Work continues on developing the Taichung Power Plant to ensure it meets the expanding energy requirements of Taiwan

LINESENSE Solution for Taiwan’s Largest Power Plant

Some 24,000 metres of Linear Heat Detection (LHD) cable from Linesense have been supplied to provide fire protection for one of the world’s most important power plants. The Taichung Power Plant is…

Programme for Change, ensuring the Fire Sector keeps pace

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) has been a key player in the global fire sector for more than 100 years. We work on an international level to make the world safer…

Universal fire safety problems need a globalized response

There’s nothing like watching a room flash over to make you realize how quickly a fire can turn deadly. As a young engineer at the Danish Institute of Fire Technology, I had…

FIREX International moves forward in 2020

FIREX International is your chance to stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and legislation within the fire and life safety industry. Join the fire safety community at FIREX 2020 at ExCel London…

How to use AirForLife.

AirForLife – Award-winning, life-saving aerosol product is the new kid on the block

Statistics indicate that around 85% of deaths from fire-related incidents are due to being overcome by gas or smoke. This is a devastating problem for which AirForLife has created a life-saving solution…

FireDos – Stands out as a specialist for monitors and proportioners for firefighting

The Germany-based company FireDos has become an established specialist in the field of designing and manufacturing high-quality foam proportioners and monitors for firefighting worldwide. “About 20 years ago, we were the first…

Early warning fire detection in underground stations

Based on UN’s world urbanisation prospects, the total amount of megacities – urban conglomerations with more than 10 million people, such as Shanghai or Lagos – will quadruple in just 40 years.…

Building division and fire curtain vision

With fire safety an important consideration for the design of any commercial building, this article explains the key features to look for in a fire curtain to ensure it proves the best…

Not all fire extinguisher disposal methods are made equal

Our world is changing. Trends in urbanisation and population growth require more sustainable solutions to move the world forward. From a business perspective, sustainability means that companies can do good for the…

Advanced panels now protect Swansea University’s ESRI building.

Swansea University future-proofs campus

The university has installed 25 one-, two- and four-loop MxPro 5 fire-alarm control panels throughout its 11 academic Bay campus buildings, specified thanks to their superior networking abilities. Installed alongside over 5,000…

The causes of fire fatalities and serious fire injuries in Scotland

Fire fatalities in Great Britain have gradually been decreasing over the last three decades but have now plateaued. This first phase of a research study investigating fire fatalities and serious injuries in…

All-consuming fire safety

As part 2 of the Grenfell Tower Public Enquiry gets underway, many members of the Fire Safety community are asking themselves: How did this happen? And how can we prevent it from…

Fire Engineering – an opportunity for everyone

I left school after completing my A-levels and started work with the John Lewis Partnership at a local retail store. I was unsure of what I wanted to study or my future…

It is time to challenge the traditional approach to fire prevention!

Existing fire-prevention models from around the world are well-founded: they consider organizational, structural, defensive as well as system-aided methods to minimize the impact of fires. They all have one thing in common:…

Bird’s eye view of a waste transfer station.

Fire protection regulations in waste transfer stations – ensuring compliance

Fire is a risk for any business. Waste transfer stations, however, are amongst the most vulnerable, due to the readily combustible matter that is regularly stored within them. With nearly two thirds…

NFPA fire investigation standards help to identify JPRs and fire causes

In the mid-1970s, salty old fire investigators would work their way through the smoky ruins of buildings, armed only with knowledge gleaned from mentors or picked up along the way from others…

Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars

In this first, of a two-part article, William Pittman, PhD discusses the challenges posed by aircraft hangars in relationship to flame detector selection. In the next edition of Gulf Fire William discusses…

Flammable cladding in China: A site study 2020

Despite recent tragedies throughout the world, some countries, even in 2020, continue to use unsafe, inappropriate construction methods and materials. Flames recently spread across ‘flammable cladding’ in a fire at the University…

The time for wireless was always now

Modern buildings and safety legislation require our industry to deliver new modes of protection as the uses of our buildings becomes more complicated; to ensure performance and deliver clearer compliance; and to…

The combination of technologies used in multi-sensor fire detectors allows for greater precision and can help reduce nuisance alarms.

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is here. Are you prepared?

The NFPA 72-2019 edition marks the most sweeping changes to this standard in decades. More than 200 updates are included, ranging from minor edits of terminology to major new processes. The broad…

Home oxygen fires claim a life every four days in the US, new study reveals

Fires involving oxygen in the home are a serious public health issue in many countries around the world. Data on the scale of the problem can, however, be difficult to obtain. Now…

Addressable fire alarm devices can enable faster reaction time for earlier evacuation

The latest LED technology in visual alarm and indicating devices improves building occupant reaction time while highly accurate device self-testing ensures system readiness without disrupting building occupants. A reliable system and earlier…

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