Why You Need To Hire A Fire Protection Engineer

We’ve talked a lot about fire safety and public safety in general. Fire protection and prevention is a very crucial and unfortunately overlooked aspect. If you own a house or an office, you may not think of hiring a fire protection engineer. You might think that a fire extinguisher or a few buckets of water may be all you need. Some people might even leave it at just a single smoke detector alarm [...]

Main Aspects of Fire Protection Engineering

Fire protection engineering is a broad technical field, covering all the systems that prevent and mitigate fire damage in buildings. A fire protection design must include detection devices and alarms to warn occupants and fire departments, combined with fire suppression and smoke control measures. There are many types of building systems, but fire protection measures are characterized by having zero tolerance for failure - if a single protection element does not accomplish its [...]

Fire Protection Engineer Create Barriers between You and Threats

The city of New York is one of the most prone to forest fires within the contiguous states of America. According to New York’s Office of Fire Prevention and Control, over 80,000 fires (either natural or man-made) broke out between 2003 and 2017. Given the circumstances, a fire protection engineer seems like your best option. We wouldn’t be too shocked if you were interested in hiring a fire safety engineer. For added benefits, [...]

Which Standards Are Used by a Fire Protection Engineer?

Since fire protection is so important for occupant safety, it is subject to rigorous standards from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). A qualified fire protection engineer is familiarized with NFPA requirements and can apply them effectively during the design and construction process. There are many types of fire protection systems, and the NFPA has published standards to cover all of them. Some systems become optional under certain project conditions, but they are [...]

Fire Protection Engineering: Challenges & Their Solutions

Fire protection system helps to save the lives and defend valuable resources such as equipment, property, and data. Therefore, if the equipment of fire protection fails to operate at an optimal level then it will waste a lot of money and resources. You’ll get to know some basic problems related to Fire Protection Engineering, evaluate the problem’s nature, and solution related to them.   1.      Inadequate Gas Turbine Testing in Gaseous Fire Preventions [...]

Which Building Systems Are Covered by Fire Protection Engineering?

Fire protection engineering ensures a long service life for your building while providing safe indoor conditions for occupants. A well-protected building has sensors to detect fire and smoke, combined with automatic alarms to warn occupants as quickly as possible. Sprinkler systems respond automatically to fire, and smoke can be controlled with specially designed fans. Fire protection design must also include measures to aid firefighters, in case their help is required. The building must [...]

Design Services of Fire Protection Engineering

You cannot isolate Fire Protection Engineering while designing the building according to the rules and regulations set by the local fire and building codes. The permit for the building is issued by the authority having jurisdiction after a review. If the architects or engineers have to deviate from the original plan then they must notify the authority to ensure that the changes also comply with the law. This is done to prevent any [...]

Achieving Fire Safety at an Optimal Cost with a Fire Protection Engineer

A professional fire protection engineer has ample knowledge about the building systems that detect and control fire and smoke, as well as the alarms and communication devices that complement their function. Although these systems are often considered expensive, a building can have reliable fire protection without spending more than necessary. Over-engineered fire protection systems do not always lead to improved protection. For example, there is no need to install 30 sprinkler heads in [...]

The Basics of Fire Protection Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) has gained tremendous recognition in recent times. It has become an integral part of every major building and construction project across the globe. The firms that provide these services have to adhere to numerous regulatory standards set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) as well as the Building and Construction Codes from local and state governments. We will have a brief look at some of the important components [...]

Why Fire Protection Engineering Is a Great Business Decision

Fire protection engineering covers all the building systems that extinguish the fire and remove smoke, including complementary functions like detection, alarms and fire department communication. Many building systems cause inconvenience or discomfort when they malfunction, but with fire protection, there is zero tolerance for failure - the material and human consequences of uncontrolled fire can be severe. Even if a building does not suffer a fire incident during its entire service life, there [...]