Friday, 16 August 2013

Fire Protection Equipment and How They Keep You Protected

Posted by Sofia at 19:13

Fire protection equipment are introduced in the marketplace to be able to distinguish the various types for selective classification of fires. Based on the studies of the government information, each year there are almost 110,000 fire incidents in buildings, and about 650 citizens lose their lives to these incidents. Aside from losing people's lives, fire damages include millions of capital from damage to property, loss of industry and other reimbursement claims. Nowadays, it is obligatory for companies to carry out fire risk measurement. The government provides regulations on carrying out and fire danger measurement of buildings based on their specific legislation.

These regulations include the following equipments for a more dependable and valuable protection to decrease individual and economic losses. These are the following protective equipments:

One of this is the automatic fire alarm system. This device is designed to identify the unnecessary occurrence of fire by monitoring the ecological changes related with combustion. Fire by its means is a chemical and exothermic reaction between a fuel, heat and oxygen. Generally, it is also classified as automatic, manually, or both. This device used to warn individuals to leave in the occurrence of a fire or other urgent situation, to convene disaster assistance, and to be able to get ready the related systems to manage the range of smoke and fire.

Second is the fire sprinkler system. This sprinkler systems are installed usually in commercial buildings, unit stores, warehouses and other related buildings. They are mostly located at ceiling area and are supplied by a system of water pumps and a tank or reservoir. Sprinkler system helps to lessen the development of fire. Usually building codes specifies the need to install these sprinklers, and/or may be suggested by insurance companies to lessen property losses. But if building codes do not openly order the operate of fire sprinklers, the code regularly makes it extremely beneficial to fit them as an optional system.

There are two types of sprinkler systems namely the wet and dry pipe sprinkler systems. Wet pipe sprinkler systems are commonly installed more frequently than all other types because this is mainly dependable, simple, and involuntary. Sprinklers barely need the operating components and does not have an automatic alarm check regulator. Unlike the dry pipe sprinkler systems, this can only be used in places in which the immediately surrounding area may be adequately cold to solidify the water in a wet pipe system, exposing the system untreatable. Dry pipe systems are usually used in not intense buildings, or in fridge coolers. Bigger complexity, advanced installation and care costs, lesser design give, enlarged fire reaction time and increased corrosion prospective are the disadvantages of using dry pipe fire sprinkler systems.

Currently, fire protection equipment are commonly used for their respective safety. There are safety measures done in cases of fire and these are the following. First, turn on the fire alarm. Second, tell or call the fire brigades. Third, try to extinguish the fire. Fourth, Leave the place. Fifth, inform the others. And lastly, keep a safe distance from the fire.


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