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Like many in our industry, my view of the current state of fire protection is largely biased towards the geographic area where I practice my profession. I have always seen the world…

Learning from assembly occupancy tragedies

On December 4, 2009, partygoers packed the Lame Horse, a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, to celebrate the club’s eighth anniversary. Then, in an instant, fire broke out and chaos…

What’s new with… Passive fire protection

With the greatly increased emphasis on building safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research and development efforts to provide the end user with the safest, most efficient and reliable passive fire protection solutions. In this Buyer’s Guide we highlight the latest offerings from the worlds leading suppliers.

Pyroplex – Making glazed doors fire-safe

Glazed doors are in demand. And for good reason. Not only are they safer in high footfall areas, they’re often an important design choice in commercial and residential buildings. More glass enables…

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Hochiki Europe multi-sensors protect Belgrade’s cultural heart

After 15 years of work, the National Museum of Serbia completed an extensive Ä12 million refurbishment, finally opening its doors to the public in 2018. The historic building is iconic in the…

Intersec – Middle East security, safety, and fire protection industries in the spotlight

The 22nd edition of Intersec, the world’s leading security, safety, and fire protection trade show, will open doors early next year in Dubai with a long list of dedicated features set to…

Interview with Victaulic

Consumer behavior is continuously evolving. To stay ahead of the curve, companies need to understand which trends are developing and how that impacts satisfying their customer’s wants and needs. With a recent…

Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated fire detection, allow a targeted but flexible firefighting operation in limited areas. The technical development in the…

Global certification services accelerate time-to-market

There’s no denying that the world of product standards, testing and certifications can be complicated; however, it is also an essential part of ensuring product quality and safety. When it comes to…

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Battery safety

Love them or hate them, batteries are an integral part of modern living. However, recent incidents have raised their profile from help to hindrance – this article will discuss the considerations that…

IoT connectivity and circuit protection keeping contractors and end users safe

Electricity has been one of the most important technological developments in history. It has vastly improved living standards the world over and powered countless generations of innovation. Indeed, many of the modern…

Ensuring safety through fire suppression in warehousing and logistics

Today, consumers are becoming more and more focused on instant gratification when it comes to their shopping habits. This now impacts the way the warehousing and logistics industries deal with the increasing…

Protecting our heritage

Fire is a major hazard to cultural heritage buildings around the globe. Severe fires have almost completely destroyed libraries, museums, palaces, and cathedrals. The recent fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris…

Five tips for using visual alarm devices to improve life safety

Audible alarm devices, or sounders, have long been used to alert building occupants during fires and to help promote a quick and effective evacuation. While sounders are often considered the most important…

Water vapour from e-cigarettes can result in a false alarm.

Vaping – setting off alarm bells

Lee James, General Manager at Nittan Europe, looks at the impact of e-cigarette use on fire detectors and the latest recommendations on avoiding false alarms caused by vaping. The Health Act 2006…

FlameSpec ‘when every second counts’

Flame detector manufacturers, continually search to advance detection technologies, to improve performance, distance, reliability and strive to improve false alarm immunity. Modern technology, both in areas of manufacturing, design and software processing…

Victaulic Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

The evolution of technology leads to faster, safer and more efficient ways of working, and companies that actively advance industry technology have the potential to enormously impact the world. Awarded with a…

Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that featured the development of international fire codes and standards. In a similar fashion the use and development…

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