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Fire Protection in Aircraft Hangars: Part 2

Did you know that the presence of jet fuel in an aircraft hangar can greatly alter the level of fire safety required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)? By allowing only unfueled aircraft in the hangar, you can greatly reduce the code requirements to a simple sprinkler system. However, since fueled aircraft are the norm, most owners and builders don’t find this as an option. READ MORE »

Fire Protection in Aircraft Hangars

When it comes to fire safety, aircraft hangars pose an interesting challenge. Not only are they large, open areas, but the contents are usually highly flammable considering the chemical and jet fuel stored inside. READ MORE »

Achieving Effective Atrium Smoke Control

Adding an atrium to your building provides considerable appeal both in design and function. However, large open spaces prove to be quite a challenge when it comes to smoke and fire safety. Check out our graphic below on how to effectively satisfy all building codes and keep tenants and visitors safe in the case of emergency. READ MORE »

Assessing Passive Smoke Management Systems

The options are plentiful when it comes to configuring a passive smoke management system. Therefore it is imperative to comprehensively evaluate the entire system to ensure compliance of smoke protection required by building codes. READ MORE »

UL 10D: Testing Details

UL 10D is the new standard for the testing of fire curtain protection assemblies. While testing is important for all safety measures included in a building, fire and smoke protection is especially crucial. Therefore, it is important to know the details behind testing standards as to understand how to properly utilize certain fire curtains in the construction or renovation of your building. READ MORE »

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