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June 7, 2019

Defining Different Types of Fire Suppression Systems

A fire suppression system’s job is to detect and suppress a fire. With a variety of fire suppression systems available, the system selected should be based on a number of factors including the application and the type of fire hazard.

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May 30, 2019

The Basics of Fire Suppression Systems Installation

Understanding your fire hazards, the type of equipment or area the system will protect, and what type of suppression agent is best suited for your application are key factors for designing and installing a fire suppression system to meet your unique needs.

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May 21, 2019

What are Differences Between Active and Passive Fire Protection?

With 70 percent of businesses never reopening or failing within three years of a major fire, it is crucial for businesses to have proper fire protection in place. Active and passive fire protection work together to prevent the spread and suppress fires allowing people to evacuate quickly while minimizing damage.

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May 14, 2019

Arcing: The Leading Cause of Electrical Fires

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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May 8, 2019

Understanding Automatic Fire Suppression Systems

With fires occurring in structures every 63 seconds in the U.S., it is important to understand your fire risks. For businesses with a higher risk of fire, it is crucial to determine the best fire suppression system to minimize risk, protect critical equipment, and keep employees safe.

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April 22, 2019

Exploring the Benefits of Clean Agents

As we celebrate Earth Day, you may be wondering about the environmental and health impacts of the various chemical suppression agents used in automatic fire suppression systems. Clean agents provide a range of benefits while protecting your critical assets.

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March 22, 2019

EDM and CNC Machine Fire Protection: Comparing Your Options

Machine shops lose around $50 billion annually due to unplanned downtime and delays. Putting in place proper fire suppression equipment in your machine shop can prevent lengthy delays, expensive repairs, and decrease risks in your shop and your business.

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March 14, 2019

Why Fires Start in CNC Machines

To make sure you’re running the safest and most profitable business, you can assess your current risk of fire and learn how to implement proper protection measures to maximize success. Fire suppression systems installed on CNC machines protect machines, employees, and the surrounding manufacturing area.

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March 6, 2019

What are water mist fire suppression agents?

Fire suppression systems may utilize a range of different fire suppression agents to suppress a fire when they are activated. To allow for design flexibility for different applications, Firetrace International offers a choice of agents.

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February 25, 2019

Electrical Panels 101

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 cabinets and enclosures.

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February 17, 2019

Celebrating Engineering Week

Our engineers have a passion to make a difference in the world and keep people safe. Learn about their roles, why they became engineers, what they enjoy about being engineers, and advice for the next generation of engineers.

 

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February 12, 2019

Wind Turbine Fire Protection: Investing to Protect The Bottom Line

Fire is the second leading cause of accidents in wind turbines after blade failure. When a fire does occur, the typical action is to wait for it to burn out. Without suppressing the fire, significant damage is caused which results in considerable repair costs and lost revenue due to downtime.

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