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Risk Management

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.

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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.

Pre-Planning for Refinery Vapor Releases

This is intended to be a starting point for discussion and to illustrate how existing chemical safety analyses can be used in pre-planning.

Boosting Fire Protection at Wind Farms

Firetrace report finds thorough and regular fire risk assessments can help protect people and communities as well as prevent costs up to $9 million per turbine after a fire.

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.

Matching the Right Sprinklers to the Job

Making sure sprinklers are properly designed, maintained, and are not defeated by the fire service is the overall objective of this column.

Security or Pseudo Security?

Do all those flashing lights and jarring alarms going off at the guard shack in your industrial facility represent security or pseudo security?

Risk Assessment

Detectors and sensors in pre-planning

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

The process of identifying potential major incidents can be challenging as opposed to smaller incidents.

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Pre-Planning for Molten Material Releases

Molten materials releases can include glass, steel, aluminum, other metals, sulfur, or salt.

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