October 2018

  1. #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.
  2. #131 – Which Fire Sprinkler Do I Have? And How Do I Replace It?

    #131 – Which Fire Sprinkler Do I Have? And How Do I Replace It?
    Fire sprinkler identification numbers have made identifying and replacing fire sprinklers easier, but a confusing variety of old sprinklers remain in service. QRFS explains how to determine which fire sprinkler you have, plus replace one that isn't commercially available.
  3. #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners

    #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners
    Well-placed fire extinguishers are extremely effective at putting out small fires. QRFS reviews NFPA Fire Code and Standards for Portable Extinguishers for guidance on which buildings need fire extinguishers and where they are required.
  4. #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2

    #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2
    In the second installment of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top inspection violations in fire sprinklers and standpipes noted by Jack Coffelt, National Operations Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., a national fire protection inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) contractor.
  5. #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

    #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top 10 NFPA code violations and how to address them to avoid citations and fines during a fire inspection.

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