Safety Maintenance & Production Volume 3

Safety Maintenance & Production Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...disintegrated to a fine sand; the sandstones stood the heat best, on account of the large amount of silica in their composition. A visit to the scene of the late Paterson fire by an architect from Philadelphia brought out the following report: "One of the first things to be observed was the extent to which stones had disintegrated under the heat. Wherever they had been touched by the intense heat they scaled off in large sections and crumbled to dust. Heavy bearing blocks under iron columns had crumbled to pieces in many cases. The heavy granite mullions dividing the basement windows of the City Hall had in some cases been wiped out of existence altogether by the flames." (To be Concluded.) NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION. RECOGNITION OF THE DEMAND FOR THE STANDARDIZATION OF MATERIALS, DEVICES AND METHODS. THE original forces actuating all projects of moment are usually either shrouded in mystery or the subject of never ending discussion. Though the organization of the National Fire Protection Association is too recent for the details to be lost, there does not seem to be a unanimity of opinion among its sponsors concerning the exact sequence of events which brought it into being. All agree that it appeared in response to a demand for concerted work on the part of fire underwriters toward the standardization of materials, devices and methods, and the following extract from a report of the executive committee to the first annual meeting shows the trend of influences leading to its organization: "The first attempt on the part of stock underwriters to give proper consideration and encouragement to automatic sprinkler protection was in the year 1885, when the Factory Improvement Committee of the New England Insurance Exchange was...
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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236599403
  • 9781236599407