Ensuring fire system effectiveness in historic sites

The threat and consequences of fire in any building are serious, but historic structures pose a particularly complex challenge for the people and systems charged with protecting them. Not only do these buildings tend to be complex and varied in…

Most losses are preventable – the role of automatic sprinkler systems

When it comes to comprehensive fire protection, certified automatic fire sprinkler systems offer proven valuable, reliability and payback potential. Frankfurt-based FM Approvals business development manager for EMEA, Witali Engelhardt provides answers to some key questions associated with these important loss…

The future of fire alarm systems maintenance, delivered via the cloud

Regular maintenance of fire alarm systems and timely response to malfunctions are part of every installer’s service promise. But maintaining, servicing, and monitoring fire safety equipment can prove time and cost-intensive, especially across multiple locations. Now a fully cloud-based solution,…

The next generation of flame detectors

There are many industries, processes and applications that have a need to protect and save life and property. To that end, they need detection systems and detectors that will be highly immune to false alarms and of the highest performance and reliability.

As a result, flame detectors were developed to detect fire at all times and in all weather conditions and yet be highly immune to false alarms.

In recent years, communication, video image processing and data storage power technology have developed rapidly and so are readily available and easy to implement. They will contribute to the next generation of Flame and Gas detection systems and products.

Is there a fire epidemic facing the waste and recycling industry?

With the risks of inherent fire only increasing, we need to develop and install solutions that can mitigate the fires as early in the process as possible. Especially when the materials we are processing in the waste and recycling industry…

Halocarbons in fire suppression

This paper reviews the numerous applications and installations in which the halocarbon-based clean fire suppression agents provide fire protection for sensitive and expensive mission critical assets. Early Use Of Halocarbons In Fire Suppression The term “halocarbons” refers to compounds containing…

When the stakes are high… fire protection for mission critical industries

Power utilities, data centres, critical control rooms, manufacturing plants, oil and gas rigs… in our complex, fuel hungry, data driven society we are reliant on many mission critical industries which require power on a 24-7 basis. Time is money and…

The ultimate challenge – using the latest fire systems to protect remote sites

Intermittent power, a 12-hour round trip to site – if the ferry’s working that is – and a three-day lead (at best) on spare parts. Any takers for this fire protection job? Although perhaps off-putting to those more familiar with…

Euralarm welcomes new Member Teletek Electronics

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest Member Teletek Electronics. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm, which activities cover fire detection, notification, evacuation, extinguishing controls and smoke and heat ventilation. Teletek Electronics will…

Specifying a fire alarm system for a construction site

As a responsible organisation, you need to be certain that the products you use to protect your workforce and assets from fire are effective, reliable and compliant with the appropriate legislation. So, how can you make sure you’re delivering high…

The crucial role of fire systems in data centres

Our insatiable thirst for online storage and bandwidth, driven by the growth of eCommerce and Cloud computing, means demand for data centres has never been higher. These cathedrals of technology are becoming larger and more complex every year and, with…

Understanding digital linear heat detection

Linear heat detection has been around for almost 80 years but is still relatively unknown to many in the Fire Protection Industry. In this article, we will delve into the construction and operating principles of digital linear heat detection, applications…

Water mist – the firefighting system and the organization behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: “Water mist firefighting systems are well established and have been in use for well over twenty years in their present stage of technology.” Funny enough, there are…

Extinguishing the myths about IT fire protection

Fire prevention is one of the most neglected areas of data centre planning, but attitudes may be changing as more IT professionals become aware of the enormous risks posed to a business by fire. According to the latest report on…

Restaurant fire suppression: Achieving complete reliability

Commercial kitchens are highly susceptible fire risk areas, and incidents in such environments can incur serious consequences. The concentration of grease-laden, vapour-producing appliances – such as fryers, griddles, ranges and char-broilers – in a compact area, together with extract ventilation…

Mass notification systems: the basics

Mass notification systems (MNS) have gained popularity among businesses and institutions of all sizes, largely due to the breadth of safety and cost benefits, as well as flexibility and scalability, that they provide. These integrated “mass communications” solutions bring together…

Inspection, testing and maintenance of active fire protection systems

Installing an active fire protection system is no mean investment yet all too often companies are reluctant to invest the time and money in servicing and testing to ensure that their systems can continue to protect people and property effectively.…

Boundary protection

With a new Fire Code due for imminent release in the UAE and high rise building owners expecting increased regulation on external curtain walling and cladding for new buildings, Coopers Fire explains how fire curtain barrier systems may be used…

Effective fire detection solutions for hazardous environments

By their very nature, hazardous environments require a highly considered approach to fire detection. Apollo Fire Detector’s Senior Product Support Engineer, Warren Moyle, discusses meeting the challenges of protecting such environments. A risky environment There are a variety of different…

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