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Competence vital to Building Fire Safety

The Fire Sector Federation’s recently published Approved Code of Practice for Fire Risk Assessors Competency will play a key role in public reassurance of fire safety in high risk buildings across the…

Why do we continue to be complacent about cooking fires?

84Understandably, large disasters with a significant number of casualties usually receive the most attention from media and researchers. When those events occur, researchers mobilize to find out what went wrong and why,…

Unconsciously incompetent – how can competency be delivered and sustained?

What is competency and are we ever truly competent in our chosen profession? This raises the question – are we consciously ignoring our mistakes or overlooking things we know not to be…

Fire Arrest – Fire Stopping App devised to help passive fire protection specialists

Fire Arrest covers every aspect of any fire stopping project, from the first survey through to completion. The app includes a wide array of straightforward elements and tools to enable a user…

Standard HDL-3 heat detector unit.

LICO – Custom-made heat and overheat detector units for industrial and hazardous areas

The use of fire detectors is a conventional method. But when there is smoke or fire, it can be already too late. Why not detect heat and overheat before it turns to…

Stat-X® Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression

Aerosol fire suppression technology is well-known throughout Europe and Asia and it is gaining greater attention with fire protection engineers and safety professionals in the Americas. These fire suppression professionals are recognizing…

BAVARIA – Offering quality and performance across a huge range of firefighting solutions

BAVARIA is one of the oldest and most experienced firefighting equipment manufacturers in Europe. The brand has become known worldwide not only for our years of experience but also through our relentless…

In Memoriam: Jaime Moncada-Perez Advancing Fire Protection in Latin America

Jaime Moncada-Pérez passed away on August 31, 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia from complications following a cerebral ischemia, at almost 89 years of age. Don Jaime, as he was usually known, is recognized…

Ensuring the integrity of fire compartmentation

Fire compartmentation is a fundamental aspect of fire safety provision but when it is compromised, it will diminish the effectiveness of a building to resist the passage of fire and smoke. International…

(Water) mist is natural. Image courtesy of Uschi Dreiuecker / pixelio.de

Heal the world by design

Water mist is eco-friendly and sustainable. The organization that is dedicated to the technology is the International Water Mist Association (IWMA). It was founded in 1998 and supports the continuous development and…

Safeguarding TU Delft from Li-ion batteries risks

84Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are widely used as a power supply for electronics and electric vehicles, and their popularity is gaining momentum for use in many other applications. Design, performance and safety features…

CFD modeling of turbulent flow through fire sprinkler nozzle: Effects of inlet geometry

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are considered to be the most effective and economical way to apply water to suppress a fire (Fleming 2016). The automatic sprinkler itself is the key component of…

Liquefied Natural Gas fires: The damage on structures

In most regions of the world natural gas is the fastest growing energy resource. This trend has been persistent since the new millennium and is expected to continue, driven by the low…

Improving standards with door hardware technology

Fire protection systems are a life-saving but often invisible part of any construction project. Though specific guidelines and standards may vary, the European fire protection industry is united in believing buildings must…

These tanks and their associated fire pump house provide the required fire flow for a remote industrial site.

Rethinking fire flow

It’s self-evident that adequate water supplies are essential to successful fire suppression outcomes. Even with the advent of modern chemical agents, water has for thousands of years been the primary fire control…

Inherently flame-retardant biopolymer materials via reactive processing

A novel and promising route towards inherently flame-retardant polymeric materials has recently been developed by the Laboratory of Polymeric and Composite Materials (Belgium). The process is here discussed as a positive response…

A unique solution to the challenge of safe oil storage

Safe storage of flammable liquids remains a priority, with the focus firmly on fire prevention. Traditional methods are not always suitable for the environment, with LNG and LPG posing their own unique…

Enhancing fire detection and suppression systems with camera technology

Fire is a prevalent safety risk across all industries. It can cause substantial amounts of damage, significant losses of revenue and assets and reduced productivity, due to a period of downtime. The…

Achieving corrosion protection in listed antifreeze for fire protection systems

NFPA fire sprinkler standards intended to ensure the safest, most reliable design and installation practices require new antifreeze systems to use a product that is agency-listed and factory-premixed. Existing systems must comply…
The Nittan EV-DPH Multi-Sensor features dual optical (IR and blue LED) alarm technology plus a heat sensor. It can distinguish between smoke and non-combustion products, where most typical Multi-Sensors struggle.

Multi-sensor fire alarms: four things you may not know

Optical detectors may be the number one fire detector in the market today, but the popularity of Multi-Sensors has increased dramatically over recent years and prices have fallen, making them all the…

Safe and Sound: Key steps to a high-quality sprinkler system installation

Fire protection systems are a life-saving but often invisible part of any construction project. Though specific guidelines and standards may vary, the European fire protection industry is united in believing buildings must…

Using flame detectors for Zone 2 Hazardous Areas

84In this article the fundamentals of Hazardous Areas are outlined and Flame Detector applications, split into Zone 1, Zone 2 and Safe Areas are discussed. This is not a definitive explanation of…

Tackling fire safety in large scale residential developments

84With many of the nation’s tower blocks entering into their late 50’s and 60’s, the need for updated fire safety solutions has never been stronger. But with high occupancy, a wealth of…

A quick resource guide: Understanding fire alarm system components

Fire alarm systems are rapidly evolving as today’s buildings are designed with high-tech intelligent interactive systems operating the building’s infrastructure. For decades, the role of a fire alarm system was to simply…

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