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IWMA to hold Water Mist Seminar in Poland

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) would like to announce that plans are now definite to hold a water mist seminar in Poland. The event w... more...

FIREX International announce keynotes speakers for 2017

FIREX International announce keynotes speakers for 2017; Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon Weston OBEFIREX International, organised... more...

C-Tec Exhibiting at ISEC and Fire Safety Scotland

C-TEC is exhibiting at ISEC and Fire Safety Scotland two exciting regional industry shows. First up is ISEC, Ireland’s Security and Fire Expo (26-2... more...

IWMA wins CV Magazine’s 2017 Health & Safety Award

Now it is official! The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has won CV Magazine’s 2017 Health & Safety Award. IWMA has been named “B... more...

Function of Intumescent Paint during different Fire Scenarios

In a recently concluded Swedish Fire Research Board project, the behaviour of four intumescent systems for steel constructions that are available on t... more...

WAGNER UK and Coltraco Clean Agent Constant Monitoring System Teaming

Coltraco are proud to be teaming with WAGNER UK to bring PERMALEVEL™ MULTIPLEX into their range to constantly monitor customer FM-200™ and NOVEC... more...

Warrington Certification launches new schemes

Warrington Certification has launched new Certifire schemes for pivots and door handles on fire doorsets.The UKAS accredited Technical Schedules (TS... more...

C-TEC Launches Free CPD Events

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has announced dates for a new series of free CPD-certified training events.  Designed to benefit you... more...

Kentec protects new Specsavers site

Kentec gas extinguishing fire safety panels are playing an important role helping protecting Specsavers’ new £12 million West Midland manufacturing... more...

Advanced showing its fire systems at ISEC Ireland

Global fire systems leader Advanced is showcasing its technology at ISEC Ireland in Dublin this April. The company will be located at booth E2, where ... more...

Investigations and Analysis of Fires

Much knowledge can be obtained through analyses of fires. Fire investigations give increased knowledge about how and why fires start, why fires develo... more...

Apollo Launches New Enhanced Website

Apollo Fire Detectors has launched a new, enhanced website with state-of-the-art photography and design to visualise the latest in Apollo fire detecti... more...

New Los Angeles Federal Courthouse kept safe with FFE’s beam smoke detectors

Four Fireray 5000 detectors installed in new state-of-the-art buildingTo ensure optimum fire detection in its large atrium, the impressive new Los Ang... more...

Solberg Appoints New Regional Sales Manager for Asia-Pacific Business Operation

The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware announced today the appointment of David ... more...

IWMA nominated for CV Magazine’s 2017 Health & Safety Award

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) has been nominated for the 2017 Health & Safety Award. Corporate Vision Magazine – the donor of ... more...

Kentec’s arrival at Bergen’s new airport terminal

A new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro XT+ addressable extinguishing control panel technology is being installed in the new 4 billion... more...

CFD modelling of fire development in metro carriages under different ventilation conditions

Design fires have great influences on the fire safety concepts and safety measures, and are the basis for any assessment and calculation in tunnel fir... more...

Advanced Expands Team in South East Asia

Global fire systems leader Advanced has appointed a new business development manager for South East Asia.Vietnam-based Le Thanh Tin joins the company ... more...

Assessing and Mitigating Electrical Fires on Transit Vehicles

The US Transportation Research Board has awarded a research contract to Transit Resource Ctr -TRC Engineering Services LLC with the objective to devel... more...

Legendary Eyewear Brands Get Advanced Protection

An intelligent fire system from global leader Advanced is protecting the headquarters of Luxottica, the world’s market-leading designer, manufacture... more...

Success for Coltraco Middle East!

This year's Intersec Fair proved another success, introducing our Director Middle East, Captain Peter Machado, to the industry. Together with our Dire... more...

Innohome is a nominee in 2017 Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is an annual competition honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovatio... more...

Curtains come down on Intersec 2017 after new record in exhibitor and visitor turnout

Dubai security showcase attracts 33,501 visitors from 129 countries, 1,304 exhibitors from 58 countries Global product launches, live demonstrations,... more...

C-TEC Inspires the Next Generation!

C-TEC has teamed up with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in a bid to stimulate interest in engineering. A joint C-TEC/IET ‘Cele... more...

Recent efforts to increase Motorcoach and School Bus Fire Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has contracted The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe) in order to up... more...

FFE’s Talentum Flame Detectors Nominated for Tomorrow’s FM Award

Talentum detectors are used in a huge array of sensitive or dangerous environments, including recycling facilities, textile plants, petrochemical plan... more...

Leading Kosovo Bank Selects Advanced Protection for New HQ

One of the leading banks in Europe’s newest nation has selected industry-leading Advanced fire systems to protect its new headquarters. The purpose-... more...

Evaluating the fire and safety market in the GCC

This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the fire safety market in the GCC and includes a case study on fire safety in high-rise buildings. ... more...

BAFSA, FIA and IWMA to hold 2nd Water Mist Event in the UK

Again, the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the International Water Mist Association (IWM... more...

Advanced’s Fire Panels Nominated for Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Award

Advanced’s MxPro 5 fire panel range has been nominated for the Tomorrow’s Health and Safety Awards 2017. “We’re delighted to be nominated for ... more...

17th International Water Mist Conference to take place in Rome, Italy

Ragnar Wighus, president of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA), has announced that the 17th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) wi... more...

FFE bringing the latest in smoke and flame detection to Intersec

Fire safety company FFE is bringing its Fireray wide-area smoke detection and Talentum flame detection technology to Intersec in Dubai in January 2017... more...

Fire risks related to vehicles in underground car parks

A need for more research on fire risks related to vehicles with new energy carriers in underground car parksThe number of electrical vehicles (EVs) in... more...

Fire Safety for Vulnerable People

SP Fire Research has cooperated with NTNU Social Research in a project about how to avoid fatal fires among vulnerable groups. The project was commiss... more...

Fire Safe Upholstered Furniture

Fire Safe Upholstered Furniture - Alternatives to the use of chemical flame retardantsIn a project commissioned by the Swedish Contingencies Agency (M... more...

SOLBERG® Achieves ULC Category 3 Product Certification on Foam Concentrates

The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved... more...

Sprinkler Glass Bulbs

The response time of different sprinkler glass bulbs in a residential room fire scenarioThe response time of fire sprinklers is essential for their pe... more...

Advanced Fire Protection for Royal National Theatre

Intelligent fire panels from industry-leading manufacturer Advanced have been chosen to protect the world-famous National Theatre in London after an ... more...

Delta Fire at Intersec Dubai 2017

UK manufacturer, Delta Fire, are delighted to announce their attendance at the prestigious Intersec event in January 2017.Delta will be showcasing a n... more...

2016 fire door safety campaign has biggest impact to date

•    High profile backing from the Fire Minister and other VIPs•    Supporters up 35% on previous year•    Campaign reaches more than 8... more...

Kentec prepares to ‘dazzle’ Intersec visitors

Kentec Electronics, one of the world's leading independent fire control panel designers and manufacturers, is set to ‘dazzle’ visitors to Intersec... more...

Advanced Recognised by BSI for 10 Years of Standards Excellence in Fire Systems

Global fire systems leader Advanced is delighted to announce that it has received an award from BSI, the business standards company, for 10 years of s... more...

Abbey-solutely Fabulous! C-TEC’s ZFP Wows at Wymondham

Norfolk’s magnificent Wymondham Abbey is the latest historic site to be protected by C-TEC’s revolutionary ZFP addressable fire system. Establish... more...

Post-collision fires in road vehicles

The loss of human lives and body injuries as a consequence of post-crash fires either by smoke inhalation or due to burn injuries are unfortunately no... more...

Lux Intelligent shortlisted for Lux Awards 2016

Lux Intelligent, the leading emergency lighting testing system from global fire and life safety company Advanced, has been nominated for this year’s... more...

IWMA Award: In 2017 IWMA will honour best PH.D. Thesis

In 2017 the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will again present the “IWMA Young Talent Award”. Unlike in 2016 – when the best master ... more...

Kentec gets UK Government Seal of Approval

Kentec Electronics has been chosen to represent UK manufacturing alongside Chancellor Philip Hammond in the recently published Parliamentary Review 20... more...

FeuerTRUTZ 2017 continues to grow

The seventh round of FeuerTRUTZ will take place at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg on 22 and 23 February 2017. Europe's largest trade event for preventive... more...

Advanced Panels Protect Leading Bulgarian Bank

Intelligent fire and suppression systems from global leader Advanced, have been chosen to protect the flagship branch of DSK, one of Bulgaria’s lead... more...

Tyco extends water mist offering for offices with Aquamist Ultra Low Flow (ULF) Approved Solutions

Tyco Fire Protection Products has developed a new AquaMist Ultra Low Flow (ULF) fire suppression solution specifically designed to protect offices. Aq... more...

16th International Water Mist Conference: Packed with Highlights

Ragnar Wighus, president of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA), announced that the 17th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will t... more...

New regulation for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches

On July 11, 2016 the document Addendum 106 – Regulation No. 107 - Revision 6 - Amendment 3 (supplement 4 to the 06 Series of Amendments) was publish... more...

Advanced Adds More Zones to its QuickZone Fire Panels

Up to 32 zones now availableGlobal fire systems leader Advanced has extended the range of its QuickZone range of conventional and twin-wire fire panel... more...

Kentec protects top Cambridge biolab

A new life safety system based around Kentec’s Syncro fire alarm control panel technology has been installed at a new biology laboratory facility ... more...

Fire Safety in Wind Power Stations an Unexplored Area

Wind power is a growing source of renewable energy in Europe. Therefore, optimization and the opportunity of reducing disruptions in wind energy produ... more...

Advanced Showing Fire Systems and More at Security Essen

Advanced is also looking for new partners in key European territoriesFire Systems company Advanced is showing its ground breaking fire panels, fire sy... more...

ISO 14520 Door Fan & Room Integrity Leak Detection Testing

Identifying precise leak site locations and size using the Portascanner™Introduction Before installing Clean Agent fire suppression systems (used wh... more...

Rio Olympics protected by Spectrex

The SAFE automatic fire detection and suppression system by Spectrex has recently been installed in Plasan’s successful Guarder armored vehicle, hel... more...

C-TEC Exhibiting at Essen 2016

C-TEC will once again be showcasing its life-safety systems at Security Essen in Germany. Located for the first time in Hall 3, the action-packed are... more...

Advanced Chosen For Atlantic Islands Centre

Even the smallest buildings can be of critical importance to their users, especially in relatively isolated communities. The performance and reliabili... more...

