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…

FPA New Zealand ‘Get it Right’ Sprinkler Seminars – Last Chance to Register

We are pleased to announce the start of the “Get it Right Training Seminar Series” for 2018 however, spaces are very limited and have just about sold out in all three locations.  Please register your place asap to avoid disappointment.…

The need for intelligent, integrated, and compliant sprinkler systems

In the months since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, there has been a renewed focus on sprinklers and their role in fire safety and suppression. Following the tragedy, senior figures from the London Fire Brigade openly advocated for sprinkler systems…

The 40 Year Overnight Success Story

Third generation precision engineering and manufacturing company, Archer Enterprises, located on the Central Coast of New South Wales (NSW) Australia, is celebrating a major milestone with its 40th anniversary. What began in a garage, when fitter and machinist Barry Byrne…

The problem of corrosion in metal fire sprinkler systems

Corrosion was the subject of three presentations at Fire Sprinkler International 2016 (FSI) in Munich in April and two seminars at the American Fire Sprinkler Association Convention & Exhibition (AFSA) in Nashville in September. What I heard at those shows…

Response times of sprinkler glass bulbs in a residential room fire

The response time of fire sprinklers is essential for their performance, especially in applications where life safety protection is desired. The earlier the sprinkler activates, the smaller the size of the fire. The aim of this study was to determine…

Improper ceiling plane and sprinkler head alignment with suspended ceilings

Suspended ceilings – or false ceilings as they are sometimes referred to – are a common sight in both commercial and industrial settings across the globe. Alex Dick, Fire Protection Manager UK and Ireland for Victaulic – the world leading…

Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co. Inc
[mkd_section_title pattern_style="light" title="Stand 7-A22"] The Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Company (RASCO) with twenty-three branches based all around the world, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of fire sprinkler equipment.  Founded in 1920 by Frank J Fee, Reliable today,…

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