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The Integrated Fire Protection File
The conception of the fire protection of a building is a major project. Indeed, it does not only include fire protection installations such as detection or fire suppression systems, but also the organisational and architectural aspects. Each element of the project has interactions with the others.
Measuring the impact of fire on the environment
Do we have the training and expertise required to understand the environmental consequences of field operations? Read about the project "Measuring the impact of fire on environment" and the "Fire Impact tool" that have been developed for training responders to understand the environmental impacts resulting from their actions when responding to vehicle and enclosure fires. Research report from the Swedish FPA's research organisation Brandforsk. To read the full article click on this text.
Fire in timber frame buildings
This document has been produced at the request of RISCAuthority members in response to a noted change in UK claims experience in respect of lightweight timbre frame (LFT) buildings both in-construction and once completed and occupied. Author: Fire Protection Association and RISCAuthority.
Occupant toxic exposure to fires in rain-screen cladding systems
An experimental investigation of fire gas exposure from un-fire-stopped penetrations through the external envelop of a building in association with the use of materials in the make-up of rain-screen cladding systems that may contribute to fire. http://cfpa-e.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Article-1-from-Jim-G.pdf Author: Fire Protection Association and RISCAuthority.
From this year, the FPA’s Blockley Fire Test Laboratory is being used for testing International Maritime Organisation Standard 1165, for which the facility was intended. Simon Bartlett explains…
Stoves and thatch
Intelligent stove selection could assist in thatched house fire safety, suggests Jim Glockling, based on his own experiences of wood burning stoves in his thatched home
Fire Safety Protection Assessment of Industrial Technologies
Members of CFPA-E in collaboration with industrial representatives and academics published international research article focused on fire safety protection assessment of industrial technologies. This procedure respects CFPA-E guidelines and provides application of guidelines in practice. Application of this assessment can be used for increasing monitoring and protection efficiency or investment in fire protection systems
An update about fire safety of hydrogen fueled vehicles
In the last years a lot of alternative fuel cars came on the market. “Alternative fuels” is an expression which includes a number of different technologies, normally everything is different from diesel and gasoline. Alternative fuel and are concerning cars but also all other vehicles in generals, like bicycles, motorcycles, buses, in the future probably tracks, too. Since many years, methane gas or LPG gas fueled cars have been largely present in the streets, after decades of decline electric cars are in strong increase, in some countries ethanol cars are circulating in large number, and now apparently hydrogen gas cars are arriving on the market. In this article there is a brief explanation of the main types of hydrogen cars, their functioning principles, their main advantages and disadvantages, and what is possible to say today about the risk assessment of hydrogen cars.
Information Security: It depends on the right measure
Customers, partners, legislators and lawmakers are increasingly forcing companies to ensure IT-Security protection. While the international IT- Security standard ISO 27001 has been consistently implemented in several large companies, the complex catalogue of measures poses significant challenges for SMEs (small/medium-sized companies).
Electric cars and fire risk. Are electric cars dangerous?
In the last years many car companies have begun to build and to sell electric cars, and they are quickly spreading in many countries. Some news regarding the possible fire risk of electric cars have been published in the past, and this article intends to approach the main aspects of the relation between electric cars and fire risk.