Designing for passive fire protection in buildings

It is hard to over-emphasize the importance of a passive fire protection (PFP) strategy and its subsequent governance in building design. Comprising some kind of an assessment of the likely fire risks, an evacuation plan, and the means to deal…

The role of stone wool insulation in achieving passive fire protection

Due to its natural basalt rock and recycled slag composition, stone wool exhibits a number of unique and valuable characteristics, including its ability to resist fire, water and mold. With code changes, increased product knowledge and changes in building practices,…

Proactively stopping fire with foam

A fire in a building can be tragic. Even without lives lost, victims may still suffer lost property and sense of security. Also, there is the financial burden and inconvenience that a fire can cause. Protecting from loss critical, which…

The art of applied fireproofing

Electrical power is important part of our day-to-day life that’s sometime taken for granted. Almost everything needs power; we sometimes forget how it is quietly transmitted across thousands of kilometers from generating stations to homes, schools, hospitals, refineries, through essential…

A passive revolution? Revolutionary change for the passive fire protection industry

I was recently invited to be a guest speaker at an industry conference, and as part of the process I was asked to write a short biography to accompany the programme. From this I learnt a valuable lesson – read…

Passive fire protection measures demonstrated in dramatic fashion by Exova Warringtonfire at FIREX International

Exova Warringtonfire will be demonstrating in dramatic fashion, the benefits of effective passive fire protection at FIREX International in June. Using a mix of highly engaging interactive exhibits, including examples of a full size burnt fire door, glass, structural steel…

Demonstrating Installation Competence in Europe

Adopted in 1989, the OSH “Framework Directive” was hailed as a substantial milestone in improving safety and health at work. The Framework Directive, along with associated Directive 89/654/EEC – Workplace Requirements, introduced a range of measures to encourage improvements in…

Isolatek International

Isolatek International is recognized throughout the world as the leader in passive fireproofing technology. With over 60 years of pioneering technical advancements, Isolatek is committed to providing the best life safety materials that will save lives and protect structural assets…

Installation of Passive Fire Protection

We face many challenges as an industry, where we must strive to raise the bar by addressing the practical aspects of installation and maintenance where we most commonly get it wrong. FIRAS currently has over 250 UK members and is…

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