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#121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5

Posted by Jason Hugo on 8/14/2018 to Valves
Valves are an essential component on any fire protection system, and automatic sprinkler systems are no exception. QRFS reviews the inspection requirements outlined in NFPA 25, along with explanations of what these parts do.

#105 - Stopping Costly Water Leaks and Damage at Home

Posted by Jason Hugo on 4/24/2018 to Contractor Tools
Water leaks can happen in surprising and hidden places in the home, and cause thousands of dollars in damage before they're fixed. QRFS details the causes, costs, and insurance implications of home water leaks, plus looks at a simple solution to automatically detect leaks and stop them: The Water Hero.

#86 -- Draining a Fire Sprinkler System: Main Drain, Auxiliary Drain, and More!

Posted by Jason Hugo on 12/7/2017 to Valves
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. 

#83 -- Guide to Trim Valves for Fire Protection: Three-way, Angle, In-Line Check, Swing Check, Pressure Relief, and Globe Valves

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 11/16/2017 to Valves
In this article, we’re going to set our focus on trim valves in a fire protection system. Specifically, we’ll cover three-way valves, angle valves, ball valves, in-line check valves, swing check valves, pressure relief valves, and globe valves. Our goal is to give you an overview of what they are, how they function, and a brief introduction to what the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says about these helpful devices. 

#80 -- Guide to Check Valves for Fire Protection

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 10/26/2017 to Valves
In this article, we’ll discuss how a check valve works, the types of check valves, and their benefits. Additionally, we’ll help you understand what components you should look for when selecting a check valve and discuss their maintenance. 

#79 -- A Guide to Loosening Locked-Up Valves with a Valve Wheel Wrench

Posted by Jason Hugo and Anna Hartenbach on 10/19/2017 to Valves
In this article, we’re going to teach you how to use a valve wheel wrench to loosen a difficult valve. We’ll take a look at the valve wheel wrench itself to get a better understanding of what it is and what sets it apart from other wrenches.

#69 -- Test and Drain Valve: A Guide for Fire Sprinkler Contractors

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!