Customers benefit as AEI Cables joins industry group

Customers from the UK and overseas will be able to access the products and services offered by cabling leader AEI Cables more quickly and easily after the company partnered with an industrial supply chain management service. AEI Cables serves key…

Protecting our universities from fire protects our past and our future

Guaranteeing the safety of our educational facilities has always been a challenge. Today the size of our universities, the diverse nature of the buildings involved and the sheer number of people present only serve to increase the complexity of this…

Smoke Detectors or Heat Detectors – Bull Answers the Question

When it comes to protecting workers, it is critical to warn them of any hazards or dangers at the earliest opportunity. In the case of an emergency, a smoke or heat detector is crucial to alarm workers before a fire…

Victaulic fire protection mobile truck hits the road

Victaulic announces its new fire protection mobile truck tour of the UK. The truck hits the road this summer and will be travelling across the country throughout the year, stopping at handy locations to showcase Victaulic’s innovative grooved piping system…

High challenge: High-piled storage fire protection – Part 1

Rising real estate costs and materials handling improvements make high-piled and rack storage a desirable option for product manufacturers and wholesale companies. With multi-function scanning codes and radio-tracking tags, warehouse operators can manage a huge variety of commodities in vast…

Germany, UK, France, Italy lead international exhibitor charge at Intersec 2017 in Dubai

European heavyweights headline 13 country pavilions at world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2016: European exhibitors are making their presence felt at the world’s largest trade fair for security, safety, and fire…

Maximising fire system effectiveness in historic buildings

Historic buildings pose a complex challenge for those tasked with protecting them from fire. The threat and consequences of fire in any building are serious. However, in the case of historic sites, the loss of irreplaceable artefacts of high monetary…

Fire engineering vs. prescribed fire protection

The title seems to suggest that there are two ways to deal with fire safety on projects, a Fire Engineering approach or a Prescriptive approach. Before exploring that any further there is a need to understand how the two concepts…

Nittan to exhibit Fire Detection Systems at Intersec Dubai 2017

Nittan, one of the leading companies in the global fire protection industry, will be exhibiting its completely customisable end-to-end Evolution analogue addressable fire detection systems solution for the first time at Intersec 2017 (Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, 22nd…

Fire Safety Obligations can be met with the help of BAFE

Fire protection services such as maintenance for your fire extinguishers, fire detection and alarm system works or to update your fire risk assessment require skilled professionals to ensure these provisions are correct and ready in the event of fire. A…

The new standard of care for structural fire protection

The frequency of uncontrolled fire exposure in engineered buildings is low due primarily to the effectiveness of fire sprinkler systems. However, certain events and/or circumstances may result in uncontrolled fire exposure that may affect a building’s structural system. During such…

Fire protection for the future

The fire protection industry is one that is slow to change, a pace driven by the need to meet regulatory requirements. One positive impact of the slow pace is the improved reliability of products which have been tested and retested…

Fire Safety – the weakest link

In today’s world of innovative and increasingly challenging building design, it has never been more important to consider fire safety as an intrinsic part of the overall building design process. Life safety is paramount and cannot be compromised in any…

Exova BM TRADA provides free training on the importance of fire protection measures

Expert industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be re-running its popular free Fire Protection Measures training programme during 2016. The format includes a number of short seminars over a half day which provides participants with critical guidance on how…

Suspended ceilings – the risks of improper sprinkler head alignment

Suspended ceilings – or false ceilings as they are sometimes referred to – are a common sight in both commercial and industrial settings across the globe. This article addresses the unique fire protection challenges they can pose, explaining the safety…

Key considerations for data centre fire protection

Fire protection for data centres has evolved considerably in the last three decades. Technologies have matured to fulfil market demands for solutions that meet the delicate balance of properties required to maintain continuity of operation over the life of a…

Enhancing industrial fire protection with military technology

Now the High Value High Risk industries, such as Oil and Gas, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, ammunition manufacturing facilities, reactor vessels, amongst many others, can drastically enhance their protection level from potential fires or explosions, and their means of combating these.…

Risk Based Fire Protection Strategy in Crude Oil Storage Facilities

Crude oil tank fires pose a difficult operational and budgetary decision, as it relates to fire protection and emergency response for tank storage facility owners and operators due to the probability of escalation, and Boilover. Although the probability of a…

Twin-Fluid Hybrid Fire Suppression Explained

Today, there are a large variety of complex fire suppression systems available on the market. From traditional water-based sprinkler systems, the simplest and most widely used, to CO2, chemical and inert gas systems; each technology has unique advantages and disadvantages…

Effective Fire Protection for Critical Transport Infrastructure

Large scale construction projects present significant challenges, and one aspect which should be considered during the early design and construction stages is adequate protection against fire risk. In subterranean and tunnel applications, selecting the right fire protection solution presents a…

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