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  1. #398 – Viking XT1 Update: Fire Sprinklers, Wrenches & Head Guards

    #398 – Viking XT1 Update: Fire Sprinklers, Wrenches & Head Guards
    The Viking XT1 update of its next-generation sprinkler line makes installation easier. Learn why and how to find the right part numbers for sprinklers and accessories.
  2. #397 – The VK4621 and VK4921: Meet Viking’s Latest Concealed XT-1 Pendent Sprinklers

    #397 – The VK4621 and VK4921: Meet Viking’s Latest Concealed XT-1 Pendent Sprinklers
    Viking’s newest concealed pendent sprinklers, the VK4621 & VK4921, can be installed with their caps in place—learn how and other benefits.
  3. #396 – Viking’s Latest Thread-On Concealed Sprinkler Cover Plates

    #396 – Viking’s Latest Thread-On Concealed Sprinkler Cover Plates
    Viking’s newest concealed fire sprinkler cover plate threads into place Viking launched a new thread-on cover plate for concealed fire sprinklers. These covers are designed for use with Viking’s existing line of Mirage and Freedom concealed pendent sprinklers. Instead of pushing into place like Viking’s existing plates, these screw into place to give a tighter fit. Viking’s catalog is focused...
  4. #395 – Fire and Building Codes for Senior Housing and Other Facilities

    #395 – Fire and Building Codes for Senior Housing and Other Facilities
    Learn about the fire code requirements for residential board and care occupancies, including senior housing and other facilities.
  5. #394 – Thank You for Fire Protection: The Victory Centre of Park Forest

    #394 – Thank You for Fire Protection: The Victory Centre of Park Forest
    Learn how a working sprinkler system in a senior community stopped a cooking fire in its tracks, saving lives and property.
  6. #393 – The Basics of CMDA, CMSA, In-Rack, and ESFR Storage Sprinklers

    #393 – The Basics of CMDA, CMSA, In-Rack, and ESFR Storage Sprinklers
    Learn how storage fire sprinklers like CMDA, CMSA, and ESFR models protect challenging warehouse environments from fires.
  7. #392 – How To Size a Fire Pump and the Basics of Performance Curves

    #392 – How To Size a Fire Pump and the Basics of Performance Curves
    Fire pumps are vital equipment for fire sprinkler systems. Learn how to read a fire pump performance curve and size a fire pump.
  8. #391 – How to Tell if Your Fire Sprinklers Need Cleaning or Replacement

    #391 – How to Tell if Your Fire Sprinklers Need Cleaning or Replacement
    Dirty fire sprinklers are a common code compliance problem. Learn how and when to clean fire sprinklers to stay safe and pass inspection.
  9. #390 – The Difference Between Standard Response and Quick Response Sprinklers

    #390 – The Difference Between Standard Response and Quick Response Sprinklers
    Learn what’s unique about standard and quick response sprinklers, along with how residential sprinklers differ from both—even though many people confuse the terms.
  10. #389 – How to Select a Pipe Cover Plate: Understanding IPS Dimensions

    #389 – How to Select a Pipe Cover Plate: Understanding IPS Dimensions
    Nominal size is not *actual* size. If you forget this, you’ll end up with components that don’t match. QRFS explains how IPS and other measurements relate to actual size.

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