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More on Dry Sprinkler System Freeze Failures

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

As temperatures drop, the potential for sprinkler freeze failures rises. Dry pipe sprinkler systems are one way to avoid of freeze failures, but even they are not immune. Wet Pipe Sprinklers vs. Dry Pipe Sprinklers As we mentioned in our “Fire Sprinkler Freeze Failures” post back in February, when you need sprinklers in environments that...read the full article

If Your Fire Protection System Malfunctions, Do You Know What To Do?

Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Accidents happen. Murphy’s Law clearly states that, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” Engineers, like Fire Protection Engineers, focus on all of the potential ways something can go wrong and work to minimize the possibilities. Unfortunately, some people do not share the same mindset and “accidents” happen more as a result. Real-world system...read the full article

Questions Attorneys Should Ask During A Fire Loss Investigation

Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

In cases of fire loss investigation, many questions will come up. For example: What started the fire? Did the fire spread? What materials played a role? Did the fire protection systems work right? Was the building constructed and maintained to code? These are good questions that should be asked, but they don’t necessarily get to...read the full article

Fire Protection Engineers For Lawyers

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The difference between winning and losing a fire loss case might hinge upon the scientific principles applied during the investigation. The more complex the issues, the more difficult it can be to demonstrate that scientific principles were applied in an appropriate (and acceptable) manner.  If it comes down to a difference of opinion between a...read the full article

Forensic Fire Engineering Helps to Understand Harmful Effects of Fire

Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Understanding the harmful effects of fire and the means to protect against them are central to the practice of fire protection engineering. Given this specialized background, more and more frequently fire protection engineers are tasked with investigating the cause of fires and explosions, as well as the failure of fire protection systems and their effect on life and property loss....read the full article

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