The Harrington Group

Campus Fire Safety

Posted on Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Next week is August already and soon, college students around the country will return to dorms and off-campus housing. College freshmen will get their first sense of freedom as they cram everything they can’t live without into a 10’x10’ cinder block room shared with a stranger. But with the new freedom of living away from...read the full article

Things Don’t Always go as Planned….

Posted on Thursday, July 14th, 2016

As fire protection engineers and consultants, we have seen some pretty interesting (and dangerous) things! When contractors are on project sites day after day, working with the same types of equipment again and again, it can become easy to allow the mind to slip into auto-pilot, which then opens the door for some potentially harmful...read the full article

UNDERGROUND FLUSHING: How Much Is Enough? Part 3

Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016

For the last few weeks, we’ve looked at why it’s important to flush fire sprinkler systems and fire pumps, and we’ve also discussed what the NFPA codes have to say about the process. This week, in the series conclusion, we’ll review a few other important things to keep in mind while flushing fire protection systems,...read the full article

UNDERGROUND FLUSHING: How Much Is Enough? Part 2

Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Last week we took a look at how flushing a fire sprinkler system or fire pump can help mitigate the threat of catastrophic system failures. If you missed it, you can find it here. This week, we are exploring what NFPA codes have to say about flushing. Where Can You Find Information in the Codes?...read the full article

UNDERGROUND FLUSHING: How Much Is Enough? Part 1

Posted on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

If you are a general contractor for commercial/industrial properties, here is a scenario that will seem familiar. The fire protection underground piping is complete and tested, but the fire sprinkler contractor refuses to connect their system to the underground pipe. And, you are left wondering, “Why is this fire sprinkler contractor giving me such a...read the full article