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‘Relax, the building is sprinkler-protected’

This mindset, says civil defence representative, is the bane of efforts aimed at fire and life safety; the burden of blame, he adds, is on less-safety-minded developers and contractors

Added: | By Ranjana Konatt

Mayday!

Fire safety regulations are at the heart of a successful and safe society, yet they are rendered useless if they are not enforced. Are regulations too rigid? Are they progressive enough? What are the ramifications? Stakeholders share their views with Benwen Lopez of Climate Control Middle East.

Added: May 17, 2018 | By Benwen Lopez

Curbing false alarms

EcoPower’s hybrid ventilation system helps Australia’s Caddy Storage cut down factory temperature and eliminate false fire alarms

Added: Oct 22, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

‘The Fire Code is the result of analysis of past learnings’

Terry Johnson FIFireE, Senior Fire Service Advisor, Operation Department of Dubai Civil Defence (DCD), speaks on the new Fire Code and also on how he is eager to listen to HVAC manufacturers share their knowledge and experience, in this interview with Benwen Lopez of Climate Control Middle East. Excerpts...

Added: Jun 15, 2017 | By Benwen Lopez

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BSI revises standard for fire safety in commercial buildings

The ‘BS 9999: 2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice’ standard aimed at architects, building managers, fire safety engineers, fire and rescue personnel, among others.

Added: Feb 7, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

Fire safety – who’s accountable?

In light of the new UAE Fire Code, Karim Badruddin examines the liability of the client, contractor and the manufacturer of fire safety equipment used in a project and the impact of the insurance cost on the client and the contractor. He stresses that each party involved shares the responsibility for occupant safety.

Added: Apr 23, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

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Ensuring safe compartmentation

Containing or delaying the spread of fire in a building by restricting its flammability or combustibility can help mitigate hazards and loss of life and property. Noman Qamar illustrates how compartmentation can go a long way in achieving this.

Added: Jun 13, 2012 | By CCME Content Team

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To motorise or not to motorise – that is the question!

David Stevenson takes an in-depth look at the role of fire dampers in reducing smoke and heat from spreading from one fire compartment to another through HVAC ductwork and believes that motorized actuators ensure greater efficiency and safety.

Added: | By CCME Content Team

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Dampers can save lives

Dampers play an important role in making a building safe from fire and smoke hazards. Saad Ali explains how they work and cites the recent incident of fire in a Doha mall as an example to highlight the need for strict building codes and fire safety measures.

Added: | By CCME Content Team

Revisiting flammable refrigerants – Checks and Balances

In the second installment of the whitepaper on flammable refrigerants, Thomas Blewitt explores the prevalent safety standards and regulations that affect the use of flammable refrigerants in HVAC equipment and appliances.

Added: May 13, 2012 | By CCME Content Team