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#251 – A Guide to NFPA 13’s Alphabet Soup of Referenced Publications and Their Acronyms

#251 – A Guide to NFPA 13’s Alphabet Soup of Referenced Publications and Their Acronyms

Learn what the common acronyms used in NFPA 13 mean, what publications they reference, and which standards are applicable to fire sprinkler systems.
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#250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations

#250 – Fire Blankets vs. Fire Extinguishers: Pros, Cons and Considerations

QRFS compares fire blankets and fire extinguishers, explaining how and where each on may be used as part of a fire protection strategy.
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#249 – Choosing a Replacement Fire Department Connection (FDC): Frequently Asked Questions

#249 – Choosing a Replacement Fire Department Connection (FDC): Frequently Asked Questions

Building owners and facility managers often find the process of replacing a fire department connection, or FDC, confusing. QRFS looks at FDCs from a buyer’s perspective, answering frequently asked questions about this important piece of fire protection equipment.
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#248 – A Guide to Top Beam Clamps for Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems

#248 – A Guide to Top Beam Clamps for Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems

Top beam clamps used to hang pipes in fire sprinkler and standpipe systems perform well in buildings with steel beams and other metal supports. Learn how they work, where they’re used, and what fire code requires.
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#247 – XT1 Fire Sprinklers and Accessories: The "Next Generation" of Viking Sprinklers

#247 – XT1 Fire Sprinklers and Accessories: The "Next Generation" of Viking Sprinklers

What do Viking’s new fire sprinklers, head guards, escutcheons, and water shields offer that earlier models don't? QRFS looks at the Viking XT1 fire sprinkler platform, discussing product design, cross-compatibility between old and new products, and purchasing and identification tips.
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#246 – Fire Pump Component Testing: NFPA 25 Annual Fire Pump Tests, Part 2

#246 – Fire Pump Component Testing: NFPA 25 Annual Fire Pump Tests, Part 2

QRFS finishes its two-part series on annual fire pump testing with requirements for testing the specific components of fire pumps.
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#245 – The Fire Pump Flow Test: NFPA 25 Requirements for Fire Pump Tests, Part 1

#245 – The Fire Pump Flow Test: NFPA 25 Requirements for Fire Pump Tests, Part 1

QRFS takes a comprehensive, step-by-step look at the detailed guidelines for performing annual fire pump flow tests in NFPA 25.
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#244 – Does My Fire Extinguisher Need a Cover or “Cover Bag"?

#244 – Does My Fire Extinguisher Need a Cover or “Cover Bag"?

Vinyl and plastic cover bags keep fire extinguishers protected. Learn about NFPA code requirements, uses and sizing guidelines for fire extinguisher covers.
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#243 – The Water Hero P-100 Reviews, Uses, and Installation

#243 – The Water Hero P-100 Reviews, Uses, and Installation

The Water Hero P-100 offers home leak detection for houses with 3/4” & 1” water mains. Learn what reviewers say and how to install one with this guide.
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#242 – UL Listed and FM Approvals: Which Listings Matter for Fire Protection Under NFPA 13?

#242 – UL Listed and FM Approvals: Which Listings Matter for Fire Protection Under NFPA 13?

Many fire protection items are listed, approved, or certified—but what do they really mean? Learn about UL listings, FM approvals, & other certifications.
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