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 hangars in relationship to flame detector selection. In this edition William Pittman discusses how 3D flame detector modelling techniques can be used, in combination with…

Flame detection through the use of 3D mapping to aircraft hangars

In this first, of a two-part article, William Pittman, PhD discusses the challenges posed by aircraft hangars in relationship to flame detector selection. In the next edition of Gulf Fire William discusses how 3D flame detector modelling techniques can be…

Detection systems for fire protection equipment

Fire alarm systems have over a century of existence, ever since Francis Robbin Upton developed the first fire alarm system in 1890 and George Andrew Darby invented the first smoke detector in1902. Further developments were made by Swiss physicist Walter…

Flame detector selection – effective viewing distance?

This article builds on our understanding of flame detectors developed in issue 151 of this magazine by discussing the need for a method by which “real world” detector performance can be compared. At present flame detector performance is usually measured…

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 occurring in tandem: Research into material-burning sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and others showing that modern buildings typically contain materials and furnishings…


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