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Dozens of Massachusetts Homes Exploded. A Gas Expert Weighs In. | Corona, CA

by RACHEL GUTMAN

SEP 14, 2018

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Investigators still don’t know what happened, but there’s one likely explanation.

Late Thursday, dozens of explosions erupted in three towns in northern Massachusetts. As many as 70 fires, explosions, and suspected gas leaks were reported to state police, with at least 39 homes affected in Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover. One person was killed when a chimney collapsed on his car, and at least 25 more people were reportedly treated for injuries.

In a statement, Columbia Gas said a total of 8,600 customers will be without service until safety teams can ensure that their homes and businesses are leak-free.

A widespread series of explosions like the one in Massachusetts is “really rare,” says Robert Jackson, a professor of energy and environmental science at Stanford University. Jackson’s studies focus on the environmental impacts of natural gas, and he has mapped thousands of gas leaks in cities around the country, including Boston. He told me that such an event is “unprecedented in recent years,” since explosions are usually isolated to a single building.

Jackson is not involved in investigating the Massachusetts explosions, but he was able to offer some insight into what could have caused such a strange, dramatic incident. The most likely explanation, he says, is the one most reports have speculated: Pipelines in the towns became suddenly over-pressurized. In the same way that high-voltage power lines traverse hundreds of miles before breaking off into lower-voltage tributaries in neighborhoods, natural-gas delivery systems consist of both long-distance, high-pressure pipelines and local ones that are only nominally pressurized and deliver gas into homes. Neighborhood pipelines are usually designed to withstand two to three times their normal operating pressure, but any increase makes gas more likely to escape.

“I can’t imagine another explanation for this event than a flush of pressurized gas,” Jackson says.

If local lines indeed were suddenly inundated with high-pressure gas, Jackson says, that could result in an explosion in one of two ways. First, the pipes themselves could explode. Second—and more likely, according to Jackson—excess pressure could have caused gas to leak out of pipes and valves and into homes, where it could be ignited by a pilot light and send whole buildings up in flames.

In most cases, according to Jackson, such rapid pressurization would be caused by a failure at a valve that separates high- and low-pressure pipelines. As for what would lead to such a failure, Jackson says, it could be that “somebody made a mistake. To flip the wrong valve, leave a junction open. Human error is the most common source of natural-gas explosions.”

Columbia Gas’s website announced an improvement campaign just a few hours before the explosions began, though no evidence has yet linked the explosions to pipeline updates or botched repairs. (A spokesperson for Columbia Gas did not respond to a request for comment.)

A flush of gas could also occur if older valves leak or break. In 2015, Jackson and his colleagues found that cities like Cincinnati that replaced their aging pipelines had 90 percent fewer gas leaks a mile than older cities like Boston that relied on older, cast-iron pipes. Across the country, Jackson says, many local pipelines are more than a century old—including in Boston, the closest major city his team studied to Thursday’s explosions.

Even though natural-gas leaks are fairly common, serious consequences aren’t. From 1998 to 2017, 15 people a year, on average, died in incidents related to gas distribution in the U.S. “Significant incidents”—those that do things such as cause an injury or death, result in at least $50,000 of damage, or lead to a fire or explosion—happen about 286 times a year.

That might sound like a lot. But then again, the streets of Boston carry an average of four gas leaks a mile.

 

Make Sure Tenant Safety Is a Priority | Corona, CA

As a landlord, there are many responsibilities you have under your belt. Not only do you have to take care of your investment, but you also have to ensure that your employees and tenants are also as safe as possible. After all, they’ve entrusted you to make sure you are looking after their best interest. One of the biggest, and most devastating, dangers you may face is fire. Not only does it affect you and your business, but it also affects those neighbors around you. To ensure you have taken all proper precautions to ensure the safety of all, you may need to make a few improvements.

Tenant improvement can be a hassle and a potential danger if not done properly. For this reason, CJ Suppressions can help you and your tenant improvements by providing installation, relocation, and rework within tenant improvement and remodels. We will thoroughly modify and add to existing to fire sprinkler systems to ensure the safety of your business. Not only will you rest at ease, knowing you’ve taken care of your investment, you can be sure everyone will rest at ease knowing you are looking after their well-being.

The following are different types of fire suppressions systems that we install and services we provide for all your tenant improvement needs:

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry/Chemical Systems
  • Preaction Sprinkler System (Single/Double Interlocked)
  • ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) sprinkler systems
  • Rack Storage Systems
  • Roof and Ground Storage Tank Installations
  • Underground Fire Lines
  • Special Hazard Systems
  • Centrifugal and Vertical Fire Pump Installations and Upgrades

If you would like to learn more about tenant improvements, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.

Tenant Improvements | Fire Protection Services

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Tenant improvement can be a hassle and a potential danger if not done properly. For this reason, CJ Suppression can help you and your tenant improvements by providing installation, relocation, and rework within tenant improvement and remodels. The professionals at CJ Suppression will thoroughly modify and add to existing to fire sprinkler systems to ensure the safety of your business.

