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Fire Suppression

United Safety Acquires Fireboy-Xintex from W.S. Darley & Co.

The completion of this acquisition marks the largest acquisition in the fire suppression market for United Safety.

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The Danger of Shutting Off Sprinklers Too Soon

Premature closing of sprinkler valves seems to stem from a belief that sprinklers are there to hold the fire in check until the fire service arrives, and then the fire service takes over from there. This is not true.

The Hazard of Flammable Insulation Panels

Issues with flammable cladding stretch back more than 40 years.

Other Water-Based Fire Protection Systems

This article addresses water-based systems such as water spray, water mist, foam, and foam water.

Fire Compliance for Storage Tanks

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

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.

Ansul's Foam Proportioning System

The Ansul Flowmax PPW variable range proportioner utilizes a variable orifice to meter an accurate flow of liquid foam concentrate over a wider range of flows and pressures than standard balanced pressure pump proportioners.

Training on Portable Fire Extinguishers

In this column, I will address specific types of fire extinguishers and extinguishing agents, touch on various methods of applying extinguishing agents, and I will also put forth as examples some of the fire extinguishers carried by FDNY.

C6 Foam Is Proving More Environmentally Reliable

Contamination issues at fire training facilities (particularly airports and defense sites) from intensive training use over decades, is raising government pressure, and focusing attention on the environmental costs of legacy PFOS and PFOA usage.

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Fire School Instructors Join Crew That Extinguished Terminal Blaze

Team IRIS firefighters often apply their talents to emergencies in foreign locales such as Kuwait and Angola. On March 20, the Intercontinental Terminals fire in Deer Park, Texas gave them the opportunity to do some of their best work on American soil.

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