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 company, strategically manages and distributes equipment and fire retardant to assist in wildland fire suppression.
MSHA has posted information on the initiative, including a detailed presentation on inspection of fire suppression systems and an inspection checklist that may be used by MSHA inspectors for reviewing the systems and operator compliance.
Fire suppression systems are fire protection systems which uses a combination of dry chemicals and wet agents to control and extinguish the fire.
Last year, wildland fire suppression costs exceeded $2.5 billion, making it the most expensive year on record.
One of the fires spread to a pollution control unit, where it was extinguished by a fire suppression system with electronic detection and suppression by water and surfactant.
Fire protection systems include fire detection systems to detect fire and fire suppression systems to suppress fire.
based licensed fire protection contractor, completed functional tests of the fire suppression system Dec.
Since this type of masonry oven does not require installation of a fire suppression system, the fire likely spread to the roof because the duct did not contain the fire and there was insufficient clearance between it and combustible roof materials.
In the fire suppression industry, some have begun claiming that a liquid-only system is superior to a dual-agent system.
Savings on fire suppression costs are thought to be a benefit of fuel treatments but have not been well quantified.
Fire suppression cans are filled with bicarbonate of soda and are opened up by a heat-sensitive actuator.
Fire suppression has greatly impacted the forest ecosystems of the southeastern United States.

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