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.
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.
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.
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.
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.