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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine witnessing a wind turbine fire in person. Most people would be shocked to see a 450 foot turbine in flames. Reports of wind turbine fires appear in the news a few times each year. But how often do wind turbines really catch on fire? And what is the impact? Here's a look at some of the statistics.