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Homeowners and business owners use fire prevention and protection tactics to mitigate fire damage. Installing fire alarms, sprinkler systems and establishing evacuation plans are all part of fire protection plans. Ask questions here about fire safety.
Exit signs in public, commercial and industrial locations must have a back-up means of remaining illuminated should the power fail. Most signs meet this requirement with a back-up power supply, such as a battery. . There are special exit signs that use phosphorescence (photoluminescent) material (…
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When turned on, by the door key in the left front fender or driver door lock, it will sound a horn alarm if the doors or hood are opened. The actual horn alarm is located either inside the driver side front or rear fender. Mine still works! I removed the inside driver side door panel on my '77 and …
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I have the same problemsaab 95 kombi - 1999you have to change the battery of alarm system (change the horn complete ;-(filo from Swiss
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The oxygen that a fire needs is used to support the chemical reaction which takes place when something burns. The oxygen is used along with heat to convert the fuel, which typically is composed of hydrocarbons, to mostly carbon dioxide and water. Without the oxygen the fire would die out, because th…
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Fire protection in a security facility is a challenge. Generally speaking, there are at least two exits from a series of cells or dorm areas. A "front door" where all inmates and staff members come and go will be used on a regular basis. This may or may not be a sallyport. Special "back doors" or "…
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Well actually, the name is 'Smokey Bear', not 'Smokey the Bear'. The confusion stems from a 1960s songwriter's flub, for the sake of the rhythm of the song.Smokey Bear was an orphaned Black bear cub, rescued in 1950 from the devastating (17,000 acres lost) Capitan Gap fire in the Lincoln National Fo…
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It can smother a fire, however it is not efficient, requires large quantities of flour, and is potentially combustible thus should not be the product of choice. Using a fire extinguisher, wet towel, or baking soda would be preferred. See the Web Links to the left for more information about explos…
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Well an aerobic systems sprinklers go like this. 1. Raw sewage goes through a pipe to the tank. 2. In the tank solids driop to the bottom 3. once solids have dropped the sewage gos to the sprinkler And that's it.
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It is installed by landscapers who dig up the soil and place it around the perimeter of a yard so the runoff water from rain flows into a garden. No water is wasted this way and extra is collected in a tub that you can use in toilets and showers. This system is expensive but nessesary if you want an…
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Answer The difference between an upright head and a pendent head is, an upright sprinkler is designed to be installed upright in the branchline piping of a sprinkler system. The pendent is designed to be in the pendent or 6 o clock position, with the deflector facing downward. It is important…
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When everything began.
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wide enough to fit alot of people through at the same timeVarious building codes and life-safety codes specify the minimum widths, locations and numbers necessary for safe evacuation of occupants from a structure.As a general rule, the number, type and size of fire exits are determined by the type o…
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the great Chicago fire happened then
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Fire was not invented, nor was it discovered, as so many people think. People were always aware of it's existence, they just didn't know the materials to use to get it started, like flint and tinder. The above is correct and outside of the "Big Bang" fire has been around for awhile. But the questio…
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When there is a fire in the home, that is a scary and very dangerous situation. When there is a fire, leave the home by staying as close to the ground as possible to avoid smoke inhalation and burns.
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Alarm systems work by monitoring protective loops in a premise or asset, when a loop is broken or disturbed and alarm is issued. This alarm can be audible or silent and transmitted by radio signal, satellite signal, telephone line to an alarm monitoring center where the received signal is acted on a…
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Yes, as long as it's painted red.
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Fire department connections are actually used in fire sprinkler systems.When any fire occurs water is discharged from the sprinkler heads that have fused, and are discharging water to supress and extinguish the fire. The fire department connection is used by the fire department to add to the water s…
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Health(Blue) = 2 Flammability(Red) = 0 Reactivity(Yellow) = 2 Specials(White) = OX (Oxidizing agent)
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Smokey Bear was found in spring of 1950 near Taos, New Mexico during the devastating Capitan Gap wildfire in the Lincoln National Forest. He was up in a tree, suffering from badly burned paws and hind legs. Originally named Hotfoot Teddy, he was soon transported to the National Zoo in Washington, D…
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Fire polishing the ends of tubes and rods made of glass seal small cracks, which help reduce the chance of fractures. This is especially important due to the sorts of harmful chemicals often placed within a glass tube.
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Bleeding a sprinkler system involves draining the existing water from the pipes. Afterwards, the pipes should be completely dried by using an air compressor.
