems supplier with EN 54-132017+A12019 approval has far greater control.
Global Fire Equipment (GFE) shines a spotlight on whole-system certification, compatibility and connectability

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently caught up with João Paulo Ajami, Founder and Managing Director…

Fire Safe Europe – Ten years dedicated to fire safety

Why Fire Safe Europe?  Fires in buildings are now bigger, more unpredictable and more dangerous…

The renowned Main Concourse of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
Advancing fire protection in historic structures

Historic structures may seem to be an unlikely setting for contemporary advances in fire protection,…

Join GESA in improving the equipment procurement pipeline! Contact us at support@gesaction.org.
Creating a better international Emergency Services donations pipeline

Donations of emergency services gear, vehicles and rescue equipment are a welcome sight to under-resourced…

Aircraft in a hangar looking at an auxiliary power unit (APU).
An innovative flame detector solution for helidecks and aircraft hangars

Applications that demand heightened immunity to false alarms include the use of helicopters offshore and…

165-gallon JP-4 aviation fuel fire test on a Safespill test floor.
How Safespill’s true respect for fire led to a holistic approach to environmentally safe fire protection

‘Most companies don’t like to talk about their failures, but you can’t develop new technology…

A network of 20 Axis EN fire panels now protect HaDo Centrosa Garden.
Axis EN installation protects Ho Chi Minh City’s latest upscale apartment complex

An intelligent network of 20 Axis EN fire panels from fire and life safety systems…

It is mandatory to install fire suppression systems in the engine compartment of buses in the UAE as announced by H.H Sheik Mohammad earlier this year.
UAE: School bus operators told to install smoke detectors inside vehicles
International Fire Protection (IFP) recently took the opportunity to speak with Johan Larsson, General Manager…
Figure 1. A major fire at a chemical blending firm in Waxahachie, Texas, in October 2011 resulted in a total loss to the plant. A nearby community college and elementary school had to be evacuated.
New solutions help solve the fire risks posed by IBCs

In early October 2011, as news helicopters patrolled overhead, fire and explosions destroyed a chemical…

FireDos proportioner GEN Ill (Current standard design).
Smart proportioner GEN III – remote monitoring system

As practised for decades in fire protection systems, the procedure to check the functionality of…

Other building types are not covered by the change to sprinkler requirements.
One rule for one, and one for another

A fire that tore through the Cube high-rise student accommodation in 2019 is a stark…

Elastopipe™ undergoing jet fire testing.
Rubber-based flexible fire water piping increases safety in the global oil and gas industry

Safety is a key priority for all industries, especially for the operators of onshore and…

The UniPolSai Tower in Milan, which has been coated with FIRETEX® C69 Epoxy blast primer, followed by FIRETEX FX6002 methacrylate intumescent coating and a topcoat of Acrolon™ 7300 polyurethane from Sherwin-Williams.
Sherwin-Williams chosen for fire protection at iconic Milan landmark

The award-winning FIRETEX FX6002 intumescent coating system from Sherwin-Williams has been selected to deliver fire…

Modes of operation charge/discharge according to cell temperature.
From brakes to lights – how the ABS brake approach needs to be adopted in the emergency lighting sector

Emergency lighting normally accounts for 25–30% of the luminaires in a typical commercial project. It…

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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