Doubling down

How NFPA is boosting its efforts to address fire and life safety threats worldwide. Not long after its founding in 1896, NFPA began to address fire safety issues on a global scale.…

The Hackitt review – what does it mean for specification?

On 19 December, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a response to the Hackitt review and a 64-page implementation plan. This states that the Ministry intends to implement all the…

Reliable Sprinkler – The Reliable Model TD test and drain valve

Introducing Reliable’s own Test and Drain valve: the Model TD. The valve is manufactured in the USA, FM Approved and UL Listed. The Model TD is a three-position ball valve with both…

Victaulic – Roll grooving creates cleaner, safer jobsites for customers

Roll grooving creates cleaner, safer jobsites for customers and has been accepted and utilized in pipe sized above 1-inch due to the ease of installation. Victaulic’s Innovative Groove System™ (IGS) RG2100 Roll…

QINOUS energy storage systems are housed in insulated shipping containers, with fire protection provided by Novec 1230 from 3M.

3M Novec 1230 – Sustainable fire protection for QINOUS smart energy storage

Support of critical electricity infrastructure is becoming ever more important. At the same time, a growing number of businesses, including hospitals, hotels and even entire villages, rely on remote independent microgrids for…

The Fire Safety Event –Dedicated to supporting the UK’s fire and safety industry

The Fire Safety Event is an independent exhibition and conference dedicated to supporting the UK’s fire and safety industry. Featuring a powerful combination of education, networking and business-support opportunities.  Now in its…

AEI Cables – ‘First class’ fire safety for Kings Cross’ Canal Tunnels

As part of the £6billion Thameslink Programme, a new rail link is being created allowing passengers to travel for the first time from Peterborough and Cambridge, directly to Blackfriars and then on…

Firexpo East Africa – The exhibition taking the Kenyan Fire and Safety industry by storm!

Taking place from 24 – 26 of September 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya, the region’s leading exhibition and conference for fire, safety and security will bring together thousands of industry professionals over three…

Tall Buildings Fire Safety Conference – Developing solutions for tall building fire safety

As the international fire industry comes to terms with the serious tall building fires that have occurred in recent times, there is a need  to consider how we can evolve the procedures…

Multi-sensor capabilities for false alarm resistance

It has been widely reported that multi-sensors can help to reduce false fire alarms, when compared with standard optical smoke detectors, while still providing early warning of fire. A research study to…

The Cathedral Yard Fire, Exeter, UK – A follow up

In my previous articles about the fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel fire I raised a number of questions that needed answering unfortunately, none of the questions that I raised have been…

Servicing fire extinguishers

Everyone remembers that old advert from the 90’s with the slogan – ‘it does what it says on the tin’. And you’d hope, that when you picked up a fire extinguisher, it…

Importance of material fire testing for the aviation industry

A fire in an aircraft poses a significant threat to life; owing to the large quantities of highly flammable fuel and limited possibilities for escape, the threat is particularly high compared to…

NanoMist hybrid fire suppression technology overview

Nanomist hybrid system (NHS) is a disruptive fire protection technology using ultrafine water mist below 10-micron blended with nitrogen through a unique injector design generating converging diverging discharge flow. The system runs…

Figure 2: Worst case fire vs flame detection design fire.

Competency in flame and gas mapping

The placement of F&G Detection devices is a notoriously grey area. Determinations of coverage adequacy have been cause for debate among practitioners, some of whom have spent their entire careers looking to…

Hydrogen and fire safety: Detecting the most flammable element on earth

By itself, hydrogen is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-toxic. But when even small amounts of this seemingly harmless substance mix with air, it morphs into a major fire hazard. Therefore, industries that…

Cable performance at the core of fire safety

From planes to trains, shopping centres, homes and offices, cables are everywhere around us, forming an invisible network that is vital to the modern world. Yet running through a building, a badly…

Kitchen extract grease deposits – the hidden fire hazard

One of the most overlooked fire risks across a number of industry sectors is the hidden fat, oil and grease deposits which naturally accumulate in the extract systems of commercial kitchens. The…

IoT technologies for fire safety in smart buildings and cities

Smart Cities and Buildings need to also inherently be Safe Cities and Buildings. Most of our upcoming cities have high rises and dense concentration of buildings, making it even more essential to…

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