Apollo to Showcase Next Generation Product at Security Essen 2016

Apollo Fire Detectors, specialists in the design and manufacture of high quality fire detection products, will be showcasing their comprehensive range... more...

Loss Prevention and Shrink Control in Retail

The most important driver for the physical retail security market is the need of retailers to safeguard their property, staff and customers. Retailers... more...

Hydro-Québec entrusts its flagship data centre to Advanced fire systems

To protect Hydro-Québec’s new data centre being built near Montréal, intelligent fire systems manufacturer Advanced has teamed up with Roberts Fir... more...

Cambridge International Airport’s spray-painting hangar protected by FFE’s Talentum flame detectors

To protect workers during aircraft spray-painting, Cambridge International Airport have installed nine Talentum flame detectors and one Fireray beam d... more...

FFE showing the latest in smoke and flame detection technology at Security Essen

FFE is showing the latest in smoke and flame detection at Security Essen between September 27-30. The company will be showcasing its Fireray optical b... more...

New Addition to C-TEC’s Sales Team

C-TEC has appointed Adam Mason as its new Distribution Account Manager covering the North and East of England and Scotland. In this key role, Adam wi... more...

Innovation and excellence from the UK’s leading life safety system specialists

Kentec Electronics Ltd: Security Essen 2016 Hall 1 Stand 1A03Visitors to Security Essen (Sept 27-30) will be able to see some of the latest fire safet... more...

Advanced ExGo Panels Protect Bulgarian Government Building

Critical assets in the Ministry of Education and Science building in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, are being protected by industry-leading ExGo suppres... more...

Portasteele Calculator ™

No more cylinder weighing required. Coltraco Ultrasonics are thrilled to announce the launch of their Portasteele™ Calculator, the first system of i... more...

C-TEC Launches New Interactive Website

Cleverly-designed, easy-to-navigate and created with the user in mind, c-tec.com is packed with in-depth information on virtually every product in C-T... more...

IWMA announces winner of the “IWMA Young Talent Award 2016”

The winner of this year’s “IWMA Young Talent Award / Master” is Mr. Daniel Alexander Martin. The title of his winning master thesis is: “The U... more...

Indian Space Agency Employs Sharpeye

The Indian Space Agency has chosen to select Spectrex SharpEye flame detectors to provide flame detection within their facilities.The popular 40/40LB ... more...

Natural History Museum Protected by Advanced Systems

The world-famous Natural History Museum in London, and its more than five million annual visitors are being protected by intelligent fire panels from ... more...

Success for C-TEC at Firex

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, has hailed its attendance at Firex International a remarkable success. Products on display at the Lon... more...

Intrinsically Safe Portalevel™

Coltraco Ultrasonics are excited to announce the release of the Portalevel™ Intrinsically Safe Zone 1 as part of their commitment to enhance consist... more...

Dutch Stadium Protected by SharpEye

The Gelredome Soccer Stadium in the Netherlands has recently installed Spectrex flame detectors to provide protection at any of their events, ranging ... more...

2016 Water Mist Conference Webpage Active

16th International Water Mist Conference – Conference Webpage now activeThe 16th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna, Aust... more...

Kentec launches new Syncro XT+ Extinguishing Panel

Kentec has launched its much-anticipated Syncro XT+ Multi Area Addressable Extinguishing Panel. The Syncro XT+ provides addressable detection over 1 o... more...

Advanced Tall-building Protection for ‘The Cheesegrater’

One of the UK’s landmark buildings, the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, will be protected by industry-leading intelligent fire panels fro... more...

Firex International 2016 - Preview

FIREX International is the only event that connects the global fire and security markets, and gives fire and security professionals access to the very... more...

Fire Protection Sector Reviewed

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published its sixth Market Conditions Review. The Review is a ‘snapshot’, taken every six months, of the f... more...

C-TEC To Exhibit New Cast Systems at Firex

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, is set to unveil a host of new CAST-protocol powered innovations at Firex International. Star of the... more...

Fire & Smoke Safety for Train & Metro Leaps Ahead

New to the world fire retardant ceramifying polymeric technology allows exteriors of trains and metro cars to enhance safety for passengers and train ... more...

FIREX International 2016 launches the inaugural ARC Village

The alarm receiving centres EMCS, Southern Monitoring Service & Kings Security Ltd have already joined the ARC Village and will be on hand to di... more...

Advanced Chosen To Protect Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro system, widely considered the first modern light railway system in the UK, is being protected by intelligent fire systems from... more...

Kentec helps protect ‘iconic’ South Coast Lido

An imaginative £5 million renovation scheme that’s breathing new life into the iconic Grade II listed landmark at Saltdean, Brighton, has Kentec fi... more...

Lehavot’s BUSShield chosen to protect Israel’s public transportation buses

When regulators in Israel ruled that all buses used for public transportation must be protected with engine fire detection and suppression units, it w... more...

Giant Organisation of Industry Prepares for the 20th Gathering with Excitement

The undisputable leading event on Security, Smart Home and IT Security in the country, ISAF prepares for the 20th gathering with excitement.One of the... more...

Mobile fire simulator developed

Measuring heat release rate during fire testing requires precise calibration of the measuring equipment. SP Fire Research has thus developed a mobile ... more...

FIREX to host Regulatory Reform FPA Webinar

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) will host the first FIREX webinar for 2016, focusing on the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and what ... more...

Warning Sign Range Extended!

Kentec’s wide range of illuminated warning signs now includes an IP66 rated weatherproof version, consisting of a polycarbonate enclosure with metal... more...

SP Fire Research offers testing of stove guards

Cooking fires represent a major problem in many countries, and cause a large proportion of all residential fires. Some cooking methods, such as deep-f... more...

Extinguishing tests are currently conducted in ETANKFIRE

The ETANKFIRE project commenced in 2012 with two large-scale fire tests, which were conducted in order to e.g. measure the heat flux from an ethanol f... more...

New Developments for Coltraco

Proud to Support the Indian Coast GuardIn co-operation with our Marine Partners in India, Navicom, we are very pleased to announce the first fleet sup... more...

Engineers of Tomorrow Competition Now Fully-Booked

IFSEC International, organised by UBM EMEA, have today announced that all places on the prestigious Engineers of Tomorrow annual competition are now f... more...

Once again, Intersec secured its place as a world leading show

Intersec 2016 welcomed exhibitors and visitors from across the globe.This year’s exhibition recorded an impressive 15% growth in visitor numbers and... more...

Kentec helps protect Indian 4G network

Fire safety systems installed at 200 4G data centres across India that are designed to house communication equipment and provide the base for an opera... more...

FFE is bringing a little bit of Bloodhound to FIM Expo

A little bit of Bloodhound technology is coming to this year’s FIM Expo at Leeds Football Club on 27 April. Fire safety specialist FFE is showing it... more...

SOLBERG® Achieves MIL-SPEC Product Certifications

The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, announced today the company has achieved... more...

Kentec prepares to ‘dazzle’ Firex visitors!

Kentec Electronics, one of the world's leading independent fire control panel designers and manufacturers, is set to ‘dazzle’ visitors to this yea... more...

Get your CPD hours at FIM Expo

The next FIM Expo takes place on Wednesday, 27th April at Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road in Leeds. Organised by the Fire Industry Association... more...

Optical smoke detectors may give a false sense of safety at night

Most people have installed smoke detectors in their homes, and we trust that they will notify us in time if a fire occurs. New research shows, however... more...

Panda Enclosure at Kuala Lumpur Zoo Protected by FFE

Zoo Negara in Kuala Lumpur has installed FFE’s Fireray beam smoke detectors in the panda enclosure and viewing area. The detectors are designed to t... more...

Firex International 2016 reveals inspirational speakers

After months of research, Firex are delighted to announce the headline speakers of the programme. This year’s inspirational speakers all demonstrate... more...

UK Pavilion exhibition space available for IFSEC Southeast Asia

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) is encouraging UK companies to take advantage of the many benefits that exhibiting as part of the UK ... more...

Spectrex Detectors Installed at Major Refinery

The largest oil refinery in the world is doubling its capacity to 1.2 million barrels a day. With this expansion, there is the requirement to increase... more...

New Fire System for UK College Demonstrates Advanced Advantages

An Advanced, intelligent fire system with touchscreen repeaters, internet control and backwards compatibility, has been chosen to protect Ringmer Comm... more...

Drones Lead Middle East’s High Tech Homeland Security at ISNR

Middle East Spending on Security is Increasing at Three Times the Global Average: Public Safety is of Primary Concern Drones are leading the Middle Ea... more...

EAPFP calls for a single façade test method in Europe

With the European Commission (EC) currently evaluating the options for the development of a new façade test and classification system in the European... more...

Modern buildings have an alarming flaw when people need to escape quickly

The landscapes in which many of us live would have been unimaginable to previous generations. We now have skyscrapers so striking and tall they would ... more...

UK Water Mist Seminar 2016 a huge success

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) had ... more...

New requirements for CE-marking of doors and openable windows

The new harmonized product standard EN 16034 for doors and openable windows was cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) last summer... more...

Experiences of field sampling testing of sprinklers

For several years, SP Fire Research has performed field sampling testing of sprinklers which have been disconnected from sprinkler systems in Sweden a... more...

A new, unique experimental module for fire testing

SP Fire Research has invested in a new false ceiling in the large test hall, which can be raised to any desired height up to 15 m. This provides uniqu... more...

Fire Safety in the International Space Station

British Astronaut Tim Peake took to Facebook to answer some questions regarding the ISS and the safety precautions put in place. In this FAQ one of th... more...

Fike Launches Innovative Extinguishing Releasing Panel

Fike Safety Technology (FST) has launched TWINFLEX SRP, an innovative Extinguishing Control Panel, as part of its extensive Fire Suppression systems p... more...

Would Brexit impact on the UK Security and Fire Industries?

EU Referendum 23rd June 2016 - Don’t miss the IFSEC & FIREX panel debate 23rd June 2016 is not only the last day of IFSEC and FIREX Internationa... more...

Korean Car Manufacturer Employs Sharpeye

A Korean car manufacturer, based in Chihuahua, Mexico, has recently installed the latest Spectrex commercial IR3 20/20MPI Flame Detector. The manufact... more...

FIREX International 2016 welcomes Nest

Leading the way in smart thermostats and smoke alarmsFIREX International is delighted to announce that Nest Labs, the architect of the thoughtful home... more...

SOLBERG® Expands Product Certifications for Foam Concentrates

The Solberg Company, the world’s leading innovator of firefighting foam concentrates and systems hardware, declared today the company has achieved U... more...

