Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en 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 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 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 Brainteaser http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-48 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A girl buys a bat and a ball. The total cost for both is $11.00. If the bat cost $10.00 more than the ball cost, how much did the ball cost?</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-48" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-48#comments Brainteaser Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:32:00 +0000 6791 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Resources http://magazine.sfpe.org/resources/resources-12 <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Levin, P.E. SFPE Alliance of Young Engineers </div> <div class="field-deck"> A Young Engineer's Perspective </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Young Engineer's Perspective</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/resources/resources-12" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/resources/resources-12#comments Resources Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:26:00 +0000 6781 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-44 <div class="field-byline"> Meghan Housewright, Casey Grant, P.E., FSFPE, and Don Bliss </div> <div class="field-deck"> Safety Codes and Standards in a Global Village </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Safety Codes and Standards in a Global Village</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-44" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-44#comments Viewpoint Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:24:00 +0000 6771 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Director http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-46 <div class="field-deck"> Fire Protection in Historically Significant Buildings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Fire Protection in Historically Significant Buildings</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-46" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-46#comments From the Technical Director Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:51:00 +0000 6761 at http://magazine.sfpe.org The Status of Fire Safety Engineering in Europe http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/status-fire-safety-engineering-europe <div class="field-byline"> Michael Strömgren </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Results from a survey that polled fire safety professionals in 21 European countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/status-fire-safety-engineering-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/status-fire-safety-engineering-europe#comments content Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:42:00 +0000 6751 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Marriott International Inc.: Application of a Global Fire Protection Philosophy http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/marriott-international-inc-application-global-fire-protection-philosophy <div class="field-byline"> Stacy N. Welch, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How Marriott provides uniform fire safety in different regions of the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/marriott-international-inc-application-global-fire-protection-philosophy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/marriott-international-inc-application-global-fire-protection-philosophy#comments content Sat, 01 Feb 2014 21:00:00 +0000 6731 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Serving Multinational Clients Globally http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/serving-multinational-clients-globally <div class="field-byline"> Ray Grill, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A list of considerations for working in foreign countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/serving-multinational-clients-globally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/serving-multinational-clients-globally#comments content Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:59:00 +0000 6741 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Bringing a Product to the Global Fire Alarm Market http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/bringing-product-global-fire-alarm-market <div class="field-byline"> Isaac Papier, P.E. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The challenges manufacturers face when attempting to produce global fire alarm products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/bringing-product-global-fire-alarm-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/bringing-product-global-fire-alarm-market#comments content Sat, 01 Feb 2014 19:18:00 +0000 6721 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FPE 1st Quarter 2014 http://magazine.sfpe.org/fire-protection-engineering/2014-02-01 <div class="node-body magazine_issue-body"></div> <div class="field-desc"> <p>Marriott International, Inc.: Application of a Global Fire Protection Philosophy</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> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000 6711 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 80 - Fire Protection for Storage of Li-ion Cells and Batteries http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-80-fire-protection-storage-li-ion-cells-and-batteries <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-80-fire-protection-storage-li-ion-cells-and-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> content Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:52:52 +0000 6691 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 79 - New Standards for Engineering Design of Structural Fire Protection http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-79-new-standards-engineering-design-structural-fire-protection <div class="node-body page-body">Welcome to the December 2013 issue of Fire Protection Engineering Emerging Trends, Fire Protection Engineering magazine's e-newsletter</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-79-new-standards-engineering-design-structural-fire-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:53:14 +0000 6661 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 78 - Fixed Fire Fighting Systems for Road Tunnels http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-78-fixed-fire-fighting-systems-road-tunnels <div class="node-body page-body">Welcome to the November 2013 issue of Fire Protection Engineering Emerging Trends, Fire Protection Engineering magazine's e-newsletter</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-78-fixed-fire-fighting-systems-road-tunnels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:34:25 +0000 6651 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Applications of Fire Detection, Alarm and Signaling Systems in Industrial Occupancies http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/applications-fire-detection-alarm-and-signaling-systems-industrial-occupancies <div class="field-byline"> Robert P. Schifiliti, P.E., FSFPE, R.P. Schifiliti Associates, Inc. on behalf of NEMA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Configurations commonly used in industrial, factory, storage, and high-hazard occupancies</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/applications-fire-detection-alarm-and-signaling-systems-industrial-occupancies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/applications-fire-detection-alarm-and-signaling-systems-industrial-occupancies#comments Fire Detection and Alarm content Special Hazards Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:46:00 +0000 6551 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flammable & Combustible