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Viking Virtual Fire Protection Showcase

In these unprecedented times, the fire protection industry has had to get creative in figuring out ways to connect with one another and find innovative ways to provide information on products and trends. Under normal circumstances, a lot of this would happen at trade shows throughout the year. Since we’re unable to meet on the… Read more …

stainless steel fire pump

Why Stainless Steel Pump Components are Essential in Single Family Residential Fire Sprinkler Applications

In a word: corrosion. In a far more important word: safety. Many booster pumps installed in NFPA 13D applications use the slightly cheaper yet much less safe alternative cast iron components, which are highly susceptible to corrosion. To understand this better, let’s look at the timeline: An NFPA 13D system (who’s booster pump is complete… Read more …

flooded air compressor

What To Do When Your Air Compressor Gets Wet

Your air supply for dry pipe sprinkler systems can be affected by water for a number of reasons: a storm, flood, back-flow from the system after a hydrostatic test, or leakage from resetting a dry pipe valve to name a few. Water on a fire protection air compressor can cause the unit to rust prematurely,… Read more …

How To Select Air Compressors for Fire Sprinkler Systems

Fire protection air compressors are not often looked at closely by designers and installers, but when the wrong type of compressor is used the facility manager gets very familiar with them. A little work and a little education on the front end of an installation will ensure a long and problem-free life for the compressor.… Read more …

General Air Products Named a NICET Recognized Training Provider

As a prominent certification provider for many Fire Protection Engineers, the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) sets a rigorous standard for the knowledge of industry professionals. General Air Products is proud to announce that they have been named a Recognized Training Provider for Fire Sprinkler Training by NICET. Continuing Professional Development training… Read more …