July 2018

  1. #118 – How to Replace an Obsolete Fire Sprinkler Head or Component

    #118 – How to Replace an Obsolete Fire Sprinkler Head or Component
    Over time, fire sprinkler manufacturers collapse, merge, or discontinue products, making repairs to fire sprinkler systems more difficult. Our manufacturer identification and product replacement guide helps make replacing an obsolete fire sprinkler a little easier.
  2. #117 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 3

    #117 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 3
    Fire pumps add a great deal of complexity to the maintenance of a commercial fire sprinkler system. In Part 3 of QRFS’ continuing series, we explain the inspection requirements for systems with fire pumps — whether they use electric, diesel, or steam-turbine engines.
  3. #116 - What Temperature Fire Sprinkler Cover Plate Do I Need?

    #116 - What Temperature Fire Sprinkler Cover Plate Do I Need?
    Fire sprinkler cover plates must be rated for the exact temperature that fits a specific sprinkler head. QRFS explains how to determine the right temperature rating when looking to replace a cover plate.
  4. #115 - Can PEX Be Used in a Dry or Preaction Fire Sprinkler System?

    #115 - Can PEX Be Used in a Dry or Preaction Fire Sprinkler System?
    PEX tube has been approved for use in wet fire sprinklers, in both multipurpose and standalone systems — but can PEX be used in dry or preaction systems? QRFS answers a question posed by a reader — and gets a ruling directly from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

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