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Deluge Valve Coating: High Build Epoxy FB coating Vs Nylon

Posted by Alex Dehtar on 16/11/17 07:43

Even more than most industrial fittings, fire protection valves require the utmost in reliability throughout their service life. Every part of the valve must be designed with this in mind, including the valve body itself.

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Deluge Valve Compliance: UL260 vs. API 598

Posted by Eyal Glass on 13/11/17 03:43

The American Petroleum Institute (API) standards are widely used safety and quality specifications for the Oil & Gas industry. While a number of their standards apply to industrial process valves, API 598 in particular governs valve inspection and testing, including testing for valves with a pressure rating of ANSI 1500 or higher.

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Deluge Valve Leakage: UL-260 vs. ANSI/FCI 70-2

Posted by Eyal Glass on 08/11/17 04:59

From an engineering point of view, almost all valves leak by some measure. Valves may be said to be "bubble tight" or "zero leakage,” but in actuality most standards will let small amounts of water through. Every fire protection valve is subject to regulation by government, corporate, and/or other agencies. Valves must comply with safety standards as defined by established safety organizations such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) or UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

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Concerned about Deluge Valve failure? 3 things to consider

Posted by Clayton Burris on 22/10/17 09:16

A critical thing to know about any piece of equipment is its mean time between failures (MTBF). MTBF is the measure of time it takes between installing the equipment and when it can reasonably be expected to fail. In other words, it is a measure of reliability.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

Deluge Valve - Preaction System for an Elevator Technical Room

Posted by Editorial Staff on 24/09/17 05:25
This animation presents the BERMAD preaction system, which is installed in the machine room as an integral component of the building’s fire protection system.
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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

The Perfect Protection for Power Plant Transformers

Posted by Wagner Ramiro on 07/09/17 05:04

Fire presents a significant and ever-present danger in power plants of all types. Regardless of whether you are dealing with a fossil fuel, nuclear, or hydro plant, it is essential to have the right kind of fire protection in place. Depending on the area of the plant in question, fire protection systems for power plants may incorporate a number of tactics, including both passive (building features such as firewalls) and active (suppression) fire protection measures. 

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves, Power Plants

Choosing Deluge Valve Materials for Seawater Applications

Posted by Eyal Glass on 24/08/17 03:53

Seawater is often used as a fire protection fluid, both in offshore applications and for on-shore sites located close to the ocean, due to its ready availability and low cost. However, seawater does present challenges due to its corrosive nature.  

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

How to Protect Deluge Valves from Freezing Temperatures

Posted by Eyal Glass on 22/08/17 04:39

Industrial fire protection valves are designed to be robust, but even the toughest valve body can crack or break when subjected to the pressure exerted upon it from inside by the expansion of water as it freezes. In environments where freezing temperatures are likely or even possible, it is important to protect your deluge valves from this possibility. A number of solutions exist to protect deluge valves from freezing. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

9 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Deluge Valve

Posted by Noy Zalts on 06/07/17 07:40

Deluge valves are a critical part of many industrial fire protection systems, and often referred to as ''the heart of the system'', as they take a major role in protecting life and property.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

Preaction Valves for Fire Protection

Posted by Paul Goldsmith on 29/06/17 08:29

A fire event can cause untold damage to property. But sometimes the extinguishing water can do as much damage to protected items as the fire itself. This includes such places as computer rooms, film archives, museums and other moisture-sensitive areas. In such areas where a false alarm can be catastrophic and the deployment of water should be restricted to the fire area alone, rather than the whole building or room, it can make sense to use a preaction fire protection system.

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Topics: Fire Protection, Deluge Valves

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