Ergonomics and quick-release mechanism recognised by the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Awards programme.

VIDEO The videos outline changes to the 2016 editions regarding standards for the installation of sprinkler systems and the US national fire alarm and signalling code.

The UK Health and Safety Executive has published a guide to the new regulations that came into effect on 1 June 2015. 

When Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (UK) was tasked with replacing an ageing gas suppression fire detection and alarm system in its headquarters’ server and control rooms, it had to look for the most reliable and cost effective solution.

INSTALLATION NEWS: The wide field of view of the flame detectors enables the large areas within Jem Mall to be protected by fewer detectors.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: the 40/40M Multi IR detector is the only detector that can detect both these hazards simultaneously.

Technology prevents false readings by filtering out ambient light

Euralarm adds its support to the CEN/CENELEC/TC4 project committee which has been working since 2011 on a standard that defines the quality of services provided for fire safety and security systems: “Services for fire safety and security systems”.

CSB’s new safety video offers key lessons.

Engineers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) discover how to measure the action of polypropylene fibres inside concrete.

Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MI flame detectors have recently been installed to protect dome type naphtha storage tanks.

Tyco Fire Protection Products announces the launch of the new Fastflex Model FB. This flexible braided hose is a sprinkler drop assembly for installation on wet pipe pendent sprinkler systems in tight or false ceiling spaces.

Tyco and ADT’s new future-proof fire detection panel will result in a reduction of lifetime costs.

Introducing Fike Safety Technology’s new solution for the monitoring and management of remote fire alarm systems over the internet.

Why optical flame detectors are part of the answer to the hundreds of fires in the waste handling sector SEE VIDEO

INSTALLATION NEWS IR3 flame detectors selected for newly constructed oil rig.

The new non-contact gas leak detector is ‘a giant step forward over traditional gas leak detectors.’

INSTALLATION NEWS: Hagia Sofia, built in Constantinople almost 1,500 years ago and a landmark of global importance has been protected with an Advanced fire system.

New book aims to significantly improve the understanding of fire safety engineering in tunnels.

DETECTION CASE STUDY: A major new deepwater petroleum terminal in Malaysia, which also marks Southeast Asia’s first independent land based storage facility, is protected with the latest in fire detection technology.

DETECTION FOCUS: Wagner Group GmbH has released some more information about its latest technology, the Titanus Multi Sens intelligent very early smoke detection.

CONFERENCE REPORT: The annual conference of the International Water Mist Association took place in Istanbul (Turkey) last month, bringing together the world’s experts and practitioners in one place. Jose Sanchez de Muniain was there to report the highlights.

James Ivanovski, Product Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division, focuses on the multi-faceted characteristics of this powerful detection technology. 

Water mist is a proven fire-fighting solution onboard ship and owners are increasingly aware of the advantages of low pressure systems, writes Stein Lovskar, Commercial  Development Manager, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions.

What can happen to safety and security supervisors who take their responsibilities seriously? George Potter in Madrid (Spain) puts together some cautionary tales.

Leading specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG has chosen Intergraph’s command-and-control solution for networked, physical security at its facilities in Darmstadt, Weiterstadt, and Worms, Germany.

Optical flame detectors from Spectrex chosen to provide rapid flame detection.

The new guidelines supersede the version of 2010 and are applicable to all sprinkler systems applied for from December 1st, 2014.

SEE VIDEO: CSB Releases safety video on fatal 2010 Tesoro Anacortes Refinery accident.

Elecmetal in Chile, a leading metal parts manufacturer, has just installed 60 SharpEye model 40/40L UV/IR optical flame detectors to protect its two new production facilities where high-end alloy metals are produced for the aerospace and mining industries. 

Novec 1230 discharging

Warranty aims to provide ‘peace of mind’ in light of new EU F-gas regulation.

Video explains the fire resistance testing process for passive fire protection products.

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) receives a repeat order to install its Unitor Low Expansion Foam fire extinguishing system on a second jack-up newbuilding for Prospector Offshore Drilling.

After many years manufacturing and testing fire fighting foam concentrates, VS Focum in the north of Spain decided to develop a concept for a new foam that would protect tank storage farms in a safe and effective way – whilst using minimum amounts of water and concentrate. Managing Director Manuel Acuña explains the power of Atila.

Premier shopping mall Pacific Place now protected with SharpEye optical flame detectors from Spectrex.

Hochiki Europe releases a full range of EN54-23 compliant VADs: SEE VIDEO on what the new standard means.

Tyco Fire Protection Products has introduced a complete water mist fire protection solution comprising three technologies that offer optimal fire protection in a variety of applications, from industrial oil fryers to machinery spaces and cable tunnels.

Waste processing, recycling and materials handling equipment distributor, Blue Group, is exhibiting at the Recycling and Waste Management show, (NEC Birmingham, September 16-18) again; this time on indoor stand 5W160-Y161 which will display a line-up of the Group’s recycling, waste processing and materials handling equipment distributorships.

The Illinois-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of firefighting, defense and emergency services equipment tells Hemmingfire about the R-Evolution – a new pump controller that can be operated from anywhere in the world.

‘A leap in technology’ is how Tyco described the launch of a new heavy vehicle detection and actuation system introduced and demonstrated in Madrid, Spain, in front of a receptive audience of distributors from 20 different countries.

New passive fire protection awareness training programme is designed to up-skill the supply chain involved in the installation of passive fire protection and to improve the knowledge base of those involved in the design, supply, inspection and maintenance of passive fire protection.

The Multipoint ASD detector has all of the features and benefits of the existing detector, including seven modes of detection and optional built-in sounder, as well as a raft of additional features.

Major tunnel fires can be catastrophic with the scale of lives and property lost. The particular nature of fires in such confined spaces ensures special challenges to fire safety professionals and fire fighters, writes Mark Tansey, FireVu.

Where does crisis management go wrong? Kees Kappetijn, an independent consultant in the field of emergency and crisis management, outlines the problem and the solution.

Specialist fire training provider Falck Risc (Netherlands) extends its services with new LNG training facility.

Critical safety recommendations around the tragic heat exchanger explosion and fire that took seven lives at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes in April 2010 – read Chairman Moure-Eraso’s full statement here.

Consultation on land use planning aspects and Article 30 of Council Directive 2012/18/EU (Seveso III Directive) on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances – comments also sought on the public information requirements.

Efficient fire safety for wind turbines, by Hilmar Maas, Fire Safety Solutions Expert, Building Technologies Division, Siemens.

Static Systems Group in conjunction with Apollo Fire Detectors publish a pocket sized guide providing designers and installers of fire detection systems with the key points in BS 5839 Part1: 2013.

A first meeting of ISO/TC 238, Safety standards was held in Stockholm last year, bringing together representatives from Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Holland and Austria for this start up meeting.

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