Fire Protection Articles

  • 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.

  • Do you have the right portable extinguishers? A quick knockdown.

    Why do we have portable fire extinguishers? It may appear an obvious question however many struggle to answer this and I have heard many different analogies over the years. Fires in the workplace tend to start as small incidents and this is where portable fire extinguishers come into their own. By extinguishing, slowing down or preventing the dangerous escalation of the fire; an ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fire systems engineering case study

    General fire safety in England and Wales is delivered through compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. By virtue of this Order, the responsible person should carry out a fire risk assessment on their premises, implement appropriate fire precautionary and protection measures, and maintain a fire management plan. The main purpose of the order is to prevent fire, minimise risk ...


    By Stopford Projects Limited

  • Fire and Smoke Detection System - A must have Component in Aircrafts

    Summary: Fire and Smoke detector system is one of the must have components of aircrafts of any kind. They ensure safety of the passengers by giving indications of any kind of fire burst. Here you find a brief on the significances and the types of life securing fire and smoke detection systems. What are the Significances of Fire Detection Systems? One of ...


  • Fire risk assessment in buildings using fire protection software

    In this investigation, we developed a methodology for inclusion of fire protection and used a methodological approach for fire risk assessment. Present practice of fire risk assessment and prevention measures in the Republic of Serbia is not systematic. To develop a methodological approach of fire risk assessment, a modified matrix for fire risk factors was set up that combines the implementation ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Learning lessons from wildfires, from Texas to Brazil

    “This is unprecedented fire behavior. We’ve never seen conditions like this before. Not a single one of our firefighters has ever faced such extreme conditions.” This statement from the director of the Texas Forest Service makes it clear that the recent wildfires that scorched Texas belong in a new category of disaster. Already, the state’s wildfires this season ...

  • Masonite purchases eSight aM&T product suite for large manufacturing facility in Ireland

    Masonite is a unique integrated building products company, which for over 75 years, has focused on leading edge product innovation. With more than 70 facilities and in excess of 12,000 employees worldwide, Masonite retails its products – doors, components, industrial product and entry systems – to a wide variety of customers in over 50 countries. Background Masonite ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Flood protection wooler fire station, south road, wooler, Northumberland

    Client: GB Building Solutions on behalf of Northumberland County Council Contract Period: 2 weeks Installed April 2011 Project Detail: The Northumbrian market town of Wooler high in the Cheviot Hills experienced the worst floods for 100 years in September 2008, having already been badly flooded four years earlier in August 2004. 7 ...


    By UK Flood Barriers Limited

  • Responding to the 2007 Southern California fires

    California's hope for an uneventful 2007 fire season exploded on October 19th, as Southern California was ignited by massive wildfires. Fanned by Santa Ana winds in excess of 100 mph, thousands of acres of private and public property were soon destroyed. By October 21 damage was so severe and widespread that Governor Schwarzenegger proclaimed a State of Emergency in seven Southern California ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • What you need to know about PPE Arc Flash

    Personal protective equipment, or PPE is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. Besides face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, and safety shoes, personal protective equipment, or PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as goggles, ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

  • Fire access lane test

    The GEOBLOCK porous pavement system is a series of interlocking blocks designed to offer turf protection and load support in areas used by heavy vehicles. The blocks create a flexible structure bridge system within the topsoil layer to support and distribute concentrated loads. The system is used successfully for a wide range of applications, including emergency vehicle access lanes, auxiliary ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Flame Resistant Clothing

    Flame resistant (FR) clothing is designed as a means or protection against potentially fatal flash fire and arc flash environments.  The main source of fatal and serious burn injuries are usually due to the igniting of an individual’s clothing.  Flame resistant clothing allows precious time for the person wearing the clothes and also helps to prevent clothing ignition.  Keep in ...


    By Texso Instruments Co

  • Columbus puts Compliance Suite™ to the task

    Longtime user of Training Management Software implements additional programs in an aggressive, automated enterprise-wide efficiency strategy When Columbus, Ga., official Roy Reese was first tasked with developing and implementing the city's employee training program, he knew he would need the support of a robust information management system. It had been 25 years since the city had conducted ...


    By IHS

  • The wildland fire threat

    The threat of wildfire is a major concern to more and more homeowners as construction of homes moves into the Wildland Urban Interface. Periods of drought are frightening times for residents of suburban and rural areas across the country, including the Northwest, the West, and the Rocky Mountain states as well as the Southeast. For those of us who live near natural areas of brush or forest, the ...


  • Storing carbon: options for liability risk management, financial responsibility

    The authors of this article say the technical complexity, economic impacts, social demand, and political challenges underpinning the deployment of carbon capture and storage technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired electric power generation are daunting, but not unprecedented. In response to these challenges, the authors recommend the creation of a new “federal government ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • ClarityNet® Provides Comprehensive Safety Training

    City of Henderson, NV 'Safety training is essential for every city employee. The City of Henderson uses the ClarityNet® safety suite of 44 programs that cover issues pertaining to different groups. Everyone, from building inspectors, to fire, police, corrections, administrative and part-time empl0yees take courses on the safety subjects that relate to their jobs.' - Mike Francis, Safety ...

  • ESFR Sprinkler Protection of Class II Commodity in Cold Storage Warehouses using Propylene Glycol Antifreeze Agent

    Currently, the NFPA standard for the installation of sprinkler systems (NFPA 13) requires that early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers be specifically listed for use with antifreeze mixtures due to the concern that antifreeze will contribute to the combustion energy of the fire. The effectiveness of an ESFR sprinkler system in suppressing a fire depends on the antifreeze concentration, ...


    By SAGE Publications

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