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Fire pump sets undergo an extensive process of product assessment and certification to meet national standards and to satisfy the requirements of insurers.
Fire pump technology: Time for change

It would be fair to say that the technology incorporated into the design of fire…

Penetration seal after exposure to flames.
Intumescent polyurethanes in fire protection

Polyurethanes (PU) are plastics that are usually manufactured on the basis of petroleum, which means…

More than 20 countries have ratified the Kigali Amendment, which will come into force on 1st January 2019.
2019 – An important step in the HFC phase-down

2019 marks an important milestone in the Kigali Amendment and the Montreal Protocol, in phasing…

The assembled attendance at the 2018 WFS UK National Training and Development Weekend at the UK Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh.
Women in the Fire Service (UK)

This UK organisation for female employees of Fire and Rescue Services was set up in…

Fire in a wind turbine 28.08.2016 in Isselburg, Germany.
Fire safety in wind turbines – there is more to know

Wind power is an important and growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Due to…

Material fire performance considerations are vital for passenger safety.
Importance of material fire testing for the aviation industry

A fire in an aircraft poses a significant threat to life; owing to the large…

Small, light and agile, drones are easy – not to mention cost-effective – to transport and deploy.
Drone technology: saving time, money and lives

An innovative UK drone retailer and training provider is turning heads in this fast-moving global…

Both GR-6500 addressable monitoring panel and addressable, self contained luminaries are BSI Kitemarked.
Addressable emergency lighting systems

Olympia Electronics SA is a Greek manufacturer who has been specialising in Electronic Safety and…

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…

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