Fire safety solutions are a major concern for data centers, according to Info-Tech research Group: A major consideration in any data center renovation is fire protection and suppression. These renovation decisions are not always voluntary. Your goal will be to meet requirements at the very minimum. Additional protection to property such as pre-action sprinklers, piping, […]
Recently, we were approached for water supply and sprinkler analysis by a chemical manufacturer who was retrofitting a manufacturing plant to fit their needs. They faced potential delays due to possible inadequacies in their fire protection systems. The local fire marshal, who understood the need for proper water flow, questioned whether or not the existing water supply infrastructure would be adequate for the sprinkler system.
The problems renovating dormitories are two-fold. First, the window for installation is very limited. Normally, two months in the summer is the only time construction is allowed. There cannot be any obstruction of the student’s living quarters once the semester begins. Second, the fire solution needs to blend into the current dorm construction. Dormitories require extra ingenuity in order to meet these strict requirements. Fire Protection Engineers have to develop an affordable solution that balances good looks with a quick installation.
A chemical manufacturer had acquired an existing manufacturing plant and was retrofitting an existing process room for their needs. The local fire marshal expressed concerns regarding the intended sprinkler protection criteria for the process room. First, he questioned whether the proposed sprinkler protection would be sufficient for the hazard, per NFPA codes and standards; and […]