Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/rss.xml en FyreWrap® DPS Insulation for Dryer Ducts and Plenums http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-and-plenums <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Unifrax FyreWrap&reg; DPS Insulation is a high-temperature insulation blanket specifically designed, UL tested and certified to provide a single layer, one-hour-rated flexible enclosure around dryer exhaust ductwork and residential kitchen exhausts. It also provides code-compliant fire protection for combustible items, such as plastic pipes, by preventing flame propagation and smoke development in the plenum area.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-and-plenums" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-and-plenums#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:40:00 +0000 7501 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Internal Pipe Obstruction and Integrity Evaluation: A New Approach http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/internal-pipe-obstruction-and-integrity-evaluation-new-approach <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Even though pipe failure can be operationally crippling and potentially life threatening, there are no convenient or effective ways to accurately and comprehensively detect and map the severity of internal pipe integrity issues. Mitigation techniques often seem ineffective, largely because of the blind shotgun approach to system repair. Steps taken are often misapplied due to insufficient knowledge, and therefore have less effective results. Imagine taking an aspirin as the cure for everything: headache, stomach flu, diabetes, cancer, etc. Sometimes it helps, but often not.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/internal-pipe-obstruction-and-integrity-evaluation-new-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/internal-pipe-obstruction-and-integrity-evaluation-new-approach#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:38:00 +0000 7491 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Sprinkler Performance Utilizing SOLBERG® RE-HEALING™ Flourine-Free Foam http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-sprinkler-performance-utilizing-solberg-re-healing-flourine-free-foam <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In today&rsquo;s industrial market sector, which utilizes fire fighting foam, it has been stated repeatedly for several years that while fluorine-free foams may garner some level of market acceptance, this type of foam concentrate is not capable of achieving the same level of fire fighting performance as their fluorinated counterparts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-sprinkler-performance-utilizing-solberg-re-healing-flourine-free-foam" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-sprinkler-performance-utilizing-solberg-re-healing-flourine-free-foam#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:36:00 +0000 7481 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Potter Electric Studies Effects of Using Nitrogen Gas in Fire Suppresion Systems http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppresion-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Internal corrosion of dry and preaction fire suppression systems is a growing concern for the fire sprinkler industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppresion-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppresion-systems#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:33:00 +0000 7471 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Brainteaser http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-51 <div class="node-body article-body">A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into a carton for shipping. In one shipment, the merchant sent a total of 104 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, and at least one carton of small boxes, how many cartons did the merchant ship?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-51" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-51#comments Brainteaser Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:31:00 +0000 7461 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-33 <div class="field-deck"> New Public Service Announcements Promote Campus Fire Safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New Public Service Announcements Promote Campus Fire Safety</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-33" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-33#comments Flashpoints Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:29:00 +0000 7451 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-32 <div class="field-deck"> DiNenno Prize to Recognize Contributions to Fire Safety </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DiNenno Prize to Recognize Contributions to Fire Safety</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-32" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-32#comments Flashpoints Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:28:00 +0000 7441 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-47 <div class="field-byline"> Chief George Healy </div> <div class="field-deck"> A Successful Partnership Between the Fire Service and Fire Protection Engineers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Successful Partnership Between the Fire Service and Fire Protection Engineers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-47" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-47#comments Viewpoint Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:25:00 +0000 7431 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Director http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-49 <div class="field-deck"> So Long </div> <div class="node-body article-body">So Long</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-49" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-49#comments From the Technical Director Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:22:00 +0000 7421 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Effectiveness and Reliability of Fire Protection Systems http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/effectiveness-and-reliability-fire-protection-systems <div class="field-byline"> James A. Milke, Ph.D., P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">An overview of recent reliability data collected on both active and passive systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/effectiveness-and-reliability-fire-protection-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/effectiveness-and-reliability-fire-protection-systems#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:16:00 +0000 7411 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Fire Modeling for the Fire Research, Fire Protection, and Fire Service Communities http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-modeling-fire-research-fire-protection-and-fire-service-communities <div class="field-byline"> Kevin McGrattan, Ph.D., Randall McDermott, Ph.D., Glenn Forney, Ph.D., Kristopher Overholt, Ph.D., Craig Weinschenk, Ph.D. (National Institute of Standards and Technology) and Jason Floyd, Ph.D. (Hughes Associates, Inc.) </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How the most recent version of the Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS) would be applied in three different scenarios.