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When it Comes to Fire Protection, There Should Be Passive Protection As Well

When you think of fire protection, you might only think about active fire protection systems. These types of systems include devices such as fire extinguishers, sprinklers and gas suppression systems, which can reduce or put out an existing fire. An alarm is also part of the active protection system since it alerts you to the existence of a fire. You also need to think about passive protection measures, which contain or slow the spread of fire so the active systems...

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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.

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Differences Between Active and 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...

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Passive Fire Protection System

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...

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How to Handle Transformer Fire Protection Emergencies Calmly?

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...

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