Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en Issue 88 - Aircraft Hangar High Expansion Foam Incident http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-88-aircraft-hangar-high-expansion-foam-incident <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss issues raised in the investigation of an aircraft hangar high expansion foam incident.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-88-aircraft-hangar-high-expansion-foam-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Fire Investigation Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:00:30 +0000 7131 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Submit an Article http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/submit-article <div class="field-deck"> Invitation to submit articles to Fire Protection Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You are invited to submit articles that:</p> <ul> <li> Provide information about new fire protection design methods;</li> <li> Describe use of the latest fire protection technologies;</li> <li> Examine current code-related issues; or</li> <li> Improve readers&#39; professional knowledge and marketability.</li> </ul> <p>Fire Protection Engineering will consider timely, authoritative feature articles covering the following topics:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/submit-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/submit-article#comments content Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 7121 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 87 - Public Risk Perception of Elevator Evacuation in High-Rise Buildings http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-87-public-risk-perception-elevator-evacuation-high-rise-buildings-0 <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/01/ETlogoredesignBL.png" width="524" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-87-public-risk-perception-elevator-evacuation-high-rise-buildings-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Special Hazards Occupants and Egress Professional Practice Safety and Security Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:39:10 +0000 7111 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 86 - Fire Safety Challenges Associated With Water Conservation Measures in Australia http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-86-fire-safety-challenges-associated-water-conservation-measures-australia <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/01/ETlogoredesignBL.png" width="524" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-86-fire-safety-challenges-associated-water-conservation-measures-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Professional Practice Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:58:13 +0000 7091 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 85 - An Overview of Research of Occupant Movement in Building Stairwells http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-85-overview-research-occupant-movement-building-stairwells <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/07/PPNlogo.png" width="524" /></p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-85-overview-research-occupant-movement-building-stairwells" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Occupants and Egress Professional Practice Wed, 21 May 2014 15:13:13 +0000 7041 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 84 - Changes to the 2015 International Building Code http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-84-changes-2015-international-building-code <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/01/ETlogoredesignBL.png" width="524" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-84-changes-2015-international-building-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Professional Practice Sun, 11 May 2014 16:46:52 +0000 7031 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Case Studies http://magazine.sfpe.org/case-studies-0 <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-images"> </fieldset> <div class="node-body curated_topic-body"></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sat, 03 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000 2950 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Resources http://magazine.sfpe.org/resources/resources-13 <div class="field-deck"> Is Your Bookshelf Up-To-Date? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Is Your Bookshelf Up-To-Date</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/resources/resources-13" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/resources/resources-13#comments Resources Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:56:00 +0000 6951 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 83 - Current Concerns and Associated Research on Fires in Tunnels http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-83-current-concerns-and-associated-research-fires-tunnels <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/07/PPNlogo.png" width="524" /></p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-83-current-concerns-and-associated-research-fires-tunnels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Sprinklers Occupants and Egress Safety and Security Mon, 21 Apr 2014 19:10:50 +0000 6871 at http://magazine.sfpe.org The Flammability of a Storage Commodity http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flammability-storage-commodity <div class="field-byline"> Michael Gollner, Ph.D. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New ways to look at warehouse fire protection.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flammability-storage-commodity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flammability-storage-commodity#comments content Special Hazards Professional Practice Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:00:00 +0000 6901 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fixed-Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems Fire Saftey: An Overview http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fixed-guideway-transit-and-passenger-rail-systems-fire-saftey-overview <div class="field-byline"> John F. Devlin, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Key fire safety design issues for rail transit systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fixed-guideway-transit-and-passenger-rail-systems-fire-saftey-overview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fixed-guideway-transit-and-passenger-rail-systems-fire-saftey-overview#comments content Smoke Management Fire Modeling Occupants and Egress Professional Practice Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:36:00 +0000 6891 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Protection in All Aspects - W.S. Darley & Company's New Fire Sprinkler Line http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-protection-all-aspects-ws-darley-companys-new-fire-sprinkler-line <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Since 1908, W.S. Darley &amp; Co. has been dedicated to serving the World&rsquo;s Fire and Emergency Services. Darley&rsquo;s involvement in the Fire Industry spans over a century and four generations of Darley&rsquo;s. Darley now provides a full line of packaged fire sprinkler pump systems to accommodate any NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R or hydrant boosting application.