Fireray Optical Beam Smoke Detectors Protect Oil Dispersant Warehouse

Oil Spill Response Ltd (OSRL) has installed three FFE Fireray 5000 auto-aligning optical beam smoke detectors in its oil dispersant warehouse in South... more...

FeuerTRUTZ 2016: fire protection gathering bigger than ever

-Still on track for growth with 245 exhibitors and well over 6,000 trade visitors-Record-breaking congress participation of around 1,150 delegates-Inf... more...

Mapping the use of smoke detectors in Norwegian dwellings

In Norway there is a requirement that every home should have a smoke detector installed. The smoke detector shall give early warning of an evolving fi... more...

Senior Security Experts to discuss pressing concerns for the Oil and Gas Industry

Senior Security experts will gather at the International Oil & Gas Security Event 2016 on 11-12 May in London to discuss pressing concerns for the... more...

Kentec tours the World with Cirque du Soleil

An innovative, portable wireless fire alarm system specially designed to protect audiences in the Cirque du Soleil KOOZA touring company’s 3000 seat... more...

Honorary Doctorate awarded to Coltraco CEO – combining Science with Business

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Durham University. Carl is ... more...

Honeywell acquires Xtralis for $480 million

Honeywell has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Xtralis, a leading global provider of aspirating smoke detection along with advanced peri... more...

Advanced Protects Vital Data at Cambridge University

ExGo suppression control panels from Advanced have been installed in a £20m, state-of-the-art data and high performance computing centre at the Unive... more...

Fire Suppression on combustion products in tunnel fires

Nowadays the use of water-based fire suppression systems in tunnels has attracted much attention and the regulations and standards are also changing w... more...

Fire-induced ceiling jet characteristics in tunnels under different ventilation conditions

In the past decades, research on tunnel fire has mainly focused on design fires and smoke control in longitudinally ventilated tunnels. There is a cle... more...

IWMA: 16th International Water Mist Conference – Call for Papers out now

The 16th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 21st and 22nd September 2016. Venue will be the Arcotel Wimberger ... more...

UL Listed Sigma A-CP Conventional Annunciator Panel

Kentec would like to introduce the all new Sigma A-CP Conventional Annunciator Panel which is now available to buy! The Sigma A-CP annunciator provide... more...

ISNR Show Preview

A quick look into what's happening this year at ISNR 2016. MoI Delegation Visits Korea International Safety & Security Expo 2015 in Seoul A deleg... more...

Johnson Controls and Tyco to Merge

Johnson Controls and Tyco today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Johnson Controls, a global multi-indus... more...

Advanced Saves Arizona School £14,000 on Fire Systems Update

The high level of integrity and diagnostic tools on its systems have helped an Advanced systems integrator save a client school £14,000 on a retrofit... more...

Stay ahead with maintenance by using Portamonitor™ Bearing Indicator

Stay ahead by improving your preventative maintenance thanks to including Portamonitor® Bearing Indicator in your management regime. This effective k... more...

Water Mist in Space

A space payload designed and tested with the help of Colorado School of Mines faculty and students will be launched to the International Space Station... more...

Smart surface cladding for improved fire-retardant properties

Within the EU project SESBE, SP Fire Research has investigated the possibility of coating façade elements with TCO (Transparent Conductive Oxides), i... more...

Fuel storage safety in Norway

There have been several accidents related to fuel storage in Norway. Examples include fires caused by self-heating of waste or in biofuel silos, and i... more...

Retail Legend Protected by Advanced Panels

The UK’s newest Harvey Nichols, which recently opened in Birmingham, is protected by industry-leading intelligent fire panels from Advanced. Advance... more...

New Dementia Care Centre Selects C-TEC Systems

A pioneering new dementia care centre in North Wales is reaping the benefits of C-TEC’s innovative life-safety systems. Part of the award-winning F... more...

Tyco Fire Protection & Tyco Security Products are BIM ready

Tyco Fire Protection Products and Tyco Security Products will launch their own living BIM (Building Information Modelling) library from January 2016. ... more...

Kentec helps safeguard Serbian telecoms

Twenty-six new Telekom Srbija telecommunication facilities, designed to extend the range and quality of the company’s telecom services across Serbia... more...

The IWMA Young Talent of the Year Award 2016

From 2016 onwards the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will offer an award to promote young talents. The title of this award will be.    ... more...

FeuerTRUTZ 2016 – largest fire safety event in Germany continues to grow

On 17 and 18 February 2016, the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre will once again become the gathering place for the entire fire protection community. •... more...

PORTALEVEL™ MINI from Coltraco

Coltraco Ultrasonics the UK based market leading OEM of Ultrasonic measuring technology are pleased to announce the latest addition to our market lead... more...

Fire safety approved for the world’s first ship to run on methanol

The world’s first ship is now operating on methanol after SP performed risk assessment and design of the fire safety based on SOLAS II-2 regulation ... more...

Can self-extinguishing cigarettes reduce the number of fires?

In a recently concluded study, it was established that the cigarettes sold on the Swedish market fulfil the requirements of EN 16156 for self-extingui... more...

New chairman of fire door scheme declares ‘border line national crisis’ in fire safety

The new chairman of the UK’s largest fire door certification scheme has sounded a stark warning about fire safety in UK buildings.David Oldfield, he... more...

BRE Global’s new standard puts spotlight on fire risks to ‘vulnerable’ people

LPS 1655*, the latest Loss Prevention Standard from BRE Global, introduces the UK’s first fire performance benchmark for Personal Protection System ... more...

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Every house or workplace has or should have a smoke alarm. It’s a no brainer and it’s quite often enforced by the law. However, the likelihood tha... more...

FIA Market Conditions Review

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) has published its 5th Market Conditions Review. The report is a ‘snapshot’ taken every six months to review ... more...

ASFP backs passive fire protection research project

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection is collaborating with the BRE Trust in a research project designed to develop a greater understanding o... more...

SharpEye Protects Latvian Power Plant

Riga Power Plant selected both the 20/20MI and 40/40I SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors to provide fire protection. Both types of detector feature IR3 ... more...

Polish Nursing Home Protected from Fire and False Alarms by Advanced

One of Poland’s premier nursing and care establishments, Dom Seniora Willmanowa Pokusa in  Krzeszow, is now being protected with an industry-leadin... more...

To The Manor Born!

A prestigious new residential care home in the heart of the Essex countryside is being protected by C-TEC’s new 4-loop ZFP addressable fire alarm pa... more...

Tyco Introduces the Next Generation Butterfly Valve

Tyco Fire Protection Products, a global leader in fire protection, detection and suppression technologies, introduces the next generation butterfly va... more...

FeuerTRUTZ 2016: Leading fire safety event now even better

FeuerTRUTZ is the No. 1 venue for preventive fire protection – passive, active and organisational. On 17 and 18 February 2016, the biggest gathering... more...

Method for investigation and evaluation of fire incidents

SP Fire Research AS has published a new report that describes a simple method for investigating and evaluating fire incidents. The report was prepared... more...

Foam firefighting system in rail tunnels

Since 2007, SP Fire Research has been involved in the development of a foam firefighting system to protect rail tunnels carrying freight trains in Ant... more...

Rail Tunnel Evacuation

Rail tunnel fires are rare, but when they do occur the consequences can be catastrophic, particularly if they involve passenger trains which cannot be... more...

SharpEye 40/40I IR3 Flame Detector

High Value – High Risk industries often have large facilities, often located in remote areas where conditions can reach extremes, from African deser... more...

16th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Vienna

The 16th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) will take place in Vienna on 21st and 22nd September 2016. The conference venue will be the Arcote... more...

Kentec chosen for prestigious central London development

Kentec fire alarm control panels have been chosen by specialists GBE Fire & Security for a fire safety system that will protect a prestigious 102,... more...

Advanced Panels Protect Flagship Crossrail Station

Travellers passing through the flagship Tottenham Court Road Station on London's Northern Line and the new £14.8 billion Crossrail network, set to op... more...

International Water Mist Conference in Amsterdam

The 15th International Water Mist Conference (IWMC) took place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 28th and 29th October. The event was sold out, thus being... more...

Splendid Isolation Created by C-TEC’s Innovation

C-TEC’s unique BF366 keyswitch isolatable relay is at the heart of the life-safety systems at an imposing new care facility in Oslo, Norway. Locate... more...

Cutting-edge solutions from leading life safety system specialist Kentec

Visitors to Intersec 2016 will be able to see some of the latest fire safety products from Kentec Electronics Ltd., one of the World's leading manufac... more...

Fire door safety campaign packs a punch again this year

The critical issues surrounding fire door safety are now achieving significant political traction, according to early analysis of the impact of this y... more...

Flame and Gas Detection for High Value High Risk Industries

Many Oil & Gas installations, especially oil rigs and FPSOs, are located in areas where there are very harsh weather conditions, such as the North... more...

Facility in Bulgaria has chosen Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MPI indoor flame detectors

A facility in Bulgaria has chosen Spectrex SharpEye 20/20MPI indoor optical flame detectors for its fire detection method. The plant processes plastic... more...

BAFSA, FIA and IWMA to hold Water Mist Seminar in the UK

The British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) have... more...

Salamander protects Emmaus Trust’s care home residents

A Salamander radio controlled fire door safety system that connects wirelessly to a controller wired into the existing fire alarm system has been su... more...

Advanced Panels Installed in Historic Bath Empire

Global intelligent fire systems manufacturer, Advanced, has been chosen to protect the historic Empire Hotel in Bath. The historic Grade II-listed bui... more...

Fire Stations opt for C-TEC’s Power Supplies

C-TEC’s VdS-certified EN54-4 power supplies are performing a vital task at twenty-two fire stations in Scotland. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Servi... more...

CE-marking of fire/smoke doors soon possible SP

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden is becoming a Notified Body to carry out all the mandatory type testing which is needed in order to CE-mark ... more...

Kentec helps protect the Archive of Serbia

The newly restored Archive of Serbia in Belgrade, home to some of the country’s most valuable pre-1918 documents and archives, is being protected by... more...

Advanced Chosen to Protect Landmark HQ Building

Global fire systems manufacturer Advanced has been selected to protect the new global headquarters of Landmark Group in Dubai.Founded in 1973 in Bahra... more...

Manufacturing Plants, Sea Ports and Tunnels equipped with SecuriFire

SecuriFire product from Securiton continue to lead the way protecting diverse industry including tunnels, sea port buildings and food manufacturing fa... more...

Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detector

The SafEye Quasar 900 Open Path Gas Detector is a high performance, high reliability gas detector, providing continuous monitoring for combustible hyd... more...

