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August 29, 2019

How to Minimize Airport Fire Risks

If a piece of ground support equipment catches fire, the operator or ground crew can try to extinguish the fire with a fire extinguisher or contact the aircraft rescue and firefighting (ARFF) team. Learn about additional fire protection for equipment by installing an automatic fire suppression system.

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August 23, 2019

NTSB Issues Safety Recommendation for Fire Suppression in School Buses

Following the investigation of a fatal bus fire, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a recommendation to equip all current and new school buses with automatic fire suppression systems. With over 26 million students riding school buses each day in the U.S., it is crucial to keep them safe.

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August 23, 2019

How Does a Bus Fire Suppression System Work?

With buses carrying millions of people each day, passenger and operator safety is critical. Each day 4-5 bus fires occur. It is important to understand how extra safety measures like a bus fire suppression system protect passengers and bus operators.

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August 21, 2019

The Three Types of Safety Hazards in CNC Machine Shops

Health and safety professionals in machine shops have the important job of creating and maintaining a safe work environment. They establish standard operating procedures for machinery and equipment use, develop and oversee safety polices, and provide safety training. They identify and address potential safety hazards to mitigate the risks.

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August 20, 2019

CNC Machine Fire Safety Considerations for EHS Managers

Machine shop health and safety professionals oversee and implement safety programs. These programs provide guidance on the use of personal protective equipment, machine guarding, and safety policies. The demanding environment of machine shops creates unique hazards, including fire risks. Learn ways to protect your workplace and personnel from fire.

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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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July 29, 2019

Should You Be Using an Oil Based Coolant?

In CNC machining, the two functions of coolants are to cool the tool and reduce friction in the cut. While functionality may be the same, machine shops have the choice of using water-miscible fluids, soluble oils, synthetics, and semi synthetics. The coolant used depends on the machining operation. We will explore the pros and cons of oil-based coolants.

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July 25, 2019

Fire Suppression System Maintenance

Not properly maintaining equipment puts it is at higher risk of failure. Numerous factors can contribute to damaging equipment. Fire suppression systems are no different. They need to be routinely inspected and maintained to ensure they work correctly in the event of a fire. Learn the risk factors and how often you should have your system inspected.

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July 17, 2019

How Fire Suppression Works In Three Steps With Video

Businesses looking to safeguard critical equipment and assets from fire need to understand the basics of a fire suppression system. Automatic fire suppression systems can detect and suppress fires in as little as 10 seconds. Watch the slow-motion video of a system detecting and suppressing a fire that ignited in an electrical server rack.

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July 10, 2019

Why Wind Turbines Catch Fire

When it comes to wind turbines, a commonly asked question is, why do they catch on fire? There are several reasons including lighting strikes, electrical and mechanical failures, age of turbine, and human error. While not all hazards are preventable, you can put safeguards in place to minimize the damage.

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June 19, 2019

The Search for an Effective Halon Replacement

Halon was the choice to use back in the 1980s when sprinkler systems were not an option to protect critical assets due to the damage they would cause. When researchers discovered that halon was harmful to the ozone layer, the agent was ultimately banned in 1994. This left the fire suppression industry needing to find an adequate replacement.

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