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Differences Between Active and Passive Fire Protection

Date: May 3, 2019 Author: durasystems Categories: Passive Fire Protection

Many people believe that all fire prevention solutions are the same. In reality, there are two main types: active and passive fire protection. If you’re looking for a way to improve the protection at your company, take time to learn the differences between the two. Not only will you learn what they are but also have a much better idea as to the kind of system improvements you have available. Active Vs. Passive Fire Protection System Remember, along with the knowledge you gain about...

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...

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...


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