C-TEC to exhibit at Safety & Security Amsterdam 2015

Leading life-safety systems manufacturer, C-TEC, is exhibiting for the first time at SSA (Safety & Security Amsterdam) in September.  New innovat... more...

Advanced Provides New Fire System Simulator to Leading London Airport

London City Airport has recently opened a new simulation training room, mirroring its fire system which features panels from leading manufacturer, Adv... more...

SharpEye 40/40 Detectors protect Ghazlan Power Plant

Spectrex has recently supplied the Ghazlan Power Plant with SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors.The SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors will protect the fou... more...

International Water Mist Association (IWMA) carries out market survey

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will carry out an annual market survey from the year 2015 onwards. The distribution of the questionnai... more...

Detecting Toxic Gases with Open Path Systems

In February 2015, a Coca-Cola bottling plant in Speedway, Indianapolis saw emergency procedures being initiated after a strong ammonia smell was sense... more...

Advanced wins ESX 2015 Innovation Award for PerfectSync Emergency Communication System

Global fire systems business Advanced has won a Fire and Life Safety Innovation Award for its PerfectSync emergency communications system at the 2015 ... more...

Programme for 15th International Water Mist Conference online

The 15th International Water Mist Conference will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 28th and 29th October 2015. Venue will be the Mercure Hotel ... more...

TouchControl Fire Touchscreen from Advanced Sets the Standard

Global fire systems business Advanced has launched TouchControl, its new touchscreen fire system repeater and remote control terminal which features A... more...

FIREX 2015 Review

FIREX International is vital for professionals and businesses in the fire safety and fire protection industries because of this event’s expert forum... more...

C-TEC equips hot new Manchester hotel with revolutionary ZFP fire panel

C-TEC’s revolutionary touch-screen controlled ZFP fire panel is now in residence at Manchester’s magnificent Gotham Hotel. Designed by celebrated ... more...

Suitable applications for beam detectors

Overview As fire detection technology continues to diversify, specifiers are demanding the most efficient and costeffective solutions for an array of ... more...

FIREX International heats up London’s ExCeL

FIREX International is pleased to announce another successful year for the leading industry event for fire protection, prevention and detection. Hoste... more...

Magna Carta receives Advanced protection

One of the most famous historical documents in Britain, if not the western world, is being protected by extinguishing and fire alarm panels from Advan... more...

Neil Ashdown from FDIS explained role of fire doors at FIREX 2015

The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) works to educate business and building owners who need a greater understanding of the purpose of fire doors, as... more...

Kentec in great shape at the gym

A major expansion by the UK’s leading gym operator has seen new fire safety systems, using Kentec fire alarm control panels, installed in new premis... more...

New Ichthys Project employs SharpEye and SafEye detectors

The Ichthys Project is a world-class project to develop a gas and condensate field approximately 130 miles (200km) off the northwest coast of Australi... more...

Biomass handling facility relies on Talentum flame detectors

Flame detectors work in tandem with watermist system to protect over 700 metres of conveyorsProblemAs part of the conversion of Ironbridge power stati... more...

New EU standard for cooker safety products aims to decrease the amount of house fires

The European Union published its new standard for stove guards (EN50615) at the beginning of March this year. The new standard introduces minimum requ... more...

Many false fire alarms can easily be avoided

Early reports from the multi stakeholder study into the cause of false alarms from fire detection systems show that many of the false alarms that call... more...

FILMOPOL and BIOFILM now UL certified

The AFFF foam concentrates FILMOPOL and BIOFILM are now UL 162-certified. FILMOPOL, an AFFF fluorosynthetic AR versatile foam concentrate, is especial... more...

FIREX Newsletter May 2015

Welcome to this special edition Fire Safety Search Newsletter focusing on FIREX International, the important fire safety & protection event which ... more...

Kentec’s new 10.25Amp Power Supply range UL approved

Kentec has just released a new range of UL Approved, 10.25Amp, universal mains input, fire alarm power supply and battery charger units. Fully Approve... more...

Kentec protects newly rebuilt Bank of Albania Museum

A major renovation and restoration of the historic Central Bank of Albania in Tirana, that includes the construction of a new building to house a new ... more...

ASFP offers free passive fire protection seminars at Firex International 2015

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is offering visitors to Firex International the opportunity to develop their knowledge of passiv... more...

Fire spread in the large Lærdal fire

In the evening of the 18th January 2014 a fire started in a private home in the small municipality of Lærdal in the western part of Norway. There wer... more...

SharpEye IR3 detectors protect Prudhoe Bay oil facility

SharpEye 40/40I flame detectors were recently installed in a hot oil module in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The facility, which measures 12 x 100 ft, was sele... more...

Safe Cities at IFSEC International 2015

IFSEC International 2015 has released details for this year’s Safe Cities feature which will focus on the protection of larger urban areas, critical... more...

How to reduce risk of false alarms

The problem Most fire alarm and detection systems don’t cause false alarms, but mismanagement of them does. In the UK alone the total cost of false ... more...

New Abu Dhabi aviation fuel depot gets Advanced protection

A multi-million dollar extension to one of the most high-risk areas of Abu Dhabi International Airport is being protected by an industry-leading Axis ... more...

Third party inspection of water mist fire protection systems

It is the opinion of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) that, in order to ensure proper performances of a water mist system per its appro... more...

MIPS 2015 welcomes over 100 new companies

MIPS, the 21st international exhibition on protection, security and fire safety took place in pavilion 75 of Moscow’s VDNKh from 13 — 16 April 201... more...

Design and installation of water mist systems

The International Water Mist Association (IWMA), a panel of dedicated professionals and companies having an interest in fire fighting systems using wa... more...

Pharmaceutical plant protected by SafEye

The SafEye Duct Mounted open path gas detector has recently been employed to provide gas detection at a global pharmaceutical plant. The detector was ... more...

Fire Safety Search Newsletter April 2015

Welcome back to the latest edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter. This month we have expert features and insights relevant for every fire safet... more...

C-TEC to unveil revolutionary new protocol at FIREX

Leading life-safety equipment manufacturer, C-TEC, will unveil its revolutionary new CAST addressable protocol at International Firex. Hosted at Londo... more...

IWMA to hold Water Mist Seminar in Munich

After a seminar at Lund University, Sweden, in March, the IWMA board of directors has decided to organize one further educational event this year. On ... more...

Kentec reaches new levels of innovation and excellence at FIREX 2015

London’s ExCel Centre provides the perfect opportunity for leading fire detection and alarm control product manufacturer Kentec Electronics Ltd. to ... more...

New code of practice published BS 9990:2015

In January 2015 a new code of practice for Non automatic fire-fighting systems in buildings by the British Standards Institution called BS 9990:2015.L... more...

CE-marking of cables – the final countdown has started

The fire properties of cables are of great importance from a fire safety perspective. As a result, cables have been included in the classification sys... more...

Exciting plans for FIREX 2015 unveiled

With just over two months to go before FIREX International opens its doors at London’s ExCeL, organisers have revealed further details of what to ex... more...

Reducing risk of kitchen fires in halls at the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton has initiated the purchase of Innohome Stove Guards for its residential halls. The Stove Guard is a smart way to guard agai... more...

Overview of water mist fire protection systems

A new SP report presents the results of the development of water mist fire protection systems over the last few years, describes new technology and pr... more...

C-TEC on trend at Matalan’s new headquarters

C-TEC’s life-safety equipment has been installed at Matalan’s new £19M Headquarters in Merseyside. Built on the former Petrolite site at Knowsley... more...

Singapore mall protected by SharpEye Mini detectors

The small and compact 20/20MI IR3 flame detector that is almost unnoticeable and able to detect a wide area is the perfect solution for commercial app... more...

Classifying fire extinguishers

Fires require different extinguisher types because different fuel sources can have widely varying properties. When faced with fire we must be able to ... more...

FIREX announce partnership with UKTI

UBM EMEA, organisers of FIREX International will partner with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to host a meetings and education programme at the event... more...

Advanced is the academic choice for University of Buckingham

The University of Buckingham has selected intelligent fire alarm control panels from leading global fire systems manufacturer, Advanced, for the refur... more...

Fire Safety Search Newsletter March 2015

Hello and welcome back to another edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter. This month we have some very exciting features from the expert world o... more...

FSF calls for fire safety improvements following Westminster debate

The Fire Sector Federation is calling for improvements in fire safety maintenance and management to be prioritised by Government following a debate on... more...

Heavy vehicle fire detection and alarm systems

Since June 2013, SP has been operating a project investigating fire detection and fire alarm systems in heavy vehicles. The aim of the project is to d... more...

Baroness Karren Brady CBE to open FIREX International

Baroness Karren Brady CBE has been revealed as the first of three inspirational keynote speakers at this year’s Protection & Management 2015, wh... more...

Advanced launches mobile managed emergency light testing

Global fire systems business Advanced has launched Lux Intelligent, a new emergency lighting testing system with cloud monitoring and mobile managemen... more...

C-TEC’s ZFP fire panel excels at co-educational school in St Helens

A £4.6 million co-educational special school and college in St Helens, Merseyside is being protected by C-TEC’s revolutionary touch-screen controll... more...

Fires in biofuels and waste

Large scale handling and storage of biofuels/biomass and waste, which can involve significant risks of fire, occur in many different business activiti... more...

Kentec’s ‘top gear’ on show at leading motor museum

The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum, the UK’s largest motor museum and home to the country’s most comprehensive collection of the Wo... more...

Advanced picked to protect groundbreaking train factory

Hitachi Rail Europe has specified industry-leading MxPro multiprotocol fire panels from Advanced to protect its new UK manufacturing facility in Count... more...

Spectrex chosen to protect Naphtha storage tanks

SharpEye 20/20MI flame detectors have recently been installed to protect dome type naphtha storage tanks.While regular hydrocarbon fuels don't pose an... more...

Fire Safety Trivia

Fire is dangerous, fascinating and rarely behaves how we might expect. It is also the cause of some peculiar stories. Here are a collection of interes... more...

Fire safety adapted on first ship to run on methanol

A fire risk assessment on the world's first ship to run on methanol by SP Fire Research has been approved. Methanol has for long been handled with tra... more...

Fire Safety Search February newsletter 2015

Welcome to the February 2015 edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter stuffed full of insights, news and product updates from the fire safety &... more...

UK Fire Sprinkler Week

UK Fire Sprinkler Week is scheduled for 16-22 March 2015.Theme: The theme of Sprinkler Week 2015 is Business Continuity, focusing on the support that ... more...

Fire testing of a profile plank for a transformer pit

On behalf of Meiser Vogtland OHG, SP Fire Technology has tested the fire protection effect of a Profile Plank installed at the top of a transformer pi... more...

