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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

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

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

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

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