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Even Closed, Industrial Property Faces Potential Risk

Businesses should continue testing fire protection and detection systems regularly

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Pre-Fire Planning for Ultra-Compact Storage

Technical pre-planning helps firefighters achieve a positive outcome.

6 Considerations for an Effective Pre-Plan

Pre-plans for fire emergencies must be continually edited and updated.

Worker Fatality in Wood Drying Kiln Results in Fine for Flooring Manufacturer

The Toronto court also imposed a 25% surcharge that will be credited to a government fund to assist crime victims.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Fire System Maintenance Starts at the Tank

Tanks must have an adequate water supply and be properly maintained so that they are working during emergencies.