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Mandatory API Tank Inspections

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.

April 26, 2021

How to Avoid Fire at a Construction Site by Choosing the Right Kind of Industrial Hardware
Why Dynamic Risk Assessments Matter
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

Best Practices that Limit PFAS Exposure
Other Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

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

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

The Hazard of Flammable Insulation Panels

'I Told You So,' Again

The biggest precaution for firefighters to take is recognizing that an EFIS system is in use and pre-plan if there is a chance for it to become involved with a fire.

July 1, 2017

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