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Fires on other installations such as oil refineries are detected by outdoor flame detectors.
Detection systems for fire protection equipment

Fire alarm systems have over a century of existence, ever since Francis Robbin Upton developed…

The headline picture accompanying my article was the principle reason for so many views.
Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing…

Typical Certification process.
Correct tools for assurance of properties of building materials

It is already more than 25 years since World Trade Organization has been working to…

Fully integrated fire detection systems can provide flexibility for future requirements.
How to select the right fire detection system

Across industries, fire detection system requirements have become more challenging. Making the right choice in…

Flame detector considerations.
Flame detector selection – effective viewing distance?

This article builds on our understanding of flame detectors developed in issue 151 of this…

In this example, this is a Bullard LDX TIC looking towards the fire room.
Thermal imaging – understanding high & low sensitivity

This short article is an attempt to clarify a few misconceptions in regard to fire…

Modern nitrogen generators are a cost effective, low maintenance, and safe tool in the fight against corrosion in dry and preaction sprinkler systems.
Dispelling common myths about nitrogen generators

There is a growing emphasis on the construction of new data centers and cold storage…

Various stakeholders gather at a recent NFPA Technical Meeting.
The value of standards development

Earlier this year, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) President and CEO Jim Pauley wrote a…

Is the existing A and B plan still relevant?
Extrication Planning – Part 2

In the previous article we looked at the initial stages of extrication planning and focused…

Edwards’ Bradenton Fire Test Room.
Smoke detection takes giant strides forward in enhanced life safety

The changes to these commercial and residential standards were driven in part by two factors…

ITC Deer Park Terminal Fire – This should have never happened?
Should we rethink the protection of petrochemical tanks in light of the ITC Deer Park Fire?

After the ITC Deer Park Incident, the industry urgently needs to discover what went wrong…

Highly-compressed magnesium oxide (MgO) insulation blocks, manufactured at Wrexham Mineral Cables.
Why mineral insulated cable is the best choice for hazardous environments

Potential explosive atmospheres exist when a mixture of air gas, vapour, mist, or dust combine…

VACIE has evolved. More powerful controls and reduced costs make voice safety systems more attractive than ever before.
Voice Evacuation system, better described as voice safety systems

The idea behind voice alarm/voice evacuation (VA/VE) is a simple one. Clear, straightforward instructions are…

Emergency lighting offers a potential hazard during night time operation.
Bright ideas: Emergency lighting intensity for day and night conditions

Though the effectiveness of blue emergency lighting in daytime conditions has become a matter of…

Large Class B obstacle fire.
Understanding class ‘B’ obstacle fire hazard situations

Fires occurring within industrial and commercial applications are commonly controlled and extinguished with portable fire…

Remote-controlled fire monitors for fixed firefighting systems

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

Airbag deployment during extrication

I have made a point of asking the question: ‘What is the most likely thing…


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