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Suppression Systems November 1, 2023

Best practices: Ensuring NFPA 20 compliance with diesel-driven fire pumps

To meet NFPA 20, existing buildings must upgrade fire pumps. Learn how

By Brandon Henson
Suppression Systems June 8, 2022

Other fire sprinklers worth knowing about

ECOH and ESFR fire protection sprinklers are other options when not specifying special sprinklers

By Kyle J. Lehman
Suppression Systems May 13, 2020

Changing airport firefighting foam suppression systems

If aqueous film-forming foam is not good for the environment or our health, why is it still in use?

By Steve Dryden
Suppression Systems May 20, 2019

Combining HVAC, fire suppression piping

Modern, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems can stress a project budget with their additional energy-efficiency requirements. Combining HVAC water distribution with a fire suppression piping system can result in first-cost savings, which can improve system life cycle costs.

By Brian M. Runde
Suppression Systems November 19, 2018

Critical factors when designing fire suppression systems

Learn the best questions to ask before starting a fire protection design project.

By RTM Associates
Suppression Systems May 15, 2018

Selecting the correct clean agent suppression system

Clean agent fire suppression systems are used to protect facilities with high value per volume. They work on a total flooding concept, causing quick extinguishment of a detected fire, limiting damage to the protected space and its contents.

By Eric W. Forssell, PE; Scott Hill, PE; and Bernard Kramer, JENSEN HUGHES
Suppression Systems November 1, 2017

Your questions answered: Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems

The Oct. 26, 2017, “Fire and life safety: Specifying fire detection and notification systems” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.

By Raymond A. Grill and David Lowrey
Suppression Systems May 30, 2017

How to select a clean agent fire suppression system

Fire protection engineers should understand which clean agent fire suppression system is most appropriate for a mission critical facility.

By J. Adam Edwards, PE, and David Bhuta, PE, JENSEN HUGHES, Cary, N.C.
Suppression Systems April 14, 2016

Painted EMT conduit fittings

Crouse-Hinds series painted EMT fittings are available in seven colors to accommodate a wide range of circuit identification needs.

By Eaton
Suppression Systems March 7, 2016

Seven trends in fire, life safety

Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2016 Fire and Life Safety Study identified seven high-level findings.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Suppression Systems April 6, 2015

Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year finalists: Fire, life safety, mass notification

Read about the seven finalists in the Fire, Life Safety, and Mass Notification category for the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 Product of the Year program.

By Amanda Pelliccione
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

A Letter From The Editor

Consulting-Specifying Engineer is written and peer reviewed by engineers and industry professionals. These engineers design, specify and commission mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), fire/life safety, lighting and controls systems for nonresidential buildings. Consulting-Specifying Engineer covers codes and standards, smart and high-performance buildings and design specifications in a variety of commercial buildings.

Amara Rozgus - Consulting-Specifying Engineer