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Active fire protection and passive fire protection

As the title suggests, fire protection is classified into two parts: active and passive. Though they are distinct, they are meant to work in unison in a fire emergency. But first some definitions. Active fire protection are those fire prevention systems that require an action to work properly. Actions would include doing something physically or … Continue reading Active fire protection and passive fire protection

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Fire prevention in restaurants

With the abundance of open flames, hot equipment, electrical appliances, and oil all coming together in a small, hectic environment, restaurants present a considerable fire risk. Most fires  in restaurants involve cooking equipment, and in most places in the United States special fire suppressions designed for restaurants must be in place.  These systems work by … Continue reading Fire prevention in restaurants

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Water fire extinguishers

Have you ever thought about how a fire extinguisher works? The three most common types of fire extinguishers include water, dry chemical, and carbon dioxide, and today we will discuss the water variety. As you might have expected, most of the tank in a water fire extinguisher is filled with water. Additionally, there a canister … Continue reading Water fire extinguishers

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Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems Part I

While fire sprinkler systems are the most common type of fire protection systems for commercial buildings, electronics can pose other problems that are not appropriate for conventional systems. Water can damage to places like control centers, power plants, and offices with computers that store essential documents and provide vital services. For buildings, with lots of … Continue reading Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems Part I

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