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#117 - Winter Preparation for Fire Sprinkler Systems

#117 - Winter Preparation for Fire Sprinkler Systems

by Will Strickler It’s that time of year again, as winter preparation has started for those who maintain fire sprinkler systems exposed to winter’s cold temperatures. Even if you only see one day a year at or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, winter preparation should be on your current to do list. There are crucial tasks that not only keep systems from having a freeze up, but also extend the life of the system. Therefore, it is important to be proactive for your company and /or customers, as they depend on the system to stay in working order and in good...

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#119 - Fire Alarm Detector Layout Part 2: Irregularly Shaped Areas

#119 - Fire Alarm Detector Layout Part 2: Irregularly Shaped Areas

by Shawn Lee References to NFPA 72 refer to the 2016 edition When we previously discussed fire alarm detector layout, we went through a series of square rooms/spaces to demonstrate how to place spot type fire alarm detectors, as shown in the example below. Following the spacing rules of NFPA 72 Following the spacing rules of NFPA 72, Chapter 17, specifically Section 17.6.3.1.1, we know our detector layout must follow one of the two requirements below. (1) The distance between detectors shall not exceed their listed spacing, and there shall be detectors within a distance of one-half the listed spacing,...

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#120 - Getting Started with Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Testing

#120 - Getting Started with Fire Sprinkler Inspection & Testing

Suggestions for Entering the Field of Inspection & Testing in Water-Based Systems Are you interested in the field of Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems? Fire Tech Productions, Inc. receives calls from people interested in beginning their careers and/or furthering their education in this specialized field. Fire Tech strives to assist their customers in career planning and goal achievement. It is important for those entering the field to be aware of what they need to progress, so it is a good idea to conduct research for clarification in the following areas: Determine what certification or license is required by your...

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