Developments in penetration sealing systems

IntroductionNowadays buildings are fitted with numerous technical installation services for power supply, computer networks and transportation of wate... more...

The Swedish transport administration choose new firefighting system for road tunnels

Tests have been carried out at full scale for a new fixed fire-fighting system in a popular road tunnel in Norway. On behalf of the Swedish Transport ... more...

Delta Fire's foam trailers see export success

Norfolk based Delta Fire continue to expand their export arm with increased sales reported in a number of global regions across a wide variety of sect... more...

FIREX international returns to London for 2015

  Registration is now open for the leading event connecting the global and fire markets. FIREX International 2015 will open its doors from 16-18 June... more...

C-TEC's ZFP fire panels protect new 'Titanic' themed hotel

Liverpool's magnificent new Titanic-themed hotel, at 30 James Street is being protected by one of C-TEC's state-of-the-art ZFP touch-screen controlled... more...

Fire Safety Search January 2015 Newsletter

Welcome to the January edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading our latest insights, news and product updates from the ... more...

The range on Kentec's Sigma CP has increased

Kentec’s sector leading conventional Sigma CP range of fire control panels has been further extended with a range of surface mounted panels that inc... more...

Advanced selected by leading London property company

One of London’s most high-profile commercial property management companies has selected fire systems from Advanced to protect its landmark buildings... more...

Lightweight composite approved for a SOLAS ship

For the first time, combustible, fibre-reinforced, lightweight composite has been approved for use in a SOLAS ship. Panama's flag authority has accept... more...

FeuerTRUTZ on course for growth with over 200 exhibitors

On 18th and 19th February fire protection experts will come together for the fifth time for FeuerTRUTZ at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. Diverse su... more...

New revision of fire resistant cable test standard published

Toughest tests prevail as British Standards streamline testing method. BS 6387 is a long-established British Standard that defines methods for testing... more...

Water Mist Technology – a look back

Looking back it becomes clear that the idea behind water mist technology is not new. In 1880 the US-American company F.E. Myers developed a back pack ... more...

IWMA to hold Water Mist Seminar in Sweden

Scandinavian Water Mist Seminar – Technical Update and Approval Status On 12th March 2015 the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) will hold ... more...

SecuriFire Protects Stockholm's Tallest Residential Building

Elektroskandia Sweden AB has been privileged to work with its partner Jöta El and deliver a SecuriFire 3000 system to Kista Torn in Stockholm with it... more...

Fire Door Faults

UK fire doors are not up to the job according to FDIS research. Analysis by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) of a sample of assessments* carried... more...

Spectrex's Sharpeye to Protect Newly Constructed Oil Rig

Spectrex SharpEye 40/40I IR3 Flame Detectors were recently selected for a newly constructed oil rig.Wintershall chose the IR3 detectors for their new ... more...

CTEC Introduce new Visual Alarm Devices

Introducing our new range of EN54-23 compliant visual alarm devices With the new requirements for EN54-23 Visual Alarm Devices (VADS) now in force, ou... more...

Fomtec's products are now all using C6!

After many years of hard work we can happily say that all Fomtec products are now all C6. Fomtec has developed formulations from C8 to C6, to secure t... more...

Advanced Panels Protect the Eighth Wonder of The World

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

Securiton Protects Afonso Pena's Airport Cargo Terminal

Through its representative AUGEO Engenharia, Securiton has implemented the fire detection system at the cargo terminal of Afonso Pena International Ai... more...

King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center Protected by Securiton

KAPSARC is as an independent, non-profit institution that focuses on research in energy economics, policy, technology, and the environment. It was est... more...

Kentec aware at National Memorial to the Few

An iconic new visitor and education facility being added to the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, on the famous white cliffs between Dov... more...

Education Centre Selects Advanced Panels for Major Fire Upgrade

One of the UK’s leading independent schools, has selected industry-leading MxPro intelligent fire panels from Advanced for a major upgrade of its fi... more...

Dublin Offers Warm Welcome to EAPFP

Chief Fire Officer Pat Fleming, chair of the Chief Fire Officers’ Association in Ireland, offered a warm welcome to members of the European Associat... more...

Spectrex Products Recieve New Hazardous Area Ex CU TR Approval

Spectrex is pleased to announce that the new hazardous area ex approval, CU TR, has been issued to Spectrex products. The approval serves Russia, Kaza... more...

Fire Safety Search December 2014 Newsletter

December Fire Safety Search Newsletter Welcome to the December Fire Safety Search Newsletter packed full of interesting insights, new fire safety prod... more...

Kentec performs at Hard Rock Ibiza

Kentec fire alarm control panels are at the heart of a new fire alarm system installed at Hard Rock’s first European beach hotel at Ibiza’s Play... more...

New BM TRADA Video Demonstrates the Fire Testing Process

BM TRADA has updated its free video explaining the fire resistance testing process for passive fire protection products such as fire-resisting doorset... more...

CE Marking of Smoke Barriers

Chuck Lewis of Coopers Fire Ltd explains the legal implications of the Construction Products Regulation for manufacturers and suppliers of smoke barri... more...

The National Galleries of Scotland choose Advanced to Protect Properties

The National Galleries of Scotland has selected industry-leading MxPro 5 fire panels from Advanced to protect all of its properties, including three m... more...

The Kashagan Oil Field has Invested in over 2000 Sharpeye Flame Detectors

The AGIP  Kashagan FIeld provides an extremely harsh environment for the detectors to work in. Despite this, the SharpEye Triple IR detectors continu... more...

Fire Door Hardware and Its Role in Fire Safety

The importance of ensuring sufficient fire safety precautions are in place at a property, whether it be domestic or commercial, can’t be underestima... more...

Life Safety System Specialists at Intersec 2015

Kentec Electronics Ltd, one of the World's leading manufacturers of fire detection and alarm control panels, will be exhibiting their leading fire det... more...

New Personalised Technical Support Portals from Advanced

Fire systems leader Advanced is celebrating the launch of its new online technical and customer support portal, Advanced360. The new service delivers ... more...

November 2014 Fire Safety Search Newsletter

November Fire Safety Search Newsletter Welcome to the November edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading our latest insi... more...

SA Fire Protection confirm contracts with multinational companies

SA Fire Protection has been at the forefront of international ecumenical operations. Companies and projects in numerous different countries has opted... more...

Hejre Oil Field Protected by Sharpeye

SharpEye 40/40I IR3 Optical Flame Detectors have recently been selected to protect the Dong Energy Hejre Crude Stabilization Project, in Denmark. The ... more...

MSA announce the new PremAire Escape

MSA is proud to announce the introduction of the new PremAire Escape, a compressed air Emergency Escape Breathing Device (EEBD) that provides users wi... more...

Fireproof Artwork in the UN Building in New York

The 22nd of April 2013 saw the unveiling of the ‘Dialogos’ artwork in the UN Building in New York by Sweden’s Minister for International Develop... more...

St Catherine's School chooses Advanced to Ensure Safety of Students

A leading UK girls’ school has selected multiprotocol fire panels linked to a high performance radio paging system from Advanced, to ensure the safe... more...

Reaction to Fire Requirements for Textile Membranes in Temporary Buildings

SP Fire Technology and Brandskyddslaget have now concluded a research project investigating the fire risk of textile membranes when used in temporary ... more...

Impact of Climate Change on Forest Fire Risk in Sweden

The ”Delta FFire” project was created to enable long term planning for resource and infrastructure investments for forest fire fighting, given a p... more...

IWMA Hold Annual Conference in Istanbul

The 14th International Water Mist Conference took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 22nd to 23rd October at the Lütifi Kirdar ICEC. In all 93 delegates... more...

October 2014 Fire Safety Search Newsletter

Welcome to this brand new October edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading our latest insights, news and product ... more...

Delta Fire at Intersec 2015

Last year’s Intersec Dubai 2014 proved highly successful for UK based Delta Fire who are delighted to announce their continued attendance in 2015.... more...

Advanced ‘Red Lines’ False Fire Alarms with AlarmCalm

Fire systems leader Advanced has stepped up the fight against unwanted false alarms with its new AlarmCalm complete false alarm management (FAM) solut... more...

Fike Protects Waste Incinerator from Fire with Video Image Detection Technology

The SigniFire Video Image Detection (VID) system from Fike Safety Technology (FST) has een installed in Prague’s waste incinerator to replace ageing... more...

Kentec delivers safety at Women’s Birthing Centre

Kentec fire alarm control panels are at the heart of a recently completed fire alarm control panel system upgrade at John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford Wo... more...

New SafEye 950/960 Toxic Gas Detectors

Spectrex, Inc. has released the newest additions to the SafEye Open Path Gas Detector range. The 950 and 960 series detectors have recently been inclu... more...

Metalwork Industry protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

ELECMETAL (Chile), a leading metal parts manufacturer, has just installed 60 SharpEye model 40/40L UV/IR optical flame detectors to protect its 2 new ... more...

A top performance by C-Tec's ZFP at Killeavy Sports Club

One of Northern Ireland’s oldest Gaelic sports clubs is being safeguarded by C-TEC’s new state-of-the-art ZFP touchscreen-controlled addressable f... more...

Advanced Panels Chosen to Protect £140 Million Tyne Tunnels

One of the UK’s busiest river crossings, the Tyne Tunnels are being protected by industry-leading fire panels and extinguishant control systems from... more...

Bogota-Villavicencio tunnels protected by Securiton fire detection systems

Coviandes has awarded our partner Indra, the design, installation and start-up of the intelligent traffic systems as well as the control and communica... more...

Agrippa smart new door closer is clever innovation

Agrippa, a new wire-free, digital fire door closer that uses unique, smart technology to ‘learn’ the sound of a specific fire alarm has been launc... more...

Bio-Ethanol Plant Protected by SharpEye Flame Detectors

The NESTE Oil Bio ethanol plant, constructed in the Port of Rotterdam, is equipped with SharpEye 40/40I and SharpEye 40/40M Optical Flame Detectors.Th... more...

The heart of Muslim culture protected by Securiton

Al-Masjid Al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque or The Grand Mosque) is located in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest and oldest mosque in the w... more...

Malta’s Primary Power Source Offers Advanced Protection

A key part of Malta’s power network, the 2012 extension of the Delimara Power Station, is being protected by a new fire system from industry-leading... more...

C-TEC to exhibit at Security Essen 2014

C-TEC will once again be exhibiting at Germany’s biggest security show, Security Essen. As one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of life-safety e... more...

Kentec protects Dorset’s ‘iconic’ tower

A new fire safety system that’s designed to protect one of Dorset’s most iconic coastal landmarks has Kentec’s sector leading fire safety contro... more...

