Category: Fire Protection
Sep
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High pressure hydraulic, gear and bearing lubrication and rolling fluids are used to operate rolling mills that process primary metals. Mill rolls are driven by large several thousand horsepower motors. Rolling mills are computer controlled…

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Aug
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Industrial fryers are used in the food industry to produce all kinds of pre-cooked foods and snacks including french fries, chicken wings and tortilla chips just to name a few. Large fryers can contain up…

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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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Feb
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Water tanks for fire protection (whether suction tanks for fire pumps, pressure tanks or gravity tanks) are sometimes needed where: a water utility cannot provide adequate flow, pressure and/or duration for a site, if it…

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Apr
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Counterfeit equipment and materials, no matter whether it is currency, watches or medicine, affect the reliability of the end user’s systems as well as the reputation of the authentic manufacturers. Automatic sprinkler heads are no…

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Nov
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You might think that since you have smoke detection and/or heat detection in your building that it is almost as good as having sprinkler protection to protect your property. Is there really that much difference…

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Jun
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In the 2011 Edition of NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, the frequency of exercising electric motor driven fire pumps was changed from weekly to monthly; exercising of diesel engine…

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Apr
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Break tanks are utilized in fire protection systems for three main reasons: As a backflow prevention device between the jurisdictional water supply and the fire pump suction. In this case the jurisdiction chooses not to…

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Jul
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Many jurisdictions have adopted NFPA 25, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, to help ensure that sprinkler systems are properly inspected and maintained. Many property insurance companies often require that this standard…

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Dec
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Booster pumps are often needed to boost the pressure of the city water supply to make it adequate for sprinkler system designs. However, an unintended result could be obtaining pressures that are too high. This…

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Dec
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The term fire pump is often used to describe both a fire pump and a booster pump. While the pumps themselves can be the same in both instances, the terms describe different arrangements. A fire…

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Jun
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One of the most effective fire protection elements in buildings is automatic sprinklers. When sprinklers cover an area of fire origin, they operate in 95% of all reported structure fires that are large enough to…

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