Passive Fire Protection System

Date: February 13, 2019 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

As a business owner, you need to take the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of your employees and the security of the building. As part of this, you want the best possible passive fire protection system installed. This system must meet building code fire protection requirements and be compliant with North American codes and standards. Learn the difference between a fire partition and fire barrier, so you can choose the right one. Fire Barrier vs. Fire Partition People often use the...

How to Install Grease Duct Access Doors

Date: January 11, 2019 Author: durasystems Categories: Ducts

As a restaurant owner, you know you must have the proper exhaust system installed to remain compliant with North American codes and standards. However, you also know how difficult it is to clean the ducts. The problem is unless you remove all the trapped grease, the system becomes a significant fire hazard. With regular grease duct cleaning, you ensure your employees have a safe place to work in, and your patrons have a relaxing place to enjoy a meal. Grease, which is highly flammable,...

DuraSteel for the Power Sectors

Date: December 13, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Fire Resistant Boards

For both residential and commercial power sectors, it is essential to implement passive fire protection. Using fire and blast protection assemblies, key industries, including the medical, military defense, finance, and transportation sectors, and even all levels of government have enhanced protection in the event of a fire. Even a split-second total power outage is enough to create disastrous results for these industries and the millions of people who rely on the services they provide. Just...

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...


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