Fire Safety in the Home

Fire Safety in the Home – What to do before & after a fire Up to 25,000 people die every year in domestic fires across Europe. Approximately 70,... more...

Fire protection for deep-freeze warehouse in Romania

The Romanian company Macromex is the country’s leading provider of frozen-food logistics and distribution, and delivers refrigerated goods to the wh... more...

Pacific Place restaurant protected by 20/20ML Detectors

Pacific Place, one of the premier shopping malls in Hong Kong, is a complex of office towers, hotels and a shopping centre situated in Admiralty, Hong... more...

Hidden Dangers: How To Stay Safe At Work And At Home

Whilst we may already understand the importance of health and safety at work and at home, it is crucial that we are aware of the many risks that can a... more...

ASFP launches new national training scheme at Firex International

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) launched its new passive fire protection awareness training programme at Firex International 201... more...

Laser measurements of droplet size distributions in the ‘Cutting extinguisher’

Laser measurements have been made on the water mist produced by the ‘Cutting extinguisher’ fire extinguishing system, manufactured by Cold Cut Sys... more...

Leading Fire Safety Technology at Security Essen 2014

Kentec Electronics Ltd: Security Essen 2014 Hall 1 Stand 221 Visitors to Security Essen 2014 (September 23 - 26) will have the opportunity to see some... more...

Quasar 900 Open-Path Gas Detector - Ex approval

The new SafEye Quasar 900 Series, with a range of models offering detection path lengths up to 660 ft (200m), has been fully certified for use in Ex Z... more...

C-TEC launches new single loop ZFP touchscreen-controlled fire panel

A single loop version of C-TEC's revolutionary ZFP touchscreen-controlled addressable fire alarm panel is now available. Featuring the same easy-to-us... more...

Protecting vulnerable people from fire risk

The most vulnerable people in society are frequently at a particular risk from fire, and owners and operators of buildings that house these people fac... more...

July 2014 Fire Safety Search Newsletter

Welcome to the July edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter, delivering expert articles and insights that make a great read. Find out about the l... more...

Green light for Kentec at new London Underground maintenance depot

Kentec fire alarm control panels are at the heart of a new fire system that’s protecting the £180m upgrade of London Underground’s (LU) Neasden, ... more...

BOW building protected by SharpEye 20/20MI Detectors

Since 2007, Spectrex has been involved in fire protecting the new EnCana headquarters – The BOW building in downtown Calgary, Canada. The building f... more...

Detecting and Preventing Wildfire Threats

Wildfires spread through a wooded area or dry vegetation landscape at an alarming rate when weather conditions, seasonal variations, shape of the land... more...

Solberg introduces RE-HEALING Foam System Upgrade Program

Initiative replaces fluorine-based foam concentrates in foam/water sprinkler systems The Solberg Company, the world’s foremost innovator of firefigh... more...

Gas temperature in fires

A recently completed master thesis in the field of engineering physics at the University of Umeå developed error estimation models for gas temperatur... more...

‘Dodgy Fire Door of the Year’ awarded to mystery care home

Possibly the worst example of fire door safety in the UK has gained the dubious honour of ‘Dodgy Fire Door of the Year’ from the FDIS safety campa... more...

FIREX 2014 Review

FIREX International took place at Excel, London on 17th – 19th June. Exhibitors from every category of fire protection displayed their products and ... more...

Residential sprinklers in a smart energy house

Sprinklers in residential buildings are relatively uncommon in detached houses, although their installation is relatively inexpensive and straightforw... more...

Advanced moves Fire Industry forward again

Advanced had an excellent Firex 14, with visitors from the UK and overseas excited by its new products and innovations. Advanced’s main stand featur... more...

Prague FSDays 2014: In the centre of action

FSDays, the sixth annual international trade fair exhibiting the latest trends in fire-fighting and security technologies, systems and services, will ... more...

NFPA Conference & Expo 2014 Review

There was a real buzz at this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo, which took place from 9th – 12 June in Las Vegas. The number one international ex... more...

Historic Hebridean Abbey selects Advanced

Providing a fire system for the most sacred site in Scotland was always going to be a challenge, especially considering the remoteness of its historic... more...

Sigma A-CP now has UL approval

Kentec’s Sigma A-CP range of conventional fire control panels have now been UL listed. The competitively priced A-CP is designed for small installat... more...

June 2014 Fire Safety Search Newsletter

Hello and welcome to a very special edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter. We invite you to read on and see what is going on in the world of fi... more...

Protect and Marine – Beyond fire resistant glass solutions

During 2014, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, is widening its specialist approach beyond fire resistant glass solutions, integrating the former Glassolutions K... more...

Advanced moves the Fire Industry forward at FIREX 2014

Advanced is exhibiting on two stands at Firex this year, showing more innovations and best-in-class solutions than ever before. Our main stand (R450)... more...

Securiton protects logistics centre and maternity unit

Czech logistics centre protected with SecuriFire In 2013, DB Schenker Logistics built a major new logistics centre just outside the Czech capital Prag... more...

Safe use of Multifunctional Buildings

SP is currently involved in a project led by the Department of Fire Safety Engineering and Systems Safety at Lund University investigating fire safety... more...

New Multi-Function Fire Detector for Fike’s TWINFLEX®pro System

Fike Safety Technology has introduced a new detector for its popular TWINFLEX®pro intelligent 2-wire fire alarm system. The Multipoint ASD detector h... more...

Exova Warringtonfire expands testing capabilities

In response to customer demand, Exova Warringtonfire, the specialist fire and security testing and certification provider, has expanded the fire testi... more...

SharpEye 40/40I protects Brussels International Airport Hangars

Three adjacent aircraft hangars at Zaventem Brussels International Airport have recently been equipped with SharpEye 40/40-I Triple IR Flame Detectors... more...

Kentec take centre stage at FIREX

Stand P500, ExCel Centre London, 17 – 19 June 2014 An exciting new London venue for Firex International is the perfect location for leading fire det... more...

FIREX 2014 Preview

The Fire Safety Search team will be in London this June to witness the latest and cutting edge fire prevention technologies at industry leading exhibi... more...

Thermal Exposure to Steel Columns

The fire resistance of building elements are often assessed in furnace tests in which the thermal environment is similar to a flashover room fire. In ... more...

Intelligent Solutions at MIPS 2014

The 20th edition of MIPS - Moscow International Protection, Security and Fire Safety Exhibition took place on 14-17 April 2014 in Pavilion 75 of the A... more...

Fire Safety Pledge from MEPs

At the European Parliament elections, held on May 22nd, over 50 MEPs are standing on a pledge to put fire safety first if they are elected. The promis... more...

Frankfurt laboratory gains Airbus fire testing approval

Exova Warringtonfire Frankfurt has been given approval by aircraft manufacturer Airbus as an independent testing facility for materials and components... more...

C-TEC to exhibit at Firex 2014

Leading life-safety electronic equipment manufacturer, C-TEC, will be exhibiting a host of exciting new products on Stand M500 at Firex International ... more...

Ultra Fast 40/40UFL granted EN54-10 Approval

The Spectrex SharpEye 40/40UFL Flame Detector has recently received the respected EN54-10 approval. The approval has been granted by VdS Germany after... more...

New Securiton Heat Detector ‘Ultimate in Fire Protection’

With its new line type heat detector, Securiton is optimising fire detection in difficult conditions in two different ways. The detector monitors doub... more...

Novel Fire Shelters enhance Offshore Gas Project safety

Three groundbreaking passive fire shelters from Intertec are being supplied to offshore gas production platforms in the Arabian Gulf to protect the vi... more...

April 2014 Fire Safety Search Newsletter

The Fire Safety Search team welcomes you back after a busy Easter period with the latest expert news and insights from the fire safety and fire protec... more...

Scaled Metro Carriage Fire Tests

Full scale fire tests are the best way to obtain valuable information about the realistic carriage fires, however, the huge cost and the resulting lim... more...

SecuriRAS ASD 535: 'Outstanding quality confirmed'

When it comes to certification, the SecuriRAS ASD 535 aspirating smoke detector from Securiton stands virtually unrivalled among comparable products. ... more...

New: Gassonic Observer-i Ultrasonic Gas Leak Detector

The Industry’s First Artificial Neural Network Intelligent Device MSA is proud to announce the introduction of the new GASSONIC OBSERVER-i Ultrasoni... more...

Extinguishing a Fire in Transformer Oil

SINTEF NBL has conducted a test series in cooperation with Statkraft, the leading power company in Norway, to compare different types of flame arreste... more...

Fire Retardant Treated Wood

Durability classes in end-use applications, inspection systems and documented products Fire retardant treatments can improve the reaction to fire perf... more...

Ignition Testing of Waste Bales

During the spring of 2013, SP conducted a series of ignition tests of bales of waste, carried out as part of PhD candidate Mohammad Asim Ibrahim’s i... more...

C-TEC holds successful Seminars

Leading life safety manufacturer, C-TEC, has hailed its recent series of 'Changes to BS 5839-1' CPD seminars an outstanding success. Presented by indu... more...

Hot and Cold Jet Fire

If a leakage of pressurized hydrocarbons is ignited a jet fire may occur, which is highly challenging for equipment and passive fire protection. There... more...

Water Mist in Large Machinery Spaces

Water mist systems are used extensively as fire protection for machinery spaces onboard passenger ships, and have almost taken over as fire extinguish... more...

ZFP Scores for the Stags!

One Call Stadium, the home of up-and-coming Second Division football team, Mansfield Town, is the latest venue to be safeguarded by C-TEC's revolution... more...

SharpEye used at Rubis Tank Terminal

Spectrex has recently provided SharpEye Optical Flame Detectors to the Rubis Tank Terminal in Rotterdam Botlek to protect against fire outbreaks. The ... more...

Lightweight Materials for Sea Structures

SP Fire Technology’s involvement in fire-resistant lightweight materials for marine applications has contributed to the construction of several smal... more...

Delta Fire Win Libyan Foam Unit Contract

After many years of product research and development and significant investment in new manufacturing technologies the Delta Fire range of fire fightin... more...

How to detect fires on moving trains?

When a fire is detected on a train, it should stop before entering a tunnel. SP - on behalf of the Italian State Railways (RFI) - is investigating the... more...

Large Ethanol Fires release more Radiation than Petrol

Fuels containing a high proportion of alcohol, such as E85, radiate less heat, and therefore have less thermal effect on their surroundings, compared ... more...

March 2014 Fire Safety Search Newsletter

Another month has passed and this year seems to be flying by! The Fire Safety Search team warmly welcomes you to the latest edition of our monthly new... more...

