Issue 5

Addressable speakers deliver audio messages to targeted areas within a building.
Mass notification systems: the basics

Mass notification systems (MNS) have gained popularity among businesses and institutions of all sizes, largely…

Figure 3 – Close-up view (of figure 1) showing the extent of damage to the balcony.
Fire safety issues with balconies

Many dwellings, especially high-rise dwellings or blocks of flats, are now provided with a balcony.…

Severe corrosion in a steel pipe.
The problem of corrosion in metal fire sprinkler systems

Corrosion was the subject of three presentations at Fire Sprinkler International 2016 (FSI) in Munich…

Crowd exiting through main entrance of mosque (exit not code compliant).
Field observations and human behaviour in fire

In recent years, architects and real-estate developers have been erecting buildings that are increasing in…

Figure 1. Longitudinal and transverse flue spaces. Longitudinal spaces are those between racks at the left. Transverse flue spaces, on the right, exist between stored materials and the racks as one is facing them. These flue spaces should be maintained to allow vertical fire spread and enable fire control water to reach burning and nearby combustibles. IL certifications can be an important factor in processors’ efforts to protect human life, plant assets and business operations.
High challenge: High-piled storage fire protection

Rising real estate costs and materials handling improvements make high-piled and rack storage a desirable…

SIL certifications can be an important factor in processors’ efforts to protect human life, plant assets and business operations.
Fire and gas safety systems for oil and gas applications

Process owners and fire protection professionals in the oil and gas industry know that functional…

Figure 2: Fire suppression testing according to the described method. A fan is seen to the left.
Fire suppression in engine compartments of coaches

Bus transportation is regarded as one of the safest modes of public transportation and millions…

Intersec 2017 – Profile & Showcase
Intersec 2017 – Profile & Showcase

The final countdown to Intersec 2017 has begun, the world’s leading trade fair for security,…

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