Issue 18 – April 2020

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A great Intersec 2020 and now the threat of coronavirus

On its 22nd year, Intersec 2020 was held on 19 to 21 January at the…

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Learning from assembly occupancy tragedies

On 4 December 2009, partygoers packed the Lame Horse, a nightclub in the Russian city…

IFE GCC UAE Branch Update April 2020

The new decade kicked-off in the Middle East with a very successful Intersec 2020 Exhibition.…

When passion meets dexterity: CEO and glove manufacturer Paul Loos senior is the only one who still trains apprentices and skilled workers.
ESKA – Glove professionals from Austria

For 108 years the Austrian family business ESKA has specialized in the development and manufacturing…

Water Jet Fire Extinguisher in action.
Cristanini – Advanced drilling and fire extinguisher systems

Cristanini Spa, international leader in the production of water-jetting systems, has taken a leap forward…

Figure 1 Example of uncontrolled spread of the flame through façade. Madrid, Spain The Windsor high-rise fire and Hotel in Beijing (right).
Testing façade systems to BS8414 test series
The performance of cladding materials under fire conditions is crucial and should be considered in…
Firefighter from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service.
In safe hands

Regulations and standards keep firefighters safe and provide reassurance that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is…

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…

Figure 1: Polystyrene (PS) a thermoplastic with very poor reaction to fire, image displays poor unsafe site management.
Flammable cladding in China: A site study 2020

Despite recent tragedies throughout the world, some countries, even in 2020, continue to use unsafe,…

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…

Hazmat attendees enjoy a range of informative activities and interactive workshops.
Hazmat 2020 – A sneak preview

The annual Hazmat conference, now in its 13th year, is returning to the Crowne Plaza,…

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…

ZIEGLER Watertower WT 330.
The challenges of urbanization and other megatrends

Sooner or later, every company has to deal with the megatrends that concern our world.…

The Marina Tower (fourth in from left) pictured in 2014 before it suffered two fires in as many years.
Alarm fatigue in the UAE

Experts have frequently warned of a ‘cry wolf’ attitude towards fire alarms in the UAE,…

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…


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