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Property Conservation Program Considerations

Posted on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

The typical motivation for many companies to invest in a robust property conservation program is their goal to attain “Highly Protected Risk” status that allows them to receive less expensive property insurance rates due to their lower risk profile. Beyond this cost-saving benefit, having an effective property conservation program makes good business sense because the

Fire Prevention Week 2015

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Celebrate like a Fire Protection Engineer It’s been 144 years since the Great Chicago fire, and the National Fire Protection Association wants to remind everybody about fire prevention and safety in its remembrance. Originally established by President Woodrow Wilson in 1920 as a single day and extended to a week two years later, Fire Protection

What Makes Harrington Group Different from other Fire Protection Engineering Firms?

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

I thought it would be interesting ask a few of our fire protection engineers and consultants to share what they think makes Harrington Group different from other fire protection engineering firms. Let’s find out what they had to say! Kevin Johnson, Fire Protection Consultant, with Harrington Group for over three years: When I interviewed with

Powder Keg? Officials Continue Discussing Safety of Colored Powder after Dust Explosion in Taiwan

Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Earlier this summer, hundreds of people were severely burned at a water park in Taiwan after colored powder dust was sprayed onto a crowd and burst into flames. According to national reports, the cornstarch-and-food-coloring mixture was sprayed at high velocity into a crowd of mostly 20-something attendees, and the fire caused severe burns that put

ESFR Obstructions…The Achilles Heel!

Posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2015

In a recent post, we discussed the history of sprinkler technology. This week, we’ll look at ESFR restrictions and obstructions. Because of the operating principles around which ESFR technology is based, any delay in sprinkler response, or any interruption or diversion of the flow of water from the ESFR sprinkler, can have a catastrophic impact