A few months ago, we published the blog, “Why is it Important to Flush Underground Fire Service Mains?”, where we reviewed some of the many interesting objects (like hard hats, safety glasses, and rocks) that we have seen make their way through underground water piping throughout the years that we have provided underground flushing services […]
Testing Witness & Coordination
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 […]