Why Are Smoke Doors Required in Buildings?
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....Read More
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.Read More
Why Do You Need Fire-Rated Panels in Commercial Buildings?
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...Read More
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,...Read More
Fire Resistant Boards
Boards utilized in DuraSystems’ field constructed assemblies.Read More