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July 2, 2021

What Causes Fires at Container Yards?

Container handling equipment is a major contributor to fires in container yards, with a significant percentage resulting from improper equipment maintenance. In a claims analysis by TT Club, a leading insurance provider to the international transport and logistics industry, it was found that 67% of costs related to fire were attributed to yard equipment.

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December 8, 2020

What are Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems?

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a clean agent is an electrically non-conducting, volatile, or gaseous fire extinguishant that does not leave a residue upon evaporation. A clean agent fire suppression system uses either a chemical or inert gas to suppress a fire at the inception stage before it can grow and is incredibly effective in extinguishing Class A, B, and C fires.

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November 17, 2020

Why is Halon Banned?

The fire suppression agent, Halon is still in use today; however, there is no new production of Halons. While Halon is considered a clean agent by The National Fire Protection Association because it’s electrically non-conducting and does not leave a residue, Halon has an extremely high potential for ozone depletion and contributes to global warming potential. On January 1, 1994, Halon production ceases in compliance with the Montreal Protocol and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The use of Halons has been reducing over the years, but there is still demand for it for specific applications.

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August 13, 2019

What US Utility Providers Can Learn From Their Counterparts in Africa

With the rise in number and intensity of wildfires, utility providers are looking at a number of ways to reduce risk. They are integrating traditional tactics with technological advancements. Utilities should also be looking at their counterparts aboard to learn how they are implementing fire protection.

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August 1, 2019

How Do Electrical Fires Start?

Nearly 60,000 fires a year occur due to electrical fires. Electrical fires have several causes and understanding the reasons why fires start and the preventative measures to take will reduce the fire risks. This includes properly maintaining your electrical panel, circuits, and wiring.

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May 14, 2019

What is an Electric Arc?

Arc flashes can happen anywhere there is electrical current flowing and are the leading cause of fires in electrical panels. While not all electrical arc faults can be prevented, electrical panels can be protected from fire with automatic fire suppression to minimize damage and downtime.

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February 25, 2019

Electrical Panel Fire Protection System

When you think of electrical panels, does your mind conjure images of that big metal box somewhere in your house with the on/off switches to your lighting and appliances?  Do you have expert knowledge in electrical panels? Either way, keep reading to learn electrical panel lingo and gain an understanding of the main types of electrical panels and enclosures.

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