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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

CO Dangers Found in the Workplace

CO Dangers Found in the Workplace

Carbon monoxide is a common industrial hazard resulting from the incomplete combustion of material containing carbon such as natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, coal, or wood.

March 17, 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

6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan
Best Practices that Limit PFAS Exposure
Pre-Fire Planning for Ultra-Compact Storage
Other Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

What Causes Storage Tanks to Collapse?

An oil tank could be working just fine. However, if it’s struck by lightning, a catastrophe could be imminent, particularly if the tank has not been grounded.

April 1, 2019

Proper API Storage Tank Maintenance

With tanks, original blueprints and drawings should be kept as reference points. These documents can be used to compare notes and measurements such as steel thickness.

January 1, 2019

Mandatory API Tank Inspections

Regulations for storing chemical or oils are a lot stricter than for water storage — for obvious reasons.  After all, water is not going to catch fire and explode, potentially releasing toxins into the environment.

October 1, 2018

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

Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

Whoever plans for potential disasters considers the most severe possible outcome that can reasonably be projected. Unfortunately, the word "reasonably" cannot be applied to Harvey.

October 1, 2017