Life-Saving Systems from Solid State

Top specialist installation company, Solid State, has equipped two state-of-the-art NHS Health Centres in Lancashire with a wealth of sophisticated li... more...

Advanced launch QuickZone Fire System

QuickZone is a new conventional and twin-wire fire system from Advanced. As the name suggests it is quick on the wall, quick to configure and quick to... more...

Quasar 900 reliability confirmed for Harsh Environments

The new SafEye Quasar 900 Series gas detection system has had its reliability confirmed after receiving SIL2 approval from TUV. This TUV SIL2 is the l... more...

India Apartments use Fike fire detection, with major cost savings

A large residential building complex in India has been fitted with the Quadnet analogue addressable system from Fike Safety Technology Ltd. The Wemble... more...

Model Scale Fire Tests

Physical scaling can be used as an efficient and cost-effective tool in fire testing. Scaling of internal wall temperatures were studied in room fir... more...

Increasing Fire Safety in Plastic Materials Construction

The use of plastic materials in building construction is widespread today, and we are seeing the continuous development of new products and applicatio... more...

DF130 a leading tool for Mobile Fire Suppression

As a hugely successful product over many years, the DF130 forms an integral part of Delta Fire’s Portable Foam Equipment Range. This mobile foam uni... more...

Sharp Eye selected for Ma’aden Alcoa Joint Venture

The Spectrex SharpEye 40/40I Optical Flame Detectors have been chosen by Ma’aden Alcoa Joint Venture for use in a new fully integrated industrial co... more...

New Induction Loop Amplifier from C-TEC

C-TEC's powerful PDA200E induction loop amplifier has received an update with the launch of a new version. Fully compliant with BS 7594 and BS EN 601... more...

Safer Evacuation from Large Buildings

The safe and reliable evacuation of large buildings and complexes has always been a big challenge: how do you get every occupant safely out of the bui... more...

Protecting Offshore Helidecks

A recent review of North Sea helicopter operations has been carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority, leading to a number of implications for major... more...

Exciting Developments for Firex International 2014

Extensive new developments for this year's FIREX International have been announced by the organisers, UBM live. Taking place at ExCeL London from 17th... more...

Fire Safe Island Ferries of the Future

A detailed process to build environmentally friendly and fire safe island ferries in fiber reinforced polymer composite has been developed by SP Fire ... more...

Importance of testing your Dry Riser Fire Protection System

Fire safety systems including alarms, detectors and sprinklers that protect life need to be checked on a regular basis to make sure they are functioni... more...

Successful Evacuation from a Burning Bus

A serious bus fire occured after two CNG buses collided at Ättekulla in Helsingborg on 14th February 2012. The fires in the two buses spread very rap... more...

"Problem Platform" Improves Offshore Fire Protection

Fire tests on a simulated North Sea “problem platform” have left SINTEF NBL with a unique laboratory module, developed in-house, that will raise f... more...

February Fire Safety Search Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the February 2014 edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter, here you'll find all the latest news and technology in fire safet... more...

Consultation on Government's NEW Manufacturing Initiatives

C-TEC's Manufacturing Director, Stephen Collier, joined the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, in C... more...

Industry leaders to exhibit at AIPS 2014

Year by year, the AIPS exhibition proves to be one of the most effective ways for international investors to enter and expand their business in the ... more...

Moorfields Hospital gets major Voice Sounder upgrade

A major upgrade to the fire alarm system at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital is underway, led by voice sounder specialists Vimpex. In the first ph... more...

December Fire Safety Search Newsletter

As requested please find your copy of the December edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter delivering the latest fire protection systems and insi... more...

Antique museum steam engine gets major fire alarm installation

Leading specialist fire and security company, Solid State, has completed a major fire alarm installation at a spectacular new steam engine museum in L... more...

'Tis the Season to be Safe - Christmas Tree Fire Safety

They say that Christmas is the 'most wonderful time of the year', and for the vast majority of households this is true, however the threat of fire is ... more...

Don’t Let Health And Safety Slide This Christmas

For many businesses the run up to Christmas is often their busiest time of the year, which can lead to security and fire safety measures sliding as pe... more...

Fusion Advanced first supplier fully certified to BCA standards in Australia

Following changes in the Building Code for Australia, Fusion Advanced has become the first fire systems supplier in Australia to have its entire produ... more...

Understanding Residential Fire Hazards

What role does social demographics play in understanding residential fire hazards? These expert reports look in detail at various factors in the home ... more...

The silent killer: Carbon monoxide warning in rented homes

Landlords may have to install carbon monoxide alarms in their rented property after a review to be held by the government on their use. MPs have welco... more...

Major oil company in Iraq award contract to Delta Fire

UK Manufacturer, Delta Fire, are renowned the world over for the high quality manufacture and supply of both Portable & Fixed Foam Fire Fighting S... more...

The Shard: Total Fire Engineering

The Shard in London is the tallest building in western Europe at 310 metres high. Such an iconic modern landmark is unsurprisingly equipped with ultra... more...

New innovative door holder from Vimpex

An innovative wireless magnetic door holder has been launched by Vimpex. The battery-powered unit is triggered acoustically when the fire alarm sound... more...

Boost to fire safety on crowded São Paulo Metro

Metropolitano de São Paulo, known as the Metro, is a railway system serving the city of São Paulo. Founded on April 24, 1968, the company is respons... more...

ASD in Industrial Environments

The correct application of fire detection in industrial applications is no less important than that of any commercial or residential application. Howe... more...

Istanbul to host the International Water Mist Conference 2014

The 14th International Water Mist Conference will be held on 22nd and 23rd October 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey. The city which connects European and Asia... more...

Increasing Fire Safety of Cologne Main Station

Increasing Fire Safety of Cologne Main Station by High Pressure Water Mist In recent years the focus for water mist application has progressed from in... more...

Revolutionary ZFP touch-screen for new Technical College

C-TEC’s revolutionary ZFP touch-screen controlled addressable fire panel has scored top marks with students and staff at one of the Government’s p... more...

An Innovative Extinguisher for Fire Protection

Once, equipments gathering mechanics and energetic materials named Energetic Material Actuated Devices were mainly used in the field of military and... more...

November Fire Safety Search Newsletter

A warm welcome to the November 2013 edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter delivering the latest technology and insight into fire safety and fir... more...

Using Polyurethene Foams: Protecting against fire

A number of polyurethane (PU) foams are available in the market supplied in pressurised cans for hand held or gun application. This note is designed t... more...

A positive event for delegates at IWMA Conference Paris 2013

The 13th year of the annual conference of The International Water Mist Association (IWMA) returned to Paris for the 13th year of the annual conference... more...

Glass Design and Fire Safety

The issues concerning glass and fire hazards are to be taken very seriously, even if we understand the normal functions of glass. The consequences of ... more...

Working On-Site? - 5 Fire Safety Tips

Creating a safe on-site environment requires much planning, preparation and training. With heavy machinery, large structures and powerful vehicles fre... more...

A bright future for Sprinkler Technology

With the growth in recognition of sprinkler systems and sprinkler technology across Europe over the past decade, can this progress continue? The Eur... more...

Post-earthquake fire risks

Earthquakes can cause catastrophic loss of life. Certain regions of the world, because of their unfortunate close proximity to a tectonic plate bounda... more...

Inaugural IFSEC Istanbul show a great success

The inaugural IFSEC Istanbul 2013 event, organised by UBM Live, had a very successful launch on 30 September – 2nd October at the Lufti Kirdar Conve... more...

C-TEC's new catalogue now available

Featuring a wealth of third-party approved products, the glossy 48-page catalogue is the essential guide to the UK manufacturer's innovative and extre... more...

Fire Prevention Report - Measures to protect the elderly from house fires

Did you know that if you are over seventy years old, then you are four times more likely to die at home than the rest of the population? The elderly w... more...

Sun, Sea and Safety on offer at Ibiza hotel

Holidaymakers and partygoers visiting a new exclusive hotel on the Balearic Island of Ibiza can party and relax in safety as well as style, thanks to ... more...

Sustainable Fire Protection: Charting a New Course

Today, sustainable fire protection is all about minimising impacts on people, the planet . . . and the pocket-book. So, how do fire safety engineers i... more...

Stadium Fire Safety

It has been called "codifying by catastrophe" - how fire and other safety regulations have often come about because of tragedy. In stadium design, the... more...

Large Scale Off-Shore Foam Skid Project

Delta Fire’s recent commission to supply two bespoke large-scale Foam Fire Fighting Systems to a prestigious global off-shore company has now been s... more...

First P-mark certificate for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches

First P-mark certificate for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches now publishedIn spite of many reported bus fire inci... more...

Fire Protection of Aircraft Hangars

New Aircraft Hanger Protection Installed at Brisbane AirportInstalling firefighting equipment in an aircraft hangar is as much about protecting the ai... more...

NEW European Standard for Rolling Stock Fire Safety Testing

A new European standard for rolling stock fire safety testing is expected soon. It follows a 20-year project by experts from Europe's laboratories, tr... more...

Air Curtains in Underground Railways

Air Curtains can protect against the spread of Fire Gases in Underground Railways One of the most important objectives of fire protection design of a ... more...

Insulation Affects Fire Development

An insulated construction can trap the heat from a fire and prevent the fire from spreading.  But is the behaviour of the fire within the space affec... more...

September Fire Safety Search E-Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2013 edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter delivering the latest developments in fire safety and fire protection. In t... more...

C-TEC’S ZFP Touchscreen fire panels up and running at new retirement village

A network of C-TEC’s state-of-the-art ZFP touchscreen-controlled analogue addressable fire panels have been installed at a new £6M retirement villa... more...

Education key to passive fire protection improvements says ASFP

The vital role of passive fire protection in protecting both building occupants and firefighters was emphasised by speakers at the Association for Spe... more...

20% increase in newcomers at MIPS 2013

The 19th Moscow International Protection, Security and Fire Safety Exhibition took place on 15-18 April 2013, Pavilion 75 of VVC in Moscow, Russia. Th... more...

Exeter Cathedral: A Gothic Challenge

Exeter Cathedral is located within the heart of the city of Exeter, one of the most visited places within the West Country. The building is one of the... more...

Facades and Fire

The facade of a building is an important part of the building as it provides a significant proportion of the building’s thermal insulation and is al... more...

ASFP launches new fire risk assessment ‘app’

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched a new Android-based fire risk assessment 'app'.Designed to help building managers c... more...

Jo Bird wins the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Jo Bird & Company Limited, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of high performance cabinets for storing and protecting indust... more...

