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PYROVIEW thermographic camera in weatherproof enclosure.
Improvement of preventive fire protection at a tank farm
Tank farms are used for the storage of highly flammable and explosive substances; Consequently, preventive…
Aviation Training Center designed with WinTecCon support.
The challenge when designing a state of the art training facility

To fulfill the daily requirements as a firefighter or first responder of an agency, methods…

Certified Pendant and Upright Non-air Aspirating Sprinklers.
Fire sprinklers and fluorine free foam

With ever increasing pressures to remove fluorinated foams from the marketplace, one segment in particular…

Figure 7: FOV cones for six iVFD–type 2 detectors arrayed to cover the model hangar.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars – Part 2

In the previous edition of Gulf Fire Magazine, we discussed the challenges posed by aircraft…

Fig. 1: Tank farm fire at Deer Park, Texas, USA.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 1

Tank farm fires in the oil and petrochemical industry do not occur often. When they…

What is your size-up? 18 wheeler accident involving several hundred gallons of alcohol.
Sizing-up hazmat incidents

In the world of fire and emergency services, hazardous materials incidents have some of the…

Typical multi zone fire suppression electrical cabinet installation using the latest technology from Reacton.
Fire suppression for electrical cabinets and data panels

Almost everything we do relies on technology. From how we communicate to how we are…

The commercial fire alarm inspector certification assesses the candidate’s knowledge of fire alarm control unit installation and wiring methods.
Fire alarms and sprinklers: Verifying technical competency

Are you fully satisfied the fire sprinkler or fire alarm test reports you receive are…

Building mind power to create strategies for whole well-being

It’s a silent mayday. For those who have worked in the fire service for any period, you know many who experience burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety, depression, and many other forms of mental health challenges. A lack of understanding in how to effectively address these matters has led to an increase in mental/nervous injuries. Sadly, as a result, we have seen a significant increase in suicides in the recent years.

Permalevel® MULTIPLEX installed in a FM200 Cylinder Room.
Are you being passive toward active fire protection?

After four years of Coltraco Ultrasonics’ continued efforts to make the ‘ungoverned space’ in the…

Wrexham Mineral Cable Fire Test – Mineral Insulated Cable vs Fire Resistant Conduit Cable showing covered flexible conduit under fire test.
Choosing the right cable can reduce the number of fire-related deaths?

During 2018-2019 there were nearly 45,000 primary fires or incidents of fire in dwellings and…

Monitor in recycling plant.
Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

The requirement for automated firefighting is continuously increasing. Remote-controlled monitors, especially in combination with automated…

The piston effect causes high airflow speed with peaks exceeding 20 m/s.
Early warning fire detection in underground stations

Based on UN’s world urbanisation prospects, the total amount of megacities – urban conglomerations with…

Action must be taken by companies to safeguard areas surrounding tank farms.
Ensuring effective fire detection and suppression in tank farms

Despite the introduction of new fire protection technologies and increasingly stringent regulatory standards, incidents such…

‘Fit for Purpose fire resistance’ whose responsibility is it?

The UK Building Regulations, Approved Document B adopts the standard time temperature protocol of ISO834-1…

Hangar with small aircraft.
Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars

In this first, of a two-part article, William Pittman, PhD discusses the challenges posed by…

Budapest test.
Modern safety technologies on high-impact mega-fires

During the latest decades, many parts of the globe have come across noteworthy and destructive…


Gulf Fire is the only quarterly journal specific to the Middle East Fire market dedicated to both fire protection and firefighting. The editorial features are written by industry experts and comprise a unique blend focussing on the latest technology, training methods and equipment as well as highlighting sector specific issues from around the region. Regular product and company profiles, events updates and news make Gulf Fire Magazine the first choice read for fire protection and firefighting professionals.

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