A jockey pump is a part of a firesprinkler system and is a small pump that maintains the pressure in a fire protection piping system to an artificially high level. When a single fire sprinkler operates, a pressure drop occurs and this is sensed by the fire pump controller, causing the fire pump to start. Hence the jockey pump is a portion of …
The Loss Prevention Certification Board works with both the industry and government to set standards that ensure fire safety products and services perform effectively. By having LPC approved products we can confirm their ability to perform their function correctly. Full details available here bre.co.uk
THe FIA or Fire Industry Association is a fire protection trade association whose objective is to “promote, improve and perfect fire protection methods, devices, services and apparatus”.
CHAS is the Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme, a method for suppliers to meet buyer’s health and safety standards when bidding for work.
The minimum temperature at which a material, when heated, will ignite in air and start to burn or the minimum temperature required to for a self-sustained combustion that wont extinguish until the material source is exhausted.
A pump initiation board allows a pump to be isolated from the main system for maintenance and testing purposes.
An accelerant is a material, usually a flammable liquid, that is used either to start or spread a fire more quickly.
Any material that burns is a Combustible Material. How easily it will burn is measured by its combustibility.
The Responsible Person is defined by HM Government’s website as the owner, landlord or occupier of business or other non-domestic premises and this person is held to be responsible for fire safety.
A Fire Door is intended to restrict the passage of a fire when it is closed. It can also be designed to restrict the spread of any smoke generated by the fire. Fire doors and there frames and fixtures are designed to perform in a predictable way so that they will “fail” after a given period of time allowing occupants …
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