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Issue 70 - June 2017

Everyone seems to be talking about Brexit right now. With the elections coming up on June 8th, and local elections happening as I type (a vote for every key strike), it’s

Eliminating a greenhouse gas threat means dealing with potentially hazardous alternatives. In October, the gavel fell on a landmark climate change agreement, reached in Kigali, Rwanda, to phase out a specific

ASFP COO Niall Rowan comments on recent failures in the quality of construction and fire-stopping installation in a number of Edinburgh schools. The Report of the Independent Inquiry into the Construction

Products designed for complex environments are required to meet increasing market and regulatory demands for improved performance, greater efficiency, and increased safety. This provides opportunity for design collaboration between product

If you are tired of changing aerosols or cartridges to test smoke detectors, FireView is here for you. Don’t spend any extra money to buy aerosol sprays or cartridges. FireView

Liquid natural gas (LNG) facilities in the frozen Russian Arctic. Drilling platforms in the swells of the North Sea. Pipelines that cross miles of heaving permafrost or blowing desert sands.

Every company around the world is using IT to enable their business processes and production. This IT is often housed in small data rooms with one or two server-racks on-site

It has been a little over a year since the notable exterior wall fire at The Address Downtown Dubai hotel. This hotel is located in the area of the Burj

Our insatiable thirst for online storage and bandwidth, driven by the growth of eCommerce and Cloud computing, means demand for data centres has never been higher. These cathedrals of technology

Whilst jet fans can be an extremely effective smoke control tool in the event of a car park fire, there is more to designing a system than including as many

Firestop installers are in the life safety business. While firestopping is a key component in the overall protection of the building structure, it is also critical for protecting the lives

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial buildings and expensive homes. Typically involving only lighting, heating and cooling systems, building automation rarely

The accurate classification of commodities in high-piled storage arrays is essential to successful fire outcomes because the level of fire protection must be capable of protecting the fuel load. If

Major tunnel fires can be catastrophic with the scale of lives lost and property damaged. The particular nature of fires in such confined spaces presents special challenges for fire engineers,

Like billowing sails, a new Paris landmark rises above the treetops of the world-famous Bois de Boulogne Park: the Fondation Louis Vuitton Museum designed by none other than U.S. star

Linear heat detection has been around for almost 80 years but is still relatively unknown to many in the Fire Protection Industry. In this article, we will delve into the

Upholstered furniture represents a fire hazard by burning intensely and by releasing large amounts of dark and toxic smoke during fire. Fire safety of these products can be improved, but

Durham Cathedral, the 1,000-year-old World Heritage Site and one of Britain’s most visited buildings, is now protected by market-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Founded in 1093 and the final resting

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: “Water mist firefighting systems are well established and have been in use for well over twenty years

Suspended ceilings – or false ceilings as they are sometimes referred to – are a common sight in both commercial and industrial settings across the globe. Alex Dick, Fire Protection

As more facilities experience corrosion related failures, the demand for nitrogen generators continues to grow. It has never been as important as it is now to understand the key components

When it comes to evacuating a multi-storey building all companies and organisations, providing services to their employees or the public, need to be prepared for any eventuality. With this in

A new standard has just been published – but unlike other standards, it does not specify technical aspects such as how a fire safety product should be designed or maintained.

When it comes to industrial fire protection, loss prevention specialists need a wide range of tools to meet the daunting and varied challenges possible today. Ignitable liquids and chemicals, business-critical

FIREX International takes place at London’s Excel from 20th – 22nd June 2017. It is the only event that connects the global fire and security markets, and gives fire and

Every year, thousands of the leading fire, electrical and building safety professionals, from around the world consider attendance at the NFPA Conference & Expo a must. The NFPA Conference &

Since the publication of our article Update on Environmental Regulations and the HFC-based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents in the September 2015 issue of International Fire Protection, new environmental regulations have

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