Issue 89 – March 2022

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Grenfell: an outsider’s view

I am honoured to have been invited to write this column, especially as I am…

PNED aspirating smoke detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Partrix Fire GmbH – Next-generation aspirating smoke detectors based on innovative technology help detect more subtle fire threats

Partrix Fire is a fire-protection company specialising in developing aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs). Its core…

FibreSense extends the capabilities of LHDC. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
FibreSense – Going the extra mile

Industrial fire-detection specialist Patol now offers a fibre-optic linear heat detection cable (LHDC) and controller…

Figure 2: FLS-IR3-H2-HD flame detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the…

The 100% recyclable wrap solution exceeds the industry’s lithium battery packaging performance standards. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Dealing with lithium battery fires during transportation

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently took the opportunity to speak with Rodger Mort, President of…

The resort boasts 340 rooms and suites, multiple restaurants, spa facilities and conference rooms. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Luxury Greek resort receives five-star fire protection

Based in the coastal town of Ierapetra in Crete, the Robinson Club is designed around…

Fire sprinkler systems are proven to be the most effective means of fire protection. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Sprinklers: why is the threshold for UK warehouses so high compared to the rest of Europe?

With the height threshold for sprinklers in new-build residential buildings lowered to 11m across the…

UK housing stock. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Regulation changes for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will ensure greater protection

On 23 November 2021 the government in England published the results of a consultation proposing…

Remote testing system setup for a FireDos GEN III proportioner. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
GEN III Smart Proportioner – remote testing system

Regular testing and maintenance ensure a maximum service life and functional and failure-related safety of…

Data Centre. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
AQUASYS high-pressure watermist systems: an expert report about innovative fire protection in data centres

State-of-the-art firefighting using high-pressure watermist (HPWM) technology is becoming more and more common for the…

Figure 2: Electrode A and B are coaxially placed around the centre cylinder where the signal amplification circuit is embedded inside the cylinder. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 1

From the earliest laser to particle-counting methods, air-sampling aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) for very early…

Small-scale fires to show burning behaviour of different fuels. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
International foam school – Focused on team leaders and fire chiefs

These days fire and rescue services are living in their own bubble to avoid causing…

Join GESA in improving the equipment procurement pipeline! Contact us at support@gesaction.org. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Starting the year strong with GESA’s Equipment Exchange

We all know that Emergency Services departments and communities across the Global South struggle to…

Plastics factory prior to and following the fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Improving outcomes for the UK Fire and Rescue Services using foams

The largest fire seen in the Humberside area for many years was controlled and extinguished…

Available in modular or multi-zone fire configurations all utilising the latest technology from Reacton. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Approved fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Electrical fires are incredibly challenging to predict and once started, if left to burn undetected,…

Smoke billowing out from the Blackwall Tunnel. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Innovative firefighting and ventilation in tunnels

The combination of low-pressure mist systems and jet fans with shaped silencers delivers dramatic improvements…

Essential life safety and firefighting systems in buildings must work as a system, protecting occupants in case of emergency Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Reasonable skill and care or fit for purpose?

The term ‘fitness for purpose’ means there is an implied condition that the product or…

The first step in firestop installation is understanding the system. The firestopping system depends on how big the penetrating item (pipe) is, how deep the sealant is installed, how big the annular space is, if a sleeve or insulation can be present, and a lot more. Fire-resistance looks easy to install, until systems are reviewed and limitations are known. Image courtesy of FCIA
Maintaining fire-resistance protection in multi-family and other occupancies

To some degree, existing fire-resistance-rated assemblies and their components have been forgotten. That’s what this…

Figure 11. Discharge from Uni 86 Monitor nozzle – note ‘rope’ of foam – and consequent heavy impact. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Ensuring that fire testing of new-generation foams is relevant to real applications 
The transition to fluorine-free foams is arguably the greatest issue currently facing industrial firefighters, particularly…
Past presidents left to right, Glenn Talbot, Neil Bibby, Bill Lea, Barry Lee, and Peter Johnson. Image courtesy of FPA Australia
A tale of five presidents: what the past can tell us about the future of fire protection

As we forge ahead in the face of ongoing government reform initiatives, Fire Protection Association…

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