The following are different types of fire suppression systems that CJ Suppression install and service for your tenant improvements:

  • Fire Sprinkler Systems
    • Dry/Chemical Systems
    • Preaction Sprinkler System (Single/Double Interlocked)
    • ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) sprinkler systems
    • Rack Storage Systems
    • Roof and Ground Storage Tank Installations
    • Underground Fire Lines
    • Special Hazard Systems
    • Centrifugal and Vertical Fire Pump Installations and Upgrades

Thorough tenant improvements ensure that your business runs smoothly and efficiently. For this reason, it is vital to rely on our company to avoid any complications. Call CJ Suppression today and ask about how our experience with tenant improvements can help you.

For more questions about tenant improvements call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visitwww.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also serves Corona, Chino, Ontario, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Need to Take Care of Tenant Improvements? | Corona, CA

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Tenant improvement can be a hassle and a potential danger if not done properly. For this reason, CJ Suppressions can help you and your tenant improvements by providing installation, relocation, and rework within tenant improvement and remodels. The professionals at CJ Suppressions will thoroughly modify and add to existing to fire sprinkler systems to ensure the safety of your business.

The following are different types of fire suppressions systems that CJ Suppression install and service for your tenant improvements:

• Fire Sprinkler Systems
• Dry/Chemical Systems
• Preaction Sprinkler System (Single/Double Interlocked)
• ESFR (Early Suppression Fast Response) sprinkler systems
• Rack Storage Systems
• Roof and Ground Storage Tank Installations
• Underground Fire Lines
• Special Hazard Systems
• Centrifugal and Vertical Fire Pump Installations and Upgrades

For more questions about tenant improvements call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also serves Corona, Chino, Ontario, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana, and surrounding areas.

Fire Sprinklers Contain Hotel Dryer Fire | Serving Upland, CA

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EASTON — Deputy state fire marshals are investigating a fire that damaged the Holiday Inn Express at 8561 Ocean Gateway at about 5 p.m. Saturday evening, Jan. 18. The fire marshal’s office said the fire was an accident, the result of a natural gas leak that was ignited by a pilot light in a clothes dryer in the hotel’s first-floor laundry room.

The fire activated the hotel’s automatic fire sprinkler system, the fire marshal’s office said, and the sprinklers were highly effective in containing the fire to the immediate area around the dryer until the arrival of firefighters. Firefighters said smoke filled the entire first floor and part of the second floor.

Fifty firefighters from Easton, Cordova, St. Michaels, and Trappe were able to control the fire in less than 20 minutes, according to the fire marshal’s office.

One hotel employee was treated and released at Easton Memorial Hospital for minor smoke inhalation sustained while trying to approach the fire with an extinguisher, the fire marshal’s office said. Fifty-three guests were present at the time of the fire and were evacuated during the incident, but were able to return to their rooms shortly after the fire, the fire marshal’s office said.

Source: Stardem.com: http://www.stardem.com/article_0d765e48-6e6f-575a-9f1d-b389e3ec527c.html

For a free estimate on Fire Sprinkler Installation call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334. For over 20 years CJ Suppression has been installing fire sprinklers and fire suppression systems in new construction and tenant improvements. Visit our website for more information at www.cjsuppression.com.

Proudly serving Corona, Chino, Ontario, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana and all surrounding areas.

 

Fire Srpinklers Save Business and a Life | Corona, CA

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A small business in Edmunds, OK was almost burned down due to fire. Painters in the building were applying a lacquer coating to some bathroom cabinets. Due to lack of ventilation the fumes from the lacquer ignited with the worker inside.

Luckily the bathroom had a fire sprinkler installed and when the sprinkler sensed the internal heat of 155 degrees it went off spraying water and dousing the fire. The fire was contained to only the bathroom.

The fire sprinkler system was designed so that only sprinklers sensing the heat will turn on. This limits water damage to the rest of the building. Thousands of dollars of business merchandise and equipment was saved from fire and water damage. The painter suffered minor burns and recovering.

The owner of the building couldn’t express how important that fire sprinkler system was in saving her business and the life of the painter.

If you own a home, business or resident building, be sure to have fire sprinklers installed. And don’t forget to have them maintenance regularly. For all your fire sprinkler or fire extinguisher service needs contact CJ Suppression in Corona, CA at 888-821-2334. Visit their website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression is proud to also service San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville and Irvine.

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Firefighters demonstrate the importance of Fire Sprinklers | Servicing Irvine, Anaheim and Yorba Linda

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Firefighters of the Nampa and Caldwell Fire Department encourages homeowners to think of additional fire safety by installing fire sprinklers. The firefighters set up a demonstration using two “burn cells” that looked like the typical family living rooms.

One room had a smoke detector and fire sprinkler. The other room just a smoke detector. A newspaper was lit and set by the couches in each room. Within 20-30 seconds both smoke detectors went off. Once the fire reached 155 degrees, the fire sprinkler in the one room went off and suppressed the fire.

In the other room with just the smoke detector, the fire spread quickly. A minute and a half into the fire the flames had already started exploding out of the room with black smoke. By the time the firefighters extinguished the fire it had reached over 1,000 degrees.

Fire officials have stated that fire will cost you tens of thousands of dollars in damage compared to a few thousand dollars for water damage. Not only will the fire sprinklers save your lives and property, but also money.

Take the advice of expert firefighters and have fire sprinklers installed in your home, office, residential or business building. Call CJ Suppression in Corona, CA for a free quote at 888-821-2334. Also, visit the website www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression also services Yorba Linda, Irvine and Anaheim, CA.