Fire Protection

Installing Fire Protection Systems

Fire protection at a commercial or industrial facility consists of much more than a few sprinkler heads. A network of engineered systems must all function together to be effective. Unlike most engineered systems, however, installed fire protection systems cannot be tested under actual conditions. »more

Fire Protection in Power Plants: Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems at Electric Generating Plants

Fires in electric power generating plants can have costly and even fatal consequences. Yet, the owners and operators of many plants have paid little if any attention to fire suppression systems since they were installed 10 or even 20 years ago. In about one-third of the cases in which fire suppression systems fail to operate as expected, the cause is inadequate inspection, testing and maintenance.»more

What You Think You Know About Industrial Fire Really Can Hurt You

When properly designed, installed and maintained, fire sprinkler systems are an effective means of protecting people, equipment and property in industrial and commercial facilities. But mistaken notions about sprinklers and other fire suppression equipment keep many businesses from installing necessary equipment. »more

Experienced Personnel Should Maintain Your Fire Protection System

While surveying an industrial plant, a Hartford Steam Boiler engineer noted that the pre-action sprinkler system valve had been turned off. The valve was protecting a fairly large building of wood construction. When the engineer asked the facility’s safety officer about the valve, he said he would check with another employee who was a retired firefighter. »more


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