September 2018

  1. #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them

    #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them
    Working pressure gauges make it easy to spot serious problems in a fire sprinkler system. QRFS looks at the NFPA requirements for fire sprinkler gauge placement and replacement in residential and commercial systems.
  2. #126 - Where Does an External Sprinkler Alarm Bell Need to Be Mounted in Relation to a Fire Department Connection?

    #126 - Where Does an External Sprinkler Alarm Bell Need to Be Mounted in Relation to a Fire Department Connection?
    Is an outside alarm required near the FDC in fire sprinklers? Where it should be mounted and whether you need one at all depend on the local code used by your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Nevertheless, NFPA, the IBC, and the IFC offer some direction on the issue.
  3. #125 – A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7

    #125 – A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7
    Dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems have unique equipment that needs to be checked so the system functions properly. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA inspection requirements for automatic detection systems and air compressors.
  4. #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?

    #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?
    Fire alarm control panels can interface with hundreds of life-saving devices simultaneously. QRFS looks at how fire code and the features of today’s fire panels streamline evacuation and emergency response efforts.

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