Fire Protection Articles

  • Silica and Silicosis - Quiz

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • Hot work and fire prevention

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • Q&A With Joe Cupp: Singer Fire Valve Manager

    When it comes to investing in fire protection, it’s not enough to simply seek out the lowest price—at least not if you truly care about your community’s safety. Although your budget will always play a factor in your investments, selecting fire protection valves means weighing features, specs, ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Do you have the right portable extinguishers? A quick knockdown.

    Why do we have portable fire extinguishers? It may appear an obvious question however many struggle to answer this and I have heard many different analogies over the years. Fires in the workplace tend to start as small incidents and this is where portable fire extinguishers come into their own. By extinguishing, slowing down or preventing the dangerous escalation of the fire; an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • 10 Dumb Things Smart People Do When Testing Electricity

    Be safe when testing electricity. Quick reminder of what NOT to do when taking electrical measurements. Anyone who makes their living by working with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being “live.” Yet the pressures of getting a job done on time or getting a mission-critical piece of equipment back on line can sometimes ...


    By IndustryFriend

  • Oxidizer Service Series

    Thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems represent a significant investment and long-term commitment to environmental compliance. Unfortunately, there is not a set oxidizer maintenance checklist that will work for every vapor combustion device. However, there are four major aspects that all operators should consider when crafting a maintenance plan or evaluating service strategies.  This paper ...

  • Fire systems engineering case study

    General fire safety in England and Wales is delivered through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. By virtue of this Order, the responsible person should carry out a fire risk assessment on their premises, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and maintain a fire management plan. The main purpose of the order is to prevent fire, minimise risk ...


    By Stopford Projects Limited

  • Response of fish tissue mercury in a freshwater lake to local, regional, and global changes in mercury emissions

    A suite of mechanistic atmospheric and mercury cycling/bioaccumulation models is applied to simulate atmospheric mercury deposition and mercury concentrations in the water column and fish in a mercury‐impaired freshwater lake located in the northeastern United States that receives its mercury loading primarily through deposition. Two future‐year scenarios evaluate the long‐term response of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fire risk assessment in buildings using fire protection software

    In this investigation, we developed a methodology for inclusion of fire protection and used a methodological approach for fire risk assessment. Present practice of fire risk assessment and prevention measures in the Republic of Serbia is not systematic. To develop a methodological approach of fire risk assessment, a modified matrix for fire risk factors was set up that combines the implementation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Homegrown Suppliers still Dominate the Chinese Security Market but are Things about to Change?

    The Physical Security Industry has undergone significant structural changes in the last 3 years and this accelerated in 2012 driven by the need to combat the worst trading conditions for decades. The structure of the business has morphed not just to compensate or accommodate but also to meet and beat the challenge and deliver growth. Our report “The Physical Security Business in ...

  • Ethanol rail car facilities case study

    Due to the advanced true flame detection technology employed within the FDS range of flame detectors, they are capable of detecting ethanol fires. At Ethanol Rail Car terminals across the mid west of the United States we have a large install base of Micropack FDS301 Visual Flame Detectors. With the detectors ability to record any fires it detects, as well as the ability to remotely view the live ...

  • Learning lessons from wildfires, from Texas to Brazil

    “This is unprecedented fire behavior. We’ve never seen conditions like this before. Not a single one of our firefighters has ever faced such extreme conditions.” This statement from the director of the Texas Forest Service makes it clear that the recent wildfires that scorched Texas belong in a new category of disaster. Already, the state’s wildfires this season ...

  • Masonite purchases eSight aM&T product suite for large manufacturing facility in Ireland

    Masonite is a unique integrated building products company, which for over 75 years, has focused on leading edge product innovation. With more than 70 facilities and in excess of 12,000 employees worldwide, Masonite retails its products – doors, components, industrial product and entry systems – to a wide variety of customers in over 50 countries. Background Masonite ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Flood protection wooler fire station, south road, wooler, Northumberland

    Client: GB Building Solutions on behalf of Northumberland County Council Contract Period: 2 weeks Installed April 2011 Project Detail: The Northumbrian market town of Wooler high in the Cheviot Hills experienced the worst floods for 100 years in September 2008, having already been badly flooded four years earlier in August 2004. 7 ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • Use of analytic hierarchy process and fire dynamics simulator to assess the fire protection systems in a tunnel on fire

    The road and rail tunnels are increasing in number. Corresponding to this higher number of tunnels, a higher number of accidents related to safety problems occur. The safety of road and rail tunnels is mostly related to fire safety. Our purpose in this paper is to present a new integrated approach to the analysis of fire safety in tunnels. Using different techniques from the decision support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Fire and Gas Protection Systems as Part of Safety Instrumented Systems and Risk Management

    Garth Watkins, Director Europe, Middle East, Africa, Detector Electronics Corporation, Presented at HazardEx International Conference 2008 Process-systems operators today face increasing demands for lower costs and higher safety standards in an increasingly regulated environment. In addition, companies desire to provide a working environment that is as safe as possible. As a result, plant owners ...

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • What you need to know about PPE Arc Flash

    Personal protective equipment, or PPE is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, personal protective equipment, or PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

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