Diverse fringe programmes add to exhibiting and visiting experience

The 16th edition of Secutech was held from 24 – 26 April 2013 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Taiwan and attracted 25,807 visitors from 100 cou... more...

Get ActiV - C-TEC launches its own range of conventional detectors

C-TEC has launched its own range of conventional smoke and heat detectors.Branded 'Activ', the detectors have been third-party certified to the releva... more...

Tyco Fire Protection Products exhibits new innovations at Firex

Tyco Fire Protection Products will be exhibiting its latest innovations at this year’s FIREX International 2013 in Birmingham. New products launched... more...

Modelling in Fire Resistance and Fire Dynamics

SP fire technology is increasing the capabilities for numerical modelling for fire resistance and fire dynamics. In particular, we are promoting our w... more...

Fire Safety in Timber Buildings

A new and completely revised third version of the ‘Fire Safe Timber Buildings’ handbook has been published as part of a Nordic-Baltic project with... more...

European Standard BS EN 54-23

As of March 2013 the NEW European Standard BS EN 54-23 has become mandatory.Normal hearing is taken for granted by most of us, but there are estimated... more...

ZFP Fire Panel makes an impression at an education facility in Manchester

C-Tec's New ZFP Fire Panel makes an impression at a state-of-the-art specialist education facility in Manchester A pioneering specialist education fac... more...

Railway Station Safety Challenges

Central train stations are critically important strategic transportation hubs. In the future - particularly in light of on-going urbanisation, the eme... more...

Reducing the Costs of False Alarms

Technology is key to helping reduce false alarms that the UK government estimates cost the country around £1 billion a year.More than 337,000 false a... more...

Improving Fire Safety Standards to Protect Lives

A fire outbreak at a Brazilian night club recently claimed the lives of 230 people. The number is expected to rise as more people are still hospitaliz... more...

FIREX Moves To London In 2014

FIREX International will move from Birmingham’s NEC to ExCeL London in June 2014. UBM Live announces that the UK-based Protection & Management S... more...

The International Water Mist Association at the NFPA Conference & Expo

The International Water Mist Association at this year’s NFPA Conference & Expo.As the “FP” in NFPA stands for fire protection and as water m... more...

XFP Fire Panels Protect Prestigious Housing Development

A powerful network of C-TEC’s XFP analogue fire alarm panels is protecting a prestigious new housing development in Salford. Consisting of four int... more...

Director General of civil defence will open Fire Safety Technology Forum Oman

Brig.eng. Mubarak Juma Al- Ghailani, Director General of civil defence (The  Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance, Royal Oman Police has ... more...

Choosing a Competent Fire Risk Assessor

Fire safety legislation in the United Kingdom applies generally to all non-domestic premises. This includes all commercial premises and workplaces, in... more...

Record attendance at Intersec 2013

Intersec Dubai 2013, the premier business and networking event for security, safety and fire protection in the Middle East recently concluded its 15... more...

Secutech: Mobile application is now operational

Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, Secutech 2013 will be held from 24 – 26 April at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Ta... more...

IFSEC & OSH Arabia 2012 Records 41% Attendence Growth

With more than 4,000 visitors from across the security, fire, and health and safety industries, including opinion formers and academia, IFSEC & OS... more...

Solid State Complete Major Project at Dementia Care Facility

Leading specialist electrical installation company, Solid State, has successfully installed a wealth of call communication and dementia care equipment... more...

Sprinklers in Ammunition Magazines on Naval Vessels

The regulatory framework which today determines the design of sprinkler systems in ammunition magazines on naval vessels is complicated and not entire... more...

Fire Protection of Tent Structures

As there is at present a marked on-going increase in different types of tent structures – right up to three storeys high – SP together with Brands... more...

HI-FOG® water mist nozzle receives first UL listing

HI-FOG® water mist nozzle receives first UL listing for Ordinary Hazard Group 1 applications HI-FOG®- high-pressure system nozzles by Marioff Corpor... more...

SecuriFire 500 fire detection system: great performance for smaller objects

Good news for SMEs and small-scale institutions: With its SecuriFire 500 Securiton is launching a premium fire detection system that’s perfectly des... more...

Sprinkler Tests with the AutoStore© Compact Storage System

Four large-scale fire tests have been conducted with the AutoStore© compact storage system. The objective of the tests was to establish an efficient ... more...

New standard for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches

SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden has developed a new standard for fire suppression systems in engine compartments of buses and coaches. This ... more...

5 Steps To Ensuring Fire Safety On A Construction Site

As a child, one of your happiest memories will no doubt be of the fun, and indeed productive times that many of us spent in the sand pit. With the pat... more...

Protecting Petrochemical Plants

Due to their hazardous nature, petrochemical and gas processing facilities have always been vulnerable to the danger of fire, and the huge potential s... more...

IWMA holds Seminar in Dubai during Intersec 2013

On the list of events of this year’s intersec in Dubai was also a seminar hosted by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA). On the 15th Jan... more...

Building Bushfire Resilience: Protecting Vulnerable Communities

The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia were a tragic illustration of the vulnerability and risk many communities face in the event o... more...

October Fire Safety Search Newsletter

Welcome to the October edition of the Fire Safety Search Newsletter delivering the latest developments and products in fire safety direct to your inbo... more...

New range of advanced aspiration detectors: FAAST LT

System Sensor, part of Honeywell, has extended its aspiration portfolio with the launch of FAAST LT, which offers highly effective fire detection for ... more...

Dorgard creates the right effect at St Katharine's

Dorgard wireless fire door retainers from the Effects range have been installed at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine in London's East End.St Kathar... more...

Notifer Adds Advanced Detection Capabilities

New Networking Capabilities between NOTIFIER Fire Alarm and Smoke Aspiration Systems Unlock Vital Sensing Data to Speed Better ResponseNOTIFIER by Hon... more...

Shopping Centre Fire Safety Challenges

No structure best depicts affluence and wealth than a high-end, luxury retail complex. The Crescent Mall in Vietnam is the latest addition to a develo... more...

The Manual Call Point, the Human Fire Detection System

Even in the most sophisticated fire system installed in the most modern of premises, call points perform a vital role in enabling anyone to raise the ... more...

SecuriRAS ASD 535: the new yardstick when it comes to system limits

SecuriRAS ASD 535 aspirating smoke detector: the new yardstick when it comes to system limitsWith its latest model generation of the SecuriRAS ASD 535... more...

ZFP fire panels safeguarding St Helens Rugby League Club

Two of C-TEC’s new ZFP analogue addressable fire panels are playing a major role safeguarding St Helens Rugby League Club’s new 18,000 seat ‘Lan... more...

Watermist Fire Suppression Systems

Watermist Fire Suppression Systems for Commercial Low-hazard Occupancies Watermist fire protection systems are fire suppression systems that have emer... more...

The Barcelona Conference: 22 high-quality presentations on Water Mist

In its 12th year the annual conference of the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) had returned to Spain. It was in 2003 that the water mist co... more...

Tests on flame detectors in co-operation with INERIS

SP has been working in a project focused on assessing the performance of different types of flame detectors. The work was part of a larger project car... more...

Fire and Safety issues addressed at IFSEC & OSH Arabia 2012

IFSEC & OSH Arabia the International Conference and Exhibition for Industrial Security returns to Saudi Arabia with its most impressive fire safet... more...

Electrical discharges for flame detection

SP Fire Technology has developed a new method of flame detection, using electrical discharges between two electrodes with an applied voltage across th... more...

Evacuation lifts – future solutions for high-rise buildings

Evacuation of multi storey buildings in the event of fire is effected today almost exclusively via stairwells.  However, the attack on the World Trad... more...

Fire spalling of self compacting concrete

Fire tests of self compacting concrete that had been stored from six months up to five years showed that, for three out of the four mixes, the spallin... more...

KAC Manual Call Points for legacy mains voltage fire systems

The latest addition to KAC’s range of manual call points for specialist applications is the MCP6V, an indoor call point for flush or surface mountin... more...

New Dorgards create special effects

Fireco has launched a special Dorgard Effects range of finishes specifically designed for the more discerning architectural interiors market. These ne... more...

Steel Appeal in Fire Safety

It is estimated that there are some 195,000 deaths each year from fire, and fire-related death ranks among the 15 most common causes of death for chil... more...

Russia’s longest running security exhibition returns for the 21st year

The St. Petersburg International Security and Fire Exhibition, Russia’s longest running security exhibition, will mark its 21st edition on 22nd – ... more...

Visual assessment of fire damaged concrete

Fire can reduce the load‑carrying capacity of concrete structures.  A new innovative method, Optical Deformation Measurement, can be used to determ... more...

Notifier Launches Emergency Communications Systems Virtual Demo Site

New Site Demonstrates Effective Use of Integrated Fire Alarm and Emergency Communications SystemsNOTIFIER by Honeywell announces the launch of a micro... more...

Malaysian fast crew boats have Kentec onboard

World-class builder of sea craft and vessels NGV Tech of Malaysia has installed Kentec fire control panels at the heart of their latest project - 34m ... more...

Silent Knight Introduces Fire Alarm Monitoring System

New Monitoring System Speeds Emergency Response, Simplifies Fire Alarm Use and MaintenanceSilent Knight by Honeywell introduces a dynamic fire alarm m... more...

New AlarmSense® fire alarm panels deliver impressive time and cost savings

Kentec’s new AlarmSense® compatible Sigma CP-A 2, 4 and 8 zone fire alarm control and indicating panels are designed to deliver significant time ... more...

Portsmouth City Council chooses DMS fire safety product to protect deaf people

Portsmouth City Council has installed DMS (Deaf Message Service), a new fire safety product that informs deaf or hard of hearing people when the fire ... more...

Kentec at the heart of care in Malta

A prestigious new five million euro residential care home in Attard, Malta, recently acquired by CareMalta Group, Malta's largest and leading private ... more...

NOTIFIER Protects Historic Warship

NOTIFIER by Honeywell just learned of a fire incident on Tuesday aboard the USS Yorktown warship in Mount Pleasant, S.C., which was immediately dete... more...

Automatic Sprinkler Systems in Tunnel Fires

Tests show that automatic sprinkler systems in tunnel fires are only suitable for tunnels with low velocities. It is recommended that automatic sprink... more...

Assessment of a major fire in a parking garage

A serious fire occurred in a parking garage in Gothenburg in March 2011, totally destroying about 20 cars. According to the fire and rescue services, ... more...

Unique full scale fire tests in the Brunsberg tunnel

In September, unique fire and explosion tests on a train were carried out in an abandoned railway tunnel outside Arvika.  The purpose of the tests wa... more...