Mar
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What Is An Ice Plug? When, Where, And Why Do They Form? Ice plugs can be a grave problem since they have the ability to seriously impair sprinkler system piping. Contrary to popular belief, ice…

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Feb
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A typical summer thunderstorm is predicted for later in the day. You dread the incoming weather change because you were hoping for a nice dry weekend. This rain will ruin your weekend. This thunderstorm is…

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Jan
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GE Plastics fire-resistant EXTREME pallet is the first and only pallet to exceed the fire performance requirements of both Factory Mutual and Underwriters Laboratories. It is the only pallet to offer the durability of plastic…

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Nov
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Automatic sprinkler protection is considered the single most effective tool in preventing loss and damage from fire. However some people still worry about the possibility of unexpected water discharge from defective sprinklers. Such an occurrence…

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Oct
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We’ve all heard the word, and we all think it won’t happen to us. Not to our buildings, our buildings are too well protected. Are they really? For some of you, your plant may be…

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Sep
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The Viking Corporation, global manufacturer of fire protection systems, has introduced the industry’s first 14K Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) Upright Sprinkler, company officials announced. Unlike pendent ESFRs, Viking’s Model A-4 ESFR Upright sprinklers may…

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Jun
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This past march, the NFPA’s Board of Directors approved a plan to develop a consensus building code as part of a full set of consensus codes and standards. This decision resulted due to a directive…

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Mar
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Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is currently investigating field reports that certain Central Sprinkler Co. Model GB automatic sprinklers may leak or even worse, not operate during a fire because they require higher water pressure to…

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Jan
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The 1999 Edition of NFPA 13 the “Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems” has gone through a major revision. The intent of the changes in this edition was to make NFPA 13 a more…

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Dec
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Everywhere you look these days, the “Y2K bug” is being written about or some “expert” is making predictions about the end of the world. Mass hysteria? Probably, but if we’ve learned anything over the last…

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Nov
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Star Sprinkler Recall The Mealane Corporation of Philadelphia, PA in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is voluntarily recalling up to 1 million “STAR” brand sprinklers manufactured from 1961 through 1976. These…

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Oct
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Many hydraulic systems utilize combustible oil under high pressure to transmit power or motion. Hydraulic fluids are used in die casting and plastic molding machines; mining equipment; machine tools, such as drill presses, milling machines,…

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Jul
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The Central Sprinkler Company of Lansdale, PA, in cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is recalling all Omega series fire sprinklers, which were manufactured from 1982 through 1998. There are approximately…

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