Fire sprinkler cover plates must be rated for the exact temperature that fits a specific sprinkler head. QRFS explains how to determine the right temperature rating when looking to replace a cover plate.
Escutcheons that surround fire sprinkler heads are not just decorative —
they prevent smoke and heat from escaping into a wall or ceiling and NFPA requires that you replace damaged or missing escutcheons. QRFS explains how to size an escutcheon to make sure a replacement matches your fire sprinkler.
Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the second installment of a series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of pipe and fittings, plus how to classify any issues that are found.
Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the first part of a series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler heads.
CPVC and PEX have become extremely popular, safety-approved pipe materials in home fire sprinkler systems. Both are easier and less expensive to install than metallic pipe and have some better performance characteristics. But which of the two thermoplastics is better? QRFS attempts to answer this excellent question.
Tamper-resistant fire sprinklers are essential in prisons, jails, mental health facilities, and other secured environments. QRFS explains how institutional fire sprinkler heads can help prevent vandalism, suicide, accidental discharges and other incidents that involve tampering with an automatic fire safety system.
Cleanrooms that are used in manufacturing, research, and medical facilities require fire sprinkler systems that are easy to clean without damaging the sprinkler heads. QRFS details the benefits of fire sprinkler cover plates in cleanrooms and other highly-sanitary environments.
NFPA requires many signs in a fire sprinkler system. Learn about them all to ensure your system is properly marked. Why? So first responders, building managers, and fire professionals all access a well-marked, easy-to-navigate fire protection system.
Why would a fire protection system need to be drained? There are many reasons. This article discusses four common reasons and details the various types of drains necessary to safely and effectively drain a sprinkler system. Included is a detailed breakdown of the primary drain valves in a sprinkler system: main drains, auxiliary drains, sectional drains, test drains, and more.
Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 8/10/2017 to Valves
In this article we'll look at the Test and Drain to uncover its benefits, uses, and features. We'll explore relevant NFPA Code so we can help you put their suggested rules and guidance into perspective and understand why it matters to you!
Pre-fabricated residential risers save fire sprinkler contractors both time and money, a win-win for all involved. Read this article to learn about the different pre-fab riser options for residential and commercial systems.
Finding the right cover plate for you fire sprinkler is easier than you think. In this blog, learn how to remove your current cover plate, figure out the manufacturer, and find the correct one for your fire sprinkler today!
Sprinkler gauges - air or water pressure gauges installed at various points throughout the system - provide building owners and firefighters with an easy, visual way to prove the system has an adequate supply of water. Learn what to look for when purchasing sprinkler gauges, including the necessary certifications required by most building codes and how to ensure your current gauges are working correctly.
Out with the old, in with the new! The digital pressure gauge provides the accuracy you expect from your gauges with the benefits of digital technology. Learn about the benefits of digital pressure gauges in today's blog!
The mission of the quick response sprinkler is human survivability. In the Definitive Guide to Quick Response Sprinklers, learn how changes in the sprinkler itself and its placement within the system are delivering on that mission. Then learn how to tell if you have quick response sprinklers (and how to order them).
Tamper switches are an essential component in a modern fire protection system. But what exactly is a tamper switch and where are they used? We've got the scoop in our Introduction to Fire Protection Tamper Switches blog.
The fire sprinkler industry is full of jargon - or words only the industry really understands. Understanding this sub-language is very important when ordering new or replacement parts. Therefore, this blog provides The Definitive Guide to Fire Sprinkler Covers vs. Sprinkler Escutcheons.