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Understanding active and passive fire protection

A carefully planned fire safety system includes a combination of active and passive fire protection techniques. Although active methods can be effective when it comes to fire suppression, passive fire protection is equally as important and not only complements but enhances the goal of loss prevention. But, what exactly are the differences between the two techniques and what are the structural implementations involved with each?

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Barrier Acquires 49% of Regional Rubber Company

Barrier Group Ltd has acquired a 49% stake in a North East-based rubber product manufacturing company. The Wallsend-based company has bought the share in Tyneside’s Aquaseal Rubber Ltd with the aim of helping to expand the business’ presence in to wider markets.

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Business Development Plans Unveiled by North East Company

Aquaseal Rubber Ltd, which recently secured and delivered its biggest ever contract, has unveiled plans to further grow and develop the business. The company, which is based in Longbenton, North Tyneside, has strengthened its management structure to enable it to capitalise on emerging business opportunities.

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Investment In New Technology Secures Barrier It’s First Offshore Wind Project

The Wallsend-based company recently expanded its Coatings Division, enabling it to deliver neoprene coatings and rubber clamps for offshore wind towers. The move has since led to a project for TAG Energy Solutions. Barrier is now providing rubber linings for the clamps and guides being fitted to the transition pieces being constructed by TAG Energy Solutions, for E.ON’s Humber Gateway offshore wind farm.

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Barrier Secures New Project Leading to the Generation of Local Jobs

Barrier Group, the international coatings specialist based in Wallsend, has secured a contract from OGN Group that has led to the creation of more than 20 local jobs. The project is part of the work required on the EnQuest Producer, a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel, which is currently at OGN’s Hadrian Yard, Wallsend.

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