Communicating the danger to those with hearing loss

As the largest disabled group in the UK, close attention should be paid to the needs of people with hearing loss in the event of a fire. Current technology offers solutions for every setting and situation to enable not just…

Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm
Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive fire protection is of major importance. When rehabilitation of such a tank farm is planned, contractors often recommend extensive – and thus costly – measures.…
Fire safety at the touch of a finger-tip

The fire industry has experimented with touch screen technology for many years as ever sophisticated and human friendly solutions are sought to tackle fire situations which can be particularly problematic in cases involving large, complex sites and high-rise buildings. Protecting…

NanoMist hybrid fire suppression technology overview

Nanomist hybrid system (NHS) is a disruptive fire protection technology using ultrafine water mist below 10-micron blended with nitrogen through a unique injector design generating converging diverging discharge flow. The system runs on UPS batteries. NHS has short extinction time…

IoT technologies for fire safety in smart buildings and cities

Smart Cities and Buildings need to also inherently be Safe Cities and Buildings. Most of our upcoming cities have high rises and dense concentration of buildings, making it even more essential to rapidly and effectively address any type of fire…

Fire pump technology: Time for change

It would be fair to say that the technology incorporated into the design of fire pump sets is not subject to rapid change. The focus on safety of building occupants and the protection of building fabric, understandably, involves an extensive…

A new approach to extinguishing fires on combustible-liquid storage tanks

One of the trickiest challenges a fire fighter will ever face is a full-surface blaze at a storage tank containing flammable fluid. Any grade-school student can deduce that water is useless in suppressing such fires because its higher density causes…

Is the fire protection industry coming of age?

For many years, the fire protection industry has cautiously inched forward with product changes, upgrades and advancements. With so much at stake, it has been prudent not to risk moving too rapidly when the consequences are so high. While understandable…

Fire safety management… the future’s virtual

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial buildings and expensive homes. Typically involving only lighting, heating and cooling systems, building automation rarely provided more than basic control, monitoring and scheduling functions and…

Driving development in fire suppression

We live in a world dominated by the impact of safety, both in terms of maximising life protection and reducing potential impact on the environment. Safety has risen to the top of many executive agendas, and its emergence as a…

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