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Figure 2: FLS-IR3-H2-HD flame detector. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the…

Thermal image of the fire room that clearly shows the thermal layer descending downwards toward the high heat release rate fuels in the room. This photo was taken seconds before the fire transitioned to fully developed state. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 3

Thus far, we have learned how to properly interpret thermal data during a scan, we…

Available in modular or multi-zone fire configurations all utilising the latest technology from Reacton. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Approved fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Electrical fires are incredibly challenging to predict and once started, if left to burn undetected,…

Viscosity of liquids Images supplied by Author / Contributor
A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 2
Following on from the first article we will now turn our attention to the effects…
New electric detection technology can centrally monitor and protect multiple hazard zones. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Electric detection technology provides intelligent fire protection for commercial kitchens 

The latest fire-protection systems provide real-time monitoring capabilities, streamline maintenance and evolve with kitchens as…

Corrective cooling a pressure vessel. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Specialist demonstration tables

Live fire training is on top of every Chief Fire Officer’s list when it comes…

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Fire Rover leads the change from ‘water, water, water’ to early detection and active response 

Every industry faces fire risks, but in the waste and recycling industry, fires occur almost…

Essential life safety and firefighting systems in buildings must work as a system, protecting occupants in case of emergency
Reasonable skill and care or fit for purpose?

The term ‘fitness for purpose’ means there is an implied condition that the product or…

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Expect building failure – firefighters must always expect and plan for worst-case scenarios

Fires in residential high-rise buildings present tremendous challenges to firefighters, where inappropriate structural design, construction…

The first step in firestop installation is understanding the system. The firestopping system depends on how big the penetrating item (pipe) is, how deep the sealant is installed, how big the annular space is, if a sleeve or insulation can be present, and a lot more. Fire-resistance looks easy to install, until systems are reviewed and limitations are known. Image courtesy of FCIA
Maintaining fire-resistance protection in multi-family and other occupancies

To some degree, existing fire-resistance-rated assemblies and their components have been forgotten. That’s what this…

Lithium-ion battery racks in a grid-scale BESS. Images supplied by Author / Contributor
Putting in place fire-protection measures for lithium-ion battery energy storage systems

Incidents involving lithium-ion batteries have hit the headlines in recent years – think spontaneously exploding…

Dike protection using medium expansion foam systems.
Meeting the challenges of transitioning to Fluorine Free Foam agents

With some of the largest oil, gas and petrochemical complexes, multiple power stations powered by…

Intumescent fire-rated products are often not visible but provide a vital role in the performance of a fire door should the worst happen.
The unseen heroes that save lives and property

Recent devastating and tragic events around the world continue to highlight the importance of fire…

An interactive learning resource. Resources are shown in order to explain topics that are not yet mastered and help the learners achieve the learning objectives.
Adaptive learning – the future of e-learning is here
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic practical training sessions have been limited by travel bans,…
FL360 search camera can be used in any disaster by any rescue team around the world.
Advanced patient care using 360° spherical visual technology in medical special operations

A major earthquake has just occurred and caused heavy damage to several buildings around the…

Low-pressure watermist systems offer greater effectiveness, quick response, and reduced water usage. Image courtesy of VID Fire-Kill
Alternatives to foam for hangar fire protection

For the past several years a perfect storm has been brewing within the aviation hangar…

FireDos GEN III foam proportioner.
A guide to foam and foam proportioning equipment – Part 1
Fire presents many challenges, not least because of the variables that determine which suppression medium…


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