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29.2.2024 From inspection to new fire safety concept Over the past few months, Efectis Nederland has successfully completed several projects where an initial request for a single-situation inspection resulted in either a modification of the entire... Read more
29.2.2024 Mass barrier ceilings Mass barrier ceilings block sound completely between one floor and another. They consist of multiple layers of boarding fixed to anti-vibration hangers that are suspended from steel beams.... Read more
29.2.2024 Horizeo: fire risk assessment and site's fire protection plan of Europe's largest solar farm project Efectis supported the ENGIE-NEOEN consortium in the development of the Horizeo photovoltaic park project of 1 GW in the municipality of Saucat (33) in Gironde, France. This exceptional... Read more
28.2.2024 Reducing the amount of fire tests with the use of ExAps After the European Accreditation Council decided that ExAps (Extended Applications) may also be accredited, 23 ExAps were added in November 2023 to the scope of Efectis in The... Read more
27.2.2024 Fire Strategy Report Responsible persons at all newly erected buildings or buildings undergoing material change of use are required, under Regulation 38 of the UK Building Regulations, to have a fire... Read more
14.12.2023 Assessment of the fire detection function of sprinkler systems in warehouses and Installations Classified for Environmental Protection (ICPE) In certain cases, French ICPE regulations allow fire detection to be provided by the sprinkler system, if it is designed for that. This applies to the French 1510... Read more
13.12.2023 Watermist systems Watermist systems have evolved as an effective and innovative fire suppression solution in a wide range of settings, from private homes to industrial complexes. The dependability and effectiveness... Read more
13.12.2023 Tests with the Flame Away The Flame Away is a decorative fire extinguishing device invented by Dutch students. The Flame Away is a breakable container filled with a fire-extinguishing solution. In the event... Read more
12.12.2023 Spalling tests on the Mont Blanc tunnel vault As part of the refurbishment of the Mont Blanc tunnel vault and at the request of our customer SPIE BATIGNOLLES, Efectis carried out laboratory fire tests to determine... Read more
12.12.2023 Broof T4 test: new apparatus The fire safety of roof coverings and of the supporting deck should be evaluated to ensure that a required minimum standard of life safety will be achieved in... Read more
12.12.2023 Simulation of an actual situation with smoke control membranes combined with fire damper Efectis was recently asked by De Meeuw Oirschot B.V. to make a test set-up of an actual situation where smoke control membranes are combined with a fire damper.... Read more
11.12.2023 Tests of foam concentrates and systems used in firefighting Foam concentrates and systems used in firefighting play a critical role in protecting buildings and industrial facilities against fire risks. These systems, while having the ability to extinguish... Read more