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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...

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...

Prevent a Transformer Fire from Damaging or Destroying Your Business

Date: June 18, 2018 Author: durasystems Categories: Barriers

If you have ever seen a transformer fire, not one that ruptures, but an actual fire, you understand how quick it can cause complete destruction to adjacent transformers, as well as buildings nearby. For full protection of your business, consider the installation of a fire and ballistic barrier before it is too late. Thanks to one company’s innovation, you have several viable options for transformer fire protection. Obviously, a representative would help you determine the right type of...


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