Fire Prevention

An OSFM fire prevention specialist inspecting a new facilityThe Prevention Division works to reduce the potential impact of fire and explosion hazards where people live, work, and congregate. This team focuses on inspecting facilities which pose distinct fire hazards and where the potential loss of life from fire is very high.

The division is also responsible for the promotion of fire safety and the education of building owners, operators, and occupants, and the general public. Both office and field personnel are active educators, presenting a variety of program topics across the state of Kansas.

Our office even employs a dedicated Education Consultant to work with local fire and law enforcement jurisdictions, helping to educate kids on fire safety and prevent them from starting fires.


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Notice regarding Hansen Pressure Relief Valves (PRVs)

User Not Found | Dec 30, 2013
ABSA has sent out a notice that is has been made aware that Hansen Pressure Relief Valves (PRVs) Cat. Nos. H5600A, H5601, H5602, HF600R, HF602R and H5632R, S.Nos 02B11 through 04B132 may be susceptible to internal corrosion when exposed to standing water inside the valve. 

According to the ABSA statement: "We are given the understanding that the risk may be remote, but the failure of a pressure relief valve could conceivably result in serious personal injury and/or property damage. The valves were sold for industrial use between February 16, 2011 and April 4, 2013."

The supplier issued an 'Urgent Product Safety Notice' on June 21, 2013 in this regard. The notice may be accessed at Hansen's website: www.hantech.com/notifications/PRVPublicNotice.pdf

Those owners who may have the above PRVs installed on the pressure equipment are asked to review the notice posted at Hansen's website, contact Hansen for further information and take immediate action replacing valves as recommended by Hansen.

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