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Water is an extinguisher of a burning flame. Answer: FUEL: Like us, fires die without food. Firemen exploit this principle in forest and brush fires when they create a firebreak in the path of the main fire. In a kitchen setting, eliminating the fuel may simply mean turning off the gas. In other se…
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call for help and donot go to the kitchen If the fire is small,use a fire extinguisher. If you are by yourself or cannot control it with a small extinguisher, leave the building and call 911. In a share building (condo, apartment, commercial) pull the fire alarm handle. Most shared buildings have a …
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In some states, you have up to 72 hours after you sign the contract to fire your public adjuster. After that time, the public adjusters contract is considered enforceable. can you fire your public adjuster? Or is that breech of contract?
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The most common fire sprinkler system is a wet pipe system wich always has water in it. The sprinkler heads have a heat sensitive element, most commonly a glass bulb filled with liquid that expand when exposed to heat, after a certain temperature is met , usually 160 degrees or more the glass bulb b…
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The Cathode Ray Tube or Also know as CRT; They were used for TV and computer monitors for many years.
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foam
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You need to be able to get to a source of gasoline if you can't try to find Windex or bleach this can reduce the size of the fire. If you can get to a source of gasoline pour it into the fire (generous amounts!). If the fire still does not diminish pour EXACTLY 3 1/3gallons of kerosene on it. If eve…
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Water or Sand. A fire extinguisher. Foam. Remove its fuel source or oxygen supply.
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You cannot make a rimfire cartridge because you need the proper tools and machinery. You may look up some companies that make obsolete ammunition, such as Old Western Scrounger. The .25 Rimfire has been out of production for nearly 50 years, but now and again a maker will produce a limited quantity …
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Yes, the most common example is wet haystacks as they dry out. The wet hay ferments (similar to compost) causing it to heat up, but when the surface drys enough sometimes the surface ignites from this internal heat. This can be a major loss to a dairy farmer or a rancher. Piles of wet and/or oily …
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A deluge fire sprinkler system, unlike most ordinary systems, mean that the sprinkler heads do not have individual heat-sensitive valves. The sprinkler heads in a deluge system have no valves of their own, meaning they are always open and water will be sprayed out of them when the supply valve is tu…
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Use a dry chemical, which may be in an ABC (or BC) fire extinguisher or in your pantry shelf (baking soda is a dry chemical). You can also attempt to smother a grease fire by covering it with a lid, if you can do so safely, as well as removing it from heat. Do not use water. It may explode or just …
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october, to commemorate the Great Chicago FireFire Prevention Month is in October. This is a great time to practice your fire drill and escape route plan to help your families and loved ones prepare for fires. Also, test your smoke alarms every month and replace the batteries in them as well (If the…
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The difference is what the pipes normally contain while standing by for a fire.A wet sprinkler system has pressurized water inside the system 24/7 for extinguishing a fire when any sprinkler head gets hot enough to open.A dry sprinkler system has pressurized air or nitrogen inside the piping. This k…
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A dry sprinkler system has pressurized air or nitrogen inside the piping. This keeps a dry-valve closed, and water out of the system. When a sprinkler gets hot enough and fuses (opens), it allows the air to escape; then the dry valve opens and allows water to enter the system. Wherever there is an o…
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that depends upon what type of sprinkler it is, what type of occupancy it is installed in, what standards apply for inspection, and any special circumstances that may require more frequent inspection (e.g., level of hazard, partial sprinkler coverage, freezing season, etc). NFPA 25, for example, co…
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Alert the proper fire authorities, the persons resident or working in the area, and the local management if in an apartment or office building. Use any building fire alarms that are present. Unless you are qualified, and unless it is very small, do not try to extinguish the fire yourself. You may t…
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The first fire escape was invented in England in 1784 by Daniel Maseres. Of course, that fire escape was nothing like the type of fire escape that we are familiar with today.
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Requirements may vary from on-the-job training as a fire officer, to a 40-hour classroom course, to a degree in fire science and specialized training as a fire protection engineer. Many fire chiefs automatically become the local "fire inspector" by statute, whether or not they have any training. Th…
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The average house fire burns at a temperature of 1,100 degrees fahrenheit. The temperature may vary if the fire is started by arson.
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You can call ISO, which stands for Insurance Services Office. They handle such things in most states as well as standardizing of policies and many other items they provide to the industry. In your state, you need to call them and see if they have an online or published product for the general public…
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Some fire sprinkler systems have a valve for testing the water-flow alarm by allowing water to flow to the alarm, or through the alarm-sensing pipe, without activating any sprinklers in the rest of the system.
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NFPA 170 provides standard symbols for design of fire safety systems. Sections include symbols for general use, fire service use, architect and engineering use, and for pre-incident planning. These symbol standards include: Building construction (fire walls, doors, hazards, etc)Water supplyExit sys…
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The specific distance would be determined by local code and enforced by the local Authority Having Jurisdiction.
