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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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AFCOM 2015 Presentation - Fire Suppression: Strategy and Technology Developments Impacting Data Centers Now 

Sep 21, 2015 1:28:17 PM Posted by Zach Nelson

Don’t miss our resident fire protection expert Lee Kaiser as he speaks at AFCOM 2015. On Tuesday September 22nd, you will have the opportunity to learn about developing fire suppression strategies and technologies that are trending in the fire protection industry and how they are impacting data centers right now.

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Steam Turbine Generator Fire Protection

Sep 24, 2014 10:22:00 AM Posted by Steve Carter

Water Mist Fire Protection Steam TurbineSteam turbine generators are a common source of energy production for public utilities and industry.  The efficient operation and availability of these turbines are of the greatest importance.  Outages caused by unexpected shutdowns lead to significant financial losses and higher generation costs.  The turbine’s ability to operate smoothly and efficiently depends on the bearing lubrication system.  If for any reason lube oil flow is interrupted, then the spinning rotor shaft will make metal-to-metal contact with the inner bearing surfaces.  The failure of the bearing can result in catastrophic damage and extended outages.
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Understanding Corrosion and Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC)

Jan 13, 2014 4:44:00 PM Posted by Lee Kaiser

Corrosion exists in almost every fire sprinkler system installed. Some systems are always filled with water – wet pipe systems. Some systems have air in the pipes until the system is called to fill with water – dry pipe and pre-action systems. Both wet and dry systems have corrosion issues, but they are dramatically worse in dry systems.

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