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Getting thru the Smoke on Marijuana Processing Plant Gas Detection

Posted by David Petersen on 5/1/2019 to Tech Tips
A new life safety concern is growing (literally) in the US. It is the growing and processing of Marijuana in facilities across the country. The required knowledge to outfit one of these facilities is huge, besides being a Fire Alarm expert, Sprinkler, Hazardous Material Handling, Explosive Gasses Expertise, Suppression, HVAC and Mechanical Expertise also required. 

The Marijuana Industry is an expanding one utilizing today’s science to produce useable Marijuana products for both recreational and medicinal purposes. The use of chemicals and gasses to extract the useable components of the Marijuana plant has evolved in a short amount of time and has created new worries for health and fire safety professionals.

Apollo Detector Compatibility

Posted by David Petersen on 11/30/2016 to Tech Tips
There are a lot of older Fire Alarm Controls out there that have been installed with Apollo detectors, many of whom are nearing their 20th year. The detectors are getting dirty and a dirty detector is a False Alarm waiting to happen!

Cost and Application of Flame Detectors

Posted by Dave Petersen on 10/5/2016 to Tech Tips
Infrared and Ultraviolet detectors are relatively unknown devices. Between their cost (which is high) and the science behind their operation, most folks shy away from utilizing them.

Change out those old Smoke and CO Alarms

Posted by Dave Petersen on 9/13/2016 to Tech Tips
Upgrade your home, replace your old detectors with new 10 Year Lithium Battery Powered or Backed Up unit(s). Take advantage of the freedom from having to do the annual battery swap, but test them once a month, and put in an emergency evacuation plan so everyone knows how to get out if a fire happens

September is College Campus Fire Safety Month

Posted by Dave Petersen on 9/1/2016 to Tech Tips
Through the marvel of Social Media I re-connected with an old college buddy after 40 years... Brought back a lot of memories about the work and the play we had back in those days...
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