August 2018

  1. #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6

    #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6
    Tanks are often required as the sole water source for fire sprinkler systems in rural areas, and can serve as a secondary source for structures that have a high water demand. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA requirements for inspecting tanks.
  2. #122 – Pull Stations for Fire Protection Systems: A First Line of Defense

    #122 – Pull Stations for Fire Protection Systems: A First Line of Defense
    Fire alarm pull stations are an essential first line of defense in life safety – and the National Fire Protection Association and governments require them in most public buildings. QRFS explains the types of pull stations, how they work, and what code says about installing them.
  3. #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5

    #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5
    Valves are an essential component on any fire protection system, and automatic sprinkler systems are no exception. QRFS reviews the inspection requirements for fire sprinkler valves outlined in NFPA 25, along with explanations of what these parts do.
  4. #120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?

    #120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?
    NFPA and numerous fire sprinkler manufacturers have a zero-tolerance policy for any sprinkler that has been painted with any amount of aftermarket paint. Replacing painted fire sprinklers is the proper course of action. QRFS looks at why the rules are so strict, as well as how to choose a replacement model.
  5. #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4

    #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4
    In QRFS’ continuing series on NFPA’s commercial fire sprinkler inspection requirements, we look at what you need to check out — and when — it comes to fire sprinkler gauges, signs, water flow alarms and supervisory signaling devices.

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