Issue 15 – July 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral fire reflects challenges of protecting historic buildings from fire

In April I attended a week of meetings with the ISO committee that deals with…

The UAE has seen a boost in the construction industry in recent years as part of the preparation for the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai – the first to be held in the Middle East.
IFE GCC UAE Branch Update July 2019

At the time of writing the Holy month of Ramadan has come to an end…

Fire testing in action for the Pyroplex 60-minute glazing system.
Pyroplex Making glazed doors fire-safe

Glazed doors are in demand. And for good reason. Not only are they safer in…

Figure 1: A wheel loader in a challenging environment equipped with Dafo’s system.
Dafo Vehicle Fire Protection AB

Dafo has been in business for over 100 years and has always been in the…

What’s new with… Passive fire protection
With the greatly increased emphasis on building safety, the leading manufacturers have boosted their research…
The PID department at Bristol Uniforms.
Protection by design

Bristol Uniforms has been at the forefront of firefighter PPE design for more than 60…

Kuwait University College of Science & Faculty Club.
Protecting critical assets at Kuwait University

Despite the effectiveness of halons in suppressing fire, the 1987 Montreal Protocol prompted stringent measures…

A case study at a furniture retail warehouse in Slovakia showed that the Kingspan insurer-certified PIR-insulated panel cores did not propagate fire to areas remote from the flame impingement and allowed no spread of fire into the store.
From test to reality

Modern cladding approaches bring together a seemingly ever-increasing diversity of materials and components including fixings,…

Incident commanders need to rapidly process the necessary information in order to contrive their plan.
Extrication planning – Part 1

Vehicle extrication is an extremely complex discipline which requires a high level of skill, knowledge…

Engineers installing cable.
Fire testing of cables is important, but not at the expense of other performance characteristics

Construction projects in the Middle East are rapidly on the rise, as there is significant…

It is vital that radio coverage is reliable and secure for front line firefighters.
LTE to 5G: Future-proofed critical communications for public safety

Public Safety organisations have always relied on high-quality critical communication voice services, built on specialised…

IWMA president Ragnar Wighus as he declared the Vienna conference in 2016 open.
Water mist – the firefighting system and the organisation behind it

Ragnar Wighus, IWMA past president and chief scientist at SP Fire Research Norway, says: ‘Water-mist…

An example of correctly installed and labelled passive fire stopping.
Fire compartmentation

Readers may recall in Issue 14 of Gulf Fire (April 2019 edition), an article that…

It is not possible to multitask the act of paying attention. This can present real challenges for responders working in environments where rapidly changing conditions may require performing multiple concurrent tasks.
Twelve barriers that can impact situational awareness – Part 3

Flawed situational awareness is one of the leading contributing factors in first responder near-miss and…

Intelligent Visual Flame Detector installed aboard a FPSO.
Flame detector selection – which one?

So, where do we start? All flame detectors have strengths and limitations, we therefore need…

Typical electrical substation.
Clean agent fire protection for power generation facilities

Power generation facilities produce electricity, and include hydroelectric, nuclear, and fossil fuel based power plants.…

It is important to “train the trainer” during the delivery process once Site Acceptance Testing is complete. Using this approach, your team should have key personnel who can assist with training and education once the factory representative has completed their program. This ensures the message is passed on in the correct manner.
Buying high value equipment – The ins and outs of the procurement process – Part 2

So, you have been approved to spend some money. A lot of money for that…

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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