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-modeling-fire-research-fire-protection-and-fire-service-communities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fire-modeling-fire-research-fire-protection-and-fire-service-communities#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:11:00 +0000 7401 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Preplanning http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/preplanning <div class="field-byline"> Greg Jakubowski, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A look at how preplans for fire-life safety can be used most effectively.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/preplanning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/preplanning#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:08:00 +0000 7391 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Roundtable of Fire Protection Engineers Who Work in the Fire Service http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/roundtable-fire-protection-engineers-who-work-fire-service <div class="field-byline"> Facilitated by Gavin Horn, Ph.D. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A conversation about the roles, opportunities, and challenges that FPEs face, with a glimpse into their vision for the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/roundtable-fire-protection-engineers-who-work-fire-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/roundtable-fire-protection-engineers-who-work-fire-service#comments content Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 7381 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 92 - Fire Concerns with Roof-Mounted Solar Panels http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-92-fire-concerns-roof-mounted-solar-panels <div class="node-body page-body">As companies look to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels, many are turning toward rooftop photovoltaic (PV) power systems, or solar panels, as a source of renewable, clean energy. </div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-92-fire-concerns-roof-mounted-solar-panels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:06:34 +0000 7321 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 91 - NFPA 3 & 4 – What’s New? http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-91-nfpa-3-4-what-s-new <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss the NFPA 3 and NFPA 4 standards related to fire protection and life safety systems (FP&LS).</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-91-nfpa-3-4-what-s-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Thu, 18 Sep 2014 01:16:09 +0000 7311 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 90 - The Case For Licensing of Fire Safety Engineers In Australia http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-90-case-licensing-fire-safety-engineers-australia <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss licensing of fire safety engineers in Australia.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-90-case-licensing-fire-safety-engineers-australia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:55:27 +0000 7301 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 89 - Applying Reliability Based Decision Making to ITM Frequency http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-89-applying-reliability-based-decision-making-itm-frequency <div class="node-body page-body"><div> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" border="0" height="136" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/ETlogoSFPE_v3.png" width="728" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p></div></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-89-applying-reliability-based-decision-making-itm-frequency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:08:54 +0000 7291 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Issue 88 - Aircraft Hangar High Expansion Foam Incident http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-88-aircraft-hangar-high-expansion-foam-incident <div class="node-body page-body">This issue will discuss issues raised in the investigation of an aircraft hangar high expansion foam incident.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/issue-88-aircraft-hangar-high-expansion-foam-incident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Newsletter Archive content Fire Investigation Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:00:30 +0000 7131 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Submit an Article http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/submit-article <div class="field-deck"> Invitation to submit articles to Fire Protection Engineering </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You are invited to submit articles that:</p> <ul> <li> Provide information about new fire protection design methods;</li> <li> Describe use of the latest fire protection technologies;</li> <li> Examine current code-related issues; or</li> <li> Improve readers&#39; professional knowledge and marketability.</li> </ul> <p>Fire Protection Engineering will consider timely, authoritative feature articles covering the following topics:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/submit-article" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/submit-article#comments content Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:26:00 +0000 7121 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Know the Risks Associated with CPVC http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/know-risks-associated-cpvc <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The CPVC compatibility rules change constantly. But 100% steel remains 100% compatible with everything. From certification changes to safety risks, there are plenty of reasons to avoid CPVC and install 100% steel in your fire sprinkler systems. Wheatland Tube believes that knowing the facts is the best way to protect against undue liability and system failures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/know-risks-associated-cpvc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/know-risks-associated-cpvc#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 02:01:00 +0000 7281 at http://magazine.sfpe.org FyreWrap® DPS Insulation for Dryer Ducts & Plenums http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Unifrax FyreWrap<sup>&reg;</sup> DPS Insulation is a high-temperature insulation blanket specifically designed, UL tested and certified to provide a single layer, one-hour-rated flexible enclosure around dryer exhaust ductwork and residential kitchen exhausts. It also provides code-compliant fire protection for combustible items, such as plastic pipes, by preventing flame propagation and smoke development in the plenum area.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/fyrewrap-dps-insulation-dryer-ducts-plenums-0#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:58:00 +0000 7271 at http://magazine.sfpe.org New Potter Fire Alarm System Helps Renovate Landmark Hotel http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/new-potter-fire-alarm-system-helps-renovate-landmark-hotel <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/cs-figure-C.png" style="width: 169px; height: 126px; float: left;" /> Potter Electric Signal Company recently had products installed in a renovated version of the Crowne Plaza Ponchartrain Hotel in Detroit, Michigan. This Detroit landmark had been neglected for years and the existing fire system was completely outdated. Ownership changes and poor management resulted in a building that was no longer the symbol of class that it once was, and the people of Crowne Plaza, after purchasing the building in 2009, wanted to change that.