Articles in Category: Risk Management

Winter Freeze Precautions

- Too many businesses find themselves unprepared when normal winter weather suddenly turns extreme.  During a severe cold spell, sprinkler or water pipes can freeze, burst and produce devastating losses.  Water damage from this type of incident, known as a freeze-up, … continue reading >

Preventing Sprinkler System Freeze-Ups

- Introduction Cold weather brings the danger of impaired fire protection because of water freezing in sprinkler piping, underground mains, gravity suction tanks or fire pumps. Such freezing not only leaves a risk vulnerable to fire and damage to the building … continue reading >

Checklist: Boiler and Cold Weather Precautions

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Dry-Pipe Sprinkler Valve Heated Enclosure

- Data Sources: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and Standards: NFPA 13 – Installation of Sprinkler Systems NFPA 25 – Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Dry pipe sprinkler systems are designed for use inside buildings that … continue reading >

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