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Other Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

This fourth article in a series will address other water-based systems such as water spray, water mist, foam, and foam water.

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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.

Fire Compliance for Storage Tanks

Tank-to-tank fire spread occurs from spreading ground-level liquid fires or radiant heat transfer.

Fire Compliance for Sprinklers

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

Johnson Controls Targets the Future of Fire Protection

Nearly one year after a landmark $30 billion merger with Tyco, many of the most highly regarded names in American fire protection – Simplex, SimplexGrinnell, Ansul, Chemguard and Williams Fire & Hazard Control – are in the process of being combined into a single multi-industrial giant, Johnson Controls.

Fire and the Supply Chain

Refinery or petrochemical plant fires are not the only fire risks to affect production. Of course, keeping that chain optimized leaves no room for having fires.

Pre-Plan for Your Extinguishing System

This article discusses some of the basics and what to expect when responding to buildings or equipment protected by systems that firefighters will more commonly encounter.

Storage Tank

Welded steel for maximum performance

Risk Assessment

Preplanning: The need to test assumptions

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