FLAMES DIFFERENT COLORS EXPLAINED

The flames of a fire have several different colors.  The colors in the flames represent the different substances that are undergoing combustion in the fire.  Hotter fires burn with more energy which are different colors than cooler fires.   Although red usually means hot or danger, in fires it indicates cooler temperatures.  While blue represents cooler…

What Does UL 300 Mean?

Underwriter Laboratories wrote a standard for restaurant suppression systems called UL 300 that outlines specific guidelines that must be met to receive a UL 300 label.  Each system manufacturer is required to submit their system for testing by the Underwriters Laboratories to ensure that it will work with today’s commercial cooking equipment.  Since 2014, most…

Benefits of Clean Agent Fire Suppression Systems

Fire protection systems sometimes damage or even destroy the items they are intended to protect.  Clean agent fire suppression systems were developed to prevent damage of equipment, records, people and other assets that are vital to a business.  They use gas instead of water to put out the fire without causing damage.  When heat or…

FIRE SAFETY IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES

In healthcare facilities, a fire can be devastating to the patients and workers.  Many people in hospitals can’t leave their beds because of their physical condition or medical status.  This makes fire prevention a primary concern for managers, staff and patients in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities.  Here are some important…

Electrical Fire Safety Tips

Electrical fire safety can prevent fires from starting.  A building’s electric grid carries a tremendous load between running equipment, powering the HVAC system and keeping the lights on.  Whether they are out in the field, on the factory floor or in the office, employees need to be aware of potential electrical hazards and know how…