Lutterworth warehouse saved by sprinklers

By Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance A fire at a warehouse in Leicestershire was suppressed by an automatic sprinkler system, helping the fire service to extinguish the fire, preventing any further damage and allowing the business to…

What is the value of a well-protected property?

By Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance The past 25 years have seen the construction of a huge number of new buildings. Yet, questions remain regarding fire-safety features and strategies within many of these properties. One has to…

Industry-first UL Certified Tyco LFII Lead-Free Sprinkler uses unique polymeric material for residential fire protection

Johnson Controls has launched the Tyco Series LFII Residential 4.9 K-factor Lead-Free for 13D Sprinkler. The concealed pendent sprinkler is manufactured with a polymeric material that carries anti-heat and anti-corrosion properties, making it ideal for long-lasting dependable fire protection in…

Can we really assume the outcome in the event of a fire?

By Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance Fire is indiscriminate and can affect all buildings regardless of function or size, some with devastating impacts. With on average 490 fires per month in England that damage industrial and commercial…

New TYCO Sprinkler Shields protect from cold soldering to help ensure proper operation of in-rack

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, introduces the Tyco Model ES-1 and ES-2 Sprinkler Shields for the protection of in-rack early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers in storage facilities and warehouses. The all-metal shields work…

Redesigned Tyco LFII Residential Concealed Pendent Sprinkler provides installation flexibility and efficiency

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced the newly redesigned Tyco Series LFII Residential 4.9 K-factor Concealed Pendent Sprinkler. With an increased vertical adjustment level of 3/4in (19.1mm), the new LFII sprinkler provides more…

One rule for one, and one for another

A fire that tore through the Cube high-rise student accommodation in 2019 is a stark reminder that our new 11m sprinkler threshold for high-rise residential buildings does not apply to student accommodation. The requirement, which took effect last November, also…

Five reasons to choose CPVC for light-hazard fire-sprinkler systems

It’s a proven fact – fire sprinklers save lives and protect property by controlling fires. According to a study by the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) the civilian death rate was 87% lower in properties with sprinklers compared to…

WINT delivers a revolutionary AI solution to detect water leaks in fire suppression systems

WINT Water Intelligence, a leader in cutting-edge water management and leak prevention solutions for construction, commercial and industrial applications, is announcing that their award-winning technology is now available and ready to be directly integrated into fire sprinkler systems. The new…

The rise of the warehouse and the issue of fire safety

Recent articles have noted the dash for warehouses that service our thriving e-commerce sector. Demand is strong for large, tall and clear spaces to meet our insatiable appetite for online shopping. But when you consider that the average cost of…

Why you should think about sprinkler freeze protection this summer

Planning for freezing temperatures during the sweltering summer might not be the first thing on anyone’s to-do list in the fire sector. But in the case of sprinkler-system freeze protection, this is the year it should be. NFPA standards are…

Why do schools lack fire protection such as sprinklers?

The upheaval in education due to the pandemic in the past year has only highlighted how damaging the closure of schools has been and the legacy of lost learning. Further unnecessary interruption to education should be avoided, not least when…

BAFSA webinar: Thursday, 6 May 10:00–12:00: Warehouses, storage facilities & distribution centres

Why automatic fire sprinklers should be a requirement in warehouses and distribution centres… thus protecting national and local business continuity and resilience. Fires in warehouses and large single-storey buildings are more frequent than is generally thought. Research has shown that…

Another huge fire at a self-storage warehouse: why are these buildings unprotected?

A fire that destroyed hundreds of rented units at a three-storey self-storage warehouse in Manchester has once again brought into sharp focus the wider impact of fire and the vulnerability of unsprinklered buildings. About 125 firefighters and 25 fire engines…

TYCO LFP Antifreeze+ protects sprinkler systems in extreme cold weather

Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings – and originator of UL Listed antifreeze for fire-sprinkler systems – continues to innovate its wet-pipe freeze protection solution to support market demands and more rigorous temperature requirements. Tyco…

Sprinklers: the buffers needed to make buildings resilient

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance discusses: A recent Financial Times article, written by the Governor of Denmark’s National Bank Lars Rohde, highlighted the fact that a bank’s capital buffer should work much like a sprinkler system. In…

Dispelling eight misconceptions about fire sprinkler systems

Around the world, fire sprinkler systems stop fires before they spread to protect people and property. Yet all too often fires in buildings without sprinkler systems cause loss of life or serious injuries to building occupants or firefighters as well…

Simon Rooks, Operations Director at Johnson Controls and council member of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA):

“The London Fire Brigade’s call for mandatory sprinklers in new high-rise buildings, irrespective of height, is yet another plea for action on fire safety. Industry bodies, building owners, and occupiers have been calling for vast improvements to fire safety regulations ever since…

The only conference in the UK focussed on water-based fire suppression as the most robust form of fire protection

Wednesday 14th November 2018 Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Meriden, Birmingham CV7 7HR Day delegate rate: £190 including refreshments & materials Set in the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, this is a unique event in the UK’s fire building professionals’ calendars. Organised…

Johnson Controls announces the Tyco® EG-25 Sprinkler Guard

Johnson Controls has announced that its Tyco® EG-25 Sprinkler Guard is the first FM-approved guard on the market to meet FM Global design guidelines and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for using a listed guard in areas where sprinklers…

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