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Why Are Smoke Doors Required in Buildings?

  • Date: April 14, 2020
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One way to contain smoke and fire is to compartmentalize your facility. This simply means that you are dividing your building into sections that you can then close off if you have an emergency. You might be wondering how this process works. One way is through a smoke door, which is a type of door that many buildings must have in place. Smoke Doors This type of door prevents smoke from spreading while still allowing passage through a smoke barrier....

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Active Vs. Passive Fire Protection Systems

Many people believe that all fire prevention solutions are the same. In reality, there are two main types: active and passive fire protection.

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Why Do You Need Fire-Rated Panels in Commercial Buildings?

  • Date: March 16, 2020
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If you own or occupy a commercial building, there are certain rules and codes you must follow for fire safety. One of these rules is having fire separations, which could be fire-rated panels, in the building. Using DuraWall panels allows you to meet this requirement and makes your building safer for its occupants. Noncombustible Construction One reason to install fire-rated panels is that they do not catch on fire easily due to the materials they are constructed from. Metal and...

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Why Fire Protection Is a Matter of Concern for Substation Transformers?

When it comes to substation fires, transformers filled with oil pose the greatest risk of fire. This is why utility providers need to have some type of transformer fire protection installed. For companies to provide their customers with uninterrupted power, they must have the right transformer fire wall in place. Recently in California, the local electric company shut off the power that affected nearly one million people for 24 hours as a way of preventing wildfires. During that short window,...

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5 Advantages of using a Fire Rated Panel

  • Date: September 11, 2019
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In researching different fire protection solutions for your business, you might have come across the fire rated panel.

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