Improvements included installation of a 100,000-gallon water tank to supply the fire-protection system
, installation of a 30,000-gallon underground containment tank for firefighting foam, installation of a bridge crane, replacement of high-bay light fixtures, installation of fire protection and alarm systems, renovations to existing fire pumps, coating and painting the hangar floor, and other general architectural work (kitchens, offices and break rooms).
What's said to be the first fire-protection system for thermoforming machines has been introduced by AVT Inc., Gladwin, Mich.
Based on discussions with insurance companies, he says the fire-protection system will result in a significant reduction in insurance premiums.
The design of any fire-protection system is an exact science that takes into account a building's use, occupancy, footprint, and even its other installed systems.
In the design process, these typical fire-protection system goals are on the table for consideration:
Harrington recalls a recent meeting with a client: The client opened a large retail store in a mall and didn't use a consultant for fire-protection system design.
Beyond the components that actually make up an integrated fire-protection system, there's another important factor that affects design: maintenance.
"Fire-protection systems are complicated and sophisticated, and are different for just about every building," notes Jeffrey E.
Additionally, fire-protection engineers have the skills to work with design team members to ensure sustainable design in areas related to natural lighting, air-handling systems, atriums, and the testing of water-based fire-protection systems
The reason for the ban is that the Federal Aviation Administration discovered that the fire-protection systems
in the cargo holds of passenger aircraft are unable to extinguish fires sparked in lithium batteries.
Titled "Ninety-Nine Covert Ways to Stop Abortion," it includes, for example, instructions on how to squirt superglue into clinics' locks so the doors can't be opened; how to drill holes into the roofs of clinics to cause "pesky roof leaks"; how to overcome clinics' fire-protection systems
. It advocates "thumb removal" - cutting off the thumbs of doctors.