Leadership

INDUSTRIAL PLANT PROTECTION

Issue 5 and Volume 80.

INDUSTRIAL PLANT PROTECTION , How Can Costly Fires Be Avoided* THE following is a continuation of the article that appeared in the February 9 issue: The Importance of the Maintenance Department The maintenance department is an important link in the fire fighting organization because its men are most familiar with the various service systems in the plant. In case of fire, for instance, the gas supply should be shut off, exhaust fans should be stopped, electric motor switches should be thrown out. and the entire sprinkler system should be checked up to see that it is operating perfectly. As soon as possible after the fire is mastered, fused sprinklers should be replaced and the fire-protection system should be put in working order. Many cases are on record where it was supposed the fire was out but where before protection was restored the fire rekindled and did much damage. Later, the…

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