Fire Protection Systems

Protection may be provided by a combination of several complementary means, acting at various levels:

• First by a simple fire detection system activating an alarm

• On the second level, the detection and warning system is combined with a first degree of fire fighting; for example, with a sprinkler installation, the role of which is to extinguish the fire at the beginning or, at least to limit its extension so as to permit intervention with additional equipment

• The third level is a combination of detection, warning, sprinkler and extinguishing systems (water, inert gases, foam)

The degree of protection is obviously a function of risk. Whereas a fire in a single-family-dwelling may be warned by phone and then efficiently contained by means of fire hydrants or fire fighting trucks, the risk of fire in a chemical plant requires a completely different approach. The rules for adequate protection vary from one country to another. There are, for instance, well known pamphlets published by the U.S. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). In Europe, various national rules exist, based on the recommendations of the European Committee of Insurances, such as those of APSAD in France (Assemblée Plénière des Sociétés d'Assurances Dommages), V d S in Germany (Verband der Sachversicherer e;v), and LPC in the United Kingdom (Loss Prevention Council).

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable Energy Eco Friendly

Renewable energy is energy that is generated from sunlight, rain, tides, geothermal heat and wind. These sources are naturally and constantly replenished, which is why they are deemed as renewable.

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