fire blankets

Fire Blankets that comply with European standard BS EN 1869

The nature of shopping online means you could buy a sub standard fire blanket unsuspectingly. It can be difficult to distinguish a fire blanket that is not up to British standard because some of the cheap ones on the market can still feature the CE Mark, and are even subjected to testing overseas. If you’re...
fire blankets

When to use a fire blanket.

What is a fire blanket used for? Fire blankets are an important fire safety measure for properties. A fire blanket is made of fire-resistant materials. They are particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires or wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. A fire blanket must conform to British Standards BS EN 1869:...
fire extinguisher

How to Protect Your Fire Extinguishers

Ensuring your fire extinguishers are damage free and ready to use in an emergency is crucial. However, this can be tricky when there are so many factors which could damage them. These things include rain, dust, tampering, theft or even an innocent knock. The solution to this is a fire extinguisher cover, making sure that...
barrel insulation jacket

How Barrel Insulation Jackets could save you money

With continual rises in energy costs, insulation jackets are becoming a priority purchase for more and more processors of polymer components. Common in the plastic industry, barrel insulation jackets are used to offer insulation for the barrels of injection machines, blow moulders, extruder heads, lip dies and more. Barrel insulation jackets resist steady temperatures of...
silica fabrics

Silica Fabrics – Standing the Heat.

Made from the highest quality Silica Fabrics, IC International’s temperature resistant materials certainly can and they won’t  burn your pocket either… Silica fabric is specifically developed to give a drapeable and flexible product that will offer excellent high temperature protection. IC International have an excellent range of silica fabrics offering high temperature resistance up to 1000°C (1832°F). Our...
smoke curtain

How do Smoke Curtains Work?

During the construction of a new building, it is essential to assess whether the building provides adequate fire safety. In spaces where the installation of fire shutters or doors is not appropriate or desired, then you may want to consider the installation of smoke curtains. The fitting of smoke curtains is an effective way of...
special effects

Why do I require fire protection when working with special effects?

In any situation that uses special effects, such as concerts, theatre shows, tv and film production, there is always a great deal of risk that must be properly assessed. One of these risks is the chance of a fire occurring as a result of these special effects going wrong, or being misused. Effects such as...
fire-resistant fabirc

Why are fire blankets important?

Fire blankets are great to have in any area, but especially in apartments, commercial kitchens and student accommodation. When a fire is in its infancy, fire blankets work to starve the blaze of oxygen, extinguishing it before it spreads any further. While most often used in residential and catering environments, fire blankets are becoming increasingly...
welding

Reducing incidence of glare when Welding

All welding forms produce potentially harmful ultraviolet, infrared, and visible spectrum radiation. Damage from ultraviolet light can occur very quickly. Normally absorbed in the cornea and lens of the eye, ultraviolet radiation (UVR) often causes arc eye or arc flash, a very painful but seldom permanent injury that is characterized by eye swelling, tearing, and...
fire blankets

Using a Fire Blanket

What are fire blankets used for? Fire blankets are an important fire safety measure. Made of fire-resistant materials fire blankets are particularly useful for smothering fat pan fires or wrapping around a person whose clothing is on fire. What standards should they conform to? Fire blankets must conform to British Standards BS EN 1869: 1997...