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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…

Critical fire and life safety needs must be balanced with patient care in hospitals as well as new temporary makeshift facilities.
COVID-19 challenged us all, while reminding us about the importance of basic safety benchmarks

Without question, dealing with COVID-19 has been daunting for all of us – citizens, business…

The iconic atrium of the Burj Al Arab is a prime example of aesthetics driving design decisions. Where such aesthetic goals are in conflict with the prescriptive egress requirements, performance-based modeling approaches are a valuable option to allow greater design flexibility.
Performance based design for egress and evacuation

Building and fire codes prescribe requirements for egress and evacuation that must be incorporated into…

75% of car fires are caused by bad maintenance, mechanical or electrical failure or malfunctions. The warm weather during summer in the middle east will have an effect on components such as brakes, electrical equipment and liquids.
Increased fire risk in vehicles during the hot summer months

According to NFPA Fire Analysis & Research, “U.S. Vehicle fire trends and patterns 2010” –…

The test supervisor/technician uses cotton pads to determine the passing of hot gases, flashes of flames or the ignition on the unexposed surface of a test specimen are within the criteria of the testing standard requirements.
The role of passive fire protection

Passive fire protection is an integral part of the fabric of a building. It is…

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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,…

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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