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-protection-all-aspects-ws-darley-companys-new-fire-sprinkler-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-protection-all-aspects-ws-darley-companys-new-fire-sprinkler-line#comments content Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:00:00 +0000 7021 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fyrewrap® DPS Insulation for Dryer Ducts & Plenums http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/04/csFrye_FigA.png" style="width: 100px; height: 78px; float: right;" />Unifrax FyreWrap&reg; DPS Insulation is a high-temperature insulation blanket specifically designed, UL tested and certified to provide a single layer, one hour rated flexible enclosure around dryer exhaust ductwork and residential kitchen exhausts. It also provides code-compliant fire protection for combustible items, such as plastic pipes by preventing flame propagation and smoke development in the plenum area.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums#comments content Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:54:00 +0000 7011 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Potter Electric Studies Effects of Using Nitrogen Gas in Fire Suppression Systems http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/04/csPotter_FigA.png" style="width: 86px; height: 84px; float: right;" />Internal corrosion of dry and pre-action fire suppression systems is a growing concern for the fire sprinkler industry. Corrosion in these systems causes failures resulting in property damage, production downtime, and increased maintenance costs. Additionally, corrosion impacts system hydraulics and reduces the efficiency of fire sprinkler system designs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems#comments content Tue, 01 Apr 2014 17:49:00 +0000 7001 at http://magazine.sfpe.org New Paper Focuses on System Sprinkler Effectiveness http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/new-paper-focuses-system-sprinkler-effectiveness-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><em>Fire Science Reviews</em> announces the availability of a new online report titled, &ldquo;A Review of Sprinkler System Effectiveness Studies.&rdquo;</p> <p>Prior to writing the report, the authors compiled and tabulated sprinkler system component data and effectiveness estimates from system-based studies. In the report, they compare the merits of two approaches: component-based approaches using a fault tree of similar method, and system-based approaches using fire incident data where sprinklers were present.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/new-paper-focuses-system-sprinkler-effectiveness-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/new-paper-focuses-system-sprinkler-effectiveness-0#comments Flashpoints Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:09:00 +0000 6991 at http://magazine.sfpe.org WPI Researchers Receive Grant to Examine Green Building Fire Safety http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/wpi-researchers-receive-grant-examine-green-building-fire-safety <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A team of fire protection engineering researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is investigating the fire safety risks associated with green construction. The WPI team is working with a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which will fund a three-year project aimed at identifying and reducing the potential for firefighter and occupant injuries and deaths that could be associated with unanticipated hazards posed by green building elements.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/wpi-researchers-receive-grant-examine-green-building-fire-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/wpi-researchers-receive-grant-examine-green-building-fire-safety#comments Flashpoints Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:07:00 +0000 6981 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-46 <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="165" width="80%"> <p><strong>Pump Selection Software</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-46" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-46#comments Products/Literature Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:04:00 +0000 6971 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Brainteaser http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-49 <div class="node-body article-body">A woman purchased four items from a store. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-49#comments Brainteaser Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:01:00 +0000 6961 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-45 <div class="field-byline"> Marjorie M. Cooke </div> <div class="field-deck"> The Fire Safety of Modern Cruise Ships </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Fire Safety of Modern Cruise Ships</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-45" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-45#comments Viewpoint Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:53:00 +0000 6941 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Director http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-47 <div class="field-deck"> Book Review Epic Content Marketing </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Book Review Epic Content Marketing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-47" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-47#comments From the Technical Director Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:49:00 +0000 6931 at http://magazine.sfpe.org USCG Uses Expirementation and FDS Modeling to Aid Small Passenger Vessel Industry http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/uscg-uses-expirementation-and-fds-modeling-aid-small-passenger-vessel-industry <div class="field-byline"> LCDR John H. Miller, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Design considerations for structural fire protection aboard small passenger vessels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/uscg-uses-expirementation-and-fds-modeling-aid-small-passenger-vessel-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/uscg-uses-expirementation-and-fds-modeling-aid-small-passenger-vessel-industry#comments content Occupants and Egress Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:38:00 +0000 6921 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Electric Vehicle Battery Hazards: Hands-On Fire Test Data For Emergency Responders http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/electric-vehicle-battery-hazards-hands-fire-test-data-emergency-responders <div class="field-byline"> R. Thomas Long, Jr., P.E., and Andrew F. Blum, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Best practices for fires in electric-drive vehicles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/electric-vehicle-battery-hazards-hands-fire-test-data-emergency-responders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/electric-vehicle-battery-hazards-hands-fire-test-data-emergency-responders#comments content Special Hazards Fire Investigation Professional Practice Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:28:00 +0000 6911 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 2nd Quarter 2014 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2014-04-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>Fixed-Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems Fire Safety: An Overview</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Fixed-Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems Fire Safety: An Overview</p> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-mag-teasers"> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-publication-info"><legend>Publication Info</legend> </fieldset> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2014-04-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 6881 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 82 - Earthquake and Post-Earthquake Fire Performance http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-82-earthquake-and-post-earthquake-fire-performance <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/07/PPNlogo.png" width="524" /></p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-82-earthquake-and-post-earthquake-fire-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Fire Investigation Fire Modeling Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:28:41 +0000 6861 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 81 - Changes in the 2014 Edition of NFPA 25 http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-81-changes-2014-edition-nfpa-25 <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/01/ETlogoredesignBL.png" width="524" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-81-changes-2014-edition-nfpa-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Professional Practice Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:06:00 +0000 6851 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Online Videos Explain Fire Sprinklers to Consumers http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/online-videos-explain-fire-sprinklers-consumers <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) has made new online content available to consumers looking for information about the benefits of fire sprinklers. Available for free at the HFSC website, the new Ask for Them! interactive guide provides consumers with 11 brief video segments in a menu format. All of the content is free, noncommercial, and has no advertising.</p> <p>Access the guide at <a href="http://www.homefiresprinkler.org/index.php/ Consumer/quick-guide.html." target="_new">www.homefiresprinkler.org/index.php/ Consumer/quick-guide.html.</a></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/online-videos-explain-fire-sprinklers-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/online-videos-explain-fire-sprinklers-consumers#comments Flashpoints Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:48:00 +0000 6841 at http://magazine.sfpe.org New Paper Focuses on System Sprinkler Effectiveness http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/new-paper-focuses-system-sprinkler-effectiveness <div class="node-body article-body"><p><i>Fire Science Reviews<i> announces the availability of a new online report titled, &ldquo;A Review of Sprinkler System Effectiveness Studies.&rdquo;</i></i></p> <p>Prior to writing the report, the authors compiled and tabulated sprinkler system component data and effectiveness estimates from system-based studies. In the report, they compare the merits of two approaches: component-based approaches using a fault tree of similar method, and system-based approaches using fire incident data where sprinklers were present.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/new-paper-focuses-system-sprinkler-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/new-paper-focuses-system-sprinkler-effectiveness#comments Flashpoints Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:47:00 +0000 6831 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FM Global Awards Fire Prevention Grants http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fm-global-awards-fire-prevention-grants <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last year, FM Global awarded 160 fire service organizations in the United States, Canada, and India with grants of $2,300 each. Fire prevention education, emergency response planning, and investigation efficiencies are just some of the ways fire service organizations will use the funds.</p> <p>&ldquo;When awarding these grants, we seek to help fund programs that have the most demonstrable impact on preventing fire, or mitigating the damage fire can quickly cause,&rdquo; says Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant program.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fm-global-awards-fire-prevention-grants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fm-global-awards-fire-prevention-grants#comments Flashpoints Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:45:00 +0000 6821 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview Version 6 Officially Released http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fire-dynamics-simulator-and-smokeview-version-6-officially-released <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fire Dynamics Simulator and Smokeview (FDS-SMV) version 6 is now available. This release represents more than 10,000 changes since the last major release of FDS-SMV in 2010 (FDS version 5.5.3), including modifications and improvements to the hydrodynamics and turbulence models, species and combustion routines, aerosol deposition capabilities, Lagrangian particle features, solid phase heat transfer and pyrolysis submodels, new HVAC functionality, radiation improvements, multi-mesh components, control functions, and devices and outputs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fire-dynamics-simulator-and-smokeview-version-6-officially-released" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fire-dynamics-simulator-and-smokeview-version-6-officially-released#comments Flashpoints Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:44:00 +0000 6811 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-45 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Aerosol Fire Suppression</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-45" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-45#comments Products/Literature Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:33:00 +0000 6801 at http://magazine.sfpe.org