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What You Need to Know About Energy Storage System Fire Protection

What is an energy storage system? An energy storage system (ESS) is pretty much what its name implies—a system that stores energy for later use. ESSs are available in a…

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Designing a Fire Detection System

Designing a Fire Detection System History and Overview In the United States, the first fire detection system was implemented in the mid-1600s in New York City. Designated persons would traverse…

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Designing Fire Suppression Systems

Designing Fire Suppression Systems History and Overview There have been numerous attempts at creating fire suppression systems over the centuries. Even Leonardo DaVinci made an attempt at one that failed.[1]…

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Protecting High Risk Special Hazards with Fire Suppression Systems

Protecting High Risk Special Hazards with Fire Suppression Systems In everyday parlance, people speak of risks, taking risks, unnecessary risks, and avoiding risks. Certainly, a layman’s definition of risk is…

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Understanding Wind Turbine Fire Protection

Understanding Wind Turbine Fire Protection Humankind is believed to have utilized wind energy since as early as 5,000 BC. Historically, Europeans—notably the Dutch—have been the most well-known for their forward-thinking…

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What is an Industrial Electrical Cabinet?

What is an Industrial Electrical Cabinet? Every home, commercial building, or industrial facility with electrical service has an electrical cabinet. Industrial electrical cabinets are different in multiple and significant aspects…

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Industrial Electrical Cabinet Fire

How do you suppress an industrial electrical cabinet fire?

How do you suppress an industrial electrical cabinet fire? Depending on the size of the electrical cabinet and the voltage of the electrical service, fires in electrical cabinets can be…

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What are the types of industrial electrical cabinets?

What are the types of industrial electrical cabinets? There are several different types of industrial electrical cabinets which can vary in size and capacity depending on the functions they serve….

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What is Special Hazard Fire Protection?

What is special hazard fire protection? Simply stated, special hazard fire protection are fire suppression systems that are used to protect property and life from fire in situations where a…

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HFC Phasedown Marks Top Climate Win of 116th Congress

HFC Phasedown Marks Top Climate Win of 116th Congress This is a good read, written by David Doniger and Alex Hillbrand. On December 27, 2020, tucked into the omnibus end-of-year…

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The AIM Act

The AIM Act American consumers will benefit from the transition from hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs to more environmentally friendly, more efficient cooling, refrigeration, and air conditioning products and equipment. Please read…

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Summary of Clean Agent Systems

Summary of Clean Agent Systems Clean agent systems are a type of alternative fire extinguishing system (as opposed to traditional automatic fire sprinklers) that are used to protect property that…

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How Do Industrial Electrical Fires Start and What Steps to Take in the Event One Occurs

How Do Industrial Electrical Fires Start and What Steps to Take in the Event One Occurs According to the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), electrical fires are the fifth leading…

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What is a Fire Protection and/or Life Safety System?

What is a Fire Protection and/or Life Safety System? A blanket term of “fire protection system” is applied, in industry, to both fire protection and life safety systems. While both…

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Different Types of Fire Suppression Systems

The term “fire suppression system” and the term, “fire protection system” are often used interchangeably, but should be defined differently. For the purposes of this article, “fire protection systems” will…

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What is the difference between active and passive fire protection?

It has become more apparent over the years how important it is to have adequate fire protection in every building. For most people, what comes to mind when they think…

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What is Condensed Aerosol Fire Suppression?

Condensed aerosol fire suppression, a relatively new technology, is a system of aerosol containers or a single container, that are interconnected to each other and to a control panel, designed…

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