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Active Fire Protection vs. Passive Fire Protection

Date: October 24, 2016 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

It is common for people to confuse the terms active fire protection and passive fire protection. Although these are different concepts, they are intended to complement one another when used properly. This is why it is important to learn the differences between them.   With passive fire protection, it is difficult for a fire to start and spread within a building. Included in the design are fire walls and doors, along with fire retardant materials that are critical in preventing a large fire...

How to Maintain Fire Barriers

Date: October 14, 2016 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

To maintain code compliance, fire barriers must be in check. The leading deficiencies include issues specific to ducts, fire doors, and barrier penetrations. Keeping fire doors up to date can be challenging. However, to guarantee that there are no penetrations in a fire barrier, you must maintain compliance. Fortunately, you can maintain a barrier against fire and avoid possible citations by following a few simple steps. Good Planning To maintain fire barriers, good planning is essential....

Difference Between Fire Barrier and Fire Partition

Date: October 5, 2016 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

For any fire protection plan, a fire barrier and fire partition are vital. Far too often, the terms used for fire partitions and fire barriers are interchanged. To maximize the benefits of these elements, it is important to understand the differences between the two.  A firewall subdivides a building into separate areas. One goal of this type of system is to restrict the spread of smoke and fire within one building. Based on the type of separation that is present, the walls may need to be...


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