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Approximately 10,000 sudden cardiac arrests occur in the workplace each year. The average response time for emergency responders, once 911 is called, is 8 to 12 minutes. Waiting for the arrival of emergency responders results in survival rate of only a 5-7%. Sudden cardiac arrest can occur to anyone at anytime. Many victims have no […]
Fires or explosions occur in manholes when CO, sewer gas, or natural gas ignites in the confined space of the underground system. A fire in a utility manhole can cause loss of life, extended system downtime, and equipment destruction. Manhole fires are especially likely during the winter in areas where salt is used on roadways […]
Life Safety extends beyond sprinklers and alarms. While pools are a fun family activity, there are inherent dangers in swimming pools, especially for children. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Each year, about 390 children between the ages […]
Your Life Safety Inspection report should be more than just a listing on what was inspected. This report can be a valuable document for you for record keeping, budgeting and planning, and preparing for your own inspections from your AHJ, insurance company or accreditation inspector. What can you learn from your Life Safety inspection […]
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than half of the 8,160 structure fires involving commercial cooking equipment or ventilation components that occur annually begin in kitchens or cooking areas. Between 2004 and 2008, these cooking fires caused three deaths, 100 injuries, and $229 million in director property damage each year. A kitchen […]
Kitchen Hood systems are one of the most widely used fire protection systems given the fire source and fuel load. Kitchen Hood systems include the hood, exhaust, and ducting systems over your cooking appliances. This system vents airborne grease, combustion products, fumes, smoke, odors, heat, and steam. These systems are customized for the kitchen layout […]
It has been established that replacing the Oxygen in your sprinkler pipes with Nitrogen will reduce, or even stop, corrosion; thus, significantly extending the service life of your sprinkler pipes, and reducing maintenance and repair costs. Since the solution to corrosion is nitrogen, the question becomes how to produce and inject Nitrogen into your fire […]
Fire sprinkler systems experience corrosion due to the interaction of oxygen, an unprotected metal, and moisture. In 25 years, 35% of wet fire sprinkler systems have significant corrosion issues. In only 12.5 years, 73% of dry and pre-action systems have significant corrosion issues. Corrosion will cause leaks in your sprinkler pipes, resulting in costly repairs […]
Corrosion is a problem that must be addressed in both dry pipe and wet pipe sprinkler systems. In this article, we will discuss pipe corrosion in wet sprinkler systems and methods of preventing the corrosion. The water that fills wet sprinkler pipes contains approximately 10 parts per million (ppm) of dissolved oxygen. All wet systems […]
Understanding the correct cause can help you to slow or stop dry sprinkler pipe corrosion. Microbiologically influenced corrosion (MIC) was once thought to be the primary threat to sprinkler pipe longevity. However, further research has found that oxygen is the primary factory in sprinkler pipe corrosion for both wet and dry pipe systems. In this […]