Choice of piping is a key factor in managing costs and CPVC offers advantages in expenses for materials and labor.

Dispelling eight misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems

Around the world, fire sprinkler systems stop fires before they spread to protect people and property. Yet all too often fires in buildings without sprinkler systems cause loss of life or serious…

Emerging technology and standards for In-Building Auxiliary Radio Communication (ARC) Systems

Vaughan Ontario is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada. Our population is expected to increase 33% over the next 10 years, with commensurate growth in new construction projects. As more…

Under construction, at risk: NFPA 241 is critical to protecting vulnerable construction sites

On April 29, 2020, 38 people died when a fire tore through a four-story warehouse under construction in South Korea. The blaze occurred in Icheon, about 50 miles southeast of the capital…

Recognising the critical role of the fire safety sector

On Tuesday, 5 May a fire engulfed the 49-storey Abbco Tower, a residential skyscraper in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. While the cause of the blaze and the…

Racegoers to the newly re-developed Curragh Racecourse are now protected by a high quality EN54 certified Public Address/Voice Evacuation system manufactured by Baldwin Boxall.

Baldwin Boxall and Sound Productions at the races

Nestled in the glorious countryside of Southern Ireland sits the Curragh Racecourse. Initially founded in the coffee rooms of Kildare, the Irish Turf Club was quickly established as the governing body for…

Reliable: A company history

The year was 1920. The short-lived League of Nations was formed in the hope of keeping peace in the aftermath of World War I. Black market liquor and speakeasies became the rage…

Advanced secures historical archives of Belgrade

A custom-engineered gas extinguishant system from fire systems leader, Advanced, is now protecting thousands of culturally important collections at the Historical Archives of Belgrade. The Archives play an important role in Belgrade,…

EmiControls – An innovative way of fire protection with the FT10e water mist turbine

The Italian company EmiControls has been working on innovative fire protection solutions worldwide since 2011. With the FT10e water mist turbine, EmiControls has launched a product that gives companies more safety in…

Cold temperature behavior of water-based intumescent coatings

Intumescent – (lat. Intumescencia, swelling) Coatings (IC) are a special type of coatings expanding on exposure to heat and forming an insulative layer to thermally protect underlying substrates. A common problem is…

The 2019 Notre Dame Cathedral Fire was caused by an electric fault.

Detecting and fighting fires at the earliest possible point in time helps mitigate risks and costs

Consideration of the modern “device-integrated-fire-protection” way of thinking offers a pro-active way to deal with the inherent fire risk of such electricity powered equipment. With automatic mini fire extinguishers and extinguishing bulbs,…

Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they do occur, it is with devastating consequences and negative publicity. This article will describe the typical incident…

Kentec protects Holy Quran at National UAE University

The intelligent Sigma A-XT gas extinguishing panel from Kentec, is at the heart of Luke Alexander’s ‘Luke 227’ fire extinguishing system integrated by the experts at GECO Mechanical and Electrical Ltd. Co.…

TLX Technologies – Event recorder provides valuable information about your fire suppression

Would you appreciate knowing more about the current state of your fire suppression system, better understanding why it discharges, and having a guarantee that the system actuators have been reinstalled properly after…

High voltage: Fire suppression in control rooms

Fire poses a significant risk to power generation plants. As well as the obvious threat from the widespread use of fuel sources, combustible materials and rotating machinery, areas with large amounts of…

Fully stainless steel components and smart design.

Fire protection in sensitive areas with high pressure water mist

Finding the optimal solution for the protection of high tech equipment under sensitive environmental conditions, while at the same time reducing the risk of contamination and taking care for the safety of…

Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous edition of International Fire Protection, we discussed the challenges posed by aircraft hangars in relationship to flame detector selection. In this edition William Pittman discusses how 3D flame detector…

COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business owners, emergency managers, manufacturers – and of course the tireless men and women on the front line.…

Hochiki shines a light on luxury

Càmina Suite & Spa, a luxury hotel in the heart of Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo ski resort, has invested in a revolutionary fire protection emergency lighting system as part of extension and restructuring…

Fire safety engineering viewpoint

With clients looking for ever more impressive design-led spaces and architects pushing the boundaries of how buildings look, the role of the fire engineer is key to ensuring the safety of a…

Transporting the prefabricated alarm valve modules on-site.

B&M Warehouse: Prefabrication delivers speed and efficiency

The B&M group is the fastest growing variety goods value retailer with stores operating in the UK, Germany and France. It has recently injected £100 million in investment to create a new…

International Fire Protection is the only international journal dedicated to fire safety, prevention and protection covering every aspect of the passive and active fire protection market. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focusing on the latest technology and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the world. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make IFP the first choice read for fire safety professionals.

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