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How to Handle Transformer Fire Emergencies Calmly?

Date: November 15, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

While the big ball of blue light generated from a transformer fire may look cool, when located in a substation close to a business or in a residential neighborhood, it becomes a major concern. When a transformer short circuits, the electrical arc vaporizes a large volume of insulating oil. As the vaporized oil has a larger volume than the original oil, a large pressure rise occurs inside the tank. Once the internal pressure exceeds the transformer’s tank or lid pressure rating, the...

Types of Grease Duct Access Doors for Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

Date: October 31, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Ducts

When it comes to commercial kitchens, they are all unique in one way or another. As such, ventilation requirements for each are also different. The most trusted companies offer a broad range of options for listed grease duct access doors to ensure optimum safety and functionality. A metal door or panel serves as an access point for cleaning and maintaining the exhaust ducts in commercial kitchens. The primary styles of access doors are the bolt-on and weld-on. Although they are both...

Multiple Applications for a Fire Resistant Board

Date: October 30, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Fire Resistant Boards

As with all fire protection systems, a fire resistant board works for specific applications. However, this type of passive fire protection has a broad reach, meaning it not only works for multiple industries but also has many different uses. As you will see with the information provided, this type of protection is an incredible option for keeping people and assets safe. Something important to note is that while many businesses have a fire resistant board installed, which helps prevent the...

Important Building Code Terms for Firewall Requirements

Date: September 26, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Fire Resistant Boards

With so many code terms for firewall requirements, trying to determine which ones are important is a monumental task. However, understanding the terminology helps tremendously when choosing a fire partition for your business. Following are some of the more important code terms to learn. With so many code terms for firewall requirements, trying to determine which ones are important is a monumental task. However, understanding the terminology helps tremendously when choosing a fire partition...

What Are the Effects of Blast on Blast Walls?

Date: September 14, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Walls & Ceilings

For a long time, companies that designed protective barriers such as walls and doors focused primarily on the risk of fire. With the increasing threat of terrorism, these companies have upped their game by designing and developing blast walls to address these new deadly threats. Just as the name implies, these walls protect from blast pressures and flying fragments. Today, it is common to see these types of walls at various government buildings, as well as businesses part of the public and...


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