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Tag Archive: CFEI

  1. GREASE Is The Word…Ensuring Proper Functioning of Wet Chemical Fire Protection Systems in Commercial Cooking Operations

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    Cooking equipment is the leading cause and is responsible for over half of fires in eating and drinking establishments (see Warren expert Chad Jones’ 2020 blog, Structure Fires in Eating and Drinking Establishments, for further reading on fire causes and NFPA 96 on duct inspection and cleaning). Fire extinguishing systems are also routinely provided over GREASE-producing cooking appliances. So why are some of these fires still so bad? GREASE is the word. (more…)

  2. Electrical Engineer Joins Warren

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    Warren is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Kelly, MSEE, PE, CFEI, as Senior Consulting Engineer specializing in electrical equipment failures, electrocution and electric shock accidents, fires and explosions, industrial electrical accidents, lightning strike analysis, and scope of damage/estimate of repair. Tom also has experience in robotics and automation systems and high energy laser design. (more…)

  3. Evaluating the Potential for “Victim” Holes Not Caused By Lightning in CSST

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    One area that we have found particularly interesting are fires involving Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing (CSST). CSST is a material used to plumb fuel gas inside structures.  It is used as an alternative to traditional black steel pipe or copper tubing. The stainless steel tube of CSST, in certain circumstances, will perforate when subjected to electrical arcing, including that due to local lightning strikes.  The escaping fuel gas from these perforations has obvious implications as to causing fires. (more…)

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