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Natural gas powered electrical power plant turbine.
Flame detector selection – Which technology to use in gas turbine enclosures?

Which flame detection technology should I use in a gas turbine enclosure? This is a…

The Oil and Gas remains One of the Most Hazardous Industries in the World.
How to help reduce the risk of fire in oilfields and other extremely hazardous environments

It is hard to imagine that a little over 150 years ago, the discovery of…

H.U.M. controls the monitor AND/ OR the additional specified hydrant outlets.
The Ultimate Industrial System: Exceeding the norms of industrial fire protection

In 1955, a high magnitude explosion at the former Standard Oil Refinery in the USA…

The Middle East Sun provides real challenges in the specification and operation of Visual Signals. E2S Strobes provide the solution.
Why the specification and selection of warning strobes is so important to the design of fire and gas detection

Throughout our lives, we have been exposed to the importance of visual signalling in keeping…

Oil refinery – protection of external storage sheds.
New beam detector technology for fire protection in hazardous areas of oil, gas and chemical plants

A new generation of beam detectors has been developed in response to the particular needs…

Center dash ram push evolution on a Ford F-350 Super Duty crew cab pick up truck.
Operational concerns involving Electric and Hybrid Vehicles at vehicle related incidents – Part 1

One of the largest concerns today dealing with vehicle related incidents revolves around the electrification…

An intumescent gasket (left) and a non-intumescent gasket (right).
Intumescent solutions for fire protection in tall buildings

Steel is used as a structural and fabrication material in tall buildings around the world.…

Grayrigg train derailment (UK)
Major Rail incidents – How prepared are you really?

It is true that rail travel globally is officially the second safest mode of transport…

The combination of technologies used in multi-sensor fire detectors allows for greater precision and can help reduce nuisance alarms.
The 2019 edition of NFPA 72 is here. Are you prepared?

The NFPA 72-2019 edition marks the most sweeping changes to this standard in decades. More…

Temporary Fire Alarm System: The Best option For Construction Sites?

Fires kill, injure and cause serious human suffering and financial loss every year in the…

Firefighting foam action in Wisconsin

Water contamination issues from PFAS are creating pressure on the fire service to make changes…

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to do with firefighting foams and firefighters?

Occupational firefighter concerns on PFAS: What do Dockers® pants and the precautionary principle have to…

The author second from right taking part in the annual fitness tests.
Bahrain Civil Defence, working to achieve excellence

My first article, penned last September, gave a brief overview of the Kingdom of Bahrain…

The SOHAR deep-sea Port logistics cluster is of vital importance to Oman’s economy.
Introducing the unified Sohar Emergency Response Organisation
SOHAR Port in Oman has established a unified emergency response organisation in 2020-2021, as the…
Figure 1: Site example and Grade map volume.
Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How…

SOPHIE – BTTG’s female test manikin.
The evolution of PPE for the world’s female firefighters

In this article we look back on the history of female firefighters across the globe…

Fig. 4: Trailer with monitor M4, water motor with proportioning pump FD8000 and foam concentrate tank.
Use of foam for firefighting in tank farms of the oil and petrochemical industry – Part 2

Part One of this article described the typical incident scenarios at tank farm fires and…

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