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There are several NFPA standards that reference fire hydrant requirements, for various parameters, including NFPA 1 Fire Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code. You may also be interested in NFPA 291 Recommended Practice for Fire Flow Testing and Marking of Hydrants NFPA 25 Standard for the Inspection,…
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Because the easiest and safest fire to control is the one that hasn't started yet.
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eliminate the fuel, eliminate the air, or cool it below the ignition pointUsing the "fire tetrahedron", rather than triangle, you could also stop a fire by breaking the chemical chain reaction that keeps the fire burning.
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Most areas have fire code laws restricting how much gas a person can store at one time. Only store gas in approved containers. Do not fill the containers to the top. About 90 to 95 percent full is okay. Add a stabilizer and make sure the cap is tight on the container. Containers should be stored on …
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A pre-action system would generally contain the same fluids as any other sprinkler system for those conditions. The "pre-action" merely refers to the method of triggering fluid pressurization prior to activating individual heads.
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Probably not. NFPA 1 "Hazard of Contents" are defined as High (with 5 levels), Ordinary or Low. The only occupancies that have "low" rating are those primarily for storage of non-combustibles. A church is primarily an assembly occupancy and could not be rated as "low hazard", based upon the risks …
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Often reffered to as the Manual Call Point or Break Glass. In other places this may be a Pull Station. When these are activated, they cause the fire alarm to go off.In some other cases, it could be reffered as the main fire alarm control panel, which controls, monitors and powers the system.
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Yes, there is a well-defined standard for "water-mist" sprinkler systems for protection of electrical transformers and switch-gear, including required minimum spacing according to the voltages present.
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when combustible oils/grease are used a wet pipe spirnkler system is generally recommended with a densityabout 0.25 gpm over the most remote 3000 sq. ft.
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A cardboard box may catch fire spontaneously, but it would be rare. It would require a lot of heat, possibly from the sun through a window, but even that is not likely to cause it. Of course, it is best to keep cardboard boxes out of direct sunlight.
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The FDC and hydrant aren't something that connect directly together. In order to put any kind of water pressure into a sprinkler system, an engine HAS to pump it in. Therefore, as long as the fire apparatus has enough hose, or can GET the hose from other apparatus the hydrant could hypothetically be…
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Clothes dryer vents should be cleaned at least once a year, and more often if there are signs of blockage. Some signs of blockage are:Clothing takes longer to dry Increased humidity in the laundry roomwhen the dryer is running, there is not enough air flow to the air vent outside there is visible du…
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There is a suction line on every apparatus with a pump. The engineer, who drives the rig, connects this line to the hydrant and to the pump suction. Some equipment has this line pre-connected to the pump inlet. In many fire hydrant systems there is enough pressure to fill and pressurize an ordina…
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The week of October 9th commemorates the Great Chicago Fire.
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Fire Safety is the paperback edition of the book by Home Office and Health & Safety Executive published by Stationery Office Books on December 31, 1998
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Most state laws make it illegal to lock exit doors if the building is occupied. The door does not have to allow people to come in through them, only to exit through through them.Even if there are "excess" doors available (e.g., 10 doors for 2,000 people and only 50 people inside, which could easily …
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Masterguard Smoke Detectors are made in Coppell, TX.
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It can b very fun if u do it the right way ^-^
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In the United States in 2009 there were total of 1,348,500 fires.480,500 were structure fires (down 7% from 2008), causing 2,695 civilian deaths, 14,740civilian injuries, and $10.8 billion in property damage.219,000 were vehicle fires (down 7% from 2008), causing 280 civilian fire deaths, 1,610 civi…
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Fires require heat, oxygen, fuel and chemical reaction. Remove any of these and the fire will go out.
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Fire sprinklers are used to protect buildings from fires by dousing them with water provided by a fire pump. Water fights fire by removing the heat, cooling down burning surfaces and interrupting the combustion process.
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Local codes can be more restrictive, and there are National, International and Uniform Fire Codes that may apply in your particular jurisdiction. Your local fire marshal will know the proper answer for you. There is typically a different amount allowed in storage within machines, including gas tank…
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A demising wall is a fire wall and cannot be penetrated by any plenum return that does not include listed dampers and properly installed and maintained.
