Becoming green and the challenges for optical flame detection

We are all too aware of the drivers to become greener. In some cases, the introduction of new equipment and the transition to alternative fuels is bringing significant challenges for optical flame detection. This article will highlight just a few…

New beam detector technology for fire protection in hazardous areas

Precisely to give a safe and quality response to the needs of particular sites, a new generation of beam detectors has been developed and is increasingly being used in these areas.  These models of beam detectors have the characteristic of…

An innovative flame detector solution for helidecks and aircraft hangars

Applications that demand heightened immunity to false alarms include the use of helicopters offshore and aircraft hangars, both military and commercial. The Civil Aviation Authority publication CAP 437 ‘Standards for offshore helicopter landing areas’ has become an accepted worldwide source…

FlameSpec HD: flame detection with advanced video security

Fire & Gas Detection Technologies Inc. (FGD) is addressing the daily problems that impact productivity, safety and the bottom line with new innovative solutions in flame detection and analysis. The FGD focus is to provide equipment that will be used…

Advances in fire-detection systems

The 21st century has brought new challenges and newly emerging hazards that have led to a demand for ever-increasing precision in fire-detection initializing devices as well as notification systems. New technologies, such as the Internet of Things and ever-increasing interdisciplinary…

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…


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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