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Suppression Systems

Suppression Systems June 25, 2013

NFPA 20: More key factors to consider

Other issues you should be aware of with the additions to the 2013 edition of NFPA 20.

By Gayle Pennel, PE, Aon Fire Protection Engineering, Glenview, Ill.
Suppression Systems June 24, 2013

Engineering systems in manufacturing, industrial buildings: Fire and life safety

Manufacturing and industrial facilities have some unusual engineering requirements, especially fire and life safety systems.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems May 10, 2013

Selecting a fire protection system

Fire protection engineers must know what factors come into play when deciding on and recommending a fire protection system.

By Milosh Puchovsky, PE, FSFPE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass
Suppression Systems April 26, 2013

Pumping plant fire protection system upgrade

Fire alarm and suppression system upgrade greatly simplifies fire alarm monitoring and control while enhancing life safety.

By Pete Smith, NOTIFIER
Suppression Systems April 24, 2013

Sports, entertainment venues: Fire and life safety

Sports arenas and entertainment facilities involve complex engineering solutions. Fire and life safety topics are discussed by five consulting engineers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Suppression Systems March 25, 2013

Use NFPA 3 to coordinate fire and life safety projects

NFPA 3 takes a contemporary approach to construction and focuses on commissioning the fire and life safety systems throughout a project, rather than at the end.

By Corey L. Wallace, SET, PE, Southland Industries, Las Vegas
Plumbing, Pumping February 1, 2013

Specifying pipe and piping materials

Piping is used within many building systems, including HVAC, plumbing, specialty chemicals and fluids, and fire protection. Knowing what type of piping to use in a specific application can help preserve the life of a system or avoid a catastrophic failure.

By Matt Dolan, PE, LEED AP BD+C, JBA Consulting Engineers, Las Vegas
Suppression Systems January 21, 2013

Focus on data centers: Fire and life safety

Designing efficient and effective data centers and mission critical facilities is a top priority for consulting engineers. Engineers discuss fire and life safety, fire suppression, and the complexity of data centers.

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Fire, Life Safety November 15, 2012

NFPA 20: Changes to the standard on fire pumps

Regardless of whether the 2013 edition of NFPA 20 will be applicable to your next project, fire protection engineers need to be aware of the changes to the standard.

By Milosh Puchovsky, PE, FSFPE, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Mass
Suppression Systems July 1, 2008

Selecting and maintaining smoke detectors

Smoke detectors can have a lifecycle of up to 20 years if certain design and installation recommendations are followed and if annual maintenance is performed for each detector. Given the tight budget of many companies in today's economy, a reliable fire system can be one less budget issue and one less concern for the owner, operator, or lessee.

By RJA Group