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Figure 4. FM-200 and Global Warming.
GWP 101: Global warming and the impact of hfc-based clean fire suppression agents

In this article we examine the concept of global warming potential (GWP) and its implications…

Before entering, ensure that an acceptable level of oxygen exists in the confined space. Testing should occur continuously, or at frequent intervals, during the rescue. The first set of tests should be performed by extending the sensor into the space before anyone enters.
Confined space rescue and the decisions that can save lives

It was supposed to be quick. An internal routine inspection. In and out. Minutes inside…

The ANSUL PIRANHA system’s high proximity nozzles allow agent discharge nozzles to be installed out of view while providing the same reliable protection.
Restaurant fire suppression: Achieving complete reliability

Commercial kitchens are highly susceptible fire risk areas, and incidents in such environments can incur…

Ambulance, Fire and USAR crews working together.
Realistic multi-agency training and exercising

Realistic training is an often-used phrase in the emergency services. Most would define this as training…

Olympia Electronics SA manufactures different types of conventional fire alarm panels and a full range of peripherals according to EN54 which are certified by European Third Party Laboratories LPCB, VDS, EVPU and HEEQAC.
Fire detection: Codes and standards

The last years all manufacturers of Fire Safety and Security Systems follow strict regulations in…

LNG being loaded into ship’s fuel tank.
LNG in your Port

I have written about Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in the past. Earlier, I discussed the…

Fuel shedding fluorinated foam agents are critical when attacking major oil storage tank fires like this 82m diameter gasoline tank, which burnt for 12 hours while the foam attack was being co-ordinated. Using AR-AFFFs this massive fire was quickly controlled and fully extinguished in just 65minutes from the start of the foam attack, minimising firewater runoff issues into the environment, and saving over 25million litres of valuable gasoline.
How could two states come to contrary conclusions over PFAS?

2017 saw South Australia propose a limited ban on PFOS and PFOA based firefighting foams.…

Addressable Notification – higher efficiency, greater flexibility.
Five things to know about the 2019 edition of NFPA 72

The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is on its way. Are you ready for it?…

Several Pi Foam pressure vessels protecting a ring-walled gasoline tank in the background at an Oiltanking facility in Central Europe.
Protection for installments in conflict zones

In recent years, sabotage missile or drone attacks on tank storage farms and refineries have…

Figure A – Flame Detector layout within HazMap3D showing 3 detector cones and 2D (insert) representation from printed report grademap.
Sour gas, rotten eggs – recipe for disaster

In this first, of a two-part article, Gemma Finnegan discusses the dangers posed by hydrogen…

Emergency Management

Emergency management has ancient roots. Early hieroglyphics depict cavemen trying to deal with disasters. As…

Discussing retrofitting of cladding on stage with Shamim Rashid Sumar and Jaime Paucar from Jensen Hughes and Craig Ross from Cavendish Maxwell.
Safety Design in Buildings

During the recent Safety Design in Buildings conference held in Jeddah, Gulf Fire took the…

Monitoring by sampling the air whenever you are out of SCBA in, near and after a fire is really the only way to know you’re OK.
HCN and CO in firefighting and emergency medical services

Smoke and gases generated in today’s fires are more dangerous than they’ve ever been. Thankfully…

Selecting fire and gas detectors for harsh and remote locations

Drilling platforms in the Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea. Oil and gas processing facilities that…

Design for modern buildings is changing rapidly.
Best practice is the only way

Against a background of high-rise building fires in the Middle East, and the issues emerging…

Figure 1: Liquefied Natural Gas Plant.
Fire protection for LNG

Fire safety is an intrinsic part of the design process for developing hydrocarbon facilities. With the range of codes and standards used in the Oil & Gas industry, the required safety levels play a key part in the construction and operation phases.

Very large open spaces, high ceilings and high fire load are typical characteristics in warehouses.
Safety for warehouses – video fights fire

Warehouses can be a firefighter’s nightmare. Although warehouse fires usually result in few bodily injuries…

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