The Fire Industry Association (FIA) – Providing expertise, research and training for fire-industry professionals

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) is Europe’s largest trade association for the fire-protection sector, with a focus on providing excellence in fire safety. A not-for-profit organisation, the FIA focuses on funding vital…

Victaulic – Celebrating 100 years of customer – focused patented innovation

Milestones Include One Billion Solution Installations Worldwide, Contributions to the Eiffel Tower, Hoover Dam and other iconic projects Victaulic recently celebrated a century of innovation – 100 years since it was granted…

FireFive – The perfect protection against polymeric materials fires

FireFive® is an additive that mixed with water in very low percentages, increases the extinguishing performances on class A, B (polar and non-polar), D, F fires and is particularly effective on three-dimensional…

How to achieve a high-performing optical flame detection system

Optical flame detectors sense radiant energy from an open flame by employing infrared, visible, and/or ultraviolet sensors, usually in signal-processing combination within a single detection instrument. The design and installation of optical…

Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection AB

Dafo has been in business for over 100 years and has always been in the front line of technology engineering and part of regulatory development on a worldwide basis. Dafo was one…

Reliable Model DDX – PrePak, DryPak and DelPak – factory assembled Preaction, Dry Pipe & Deluge Systems

The Reliable range of pre-packaged fire protection control valves are engineered to combine high levels of performance & reliability with functionality & aesthetics. These great looking freestanding cabinets occupy minimal floor space…

The rise of water mist fire suppression systems

Water mist fire protection systems share many similarities with sprinkler systems. Both systems use water as the suppression medium, pumped through a network of pipes and zone valves, and deployed within the…

Are pre-configured bolted storage tanks a good fit for my application?

With over 350,000 field proven storage tank installations in more than 125 countries and a diverse product portfolio that now includes pre-configured tanks, CST understands the benefits bolted tanks can offer and…

The new generation of flame detectors

Industries continuously strive to improve safety by reducing the number of personnel who are exposed to risk of fires or explosions in hazardous areas. Modern technology allows remote or automatic operation and…

Lithium-ion batteries: explosive industry potential, handle with care

Lithium-ion batteries have been long hailed as the next big breakthrough, destined to change many industries forever. Widely used today, these batteries are expected to power our future, as their adoption grows.…

A clear difference

The terms “combustible”, “non-combustible” and “limited-combustibility” are frequently referenced as part of the debate surrounding the changes to the Building Regulations in England in relation to fire. These classifications, achieved largely through…

Innovative device-integrated protection helps minimizing business interruptions

Most fires start small. Many fires often remain undetected for a significant time. Fires that have started in electric and electronic devices develop quickly and, uncontained, are way too often causing tragic…

Flame detection performance – effective viewing distance?

This article builds on our understanding of flame detectors developed in issue 761 of this magazine by discussing the need for a method by which “real world” detector performance can be compared.…

The Hackitt Report – Wrexham Mineral Cables asks are we doing enough?

Established over 30 years ago Wrexham Mineral Cables manufacture fire proof cables from their purpose-built factory in North Wales, exporting all over the world. During their history they have witnessed many changes…

Fire door glazing – how to embrace the challenge

Glass is an increasingly popular construction material. It maximises the use of natural light and helps to create a feeling of space. In high-footfall areas, glass can enhance visibility immensely – often…

Constructing an argument for change

Glyn Coates, Zeroignition, looks at traditional methods of construction in the light of Grenfell, where they’re failing and what we can do. There’s a barrier preventing construction from adopting improvements at a…

Intumescent polyurethanes in fire protection

Polyurethanes (PU) are plastics that are usually manufactured on the basis of petroleum, which means they are combustible. Nevertheless, their use in fire protection applications is on the rise. Combustible fire protection:…

2019 NFPA Conference & Expo San Antonio, Texas • 17–19 June

The NFPA Conference & Expo® is one of the world’s biggest and most comprehensive fire, electrical, and life safety events. Join us in San Antonio this June. From students to policy-makers, safety…

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