Microbiologic Corrosion (MIC)

There are several types of corrosion that can form in sprinkler pipe. When a pipe is leaking you cannot automatically assume the cause is Microbiologic corrosion (commonly referred to as “MIC”). The following is a list of common corrosions: Galvanic … Continue reading

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Fire Sprinkler System Readiness

We read about fire deaths too many times during any given calendar year. Witnessing this unnecessary pain and suffering in person or through the news media is truly heartbreaking. Most often these fires originate in mobile or permanent homes causing … Continue reading

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Celebrating 20 Successful Years at SAFE-an open letter from Steve Rians

“All the leaves are brown…and the sky is gray…” (the Mommas & Papas, circa 1966). This could adequately describe the feelings of Steve Rians and Jeff Sosebee in April of 1993 as we sat in the bright and cheerful remodeled … Continue reading

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Aircraft Hangar Fire Protection

Today’s commercial and military aircraft are extremely expensive pieces of equipment.  From a fire protection standpoint, the aircraft hangars where these high-value airplanes are stored are unique facilities for several reasons.  There typically will be a significant amount of flammable … Continue reading

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QUELL Fire Protection

With the ever expanding construction of refrigerated food distribution warehouses, owners are maximizing building heights in order to increase storage rack heights and the amount of product that can be retained.  This sets the stage for large high-challenge fires to … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Pump….What Is This Thing?

I was visiting an old defense plant to prepare a price for modification of a pre-1950 fire sprinkler system. While walking through the building, the sprinkler system in the picture caught my eye. I recognized the six inch alarm valve, … Continue reading

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Backflow Preventer – helping to protect our waters

It is safe to say that water is vital to our existence on this planet. What was once in  abundant supply is now being rationed due to the growth of the populous; therefore making it crucial for us to protect … Continue reading

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The Changing Nature of Business in the Construction Industry

The nature of the construction industry  is changing, and a major driving  force for this change is what is often referred to as the commoditization of construction services resulting in margin compression for construction firms. Whether evolutionary or revolutionary in … Continue reading

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