by Aaron Reiter Fire sprinkler systems in commercial and industrial settings are required to be metal because they will survive longer in fires. While resistant to heat, metal pipes have an Achilles heel, and that’s oxygen. Oxygen, combined with moisture, will progressively destroy sprinkler pipes from the inside, especially in dry and pre-action systems that […]
We are a company founded by two good friends who served their country in different branches of the military, but are both guided by principles instilled within them, in large part, by their military experiences. We have three team members who are veterans of this nation’s armed forces and we take this opportunity to recognize and […]
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By Aaron Reiter Are you aware that exit and emergency lighting devices, per NFPA 101, have formal testing requirements? Did you also know building owners are required to have written records of those visual inspections on hand for the fire marshal at all times? Even if you are aware that testing and inspection is required, […]
by Aaron Reiter Commercial fire alarm systems are required to have active monitoring by a UL certified, 24-hour staffed, “central station”. Over the years, monitoring technology has remained largely static with an industry standard of a minimum two dedicated, analog, Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) lines. Digital monitoring via cellular networks is a vast improvement and there are several reasons […]
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Think back to a hollywood movie where a fire sprinkler system went off – either because there was a fire or because the hero activated it to distract the bad guys. What did that water look like? Chances are it was pristine, clear water that looked like the hero could drink if she or he […]
We are in the middle of the summer heat, but it will be October before we know it and the thermometers will start to swing into freezing temps soon enough. Now is the time to schedule a service of your dry-type fire sprinkler systems to drain those low points and prevent pipe breaks. This simple action will help […]
There are very good reasons why kitchen hood suppression systems require inspections and testing every 6 months. Hood suppression is very different from a standard sprinkler system because they need to extinguish grease fires. Hood suppression systems are isolated – separate suppression agent, plumbing, trip sensors, and monitoring circuits. Kitchen hoods can be extreme environments and because […]
We are here in the Portland area to keep you in compliance for fire alarm, fire sprinkler, or life safety systems with the Authority Having Jurisdiction over your building. If Signaling System Solutions is contracted to provide your annual, semiannual, or quarterly inspections of your fire alarm or fire sprinkler systems, you can rest assured […]