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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

This is a good read, written by David Doniger and Alex Hillbrand. On December 27, 2020, tucked into the omnibus end-of-year legislation that became law, was a bill to phase…

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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 this document regarding…

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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 would be expensive to replace…

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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 cause of fires in commercial buildings. One of the biggest problems with electrical fires is that…

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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 types of systems are important in their own right,…

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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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