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Fire Protection for Floating Roof Tanks

There are hundreds of thousands of API storage tanks in use across the United States. Relatively few of them catch fire or have anything catastrophic happen to them. But it’s always best to be prepared.

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What, Where, and How Much?

Unfortunately, even the most sophisticated detection and alarm systems have one inherent drawback: no alarm is of any value if no one is around to hear it and respond appropriately.

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How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

An internal floating roof's purpose is to create a seal between the tank and the atmosphere. Sealing a tank leaves no gap through which to distribute foam. Foam can be pumped in through a manhole.

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Axis Addressable CO Detector and Sounder Base

Axis Addressable CO Detector and Sounder Base

Advanced's upgraded addressable carbon monoxide (CO) detector and low frequency sounder base has been designed to meet NFPA / UL low-frequency signalling standards for sleeping areas such as hospitals, hotels and multi-occupancy residential applications. The sounder base generates a 520 Hz tone to alert occupants of a fire or CO / life safety emergency.

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Flow Testing of Hydrants

The purpose of this document is to present a case for modifying NFPA and AWWA standards related to Fire Flow Testing of Hydrants so that identifying inoperative hydrants and inadequate water supplies can be done in the most efficient and economical way.

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Fire Department Water Connections Revisited

In the case of sprinkler systems guidelines are provided by NFPA 13 which is the standard that governs automatic sprinklers and intends that fire department connections are to supplement the water supply.

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Coltraco's Ultrasonic Pressure Monitors

Coltraco's Ultrasonic Pressure Monitors

With applications in marine and fire safety, the instrumentation and monitoring systems manufactured by Coltraco guarantee that the fixed liquefied gaseous fire extinguishing systems are ready to operate in the "ungoverned space."

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Monitoring Gaseous Extinguishing Systems

The fire industry calling is a noble one. It is uses scientific principles to enable its very existence. The fire industry, however, calculates fire engineering designs based on formulas that its technicians have no way of understanding or verifying are accurate.