As warehouses continue to increase in height, incorporate more complicated rack storage systems, and include greater numbers of plastic packaging and goods, warehouse fire protection must continue to evolve. Is your warehouse properly designed around fire safety?
Warehouses are one of the most common areas where fire safety can be overlooked and negligence gives way to disastrous consequences. Here’s what you should consider when preplanning your warehouse for fire safety.
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Keep your employees safe by designing a warehouse storage system that meets the following requirements:
Fire sprinklers are a primary source of fire protection for Houston warehouses. However, the system must be carefully designed to meet the unique needs of your storage facility. For instance, you might store unpacked materials, stacks of boxes, goods on wood pallets, or items stacked on shelves or racks. Your storage methods impact the way a fire might spread and how effectively nozzles can reach the flames.
A fire protection company can help you select the correct type of sprinkler system. Deluge automatic sprinklers are a common choice since they deliver the highest quantity of water at the fastest speed.
If you store aerosols, ethanol, vegetable oil, and other flammable liquids, you have other requirements to follow when planning your warehouse:
The considerations outlined here are just the initial requirements for preplanning your warehouse for fire safety. To ensure code compliance in every aspect of your warehouse design and storage methods, team up with Kauffman Co. We’ll help minimize your fire risk and ensure a quick response from automated equipment if a blaze breaks out.
To learn more about our comprehensive fire protection services for warehouses in Houston, please contact us online or call (713) 893-1090 today.
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