Recent Blogs

#191 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 7: Nitrogen Dry Sprinkler Systems Fight Corrosion

#191 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 7: Nitrogen Dry Sprinkler Systems Fight Corrosion

QRFS explains why replacing corrosive air with nitrogen can substantially extend the life of dry sprinkler systems.
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#190 – Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems are Tax Deductible

#190 – Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems are Tax Deductible

QRFS explains who qualifies for the new fire sprinkler tax deduction and how your business can minimize the risk of costly damage while taking advantage of significant tax savings.
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#189 – Guide to Flexible Fire Sprinkler Drops, Part 1: Ceilings, Sprinkler Armovers, and Seismic Issues

#189 – Guide to Flexible Fire Sprinkler Drops, Part 1: Ceilings, Sprinkler Armovers, and Seismic Issues

QRFS looks at the adoption of flexible fire sprinkler drops, explaining how they work with suspended ceilings, why they install faster than sprinkler armovers, and how they help installers protect sprinkler systems against earthquakes.
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#188 – Fire Sprinkler Market: Growth Trends, Projections, and Opportunities

#188 – Fire Sprinkler Market: Growth Trends, Projections, and Opportunities

Growth in the use of automatic fire sprinklers continues to surge thanks to a combination of technology innovation, regulatory trends, and growing documentation on the effectiveness and reliability of fire sprinklers across industries and sectors.
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#187 – Guide to Pipe Joint Lubricant: ProSelect, Phoenix 27-XL and 27-A

#187 – Guide to Pipe Joint Lubricant: ProSelect, Phoenix 27-XL and 27-A

Learn about pipe joint lubricant: what it does, when it's used, safety issues, and how lubricants vary across leading brands such as Phoenix 27 XL, Phoenix 27 A, and ProSelect.
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#186 – Life Safety Codes and School Shooting Prevention

#186 – Life Safety Codes and School Shooting Prevention

QRFS looks at how today's life safety codes tackle the issue of school shooting prevention, explaining why many building codes prohibit the use of barriers, how fire alarms can be protected against malicious use, and how new codes streamline emergency responses to an active shooter situation.
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#185 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 6: Quarterly, Annual, and Longer Inspections

#185 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 6: Quarterly, Annual, and Longer Inspections

QRFS finishes its thorough guide to meeting NFPA 25 timelines for dry sprinkler system inspections, covering the longer deadlines for various components.
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#184 – When Can You Use a Drywall Access Panel and When Do You Need a Fire-Rated Access Panel?

#184 – When Can You Use a Drywall Access Panel and When Do You Need a Fire-Rated Access Panel?

QRFS looks at the fire and building code governing access panels to help consumers decide when it's safe to install standard, non-rated drywall access panels—and when it's necessary to choose a fire-rated panel instead.
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#183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services

#183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services

Codes and standards place responsibility for fire sprinkler inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) on the property owner but contractors are typically used to do it. Writing a clear scope of work can help guarantee reliable, code-compliant ITM.
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#182 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 2

#182 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 2

QRFS explores how simple pipe accessories and specialized tools—from ground-penetrating radar to infrared imaging—can expedite the task of finding and fixing a leak in the underground pipes serving standpipe systems.
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