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/new-potter-fire-alarm-system-helps-renovate-landmark-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/new-potter-fire-alarm-system-helps-renovate-landmark-hotel#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:56:00 +0000 7261 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Potter Electric Studies Effects of Using Nitrogen Gas in Fire Suppression Systems http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/cs-figure-A.png" style="width: 100px; height: 98px; float: left;" /> Internal corrosion of dry and pre-action fire suppression systems is a growing concern for the fire sprinkler industry. Corrosion in these systems causes failures resulting in property damage, production downtime, and increased maintenance costs. Additionally, corrosion impacts system hydraulics and reduces the efficiency of fire sprinkler system designs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/potter-electric-studies-effects-using-nitrogen-gas-fire-suppression-systems-0#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:53:00 +0000 7251 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Products/Literature http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-47 <div class="node-body article-body"><table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <img alt="" src="/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2014/07/prodlit-figure-A.png" style="width: 187px; height: 158px;" /></td> <td> <p><strong>Industrial Dampers</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-47" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/productsliterature/productsliterature-47#comments Products/Literature Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:48:00 +0000 7241 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Brainteaser http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-50 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Problem</strong></p> <p>In this problem, x is an integer, and 9 &lt; x2 &lt;99. What is the largest possible value of x minus the smallest possible value of x?</p> <p><strong>Solution to Last Issue&rsquo;s Brainteaser</strong></p> <p>A woman purchased four items from a store. She noticed that the product of the prices of the four items was the same as the sum of the prices of the four items. If three of the items cost $1.50, $3.00 and $4.00, what was the cost of the fourth item?</p> <p>If the price of the fourth item is x, then:</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/brainteaser/brainteaser-50#comments Brainteaser Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:46:00 +0000 7231 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Flashpoints http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-31 <div class="field-deck"> University of Maryland Department of Fire Protection Engineering Appoints First Clinical Professor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The University of Maryland&rsquo;s Department of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has appointed the department&rsquo;s first endowed Clinical Professor, Kenneth E. Isman (B.S. &lsquo;86, fire protection engineering). The Clinical Professor&rsquo;s role is to bring hands-on field experience to the undergraduate curriculum and strengthen ties with industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-31" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/flashpoints/flashpoints-31#comments Flashpoints Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:43:00 +0000 7221 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Letter to the Editor http://magazine.sfpe.org/letters-editor/letter-editor-1 <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Dear Editor: </strong></p> <p>I read with interest the article by John F. Devlin, P.E. on &ldquo;Passenger Rail Systems Fire Safety: An Overview,&rdquo; in particular the emergency ventilation information. This is a major life safety problem during fire conditions and emergency operations in tunnels. I have worked over 35 years in the FDNY and operated at numerous fires in subway track tunnels and stations under smoke conditions that could not be readily relieved.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/letters-editor/letter-editor-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/letters-editor/letter-editor-1#comments Letters to the Editor Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:42:00 +0000 7211 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Viewpoint http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-46 <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Rodenkirch and Benton Johnson, P.E. </div> <div class="field-deck"> To Achieve High Performance Sustainable Success, Greater Emphasis is Needed on Performance-Based Codes </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Over the past decade, sustainable design requirements have begun to make their way into building codes. However, as this shift has occurred, it has become apparent that the codes&rsquo; prescriptive requirements often limit the use of high performance sustainable designs that incorporate strong technical solutions.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-46" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/viewpoint/viewpoint-46#comments Viewpoint Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:39:00 +0000 7201 at http://magazine.sfpe.org From the Technical Director http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-48 <div class="field-deck"> “Who Will Design Fire Protection of the Future” </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img align="right" alt="" height="280" src="http://magazine.sfpe.org/site-files/sfpe.org/files/uploads/2012/06/technical_director.jpg" width="250" />The title of this column is not a rhetorical question, but rather it was the title of a presentation that was given on the occasion of SFPE&rsquo;s 25th anniversary in 1975.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-48" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/technical-director/technical-director-48#comments From the Technical Director Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:34:00 +0000 7191 at http://magazine.sfpe.org Harnessing the Sun: Solar Power and Fire Protection Engineering http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/harnessing-sun-solar-power-and-fire-protection-engineering <div class="field-byline"> Casey C. Grant, P.E., FSFPE </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developments in the solar power field are raising new questions about fire safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/harnessing-sun-solar-power-and-fire-protection-engineering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://magazine.sfpe.org/content/harnessing-sun-solar-power-and-fire-protection-engineering#comments content Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:18:00 +0000 7181 at http://magazine.sfpe.org