Image 1: From back left to front right FICO fire damper control family, FICO. FCBB-2, FCBB-4, FICO PRO and FICO MINI. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

How regularly are your fire dampers tested? 

Did you know legally in Europe, fire dampers should be tested every 6 months? I personally doubt if this is carried out to 100% across Europe or globally. Perhaps we have some…

REPowerEU presents big challenges with respect to PV fire safety

REPowerEU is a European Commission proposal launched in May 2022 that “plan to make Europe independent from Russian fossil fuels well before 2030, in light of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.” A recently…

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

Chang Sung Ace (CSA) was established in 1990 and is now one of the most reliable fire-protection system and device manufacturers and a first-grade vendor for Samsung. Why CSA? Chang Sung Ace…

Advanced – Are you looking for safer, simpler fire protection? 

Flexible solutions hold the key to simplifying the complexities of specifying fire-protection systems in a fast-moving, competitive market. Despite the many challenges posed by the global pandemic, the Middle East construction market…

One of the most effective ways to avoid this happening in the future and improve fire-safety standards across the world is by embedding them into our planning systems, and at an early stage. Image courtesy of Mick Lobb / Fire damaged properties in Heol Don – Whitchurch / CC BY-SA 2.0

The significance of urban planning in fighting future fires

Fires can cause up to 180,000 deaths globally each year. This, according to The World Bank, is three times as high as the annual average of deaths due to all-natural hazards. The…

How to find a good watermist system manufacturer

As with anything you acquire you want to make sure you have a good product. And especially when it comes to fire protection – something that in an emergency shall protect nothing…

Advanced hybrid firefighting solutions for major fire hazards

Firefighting technology is constantly advancing. This case study illustrates the latest technology in mobile firefighting equipment developed by FireDos for class B high hazard fire scenario applications, including tank storage facilities, refineries…

PFAS waste disposal in the fire service – Part 1

Cement kiln incineration offers an environmentally sustainable solution. Class B AFFF (aqueous film-forming foams) contain fluorochemicals now generically known as PFAS (perfluoroalkyl substances). Disposal of large volumes of PFAS-contaminated liquid waste remains…

Intelliclad – A Practical Approach to Fire Safety 

The journey of residents affected by dangerous cladding across the UK has already been long and arduous, but the need for action is greater than ever. There are an estimated 321,000 people…

The Nowra Naval Air Base Hangar after the fire. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

Fire protection system security

In todays uncertain times, the issue of security of vital infrastructure like power stations, oil refineries, data centres, places of public congregation like convention centres, stadiums, theatres, major shopping malls, also high-rise…

Intersec Saudi Arabia – Stage set for long-awaited return of fully booked Intersec Saudi Arabia

The stage is set for a fully booked Intersec Saudi Arabia, as the Kingdom’s largest trade fair for security, safety and fire protection prepares for its long-awaited return in Riyadh next month.…

Why is building movement a vital consideration when specifying perimeter fire seals for curtain wall facades?

It is vital curtain wall facades are designed and constructed to withstand constant movement due to forces such as wind loading, and this must include their passive fire protection measures. Managing movement …

The Lacrosse apartment building fire in Melbourne, Australia

In the small hours of 25 November 2014 there was a fire at the Lacrosse apartment building in the Melbourne suburb of Docklands. An Occupancy Permit for the building had been granted…

IWMA Award goes to young Australian Scientist

This year’s International Water Mist Association (IWMA) Young Talent Award winner is Haydn Lewis who has been invited to attend the 21st International Water Mist Conference, taking place in Madrid on 9–10…

The fibreglass or plastic components of the turbine nacelle can easily be ignited by a spark or arc flash. Images supplied by Author / Contributor

The role of automatic gaseous suppression in protecting green energy from fire

Across the world, there is near-unanimous agreement that action needs to be taken to halt climate change. Rarely do issues achieve such a strong consensus, with the scientific community, global governments, businesses…

Fire detection and alarm systems

Building safety is due not only to passive fire products; when it comes to emergency conditions, active life-safety systems also play a major role. It is the combination of both active and…

High-pressure water mist protects modernised office building in Berlin

The former post office building in Lübecker street in Berlin was transformed into a modern office in the course of a renovation and equipped with an AQUASYS high-pressure water mist system. AQUASYS…

Reacton Fire Suppression wins one of the worlds largest retrofit bus fire protection projects in history

Reacton Fire Suppression are proud to announce that we have secured an extremely large project through our partners, Tabra Trading. The first project is for Emirates Transport school bus fleet. In November…

Fire safety: where responsibility lies

Have you ever noticed a building’s fire suppression system? Probably not. They are there to do a job, and often only seen when they are needed. But that doesn’t make them any…

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