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Fig. 2: Depiction of typical fire-resistant polymeric cables in vertical installation after fire exposure.
Is your life-safety equipment ‘fit for purpose’?

Life-safety, firefighting and critical emergency systems depend on the unfailing reliability of electric cables during…

Rio Tinto Emergency Response Team donning PPE.
Firefighting PPE in the mining industry

Paul Gibson, International Sales Manager for MSA Bristol, a global leader of cutting-edge firefighter protection,…

CLT column with glass-fibre mat, thermocouples and insulation before heating. Right: Burning CLT column (without glass-fibre mat) exposed to mechanical load in the loading frame, placed at a carefully calibrated distance in front of a gas-fired radiant panel to achieve the desired radiant heating. This picture was taken shortly after ignition but before the first char fall-off occurred.
Understanding char loss and fall-off for fire-safe design of timber structures

Engineered timber is in high demand while the awareness of environmental pressures is growing. Worldwide…

At 88 stories, Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai, China is 420.5m tall.
The reliability of fire protection features in high-rise buildings

One of the key components of fire safety in high-rise buildings is the reliability of…

FlameSpec Triple IR Detectors with HD camera provide fast detection, false alarm rejection and Live Video Feed.
FlameSpec HD: flame detection with advanced video security

Fire & Gas Detection Technologies Inc. (FGD) is addressing the daily problems that impact productivity,…

Optical view of a firefighter conducting a scan prior to the firefighters making entry for VES.
Thermal imaging: breaking down the scan – Part 2

In Part 1 of our article, we discussed the importance of proper interpretation of the…

Remote testing system setup for a FireDos GEN III proportioner.
GEN III Smart Proportioner – remote testing system

Regular testing and maintenance ensure a maximum service life and functional and failure-related safety of…

Cutaway view of fire door with intumescent grille.
Intumescent materials – the vital technology in passive fire protection systems

They remain inert in normal conditions but expand to many times their dormant size to…

Figure 1: Liquefied natural gas carrier.
Liquefied Natural Gas fires: the damage on structures

In most regions of the world natural gas is the fastest growing energy resource. This…

The renowned Main Concourse of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
Advancing fire protection in historic structures

Historic structures may seem to be an unlikely setting for contemporary advances in fire protection,…

Prior to Covid-19, this was a typical group for apparatus training in large gatherings. Will we ever get back to this intimate level of training? That question remains…
Training during and after the pandemic: what some feel may be the new norm

As we started 2020, the pandemic was just getting a grip on the world and…

Each and every nozzle is placed on a pressure jig to ensure there is no leakage.
Introducing water mist technology – Part 2

Water mist technology is still a relatively new concept in terms of fire suppression, yet…

Polymeric ‘fire-resistant cable’ under fire test at Wrexham Mineral Cables.
Understanding fire-resistant cables and saving lives in real-life fire scenarios

With the continuing focus on building safety, fire-resistant cables – and their ability to service…

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
MSA Bristol to the rescue

This feature looks at the changing role of firefighters and how fire and rescue services…

FireDos proportioner GEN Ill (Current standard design).
Smart proportioner GEN III – remote monitoring system

As practised for decades in fire protection systems, the procedure to check the functionality of…

Effective fire detection and suppression in the engine area is critical to protecting against the majority of bus fires. Reacton’s A+ rated systems and linear detection combine for fast detection and demonstrated suppression performance.
Bus fire system requirements: what’s been happening since the introduction of UNECE R107?

Fires in mass transportation, and buses specifically, have been a long-term concern. The very nature…

Petrochemical processing plant.
The new generation of flame detectors

Industries continuously strive to improve safety by reducing the number of personnel who are exposed…


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