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Hazmat Nation: 4 Safety Tips for Nitrogen Leaks
The Future of Thermal Imaging

The Future of Thermal Imaging

Seek Thermal’s Vincent Fassbender calls handheld thermal imagers the next big fire safety revolution. Their small size and lower price point will help firefighters perform their jobs safely, easily and more quickly.

August 4, 2021

Hazmat Nation: 4 Hazmat Lessons From a Lithium Battery Fire
Flow Testing of Hydrants

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.

July 21, 2021

Monitoring Gaseous Extinguishing Systems

Monitoring Gaseous Extinguishing Systems

The fire industry calling is a noble one. It 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.

June 30, 2021

Keep Chemicals in Check

Keep Chemicals in Check

Chemtool fire casts a spotlight on the importance of chemical fire prevention.

June 23, 2021

What, Where, and How Much?

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.

June 8, 2021

Indoor Drones for Industrial Firefighting

Indoor Drones for Industrial Firefighting

Flyability indoor drones help industrial fire brigades perform tank inspections, evaluate fire scenes from a safe distance, and conduct forensic analysis after fire events.

June 3, 2021

Where Did That Fire Start?
How Floating Roof Storage Tanks Work

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.

April 7, 2021

Fire Compliance for Warehouses

Fire Compliance for Warehouses

A full-scale fire sprinkler test usually consists of two forty-foot-long double row racks with single row tacks on each side as a target.

March 30, 2021

Handling Ideas Not Invented Here

Handling Ideas Not Invented Here

Being able to accept other ways of thinking can lead to better overall fire protection and unique solutions to unforeseen challenges.

March 10, 2021

Fire Compliance for Sprinklers

Fire Compliance for Sprinklers

Manufacturing facility sprinkler design is derived from experience with what were called pipe schedule sprinkler systems.

March 2, 2021

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.

October 1, 2019

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.

July 1, 2018

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