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21 May 2019 SA fire-protection regulatory framework still immature, warns ASP Fire
Buildings that accommodate large numbers of the public are often not designed with specific occupant characteristics in mind. Shoppers are often unfamiliar with the layout of the emergency escape paths and are...
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4 April 2019 Fire safety in buildings must integrate sprinklers with smoke control
Automatic sprinklers and smoke-control ventilation systems are not incongruous. However, they must be designed explicitly with each other in mind when approaching a fire-safety system design for a building.
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14 March 2019 The role of architectural review in rational design
The qualitative review under rational design includes an architectural review, fire-safety objectives, fire hazards and risks, trial fire-safety designs, and worst-case fire scenarios for analysis. For example,...
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25 February 2019 Load shedding calls for essential genset maintenance, warns ASP Fire
Back-up power supply such as gensets becomes critical during load shedding. It is important that such important equipment is maintained properly and serviced regularly in order to be able to cope with extended...
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22 January 2019 Growth in fire engineering a hot topic for ASP Fire in 2019
With insurers placing greater demands on businesses to comply with all relevant fire-safety standards and regulations, ASP Fire has employed two new fire engineers to enhance its service offering in this regard
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22 November 2018 How best to ensure regulatory compliance for fire risk in warehouses
Fire protection in a warehouse environment not only has to comply with the National Building Regulations Act, but also with various SANS codes, according to ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk.
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31 October 2018 Fire-detection, suppression for macadamia-nut processing factory
To reduce the fire risk, and comply with regional regulations, a leading Mpumalanga macadamia-nut processing company called on risk consulting specialist ASP Fire during the planning of its processing plant to...
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7 September 2018 Spate of high-profile building fires highlights role of rational design
A recent spate of high-profile fires has highlighted the need for rational design of performance-based fire-safety systems, according to ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk.
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4 September 2018 Fire-suppression for sunflower and soya-seed processing facilities
Leading fire detection and suppression solutions provider ASP Fire has completed rational designs for two solvent extraction plant clients operating sunflower and soya-seed processing facilities in the North West...
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4 July 2018 Load shedding poses a significant fire-safety risk, warns fire expert
The public needs to be aware of the potential fire risks posed by electricity utility Eskom’s decision to implement scheduled load shedding across South Africa, ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk warns. He urges all...
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