Different types of sprinkler are designed for different types of buildings, and choosing the right type is essential for maximizing your fire protection. There are six primary characteristics that define a sprinkler’s ability to control or extinguish a fire: Thermal sensitivity Temperature rating Orifice size Installation orientation Water distribution characteristics … Continue reading Fire Sprinklers: Standard Response vs. Quick Response
One of the most common questions we get about fire sprinklers is about their potential to damage a building. Such concerns are not unfounded—it is true that water damage can add up after a fire sprinkler goes off. However, the level of protection afforded by fire sprinklers more than mitigates … Continue reading A Note About Fire Sprinkler Malfunctions
When you are running a business, it’s easy to forget about things like your building’s fire protection systems. The following is a list of issues commonly found by fire protection system inspectors. Correcting what you can will help save you time and money the next time you have your fire … Continue reading Common Fire Safety Deficiencies
Much like fire sprinklers and clean agent fire suppression systems, automatic fire extinguishers provide round-the-clock protection from fire, without needing to be manned or monitored. Automatic fire extinguishers can be a critical piece of your building’s fire safety, serving as an alternative to potentially damaging fire sprinkler systems. Types of … Continue reading Benefits and Applications of Automatic Fire Extinguishers
We get this question from business owners frequently, and while there is no single best fire alarm panel out there, there are a number of different fire alarm features that can make the system easier or harder to operate. Remember—in the case of a fire alarm panel, easier is always … Continue reading What Is the Best Fire Alarm Panel?
A fire in a data center or computer room could be devastating for your business. Not only is there the risk of personal injury or loss of life, but you could also lose all your data and equipment—and with it, your entire business. Even the downtime and loss of productivity … Continue reading How to Keep a Computer Room Safe from Fire
In a matter of seconds, a single spark can turn into a deadly blaze, putting people and property at risk. Fire extinguishers are crucial to keeping your building protected, but if you don’t take proper safety measures with your extinguishers, they won’t do you much good! There are a number … Continue reading Fire Extinguisher Safety Guidelines
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