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Emerging technology and fire-protection considerations for the aviation industry

I have spent more than 15 years in the fire service, the majority of that being within the aviation industry. The last four years have brought more significant changes to the industry…

DSPA.nl – Product intro at Interschutz 2022

DSPA.nl is a leading manufacturer of highly innovative aerosol fire-suppression systems. Being a preferred Halon and gas substitute, our products are used worldwide by governments, oil & gas, energy and various industries.…

What’s needed to make our structures more fire resilient? 

By 2050, the world’s population is set to grow to almost 10 billion and 68% are set to live in cities. With most locations already heavily populated, the additional housing, hospitals, schools,…

Ensuring compliance in smoke ventilation life safety systems

This feature looks to reiterate the importance of using fully compliant life safety products and outlines the steps being taken to improve industry awareness. Accurately determining whether or not a life safety…

Several laboratories have already been equipped with high-pressure watermist from AQUASYS. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

AQUASYS – Efficiently protecting clean rooms with high-pressure watermist

AQUASYS was founded in 1993 as part of a technology group and is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of high-pressure watermist (HPWM) systems. Since then AQUASYS ensured that our products…

A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 1

Fire presents many challenges, not least because of the variables that determine which suppression medium is appropriate for a given fire situation. Our objective in this two-part article is to provide guidance…

Testing innovative technology to improve fire safety and future-proof homes

This feature discusses a recent project to test how the Plumis Automist fire-suppression system could play a key role in safeguarding social-housing residents and future-proofing homes. The basic technology behind modern fire-safety…

Bus fire-system requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature of these systems puts a large number of people in a small space for efficiency. However, most…

Watermist at its turning point

Things have progressed well for watermist: there is a growing market for eco-friendly, sustainable products and the European Standard has now been published. Also, the list of applications has been getting longer…

Analogue addressable fire detection system. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

Modern trends and developments in fire detection

Demand for reliable fire-detection systems is growing worldwide, with an estimated compound annual growth rate in the order of 7%, as a result of stricter fire-safety regulations, as well as increased public…

BIOEX – Pioneers in fluorine-free foams

Fluorine-Free Foam (FFF) technology is not new to BIOEX. For more than 20 years, BIOEX has been committed to offering a safe alternative to PFAS-containing foams for firefighters. In 2002, BIOEX launched…

Fluorine-free foam systems – a solution is needed now!

There is no doubt that the trend towards the use of synthetic fluorine-free foams (SFFF) in fixed fire-protection systems is gathering pace. The conversation is no longer if, or even when, it…

Exploring entire life-cycle costs

International Fire Protection (IFP) recently caught up with Paul Pope, Group Business Development Director at Global Fire Equipment (GFE), to discuss the total cost of ownership of fire detection and alarm systems…

Electric vehicle fires on ships

The Felicity Ace and her cargo of thousands of burnt vehicles – some of them electric – built by the Volkswagen Group is now several kilometres beneath the Atlantic. What do we…

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Reducing PFAS levels in firefighters by blood and plasma donation

Historically firefighters have been occupationally exposed to perfluoroalkyl substances such as PFOS, PFHxS and PFOA in AFFF firefighting foams. Many have subsequently been found to have high blood levels of these PFAS…

Principle and application of aspirating smoke detectors (ASDs) with an innovative method for very early fire alarms – Part 2

In Part 2 of this article, the smoke detection performance of the particle-charging method is demonstrated. All three commonly used materials, including ABS, tinned copper and PVC, are subjected to the pyrolysis…

Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as they change. The global pandemic has created economic challenges in the hospitality sector, with many restaurant teams…

INTERSCHUTZ – Showcasing solutions facing the challenges of our times

From 20 to 25 June 2022, the topics at INTERSCHUTZ in Hannover, Germany, will revolve around those of firefighting, rescue, civil protection and safety/security. The economic, ecological and political challenges of our…

Total PFAS analysis via total organic fluorine

The analysis of total organic fluorine (TOF) via combustion ion chromatography (CIC) has emerged as a means of assessing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as a whole. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) techniques…

Figure 1. Fire Detector Response Time and Fire Progression vs Damage Severity Images supplied by Author / Contributor

Thermal imaging and the Industrial Internet of Things are improving early fire detection

Industrial facilities are finding ways to prevent fire damage by identifying hot spots with thermal imaging and connecting sensors via the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Early fire detection devices There are…

Unsprinklered buildings: do we clearly understand the impact of fire?

Fire regulations are designed with life safety in mind and not property protection. People need to understand this and also realise that in the event of a fire, the fire and rescue…

A deluge foam system installed into a Blast Proof Resistant Module (S-BRM)

In the continuous effort to improve its performances, Sanco have successfully designed and manufactured 14 water/foam deluge firefighting modules (special containers) named S-BRM (Sanco – Blast Proof Resistant Module) having dimensions up…

Fire safety: building services penetrations

Fire safety, competency and the way we build post-Grenfell has become a major industry focus. With specifiers under increasing pressure to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, this feature looks at the design,…

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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