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Critical fire protection and life safety considerations for safe usage of tents

As states continue looking for ways to safely reopen the economy, many jurisdictions are allowing businesses, specifically restaurants, to open, provided that the seating area for customers is located outside, tables are…

Hochiki Life Safety products chosen to protect Sudan cement factory

A key factory in Sudan’s cement making industry has recently undergone a significant expansion that will allow the plant to considerably increase its production capacity. As part of the upgrade, the factory…

Fire safety of cultural heritage in Italy

Tema Sistemi S.p.A. invests in a research project for fire protection of artistic and cultural environments.   The protection of cultural heritage assumes great importance especially in a country like Italy, which…

Fire and Cladding – Solutions; Protect the cavities, limit the damage

Since the dreadful tragedy at Grenfell Tower on June 14th 2017, over three years ago, there have been endless debates about the pros and cons of the different types of cladding currently…

Unifire FlameRanger Autonomous Monitor System automatically detecting and targeting fire with no human involvement.

LASH FIRE Tests Autonomous Monitor System for Ro-Ro Weather Deck Protection

The European-Union funded project, Legislative Assessment for Safety Hazards of Fire and Innovations in Ro-ro ship Environment, or LASH FIRE (lashfire.eu), has successfully tested a fully autonomous monitor system for the automatic…

Protecting rail yards with new developments in fire fighting

The ultimate safety for firefighters: distant from the source. Railway yards, or marshalling yards, are a special and unique type of establishments. In railway yards, trains are split, re-assembled or parked pending…

Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and presented foam as the most suitable extinguishing agent together with the firefighting equipment most commonly used. In…

Crowd source

Someday soon, crowds will once again be a defining feature of the human experience. When they are, facility managers and safety officials can utilize a new tool developed by NFPA to help…

Do you need third party certification for your wire and cable?

Poor quality and non-compliant electric wire and cables are sold and installed throughout the world. These cables can increase the probability of circuit failure and greatly increases the risk of fire. Non-compliance…

Figure 1 Possible failure modes for a composite beam with web openings at elevated temperature.

Fire design of composite beams with web openings protected with reactive intumescent coating

Fire engineering designing of structures has been proven to be an effective method of designing constructions. However, that does not mean the elimination of protective methods, but the efficient use of protective…

Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How many detectors do I need, and where do I put them?’ A fair question where traditional detection…

What can a two-wire system offer you that conventional can’t?

AlarmSense is a range of conventional two-wire detection and alarm devices that connect to the same pair of supply wires. This design saves time on installation and, alongside the ability to priority…

25th Anniversary of Water Mist Standard FM 5560 – Groundbreaking Standard to be Expanded

Introduced in 1995, FM 5560, Water Mist Systems, was the first comprehensive standard for water mist fire suppression systems anywhere in the world. As the standard hits the 25-year mark, the popularity…

How borehole bacteria can impact on essential water supplies

Legislation demands that, under normal circumstances, fire and rescue services will secure water for firefighting purposes from the public water mains via water hydrants maintained by water companies up and down the…

Smoke dampers need to be thoroughly checked on installation, and serviced, to ensure they function correctly.

Smoke ventilation for safer built environments

This article reviews the latest changes to testing and standards for smoke control dampers to deliver safer solutions in smoke control. The UK fire safety Regulations are undergoing major change, in an…

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