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Which Facility Uses More Water During a Fire – Sprinklered or Unsprinklered?

Posted on Friday, April 27th, 2012

If you had to guess if a sprinklered facility or an unsprinklered facility consumed more water during a fire incident, which facility would you choose? The Fire Protection Research Foundation conducted a study to answer that question and recently released its results in “Fire Flow Water Consumption in Sprinklered and Unsprinklered Buildings: An Assessment the full article

FM Global Relaxes Requirements for Very High Flashpoint “Ignitable” Liquids

Posted on Friday, April 20th, 2012

The newly published FM Global Data Sheet 7-29 on flammable and combustible liquids (now called “Ignitable liquids”) incorporates the very long awaited special consideration for high flashpoint liquids – those having a “confirmed and documented” closed-cup flashpoints ≥500 deg. F.  FM now officially recognizes that these “atypical ignitable” liquids, when not heated above ambient temperature, the full article