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There are many variables. The sprinkler heads come in different sizes. Rate of flow will be determined by the head-size, the frictional losses in the supply pipework, and the head of water available.In a single building example, sprinkler heads of exactly the same type, and fed by exactly the same b…
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the Path of Egress in a building is a predetermined path for the occupant of the building to help them evacuate in the presence of a hazardous or emergency situation. usually a mixture of exit signs to indicate the path to the occupants, and emergency lighting to light the path in case of a power ou…
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It is absolutely FALSE that you should use"Water and nothing but water to put out an alcohol fire."Alcohol (ethanol) floats on water, so any burning alcohol (like a gasoline fire) will simply spread if you put water on it.You can certainly use a BC or ABC fire extinguisher on a small alcohol fire. F…
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Ø Keep calm and act quickly, get everyone out as soon as possible. Ø Don't waste time investigating what's happened or rescuing valuables. Ø If there's smoke, keep low where the air is clearer. Ø Before you open a door check if it's warm. If it is, don't open it - fire is on the other side…
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If my greasy pan catches on the fire,control the fire by covering the pan.Throw some baking soda on the burning oil.Never throw water,it will splatter the oil and spread the fire.
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NFPA 13 only applies to specific types of occupancies and the requirements for enforcement would depend upon the "authority having jurisdiction", local ordinances, and state fire codes. Compliance with such codes is frequently a pre-requisite for obtaining insurance. On the other hand, other facili…
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The fire is burning underground in the peat or other materials.
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Preferably outdoors in an approved metal can away from any buildings. There are various national and state fire codes that determine how much flammable liquid can be stored in any interior location and whether it must be inside a special cabinet. Some local variations may also apply, such as a city…
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to have a pile of wood to light and light it with a match
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Standard wet-pipe fire extinguishers (the kind that you'll find in most buildings) have 2 components: the fire pump and the pipe system. Within the pipes there is pressurized water, held in place by the sprinkler heads. This water is supplied to the pipes by the fire pump. If you look carefully at …
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a fire door is one term for an access to or from an emergency exit.A fire door is designed to keep smoke and fire from moving from one part of a building to another, and to provide a safe way to escape from a fire. Not all fire doors lead directly outside; some lead to stairs or horizontal passagewa…
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Fire sprinkler systems are effectively already zoned - you don't need to do anything special. When your fire sprinkler system detects a fire, it doesn't set off all the sprinkler heads at once. Instead, each fire sprinkler head goes off when the temperature underneath it reaches a specific temperatu…
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fire prevention is important because it doesn't matter how big or small a fire is, it can be very harmful. small fires can get much bigger within a few minutes and big fires can spread easily. many people can get injured or even death can occur.
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It is a mixture of liquids that will boil, and thus break the glass, at a certain temperature. The actual liquid mixture is proprietary I am told.Calibrated glycerine mixture.
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police is runned by state or territorial government
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No. Flour is flammable.
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A fire symbol is a stylized drawing of a flame.
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National fire code requires at least 18 inches of separation from sprinkler heads to things stored beneath them.
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National fire code requires at least 18 inches of separation from sprinkler heads to things stored beneath them.
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Frayed cables/wires can cause fires.
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The specific, applicable NFPA standards would depend upon the type of occupancy and quantity of storage, among other things. You would start with NFPA 101 for Life Safety Code and NFPA 1 for Fire Code and follow their respective references, or see if there is a specific standard for your type of oc…
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Yes, they are. Do you have any. My husband is a sprinklerfitter and installs automatic fire sprinklers. He is an avid collector and we would be interested in seeing anything that you might have.lmihnow@gmail.com
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There are many types, but primarily a flow alarm works by a pressure switch that indicates a pressure drop when a sprinkler head (or test valve) opens, or an actual in-flow mechanism (a propeller or a movable flap) that moves when water flows. Some early models (still in existence) run water throug…
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The liquid is a colored glycerol or alcohol solution that will not freeze. The colors indicate the temperature at which the liquid will expand and burst the vial.glycerin and hot sensitivity liq id filed in sprinkler bulb
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A fire inspector is a person who examines plans or structures to determine if they meet applicable fire codes and other laws. They may be state, county or municipal employees or may work for a private company, such as an insurance underwriter or other investigators. The types of duties vary greatly…
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Fire prevention refers to the design, planning, building, operation and maintenance of structures and materials, and training of personnel for fire safety. In particular, life safety is the primary goal, often by separating fire hazards from people who could be injured, and providing for rapid escap…
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Fire doors may serve more than one purpose.Many fire doors are part of a fire escape route, arranged so that in the event of a fire you can get out. Such exit fire doors may be a special kind of door that automatically unlocks when there is a fire.As a general rule, however, fire doors are designed …
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Too many veribles in your questions. Are the carboard boxes encapsulated or not encapsulated? Stored/stacked how high? On racks? Distance between racks? whats in the boxes? how are the boxes arranged/stacked...
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