Types of Metering Devices

There are two common approaches to flow measurement: displacement and velocity, each making use of a variety of technologies. Common displacement designs include oscillating piston and nutating disc meters. Velocity-based designs include single- and multi-jet meters and turbine meters.   There are also non-mechanical designs, for example, electromagnetic and ultrasonic meters, and meters designed for…

WHAT IS A FIRE SAFETY PLAN

Fire Safety Plans

Read on to learn some of the elements you need to have in place as part of a fire safety plan. The appointment and organization of designated supervisory staff by position, with related duties and responsibilities during an emergency. Instructions for building occupants and staff on fire prevention methods and what to do in case…

Why Install a Sump Pump Check Valve?

Pumping Performance When the float switch activates the pump, the pump is forced to push water through the valve and out the discharge pipe. When the water level falls, the float switch notifies the pump to halt, so stopping the flow of water. The water in the discharge pipe is subsequently drained back into the…

Types Of Sump Pumps And Switches

Water damage is more than just inconvenient; it’s costly to repair and clean. According to Fixr, the national average for cleaning, drying and decontaminating a 700-square-foot area is $2,700. The average cost increases to $7,500 if drywall and carpet have to be replaced. By using sump pumps, facility managers can help prevent water damage in…

What is a Building Management System?

The building management system (BMS) is a centralized control system that is responsible for automatically regulating and controlling non-GMP facility subsystems, including the maintenance of predefined parameters (or set points) and the control of their functionality. The BMS’ primary objective is to ensure the facility’s operation is safe, while also monitoring and optimizing the use…

What Is A Lift Station

What Is A Lift Station

Fire-protection and life safety systems include building exit systems, fire-alarm systems, and fire-suppression systems.  Fire-prevention codes specify the proper maintenance and repair of these systems. Fire protection involves the installation and use of structural and operational systems to minimize the impact of fire on people and property. Fire-protection systems fall into two main categories —…