VTI CFR installed in a non-liquefied inert gas extingushing system.

VTI Constant Flow Regulator (CFR) – Offers highest safety for use in stationary non-liquefied inert gas extinguishing systems

High and inconstant abrupt output of energy, extreme sound levels during the extinguishing process, enormous pressure load on the system, limited options in installation – you will no longer have to struggle…

Chang Sung Ace – Flame detectors – Compact design and reliable quality

Chang Sung Ace (CSA) was established in 1989 by an ex-Samsung CEO and is now one of the most reliable fire protection system and device manufacturers and a first-grade vendor for Samsung.…

IFE driving change to illuminate a fire safe future

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently took the opportunity to speak with Steve Hamm, Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) CEO, to learn how the professional body is adapting to help members deal with…

The reliability of fire protection features in high-rise buildings

One of the key components of fire safety in high-rise buildings is the reliability of the fire protection systems and features. We tend to use the terms reliability, redundancy and resilience interchangeably…

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Seminal research looks at US fire experience since America Burning

The striking aspect of the Nation’s fire problem is the indifference with which Americans confront the subject. Destructive fire takes a huge toll in lives, injuries, and property losses, yet there is no need to…

Putting in place fire-protection measures for lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

Incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have hit the headlines in recent years – think spontaneously exploding mobile phones and laptops on planes and electric vehicle fires after an impact or crash. Adding to…

Aico – Pioneering new technologies and offering high-quality alarms

Aico, an Ei Company, are the European market leader in home life safety, pioneering new technologies and offering high-quality alarms, developed and manufactured in Ireland. All Aico alarms meet UK standards and…

Confusion and catastrophes led to a time-tested consensus process

The NFPA looks back on 125 years while working to serve global stakeholders today and into the future. This year marks 125 years since the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) was started…

FirePro – Condensed aerosol technology

FirePro condensed aerosol technology came into prominence in the firefighting industry in 1996, following the ban of ozone-depleting substances. Thanks to the use of environmentally friendly potassium salts at its core, FirePro…

ROCKWOOL SP Firestop OSCB is easily identifiable by its white (OSCB 25) or red (OSCB 44) weatherproof polythene wrap.

ROCKWOOL – Supports specifiers with firestopping updates and innovations

Supporting the creation of buildings which are as safe as they are functional and comfortable, ROCKWOOL has continued investing in product development and delivered a series of updates to its firestopping range,…

Smoke control systems and the application of smoke control products to realise safe and efficient designs

Smoke control design is an important concept in fire safety and is often misunderstood and misapplied. It should be considered at the same level as a sprinkler system, but rather than simply…

Flame detector selection Part 2 – design considerations

Part One of our flame detection guide provided some pointers for the selection of flame detectors based on the sensing technology employed. This second article sets out some design considerations for your…

Proven fire protection from the lab

How the FM Global Research Campus helps businesses manage risk in increasingly complex times. In 2021, the risk landscape is becoming more complex and difficult to manage with each day – a…

Fire protection on the front line: the critical role of fire protection in healthcare facilities

In May 2021, sparks in a ventilator ignited a deadly blaze in the intensive care unit of a Covid-19 treatment building at an Indian hospital. Investigations into the incident later revealed a…

Kentec’s wireless detection system supporting easy-to-install and highly-reliable fire safety systems.

Wireless detection

More than four years since the Grenfell tragedy, we are still very much in the midst of the ACM cladding fiasco. While the government has committed to spend £600 million on the…

Water mist’s past and future (approaching top gear)

In the late 1970s, the two Swedish scientists Mats Rosander and Krister Giselsson published a lecture book entitled The Fundamentals of Fire. In this book there is one sentence that clearly sticks…

Fire retardant timber – getting your specification right

When it comes to timber in construction, fit-for-purpose specification has never been more important. And where fire retardancy treatment is concerned, it’s never been more complex. Timber is popular as a construction…

Trust in your choice: how can specifiers ensure accurate passive fire product specification?

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is an essential part of most construction projects and one that can greatly benefit from collaboration with specialist…

Wireless can help the fire sector rise to new challenges

With Covid continuing to dominate the news agenda and affecting the way we work, it’s impact on the fire industry cannot be overstated. Even once we finally reach a new normal, hopefully…

Sika can offer specification support for its passive fire protection range.

The benefits of passive fire protection

Devising a firestopping strategy that can help contain and control the spread of fire is an essential part of most construction projects and one that can greatly benefit from collaboration with specialist…

Five reasons to choose CPVC for light-hazard fire-sprinkler systems

It’s a proven fact – fire sprinklers save lives and protect property by controlling fires. According to a study by the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the civilian death rate was…

Hydraulic design of automatic fire sprinkler nozzles

For more than 100 years, automatic sprinkler systems have been considered an effective method to control fires in enclosed areas and to provide property and life protection. An automatic sprinkler is one…

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