Fire Protection Articles

  • Silica and Silicosis - Quiz

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • Hot work and fire prevention

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017, the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas had a fire. Did you see it on the news? A link to a media report is to the right. At first, the fire was related to the fire at the Monte Carlo Resort that happened in 2008, caused by a spark from hot work on the roof. The latest news is that the investigation is not complete and the cause has yet to be determined. But the thought that ...

  • 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

  • These fires are huge, hidden and harmful. What can we do?

    Smoldering peat gives off massive quantities of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, but the search for solutions is on. As forest fires devastated Fort McMurray, Alberta, last month, a different sort of fire may have started beneath the ground. Peat, a carbon-rich soil created from partially decomposed, waterlogged vegetation accumulated over several millennia and the stuff ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Response of fish tissue mercury in a freshwater lake to local, regional, and global changes in mercury emissions

    A suite of mechanistic atmospheric and mercury cycling/bioaccumulation models is applied to simulate atmospheric mercury deposition and mercury concentrations in the water column and fish in a mercury‐impaired freshwater lake located in the northeastern United States that receives its mercury loading primarily through deposition. Two future‐year scenarios evaluate the long‐term response of ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • 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

  • Ethanol rail car facilities case study

    Due to the advanced true flame detection technology employed within the FDS range of flame detectors, they are capable of detecting ethanol fires. At Ethanol Rail Car terminals across the mid west of the United States we have a large install base of Micropack FDS301 Visual Flame Detectors. With the detectors ability to record any fires it detects, as well as the ability to remotely view the live ...

  • 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

  • Use of analytic hierarchy process and fire dynamics simulator to assess the fire protection systems in a tunnel on fire

    The road and rail tunnels are increasing in number. Corresponding to this higher number of tunnels, a higher number of accidents related to safety problems occur. The safety of road and rail tunnels is mostly related to fire safety. Our purpose in this paper is to present a new integrated approach to the analysis of fire safety in tunnels. Using different techniques from the decision support ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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 Markit

  • Experience with Fire Suppression Installations for Wood Churches in Sweden

    During the last 100 years, approximately one church per year has been destroyed by fire in Sweden. When a church is lost to fire, invaluable artifacts vanish, both material and immaterial. Churches are important symbols and the cultural-historical value is in most cases very high. The installation of a fire suppression system is often the best measure for improving fire protection. This paper ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • 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

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