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Fire Sprinkler Leaks and Corrosion: Common Problems

Apr 27, 2017 6:42:03 PM Posted by Lee Kaiser

Although effective, using water as a fire suppressant presents a danger to any high-value assets that the system may protect. Proper testing and awareness of a sprinkler system's different hazards allows you to prevent a pin hole leak or corrosion that may lead to expensive property damage. Watch the video below as Lee Kaiser explains some common types of sprinkler leaks and how corrosion may affect the integrity of your system.  

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Accidental System Discharges: Training, Malfunctions, and Non-Discharge (Video)

Apr 20, 2017 12:31:08 PM Posted by Lee Kaiser

When a fire suppression system accidentally discharges, your employees need to know how to react at a moment's notice. A written procedure and training plan is a necessary step to equip all those in a suppression space with the right knowledge about the system they may have to deal with. In this video, ORR VP of Engineering Lee Kaiser explains the steps to a written plan, outlines malfunctions that may cause an accidental discharge, and details the dangers of non-discharge.

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Accidental System Discharges: Dirty Environments and Human Error (Video)

Apr 6, 2017 11:37:33 AM Posted by Lee Kaiser

Accidents happen, it's just a fact. Accidental system discharges are no different, but there are specific ways to minimize your chances of experiencing one in your system. Resulting from your environment or human error, Fire Protection expert Lee Kaiser explains some common causes of accidental system discharges, and how to avoid them.

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False Fire Alarms: Where to Place Detectors (Video)

Mar 31, 2017 7:05:00 AM Posted by Lee Kaiser

Even to the trained eye, it can be difficult to immediately pinpoint the exact cause of a false fire alarm and know the cure to fixing it. Although every situation is different, we can typically narrow down the common causes to a few scenarios that often reoccur. In the video below, Fire Protection Expert Lee Kaiser explains a some of the most common causes of false fire alarms, as well as the top five causes of unscheduled emergency service calls for ORR technicians.

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