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Recent Blogs

#140 – Fire Safety Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Reporting: The Digital Future

Digital inspection, testing, and maintenance reporting is increasing, with implications for fire system safety and fire code. A recent summit held by the NFSA and AFAA examined the issue with the aim of "Getting to 100% Compliance." QRFS explains the promise and challenges of digital ITM reporting.
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#139 – Airplane Hangar Fire Suppression Systems: An Essential Guide

#139 – Airplane Hangar Fire Suppression Systems: An Essential Guide

Learn how to classify an aircraft hangar according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and choose the right airplane hangar fire suppression system to keep planes, people, and property protected.
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#61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed

#61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed

Fire sprinklers come in various orientations and types, and each sprinkler is designed to meet a specific safety, performance, and aesthetic need. Read this ultimate guide to how fire sprinklers work and the wide range of models that are available, including pendent, sidewall, recessed, upright, and concealed sprinklers.
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#138 – Fire Safety Valve Pressure Ratings: WOG vs WSP vs. PSI

#138 – Fire Safety Valve Pressure Ratings: WOG vs WSP vs. PSI

Fire safety valve pressure ratings matter when choosing a valve for fire sprinkler and standpipe systems. QRFS reviews the differences between more than ten common terms manufacturers use to describe valves' pressure ratings, including WOG (Water, Oil, Gas), WSP (Working Steam Pressure), and PSI (Pounds per Square Inch).
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#137 – Single Jacket, Double Jacket, and Rubber Coated Fire Hoses: How to Choose the Right Hose for Your Needs

#137 – Single Jacket, Double Jacket, and Rubber Coated Fire Hoses: How to Choose the Right Hose for Your Needs

Fire hoses are made with a specific use in mind, so it’s important to know the difference between them – including their materials and pressure tolerances – before making a purchase. Whether you are a firefighter or you simply need new hose for a standpipe system, this article outlines which one is right for the job.
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#136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

#136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

From improper sprinkler clearance to blocked fire department connections, QRFS runs down 5 common fire code violations cited by the authority having jurisdiction – your local fire marshal or code inspector.
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#135 – Wafer Butterfly Valves vs Grooved Butterfly Valves for Fire Protection: Pros, Cons, and Guidance from the NFPA

#135 – Wafer Butterfly Valves vs Grooved Butterfly Valves for Fire Protection: Pros, Cons, and Guidance from the NFPA

Grooved butterfly valves and wafer butterfly valves both control flow in fire sprinkler and standpipe systems – but is there a reason for choosing one over the other? QRFS looks at the features of different butterfly valves for fire protection, including guidance from the National Fire Protection Association.
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#134 – Which Fire Sprinkler Wrench Do I Need?

#134 – Which Fire Sprinkler Wrench Do I Need?

Fire sprinkler wrenches must be compatible with a specific make and model of fire sprinkler. QRFS explains how to determine the right wrench for the job, as well as how to stock a spare sprinkler kit.
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#133 – Hydrostatic Test Pump Features to Consider When Selecting a Pump

#133 – Hydrostatic Test Pump Features to Consider When Selecting a Pump

What makes a hydrostatic test pump better for acceptance and maintenance testing on fire sprinklers and standpipes? QRFS takes a look at features impacting the portability, ease of use, and reliability of today's hydrostatic test pumps.
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#132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes

#132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes

Standpipes and sprinklers require hydrostatic testing before system acceptance, every 5 years for certain standpipes, and/or when there are significant system revisions. But how do you know if you’ve got the right pump for the job? QRFS reviews the key specs and features to look for when choosing a hydrostatic test pump.
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