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Rising Stars in the Sprinkler Industry

Rising Stars Sprinkler Industry

Up-and-Coming Leaders Spill Their Secrets to Success In the fire sprinkler industry, the experience and wisdom gained from years of service is highly respected. At the American Fire Sprinkler Association (AFSA), we regularly look to our Board of Directors, and to our founding members and lifetime members, for their vast …

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ESFR Sprinklers and Obstructions

ESFR Sprinklers

The Existing Criteria is Likely Too Conservative In a continuing and extensive effort to develop reliable and effective tools and guidelines for the unique installation of early suppression fast response (ESFR) sprinklers relative to obstructions, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) through its Research Foundation has completed three phases of …

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LFSA Holds Side-By-Side Burn

LFSA Holds

On November 17, 2016, the Louisiana Fire Sprinkler Association teamed up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office, the Louisiana Life Safety & Security Association and the Texas Fire Sprinkler Coalition to host a live side-by-side burn to demonstrate how quickly a typical home fire grows to the point of …

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Growth to Continue, Gain Strength

Growth to Continue, Gain Strength

Sprinkler Industry 2016 Review and 2017 Forecast What a year 2016 turned out to be! With the presidential election result, some are wondering what does the New Year hold for the economy, and in particular, the fire sprinkler industry? However, market forecasters are holding onto their initial forecasts, saying foundations put in place in …

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Here Is Your Sign

Here Is Your Sign

Part 1: NFPA 13 Requirements The comedian Bill Engvall made the saying “Here is your sign” well known. When Bill said it, it was directed at someone who just said something that was obvious or just plain stupid. One story I remember Bill telling at a comedy show was about a gentleman who was …

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Temperature Change and Dry Pipe Systems

Temperature Change

Fluctuations Can Cause Problems Temperature fluctuations can wreak havoc on certain types of systems in certain configurations. The most susceptible type of system to temperature fluctuations are dry-type systems, specifically dry-type systems which utilize a direct differential style dry valve. By direct differential style dry valves, it is understood to …

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AHJ Perspective: Living in Glass Houses

AHJ Perspective: Living

They say that people who live in glass houses should never get involved in a rock throwing contest. On the other hand, if you do live in a glass house, you should take certain precautions like removing all the loose rubble from the outside so that malcontents cannot do damage. …

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