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September 13, 2021

What is the Difference: Fire Detection, Protection, and Suppression?

If you own a business, you know how devastating a fire can be. Not only do fires reduce profits by damaging property and equipment as well as increasing downtime, but they are a serious safety risk for you and your employees. And while not all fires are entirely preventable, there are many steps you can take to increase your chances of preventing fires and reacting quickly when one does occur.

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August 24, 2021

5 Classes of Fire

Fire departments respond to more than one million fires each year in the United States alone. And while that number has been steadily decreasing since the 1970s, fires still present the potential for extremely hazardous situations whenever they occur. But while they all burn, not all fires are the same. In order to group fires—and the ways to extinguish them—fire professionals developed a system to classify fires.

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August 18, 2021

#1 Reason Container Handling Equipment Catches Fire

On container handlers, hydraulics drive the motion of the boom or arm and can also drive the wheels. Hydraulic oil spraying or leaking from this system and landing on hot components in the engine and hydraulic compartment causes 90% of fires in container handling equipment. Regular hydraulic system maintenance and inspection, procuring quality hydraulic hoses and components, and installing fire suppression systems can significantly reduce productivity and injury risks associated with hydraulic fire. Keep reading to learn more about how the fire starts and how to prevent it.

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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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November 7, 2019

What You Need to Know About the R107 Fire Suppression Requirement

You may be aware that 37 countries have signed on to adopt the UNECE R107 regulation. This rule is intended to make bus transport safer by reducing the risk of catastrophic bus engine fires. When a bus fire starts in an engine, the driver and passengers often don’t realize the danger until the fire has already grown very large. That’s why UNECE R107 requires installation of automatic fire suppression systems in bus engines.

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August 29, 2019

Risk Factors for Fires in Ground Support Equipment

If a piece of ground support equipment catches on fire, it has an immediate impact on operations and can have devastating and costly consequences. A fire can put the ground crew, flight crew, and passengers in danger and cause severe damage to equipment or the airplane. It is important to understand the fire risks and prevention.

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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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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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June 13, 2019

What is a Fire Protection System?

The consequences of not investing in proper fire protection can be devastating to business owners. A fire can spread quickly, destroying valuable equipment, inventory, and infrastructure as well as putting lives at risk

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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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