fire suppression


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fire suppression

The marked reduction of the rate of heat release of a fire and the prevention of its regrowth by means of direct and sufficient application of water through the fire plume to the burning fuel surface.
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The works encompassed in this contract if for the Inspection, Servicing, Repairs & Call Outs to Fire Suppression Systems within the Highland Council geographical area.
Since there is a large number of process industries, textile industrial units and others are not well equipped with latest Fire Suppression system thus most of them are dependent on a small number of different fire extinguishers.
Arkansas Automatic Sprinklers/United Fire Suppression specialises in fire suppression and low-voltage integration.
According to the fire department spokesman, "the blaze made it past a fire suppression system and spread through vents (sic) to the roof.
Hence, on the basis of type of fire hazards and the available technology, fire protections systems are segmented into fire detection systems and fire suppression systems.
The company has 25 years of experience in aerial fire suppression and operates both type 1 helicopters and large fixed wing air tankers.
The danger is often compounded by the inability of conventional fire suppression systems to reliably detect and extinguish solid-fuel cooking fires.
In addition, fuel treatments may reduce future expenditures on fire suppression and some measure of these cost savings can be discounted and credited to the treatment.
Developed and produced in Australia, the new Sandvik Eclipse fluorine-free fire suppressant foam can be used in all new and existing Sandvik-compliant fire suppression systems.
Fixed fire suppression systems are meant to "slow, stop, or reverse the rate of fire growth or otherwise mitigate the impact of fire to improve tenability for tunnel occupants during a fire condition, enhance the ability of first responders to aid in evacuation and engage in manual fire-fighting activities, and/or protect the major structural elements of the tunnel" (NFPA 2013).
The city's Administrative Code requires that all plumbing, including natural gas lines for heating and cooking, and sprinkler work be performed under the direct supervision of licensed plumbing and fire suppression firms and that the work be performed only by employees of those firms.
com)-- LithFire-X LLC, a Detroit-based specialty fire and safety management company, has been awarded patent protection for a fire suppression system specifically designed to contain and extinguish lithium ion battery fires in electric energy storage configurations.

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