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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 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...

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...

Which is Better: A Fire Barrier vs. Firewall

Date: August 10, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

When it comes to passive fire protection, there are many different systems. Although they all work to prevent the spread of a fire, they have characteristics that make them unique. For your business, you need to know which option is required, a fire barrier vs firewall. Keep in mind when you select a system from a reputable company, you will have tremendous support in choosing the appropriate solution based on your specific needs. Fire Barrier In simple terms, a fire-resistant barrier...


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