With modern technology available in today’s world, there may be some question as to what works best as a fire suppression system. The fact is, there are different ways to extinguish a fire, and some can be better than others, depending on how a building is used and what type of fire is most likely to occur. A restaurant, Read more »
How Plant Explosions Can Be Prevented
No matter how many precautions a plant owner takes, there almost always exists the risk of a plant explosion. In fact, if you pay attention to the news and/or websites like DustSafetyScience.com, chances are you’ll hear about a plant explosion every few months or so. While plant explosions typically only injure workers, these accidents easily have the potential to Read more »
Modern Special Hazards Fire Suppression Systems
Whether you manage a data center, power plant, or a museum, modern special hazard fire suppression systems may be your greatest ally. When you have a high-value property that you want to protect, you will do whatever it takes to protect this investment. Yet what you are dealing with in terms of fire protection is called special hazards. Read more »
How Does Explosion Protection Work?
In 2013, a massive explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company near Waco, Texas killed 15 people, including 12 emergency responders. The explosion injured hundreds more. The blast also destroyed hundreds of nearby buildings. The explosion’s force was estimated to equal that of 10 tons of TNT, which would feel like being at the epicenter Read more »
A Contractors Guide to Special Hazards Fire Suppression
A straightforward wet pipe sprinkler system is usually specified according to a building’s size, height, occupant load and occupancy group when the structure is a residence, institution, business, educational facility, or other non-hazardous location. But when considering a fire suppression system for certain factory or industrial projects (Group F1 and F2) or for a High Hazards installation (Groups H1-H5), then special hazards fire suppression systems and Read more »
How Can You Protect Your Facility From a Dust Explosion?
When a dust explosion occurs, employees and management are usually caught off-guard because of the unseen risk factors that are present at the time. Materials that are completely safe can be extremely combustible and potentially deadly in dust form. Industries that are prone to combustible dust particles in the air and on surfaces include pharmaceuticals, chemical processing plants, metals Read more »