The Minnesota History Center installed FAAST Fire Alarm Aspiration Sensing Technology® for very early fire detection in its galleries.
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A recent fire and electrical outage at a West Coast data center disrupted three hospitals’ access to the Internet, e-mail, phone and pager service, and electronic medical records for four-and-a-half hours. During that time, new records had to be taken manually as a parallel system only allowed reading of medical records.
he Apex Tool Group is a billion-dollar tool manufacturing company with over 90 facilities worldwide. One such facility is its hand tool manufacturing plant in Gastonia, North Carolina. This particular plant specializes in processing raw metal into well-known brands of hand tools and sockets for industrial, commercial and do-it-yourself customers. The process to make 30 brands of hand tools creates caustic by-products and an extremely dirty environment.
360 State Street — Connecticut’s greenest and largest residential development — is the first new major residential construction in New Haven in over 15 years. Situated just three blocks from both Yale University and historic Wooster Square, the 32-story, 700,000-square-foot building offers 500 rental residences in its 27-story tower. Occupancies range from studios to three [...]
Life-threatening carbon monoxide (CO) buildup can happen anywhere flame-fueled appliances or motors are used. Because CO is odorless and tasteless, there is no way for occupants to recognize its existence without CO detection. Although most incidents happen during cold months, it is not exclusively a seasonal precaution. CO detection saves lives because it detects, in very early stages, when the highly toxic gas is present.
The fire and life safety contractor shares how project magnitude and special requirements impact planning. Hospitals are complex buildings in terms of fire safety — quite different from any other type of building. As a result, in a dedicated patient-care environment, fire systems can be very complex and several common practices may not apply. So [...]