Fried Food Security: Water Mist and Industrial Fryer Protection

June 16, 2020

The food industry plays a vital role in the global economy for the distribution of goods and produce. The 24/7 demands of a food/snack production facility cannot afford to incur downtime. The heated ovens and fryers within the facility are a probable cause for fire. Fires within this equipment can...

Fire Extinguishers: Saving Lives, Protecting Property

February 1, 2018

How to use a Portable Fire Extinguisher.  A fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user, or otherwise...

Don’t Let Old Equipment Hold Your System Hostage!

January 30, 2018

Not only is ASSI your full-service provider for fire protection design, service, and installation, but we can readily supply you with parts to keep your critical fire alarm and suppression systems on-line. We offer a wide-variety of products, including control panels, detectors, modules, and notification appliances from Kidde Fire Systems...

What is Aspirating Smoke Detection?

July 12, 2017

Most suppression systems require the use of a detection system to activate. Matching the performance characteristics of a detection system with a suppression system is a critical component of the fire protection design.  Detection must align with the hazard, suppression system type and fire protection goals.  An increasingly popular detection...

CO2: A Reliable and Versatile Fire Suppressant

June 6, 2017

When to Consider CO2 Fire Protection Systems Since the 1920’s, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) automatic fire protection systems have been used across a variety of industries and applications to provide waterless fire extinguishment. CO2 is a powerful firefighting medium and understanding its capabilities helps stakeholders determine when it’s most appropriate to...

Is Your Data Center Protected From Downtime?

April 19, 2017

THE AVERAGE COST OF AN UNPLANNED OUTAGE IS $740,000. Understand the Costs & How You Can Mitigate Risk End-to-end reliability and risk management are essential requirements in today’s data center environment. The demands of a 24/7 global economy mean that your Institutions Data Center cannot afford to be offline. Given the explosive growth...

Special Hazard Fire Protection for High Value Assets and Mission-Critical Environments

April 14, 2017

Why Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems? To understand why there is a need for Special Hazard Fire Protection Systems it is important to understand what a ‘Special Hazard’ is. According to the Fire Suppression Systems Association or FSSA;  Special Hazards Can Be Defined As But Not Limited To: Any area containing equipment or...

Is Your Historic Landmark Protected From Fire?

February 26, 2017

When designing a fire protection system for treasured historical assets, the challenge is to select the “right” suppression system to match the risk. Traditional sprinkler systems work. They control fire and save lives, but the damage left behind by traditional sprinklers in the aftermath of a fire is a secondary...

What is Water Mist Fire Protection?

December 15, 2016

Traditional sprinkler systems work. They control fire and save lives, but the damage left behind by traditional sprinklers in the aftermath of a fire is a secondary consideration. The primary concern is that the fire is out. The deep soaking and widespread water damage to your facility and its assets...

What is the True Cost of Data Center Downtime?

August 8, 2016

The demands of a 24/7 global economy mean that your Mission Critical Data Center cannot afford to be offline. End-to-end reliability and risk management are essential requirements in today’s environment. Given the explosive growth in data storage requirements with cloud access, IoT and big data, minimizing downtime is more critical...