Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en Issue 92 - Fire Concerns with Roof-Mounted Solar Panels http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-92-fire-concerns-roof-mounted-solar-panels <div class="node-body page-body">As companies look to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, many are turning toward rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power systems, or solar panels, as a source of renewable, clean energy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-92-fire-concerns-roof-mounted-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:06:34 +0000 7321 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 91 - NFPA 3 & 4 – What’s New? http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-91-nfpa-3-4-what-s-new <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss the NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 standards related to fire protection and life safety systems (FP&LS).</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-91-nfpa-3-4-what-s-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:16:09 +0000 7311 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 90 - The Case For Licensing of Fire Safety Engineers In Australia http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-90-case-licensing-fire-safety-engineers-australia <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss licensing of fire safety engineers in Australia.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-90-case-licensing-fire-safety-engineers-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:55:27 +0000 7301 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 89 - Applying Reliability Based Decision Making to ITM Frequency http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-89-applying-reliability-based-decision-making-itm-frequency <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/ETlogoSFPE_v3.png" width="728" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-89-applying-reliability-based-decision-making-itm-frequency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:08:54 +0000 7291 at http://magazine.sfpe.org 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 Know the Risks Associated with CPVC http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/know-risks-associated-cpvc <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The CPVC compatibility rules change constantly. But 100% steel remains 100% compatible with everything. From certification changes to safety risks, there are plenty of reasons to avoid CPVC and install 100% steel in your fire sprinkler systems. Wheatland Tube believes that knowing the facts is the best way to protect against undue liability and system failures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/know-risks-associated-cpvc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/know-risks-associated-cpvc#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:01:00 +0000 7281 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FyreWrap® DPS Insulation for Dryer Ducts & Plenums http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Unifrax FyreWrap<sup>&reg;</sup> 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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums-0#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:58:00 +0000 7271 at http://magazine.sfpe.org New Potter Fire Alarm System Helps Renovate Landmark Hotel http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/new-potter-fire-alarm-system-helps-renovate-landmark-hotel <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/cs-figure-C.png" style="width: 169px; height: 126px; float: left;" /> Potter Electric Signal Company recently had products installed in a renovated version of the Crowne Plaza Ponchartrain Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. This Detroit landmark had been neglected for years and the existing fire system was completely outdated. Ownership changes and poor management resulted in a building that was no longer the symbol of class that it once was, and the people of Crowne Plaza, after purchasing the building in 2009, wanted to change that.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/new-potter-fire-alarm-system-helps-renovate-landmark-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/new-potter-fire-alarm-system-helps-renovate-landmark-hotel#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:56:00 +0000 7261 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-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/cs-figure-A.png" style="width: 100px; height: 98px; float: left;" /> 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-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems-0#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:53:00 +0000 7251 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-47 <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/prodlit-figure-A.png" style="width: 187px; height: 158px;" /></td> <td> <p><strong>Industrial Dampers</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-47" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-47#comments Products/Literature Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:48:00 +0000 7241 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Brainteaser http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-50 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Problem</strong></p> <p>In this problem, x is an integer, and 9 &lt; x2 &lt;99. What is the largest possible value of x minus the smallest possible value of x?</p> <p><strong>Solution to Last Issue&rsquo;s Brainteaser</strong></p> <p>A woman purchased four items from a store. She noticed that the product of the prices of the four items was the same as the sum of the prices of the four items. If three of the items cost $1.50, $3.00 and $4.00, what was the cost of the fourth item?</p> <p>If the price of the fourth item is x, then:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-50#comments Brainteaser Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:46:00 +0000 7231 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-31 <div class="field-deck"> University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering Appoints First Clinical Professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The University of Maryland&rsquo;s Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has appointed the department&rsquo;s first endowed Clinical Professor, Kenneth E. Isman (B.S. &lsquo;86, fire protection engineering). The Clinical Professor&rsquo;s role is to bring hands-on field experience to the undergraduate curriculum and strengthen ties with industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-31#comments Flashpoints Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:43:00 +0000 7221 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Letter to the Editor http://magazine.sfpe.org/letters-editor/letter-editor-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Dear Editor: </strong></p> <p>I read with interest the article by John F. Devlin, P.E. on &ldquo;Passenger Rail Systems Fire Safety: An Overview,&rdquo; in particular the emergency ventilation information. This is a major life safety problem during fire conditions and emergency operations in tunnels. I have worked over 35 years in the FDNY and operated at numerous fires in subway track tunnels and stations under smoke conditions that could not be readily relieved.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/letters-editor/letter-editor-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/letters-editor/letter-editor-1#comments Letters to the Editor Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:42:00 +0000 7211 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-46 <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Rodenkirch and Benton Johnson, P.E. </div> <div class="field-deck"> To Achieve High Performance Sustainable Success, Greater Emphasis is Needed on Performance-Based Codes </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past decade, sustainable design requirements have begun to make their way into building codes. However, as this shift has occurred, it has become apparent that the codes&rsquo; prescriptive requirements often limit the use of high performance sustainable designs that incorporate strong technical solutions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-46" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-46#comments Viewpoint Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:39:00 +0000 7201 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Director http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-48 <div class="field-deck"> “Who Will Design Fire Protection of the Future” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img align="right" alt="" height="280" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2012/06/technical_director.jpg" width="250" />The title of this column is not a rhetorical question, but rather it was the title of a presentation that was given on the occasion of SFPE&rsquo;s 25th anniversary in 1975.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-48" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-48#comments From the Technical Director Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:34:00 +0000 7191 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Harnessing the Sun: Solar Power and Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/harnessing-sun-solar-power-and-fire-protection-engineering <div class="field-byline"> Casey C. Grant, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developments in the solar power field are raising new questions about fire safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/harnessing-sun-solar-power-and-fire-protection-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/harnessing-sun-solar-power-and-fire-protection-engineering#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:18:00 +0000 7181 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flame Retardants: Background and Effectiveness http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flame-retardants-background-and-effectiveness <div class="field-byline"> Marcelo M. Hirschler, Ph.D. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The chemical properties and behavioral characteristics of flame retardants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flame-retardants-background-and-effectiveness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flame-retardants-background-and-effectiveness#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:11:00 +0000 7171 at http://magazine.sfpe.org A Passive Smoke Control Design http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/passive-smoke-control-design <div class="field-byline"> Tiffney A. Cates Chen, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four design fire scenarios for a new three-story building on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/passive-smoke-control-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/passive-smoke-control-design#comments content Smoke Management Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:50:00 +0000 7161 at http://magazine.sfpe.org High-Rise Timber Buildings http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/high-rise-timber-buildings <div class="field-byline"> David Barber and Robert Gerard, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ongoing research focuses on the fire-safety aspects of tall timber buildings.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/high-rise-timber-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/high-rise-timber-buildings#comments content Structural Fire Resistance Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:38:00 +0000 7151 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 3rd Quarter 2014 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2014-07-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"><p>High-Rise Timber Buildings</p> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>High-Rise Timber Buildings</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/2014-07-01" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 7141 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