Mar
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Construction and installation of renewable energy systems and power generation plants is becoming more common worldwide for both environmental and financial reasons. Obviously, renewable energy plays an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Using…

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Feb
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In their November/December 2019 issue, Sprinkler Age magazine featured its Annual Legislative Review for the United States and Canada. This summary of legislation and codes offers an overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry…

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Dec
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NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems (2019 edition), consolidated and updated its guidance regarding the need for automatic sprinklers in concealed spaces. Section 9.2.1 Concealed Spaces Not Requiring Sprinkler Protection details several…

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Apr
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In their November/December 2018 issue, Sprinkler Age magazine featured its Annual Legislative Review for the United States and Canada. This summary of legislation and codes offers an overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry…

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Mar
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As noted in the most recent NFPA Research Report "Structure Fires Started by Hot Work," Hot Work remains to be a leading ignition source for structure fires. NFPA estimates that during the five-year period of…

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Dec
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports annually on large-loss fires and explosions that occurred in the United States the year before. Those fires are defined as events that result in property damage of at…

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Sep
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Plastic-based composite panels have been, and continue to be, a highly desirable construction material. They are energy efficient, cost effective and lightweight. But the panels are often made of highly combustible plastic materials, posing serious…

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Mar
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The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports annually on large-loss fires and explosions that occurred in the United States the year before. Those fires are defined as events that result in property damage of at…

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Feb
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In their November/December 2017 issue, Sprinkler Aga magazine featured its Annual Legislative Review for the United States and Canada. This summary of legislation and codes offers an overview of regulations affecting the fire sprinkler industry…

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Dec
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Kidde recently identified a potential product safety issue related to certain models of its fire extinguishers. As a result, the company is voluntarily recalling these extinguishers. The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers…

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