Fire Protection Articles

  • Characteristics of Universal Canvas Seat Covers

    Canvas is a kind of thick cotton or linen fabric. Most of the canvas is plain weave, less is twill weave, and all the warp and weft yarns are stand wires. Canvas can usually be divided into rough canvas and smooth canvas. The rough canvas is also known as the canopy cloth. It is usually made of 4 to 7 threads of No. 58 (10 S) strands. Its fabric is hard to break and has a good waterproof ...

  • ‘Beer’ we go again!

    Analox will be attending this year’s IBDEA (International Beverage Dispensing Equipment Association) symposium which gathers global businesses to discuss the challenges and key themes currently impacting the industry. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Development Series: Standard vs Equity Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Report

    Understand the differences between Property Condition Assessment Reports If you’re making a significant investment on a piece of property, you will likely want to know if the HVAC will stop working in a year, or if the roof will need replacing in five, or if the cracking in the brick masonry means there is a bigger issue going on structurally.  So how do you go about uncovering ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Analox Attends National Fire Protection Association Exhibition

    This year’s NFPA, National Fire Protection Association exhibition was held in a very wet and windy Boston. ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • Fire Codes: A Foundation of Safety for a Rapidly Changing World

    Chief among these safety features is fire protection. There are myriad codes and regulations relating to fire safety in commercial buildings, from standards on portable fire extinguishers to the installation of stationary pumps for fire protection — the U.S.- based National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) alone has more than 300 consensus codes that have been adopted in whole or in part ...

  • LED Applications for Oil and Gas Refining and Processing

    Oil and gas processing facilities are unsafe due to the existence of hazardous compounds during operations. When addressing such issues, companies in the sector may deploy explosion proof lighting systems to prevent the ignition of sparks created from the electrical equipment. The adoption of LED technology in oil and gas refineries has helped reinforce key safety measures associated with ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Composite Drums

    Composite drums are composed of both plastic and steel to create the best of both worlds. Usually, there is a plastic interior with a steel exterior. That way it maintains the safe exterior of steel with the chemical safety and resistance of plastic drum interiors. We currently offer Composite Drums and Composite IBC’s. With the introduction of two materials together in a manner that is ...


    By Youngstown Barrel & Drum Co.

  • Living Smart in the Autumn

    Are You Ready for a Hurricane? The National Hurricane Center warns that the worst hurricane tragedies throughout history have been marked by a lack of education and preparedness. Reduce your risk of danger in a storm by following these hurricane safety tips: Know the risk of hurricanes in your area, and make plans accordingly. Work ...


    By SafetySmart

  • Brief Introduction of Different Cables

    There are generally two kinds of cables: armored cable and non-metallic cable, that is, AC cable and NM cable. What are they and their difference? Armored cable is a type of power-conducting cable that is covered in a metal sheath. In most cases, it consists of a bundle of wires covered in a metal tube, which may be covered in a plastic insulation layer. The various types of metal-covered cable ...

  • Q&A With Joe Cupp: Singer Fire Valve Manager

    When it comes to investing in fire protection, it’s not enough to simply seek out the lowest price—at least not if you truly care about your community’s safety. Although your budget will always play a factor in your investments, selecting fire protection valves means weighing features, specs, ...


    By Singer Valve Inc.

  • Case study - Better maintenance starts with better documentation

    OXIDIZER SERVICE SERIES: PART 1 Your oxidizer system is both a significant investment in - and a long term commitment to - environmental compliance. Part of properly servicing your oxidizer system is maintaining the design documentation associated with that system. In the oxidizer design world, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards are often viewed as good practice. However, not ...

  • 10 Dumb Things Smart People Do When Testing Electricity

    Be safe when testing electricity. Quick reminder of what NOT to do when taking electrical measurements. Anyone who makes their living by working with electricity quickly develops a healthy respect for anything with even a remote chance of being “live.” Yet the pressures of getting a job done on time or getting a mission-critical piece of equipment back on line can sometimes ...


    By IndustryFriend

  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Oxidizer Service Series

    Thermal and catalytic oxidizer systems represent a significant investment and long-term commitment to environmental compliance. Unfortunately, there is not a set oxidizer maintenance checklist that will work for every vapor combustion device. However, there are four major aspects that all operators should consider when crafting a maintenance plan or evaluating service strategies.  This paper ...

  • Plumbers & Pipe Fitters 853 case study

    Sprinkler & Fire Protection Training Facility The Problem Local Union 853- Sprinkler Fitters of Ontario called on DiversiTech to provide ventilation for their new Sprinkler and Fire Protection Trade Centre and Training Facility. The Solution Two guidelines were presented for consideration before unit selection was made. The school did not want to ...


    By Diversitech

  • Industry Experts Address Solutions for Major Safety and Environmental Hazards and Risks Prevalent in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants

    The upcoming marcus evans HSE Excellence for Fossil Generation Conference — set to take place August 6–8, 2013, in Dallas, Texas — will address critical challenges and lessons learned in the industry to drive solution-based topics, including worksite safety management, confined space, safety training, fall ...


    By Marcus Evans

  • Water Tower bypass when under repair

    Bypassing a Water Tower When the time comes for repair on your elevated tank or hydro tank, Cycle Stop Valves can keep a “constant pressure” on the city while the tank or tower is out of service.  Attaching a Cycle Stop Valve to the discharge of a pump or enough pumps to keep up with the peak demands will insure that the system will also work at 3 ...


    By Cycle Stop Valves, Inc.

  • Case study - Northern Guilford High and Middle Schools

    Project: Northern Guilford High and Middle Schools Location: Greensboro, NC Application: Toilet Flushing and Fire Suppression System(s): 360,000 Gallon Cistern, 270 GPM Rainset w/ Back-up, Water Supply, Water Treatment, Controls Project Description This education complex benefits from a centralized ...

  • Ventana Medical, Oro Valley, Arizona - Case study

    Project Name: Ventana Medical Product: Gravelpave2 permeable fire lane Application: Fire Lane City: Oro Valley State/Province: Arizona Install Date: July 2008 Install Size: 3100 m2 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Staybridge Suites Update, Round Rock, Texas - Case study

    Project Name: Staybridge Suits Update Product: Grasspave2  Application: Fire Lane City: Round Rock State/Province: Texas Install Date: February 2001 Install Size: 630 m2 (6781 sq ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

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