Liquids Hazards http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flammable-combustible-liquids-hazards <div class="field-byline"> David P. Nugent, Valspar Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Understanding liquid properties in order to formulate an effective prevention and mitigation strategy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flammable-combustible-liquids-hazards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/flammable-combustible-liquids-hazards#comments content Special Hazards Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:42:00 +0000 6541 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Industrial Fire Protection http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/industrial-fire-protection <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan M. Eisenberg, P.E., Rolf Jensen &amp; Associates, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Considerations for both new designs and existing facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/industrial-fire-protection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/industrial-fire-protection#comments content Special Hazards Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:34:00 +0000 6531 at http://magazine.sfpe.org How Much Dust is Too Much Dust? http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/how-much-dust-too-much-dust <div class="field-byline"> John M. Cholin, P.E., FSFPE, J.M. Cholin Consultants, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Update on NFPA standards that address combustible dusts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/how-much-dust-too-much-dust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/how-much-dust-too-much-dust#comments content Special Hazards Fire Investigation Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:28:00 +0000 6521 at http://magazine.sfpe.org The Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Industry and Fire Protection Regulations http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/liquefied-natural-gas-lng-industry-and-fire-protection-regulations <div class="field-byline"> Harri Kytomaa, Ph.D., P.E. and Trey Morrison, Ph.D., P.E., Exponent Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The evolution of passive fire protection and facility siting guidelines for LNG plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/liquefied-natural-gas-lng-industry-and-fire-protection-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/liquefied-natural-gas-lng-industry-and-fire-protection-regulations#comments content Special Hazards Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:17:00 +0000 6511 at http://magazine.sfpe.org SpectrAlert® Meets Emergency Communications Needs, Too http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/spectralert-meets-emergency-communications-needs-too <div class="node-body article-body"><p> When the Presbyterian Tower of the OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City underwent renovations, including upgrading its fire and life safety systems, officials realized this was a prime time to incorporate emergency communications.</p> <p> &ldquo;We reached out to System Sensor for recommendations to take it one step beyond code compliance and jump into future code compliance,&rdquo; says Tracy Wagoner, project engineer at Corporate Energy Consultants Ltd.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/spectralert-meets-emergency-communications-needs-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/spectralert-meets-emergency-communications-needs-too#comments content Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:09:00 +0000 6641 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Explosion Proof Heat Detector for Hazardous Environments http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/explosion-proof-heat-detector-hazardous-environments <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The EWT Series of THERMOFLEX heat detectors for fi re alarm systems are Explosion proof, Weather proof, Water and Dust tight.</p> <p> The EWT is produced in Canada and for over 40 years it has been effectively used in countless hazardous environments including: coal mines, refi neries, oil rigs, boat decks, engine rooms, tunnels, fl our mills, nuclear generating stations and hydro electric projects.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/explosion-proof-heat-detector-hazardous-environments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/explosion-proof-heat-detector-hazardous-environments#comments content Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:04:00 +0000 6631 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Hazards Associated With the Bulk Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fire-hazards-associated-bulk-storage-lithium-ion-batteries <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Commercial and industrial property insurer FM Global has completed the first-ever large scale fire tests of lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries in warehouse storage and released a research technical report describing the associated fire hazards and protection recommendations for rechargeable batteries.</p> <p> Among the key findings:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fire-hazards-associated-bulk-storage-lithium-ion-batteries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/fire-hazards-associated-bulk-storage-lithium-ion-batteries#comments Flashpoints Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:59:00 +0000 6621 at http://magazine.sfpe.org NEMA Releases New Training Manuals http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/nema-releases-new-training-manuals <div class="node-body article-body"><p> The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Section on Signaling Protection and Communications &mdash; comprised of fire and life safety industry experts &mdash; has released a library of application guides and manuals on fire detection, emergency communication, and life safety based on national fire and life safety codes and standards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/nema-releases-new-training-manuals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/nema-releases-new-training-manuals#comments Flashpoints Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:56:00 +0000 6611 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Standards Development Organizations File Lawsuit http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/standards-development-organizations-file-lawsuit <div class="node-body article-body"><p> Three standards development organizations (SDOs) &ndash; National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), ASTM International (ASTM), and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) &ndash; have filed a lawsuit against Public.Resource.org (Public Resource) to stop copyright infringement, ensure that the development of the codes and standards in the United States are done at the highest levels of excellence, and to protect public health and safety.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/standards-development-organizations-file-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/standards-development-organizations-file-lawsuit#comments Flashpoints Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:53:00 +0000 6601 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-44 <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top" width="150"> <img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2013/10/pl_1.png" style="width: 100px; height: 148px;" /></td> <td valign="top"> <p> <strong>Fire Barrier Foam</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-44" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-44#comments Products/Literature Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:48:00 +0000 6591 at http://magazine.sfpe.org