Sprinklers are a core fire safety measure

Across Europe national sprinkler markets are booming, with many showing record levels of activity. Installers complain they cannot find staff and are poaching from each other, training programmes for designers and fitters…

Designing better fire protection

As a trade association, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has had a long-term policy to work towards third party certification for passive fire protection systems. At the moment our members…

What role do you play in the NFPA fire safety ecosystem?

Global perspective and purview The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has been working with global authorities to help reduce risk for more than a century. A neutral, non-profit, non-governmental organization devoted to…

Maple Armor – Innovative technology and user-friendly solutions

In a fiercely competitive industry, where product development and technological advancements are so slow they seems stagnate, consumers are in dire need of innovation catering to their needs. Enter Maple Armor. Maple…

Virtual walk-throughs enable users to identify possible interferences or degraded functionality earlier in the construction lifecycle.

Victaulic – Innovative disturbances: Providing value and consequences

Disruptive innovation is relatively new expression, but the phenomenon of new concepts radically impacting traditional ways of working is not. Harvard business school professor Clayton Christensen, who coined the expression, defines disruptive…

Communicating the danger to those with hearing loss

As the largest disabled group in the UK, close attention should be paid to the needs of people with hearing loss in the event of a fire. Current technology offers solutions for…

Employing flame detection for large atmospheric storage tanks

This article builds on our understanding of flame detection technologies discussed in issues 761 and 782 of this magazine by discussing a real-world application. Large Atmospheric Storage Tanks (LASTs), also called “day…

Tema Sistemi – Protecting people and goods since 1990

Tema Sistemi S.p.A is an international company highly specialised in engineering, manufacturing, installation and maintenance of certified and customised firefighting systems and products. With six worldwide offices (five in Italy and one…

Development of tests to assess video flame and video smoke detectors

Video fire detectors are increasingly being used to detect fires in areas where traditional detectors may be inappropriate, or where a quicker response is needed or visual verification required. Due to their…

Timber entering the chamber for fire retardant treatment.

The essential guide to fire retardant timber

Timber is an incredibly attractive and flexible building material. Its popularity is evident across all manner of buildings, both internally and externally. With a renewable profile, timber is the perfect building material…

Honeywell Gent helps Fircroft with major fire health and safety reconstruction, following panel failure

Fircroft College of Adult Education recently found themselves in urgent need of a new fire safety system for their historic building. They called in specialists from Bradford-based Kings Secure Technologies to design…

Water mist – the firefighting system and the organisation behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA past 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 20 years in…

Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm

Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive fire protection is of major importance. When rehabilitation of such a tank farm is planned, contractors often…

Intumescent solutions for fire protection in tall buildings

Steel is used as a structural and fabrication material in tall buildings around the world. This hard, strong alloy contains iron, carbon, and other elements that impart strength and durability. Steel offers…

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Fire Safety North and Health & Safety North – Unparalleled line-up of free education content for 8-9 October 2019

The co-located events will return to EventCity for the third consecutive year and will attract more than 2,000 delegates and boast 150+ exhibitors showcasing all the latest products, innovations and services in…

Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects around the world are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant commercial investment. As development increases, care should be taken to ensure that effective product testing is undertaken, especially…

With the use of energy storage systems on the rise, the NFPA can help with new research

As the use of energy storage systems (ESS) continues to expand, code officials, designers, installers, and members of the fire service are challenged by the lack of clear direction on fire protection…

FIREX 2019: fire safety best practice in the spotlight

The 23rd – 29th September marks Fire Door Safety Week. It’s a campaign that’s run each September with the objective of raising awareness about the critical role that fire doors play in…

FIREX International 2019 records another successful event

The 2019 FIREX International, held on 18–20 June at ExCeL, London, was another enormous success. Once again, the event saw increased attendance, with a 4% rise in visitors from 73 countries, representing…

Advanced fire panels are installed in 112 Leadenhall Street.

Fire safety at the touch of a finger-tip

The fire industry has experimented with touch screen technology for many years as ever sophisticated and human friendly solutions are sought to tackle fire situations which can be particularly problematic in cases…

Spotlight on Daniel Wake – Product manager of sprinklers and devices at Victaulic

Daniel Wake is the product manager of sprinklers and devices at Victaulic and is celebrating more than 20 years in the industry. He began as an apprentice in 1998 and worked as…

Fundamentals of high-rise fire safety

We live in historic times – for the first time in human history, more than 50% of the world’s population live in cities. This trend is not slowing down, especially in developing…

UK Building Regulations – A flawed system with room to Improve?

Ever since the Grenfell Tower tragedy of the 14th June 2017, fire, and the risk it poses, has entered the public consciousness in a way that has not been observed for many…

International Water Mist Conference in Berlin

For the past 19 years, the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) have organized an annual conference solely dedicated to the water mist technology. In 2019, the event will take place in Berlin,…

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