What special extinguishing equipment is needed for cooking installations using solid fuel?

January 11, 2022

Cooking installations using traditional fuels – gas and electric – mitigate fire hazard with a hood and duct system equipped with an automatic extinguishing system. With open, solid fuel flames, automatic fuel shut-off is not possible.

Why is monthly cleaning needed for cooking installations using solid fuel?

January 11, 2022

There are a variety of cooking venues that use solid fuel. Increased mitigation measures are necessary

Why are special storage requirements needed for flammable liquids in industrial operations?

December 7, 2021

Various industrial operations, including vehicle repair and body shops, use paints and other agents that have very low flash points.

Why are special requirements for heating units needed to mitigate fire risk in vehicle repair shops?

December 3, 2021

Flammable liquids, including gasoline, diesel oil, and oil-based paints are an integral part of operations in various vehicle repair shops. These hazardous liquids need to be handled carefully in order to prevent a catastrophic fire loss.

Why are monitored valve closure alarms important for automatic sprinkler systems?

November 10, 2021

Automatic fire sprinkler systems are one of the most effective elements in protecting people and property from the disaster of structural fires.

Why are water flow alarms important for automatic sprinkler systems?

November 10, 2021

Automatic sprinkler systems are very effective for life safety and preventing structural loss.

Why are wet chemical fire extinguishers required in commercial cooking operations?

September 15, 2021

NFPA 96 and NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, require wet chemical fire extinguishers in commercial cooking installations.

Why are adequate clearances between deep fat fryers and open flame appliances important?

September 15, 2021

NFPA 96, Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operation calls for specific clearances between deep fat fryers and open flame appliances.

Why are flow test results important for an automatic sprinkler system?

April 23, 2021

NFPA 25, Standard for Testing & Maintenance for Water-Based Fire Protection Systems calls for an annual flow test by a qualified sprinkler contractor.

Why are quarterly inspections important for an automatic sprinkler system?

April 21, 2021

The great majority of sprinkler documentation obtained by an insured is from annual inspections, which are tests by a sprinkler contractor. These are not the same as quarterly inspections.