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The pictures show a beam detection system installation in an oil plant passing through pipes in a classified ATEX area.
New beam detector technology for fire protection in hazardous areas

Precisely to give a safe and quality response to the needs of particular sites, a…

Saudi Arabia Railways: Towards a Brighter Future – Supporting The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 vision to become a linking hub for the three continents.
Rail infrastructure fire safety – building for the future, learning from the past
This article by Sulaiman AlMohammadi (Saudi Arabia Railways) and Peter Stephenson (Warringtonfire), gives an overview…
Teamwork, no lifting involved, sliding all the way.
Conduct bariatric rescues safely and with dignity

As rising obesity levels continue to cause medical and economic issues across the region, one…

Acetylene Cylinders [Size DA10].
Compressed and liquified gases

When Fire and Rescue Services are called to restore order at an industrial site, such…

Bahrain’s Marassi Galleria shopping mall, Vida hotel and serviced apartments are protected by a network of 19 UL-864-approved Axis AX fire panels from Advanced.
Don’t rely on a wake-up call: Hotels have no room to compromise on fire protection

Cooking equipment, careless smoking and electrical malfunctions are three of the leading causes of fire…

Aircraft in a hangar looking at an auxiliary power unit (APU).
An innovative flame detector solution for helidecks and aircraft hangars

Applications that demand heightened immunity to false alarms include the use of helicopters offshore and…

Figure 1: The items first ignited and associated percentage of cases.
Recommendations to reduce fire fatalities

From the previous phase of this work a number of recommendations were made to reduce…

ICMS in Beirut Lebanon Explosion.
Integration of innovation and technology and USAR coordination in major disasters
The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Coordination Mechanism introduced by the United Nations International Search…
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…


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