Modern safety technologies on high-impact mega-fires

During the latest decades, many parts of the globe have come across noteworthy and destructive “uncontrollable” events. Nico Zorzetto, Export Director of SANCO S.p.A., Italian Company manufacturer of fire & gas detection systems and fire suppression systems, talks about this…

Should we rethink the protection of petrochemical tanks in light of the ITC Deer Park Fire?

After the ITC Deer Park Incident, the industry urgently needs to discover what went wrong and how is it possible that a relatively small fire escalated to an inferno that lasted almost four days resulting in the destruction of 11…

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 technologies with dedicated network implementations and spectrum. With the wide availability of high speed broadband, the potential for harnessing a new range of critical data…

Bigger is not always better in the age of modern lighting technology

For the last 25 years, lighting manufacturers have been in a fierce competition to out-shine each other. The focus of modern manufacturers has been one-upping the next with more lumens from their latest fixture. Specifically, with regard to LED technologies,…

Fire pump technology: Time for change

It would be fair to say that the technology incorporated into the design of fire pump sets is not subject to rapid change. The focus on safety of building occupants and the protection of building fabric, understandably, involves an extensive…

Fire safety management… the future’s virtual

Until fairly recently, automated central control of building-wide systems was found only in larger commercial buildings and expensive homes. Typically involving only lighting, heating and cooling systems, building automation rarely provided more than basic control, monitoring and scheduling functions and…

360 spherical imaging technology and applications

For many years the holy grail of photographers has been to create a visual experience that transports a viewer to another place. The widespread emergence of digital cameras in the 1990’s created the canvas on which product developers, photographers and…

Thermal imaging cameras

In high-hazard situations, firefighters need tools to help them assess their surroundings as quickly as possible. Thanks to advancements in thermal imaging technology in recent years, the use of Thermal Imaging Cameras (TICs) has helped to improve firefighters’ situational awareness,…


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