Recent Blogs

#268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?

#268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?

Let QRFS's crash course on state licensing and NICET certification help you find authorized and eminently skilled standpipe and fire sprinkler contractors.
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#267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?

#267 – What Dial Range Should You Select When You Buy a Pitot Gauge?

Handheld pitot gauge kits make flow tests easy. But it’s important to match pitot tube pressure gauges to the flow rates and orifice sizes you’ll be testing.
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#266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

#266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

Get to know your fire sprinkler system risers better with a look at common components and manifolds in wet-pipe sprinkler systems—both commercial and residential.
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#265 – Video Smoke Detection: Spotting Smoke and Fire with Cameras

#265 – Video Smoke Detection: Spotting Smoke and Fire with Cameras

Does video smoke detection identify fires accurately? QRFS examines video image detection (VID) of smoke and/or flames, digging into the tech and its uses.
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#264 – Fire Sprinkler FAQs: Where are the 3/4” Sprinkler Head Guards?

#264 – Fire Sprinkler FAQs: Where are the 3/4” Sprinkler Head Guards?

Storage facilities and industrial environments prone to high-risk fires often rely on 3/4” sprinkler heads to deliver a robust supply of water. But day-to-day operations—from running forklifts to repairs—can put sprinklers at risk. Protect them with 3/4” fire sprinkler head guards.
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#263 – Preparing Fire Protection Systems for Hurricanes and Restoring Them to Service

#263 – Preparing Fire Protection Systems for Hurricanes and Restoring Them to Service

As the threat of hurricane flooding grows greater, QRFS explains how to get your system ready for a storm—and how to restore it to service after the water recedes.
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#262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies

#262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies

QRFS examines Inspect Point, a digital ITM software solution that’s dramatically improving life safety—and profits for ITM contractors.
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#261 – Fire Sprinkler Head Guard Color: Requirements and Best Practices

#261 – Fire Sprinkler Head Guard Color: Requirements and Best Practices

Smart color choices help code-compliant fire sprinkler head guards (sprinkler head cages) enhance a building's look while reducing accidental discharges.
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#260 – What Makes Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads Special?

#260 – What Makes Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads Special?

QRFS examines the difference between residential fire sprinkler heads and other sprinkler heads, as well as NFPA standards for residential sprinkler systems.
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#259 – Fire Extinguisher Recharges: Learn When, Why, and How to Get One

#259 – Fire Extinguisher Recharges: Learn When, Why, and How to Get One

Fire extinguisher recharges are an important aspect of regular maintenance. Learn the NFPA 10 maintenance intervals for extinguishers, the approximate costs of recharging, and more.
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