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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

What Can A Fire Protection Engineer Do To Help During a Fire Loss Investigation?

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Fire protection engineers are a vital asset in fire loss investigations. With a broad range of expertise related to fire dynamics, building construction, codes and standards, and fire protection systems, few are better suited to evaluate fire protection system performance, code compliance, and fire reconstruction scenarios than a fire protection engineer. System Performance Fire protection...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

What To Do In The Case Of A Fire Sprinkler Discharge

Posted on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

According to the NFSA: Automatic fire sprinkler systems are widely considered the single most effective tool for protecting life and property from unfriendly fire.  There has never been a multiple loss of life from fire among building occupants protected by a properly designed, installed and maintained fire sprinkler system.  Having an automatic sprinkler system protecting...read the full article