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AFFF and AFFF Replacement

AFFF and AFFF Replacement

AFFF is a combination of fluorocarbons, surfactants, and solubilizers. The fluorochemical based surfactant reduces the surface tension of water allowing the foam to form an aqueous film on the surface of the…

What should be considered when switching from AFFF to Fluorine Free Foam?

What is the Difference Between AFFF and SFFF?

The main difference between AFFF and Synthetic Fluorine Free Foam (SFFF) is the type of surfactants used in their formulation. AFFF contains fluorinated surfactants, which are  chemicals that are effective in extinguishing fires involving flammable liquids…

Lithium Ion Battery Racks

How Do You Put Out A Lithium-Ion Battery Fire?

Thermal Runaway of Lithium-Ion Batteries 

One of the main reasons why lithium-ion batteries can catch fire or fail is due to thermal runaway. This process can occur within the battery if it becomes too hot, and it causes a chain reaction that can ultimately lead to a fire. In addition, thermal runaway can happen if a battery is exposed to abused conditions such as high temperatures, physical abuse or if it is charged improperly.

During the thermal runaway of a battery, the chain reaction vaporizes the organic electrolyte and pressurizes the cell casing. If or when the case around the battery begins to fail, the flammable and toxic gases within the cell are released.  

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Satisfying Explosion Prevention for NFPA 855

Helping You Meet NFPA 855 Requirements

As an expert within the Energy Storage Solutions (ESS) space, Hiller is uniquely positioned to help you understand and meet the NFPA 855 Requirements. One of our fire protection experts, Paul Hayes, has been featured in the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries on this topic.

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Fire Extinguisher Symbols

What Do the Symbols on a Fire Extinguisher Indicate?

Understanding what the symbols on a fire extinguisher indicate is essential to choosing the right type of extinguisher for the right application. There are 5 types of Fire Extinguishers, ranging from classes A-K. Each extinguisher has symbols indicating for which types of fire it should be used.

Hiller is Your Partner for Anechoic Chambers

Because of the variety of characteristics, value, contents and operating conditions of anechoic chambers, Hiller adheres to a rigorous and detailed protection plan — from installation to contingency planning — specifically designed for these complex systems. As the industry landscape continues to advance, Hiller has taken the lead in outfitting anechoic chambers with customized solutions for these unique needs.

Aircraft Hangar Services

Aircraft hangars require the highest level of engineered fire protection to safeguard lives and property.
Hiller offers customized, turnkey solutions for both commercial and military/government hangars,
ensuring compliance with UFC specifications and NFPA 409 for design and installation. Our designs
include the appropriate equipment and products to promote stability in each and every system

Industrial Fire Suppression Systems

Industrial fire suppression systems are specialized systems designed to detect, extinguish or control fires in industrial settings such as manufacturing plants, warehouses, power plants, and chemical facilities. These systems use various technologies and methods to detect, suppress, or extinguish fires, including water-based, gas-based, foam-based, and powder-based agents.

Special Hazards Fire Protection – How to Protect Your Most Valuable Assets

Special hazards fire protection is a crucial component of any facility fire safety plan. Businesses that may have server, IT, or computer rooms, facilities that contain flammable liquids, gases, or other combustible materials, or manufacturing facilities that utilize flammable materials in their processes.