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#131 – Which Fire Sprinkler Do I Have? And How Do I Replace It?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 10/23/2018 to Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement Cabinet
While fire sprinkler identification numbers have made identifying and replacing recently-made fire sprinklers easier, a confusing variety of old and new sprinklers remain in service. QRFS explains how to determine which fire sprinkler you have, plus replace one that isn't commercially available.

#125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7

Posted by Jason Hugo on 9/11/2018 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
Dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems have unique equipment that needs to be checked so the system functions properly. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA requirements for automatic detection systems and air compressors.

#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.

#120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 8/7/2018 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
NFPA and numerous fire sprinkler manufacturers have a zero tolerance policy for any sprinkler that has been painted with any amount of aftermarket paint. The required course of action is replacement. QRFS looks at why the rules are so strict about painted fire sprinklers, as well as how to choose a replacement model.

#116 - What Temperature Fire Sprinkler Cover Plate Do I Need?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 7/10/2018 to Fire Sprinkler Cover Plates
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. 

#109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?

Posted by Jason Hugo on 5/22/2018 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
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.

#106 - The Benefits of Concealed Fire Sprinklers in Cleanrooms and Sanitary Environments

Posted by Jason Hugo on 5/1/2018 to Fire Sprinkler Cover Plates
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.

#40 - Quick Response Sprinkler: The Definitive Guide

Posted by Jason Hugo on 3/4/2016 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
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). 

#1 - Fire Sprinklers: Standard Response vs Quick Response

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/28/2016 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
Standard response and quick response fire sprinklers both deliver life and property saving fire protection. So what's the difference? Their mission. Learn more by reading the Standard Response vs Quick Response blog.

#10 - How a Fire Sprinkler Works: Thermal Sensitivity

Posted by Jason Hugo on 2/14/2013 to How a Fire Sprinkler Works
A fire sprinkler's heat sensitivity is a product of it's frangible glass bulb. Learn more about that bulb in this blog post.