With all the stories of carbon monoxide (CO) tragedies, your customers are likely becoming more aware of the dangers of CO. Likewise, the numerous stories of tragedies averted by CO detection have proven that CO detectors save lives. As a result, many of your customers are probably already interested in obtaining CO detection.
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1. Heat Detectors are designed to protect property, not life. There are certain fire-protection applications where smoke detectors are not suitable, such as non-life-safety installations where the environment has too many airborne particulates due to excessive steam, moisture, dust, humidity or temperature, such as in attics, garages, warehouses, storage facilities, elevator machine rooms and electrical [...]
System Sensor’s 100, 200, 400, 500 and 800 Series ionization detectors are subject to a disposal fee, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to meet the company’s radioactive material license conditions. As the manufacturer, System Sensor complies with those regulations regarding the proper disposal of ionization smoke detectors. For each detector returned to the company [...]
Complying with national fire codes and standards is just the first step. A fire-protection engineer must understand how to work within the system to conduct successful government construction or renovation projects. Fire codes and standards are part of any commercial construction or renovation job, and the same is true for government work. While fire- and [...]
Craftsmen must coordinate efforts to properly install detectors. The proper installation of duct smoke detectors is critical to preventing the transfer of smoke and other toxic gases during a fire. Unlike standard smoke detectors that are set up by a single installer, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC)-contaminant monitors can be set up by installers of various trades, [...]
A manufacturer’s specific recommended practices must be followed when testing duct-type smoke detectors (refer to NFPA Standard 90A, Section 6.4, 2002 Edition, and NFPA Standard 72, Chapter 10, 2002 Edition). In general, all smoke detectors should be tested or inspected at least annually. This will ensure the detectors are sampling the air stream, are operative [...]
There are several important documents that provide guidance concerning the performance, application and installation of duct smoke detectors: 1. U.L. Standard 268A, Standard for Smoke Detectors for Duct Applications 2. NFPA Standard 90A, Section 6.4 (2002 Edition), Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems 3. NFPA 92A, Recommended Practice for Smoke Control Systems 4. NFPA [...]
System Sensor has restructured its Voltage Drop Calculator as a stand-alone application that users download to their computers. This new, user-friendly tool enables users to quickly plan and model notification appliance circuits (NACs) using the entire line of SpectrAlert® Advance notification appliances as well as legacy devices.