Category: Operating Strategies

World’s Biggest Shovel Nears Release

By Jesse Morton, Technical Writer A new shovel, in development for more than a half-decade, is hailed as the largest in the world and described by Komatsu as an evolutionary successor to the smaller 4100XPC. It will load...

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Sandvik Reveals Digital Data Sharing Policy

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has released its data interoperability policy, which specifies how Sandvik systems, equipment and tools share data in the mining digital ecosystem. A description of the policy is now available...

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NFPA: Fighting Fire With Knowledge

The U.S.-based National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards....

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Moving Forward in Class B Fire Settings

All fires, whatever the classification, require urgent and appropriate responses. However, pressurized flammable liquids and gasses, gravity fed or obstacle fires all necessitate a unique and specialized response. NFPA 10 gives...

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Over and Above High-flow Performance

Beyond achieving the NFPA 10 minimum 1-lb/sec flow rate, cartridge-operated fire extinguishers offer additional performance enhancements. In comparison to stored pressure extinguishers, cartridge-operated models offer safety...

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The Five Fire Classes

According to industry standards, the five kinds of general fire situations are: Class A – fires involving ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, rubber, and many plastics. Class B – fires involving...

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Setting Standards to Change Mindsets

Prior to 2007, this specific NFPA 10 standard did not exist in its current language. Earlier editions instructed safety professionals to follow manufacturers’ recommendations for the best applications of fire extinguishers....

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