June 2019

  1. #216 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 9: Quarterly and Semiannual Testing

    #216 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 9: Quarterly and Semiannual Testing
    QRFS continues its series on dry sprinkler testing requirements by detailing the quarterly and semiannual tests required by NFPA 25.
  2. #215 – My Fire Sprinkler Pipes are Corroded. Now What?

    #215 – My Fire Sprinkler Pipes are Corroded. Now What?
    QRFS examines what to do if you’ve uncovered fire sprinkler corrosion in pipes—and steps you can take to avoid costly repairs or system replacements in the future.
  3. #214 – Maximum and Minimum Sprinkler Distance Rules, Part 1: Standard Spray Fire Sprinklers

    #214 – Maximum and Minimum Sprinkler Distance Rules, Part 1: Standard Spray Fire Sprinklers
    Installers and designers rely on NFPA 13 for the effective placement of fire sprinklers. To learn more about the maximum and minimum distances from standard sprinkler heads to walls—and from one head to another—read on.
  4. #213 – Fire Sprinkler Accidents: The Top 5 Causes of Discharges and Leaks

    #213 – Fire Sprinkler Accidents: The Top 5  Causes of Discharges and Leaks
    QRFS shares tips for avoiding fire sprinkler accidents and system leaks—and reveals the easiest methods for stopping them once they happen.
  5. #212 – Installing Fire Sprinklers in Commercial Buildings: Evolving Codes & Tragedies Drive Laws

    #212 – Installing Fire Sprinklers in Commercial Buildings: Evolving Codes & Tragedies Drive Laws
    Fire sprinkler installations are becoming increasingly popular as more state and local governments adopt model codes (partially or in whole) as laws. This article highlights current trends & legislative activity.
  6. #211 – Guide to Fire Extinguisher Clean-Up

    #211 – Guide to Fire Extinguisher Clean-Up
    The chemicals used can make a big difference in approaches to fire extinguisher clean-up The red canisters hanging throughout apartment complexes, schools, or workplaces may all look the same—but what's inside them can vary a great deal. A fire extinguisher's contents have a big impact not only on what fires it can fight but on how hard it'll be to...
  7. #210 – Explaining Sidewall Sprinkler Heads, Both Horizontal and Vertical

    #210 – Explaining Sidewall Sprinkler Heads, Both Horizontal and Vertical
    Sidewall sprinkler heads are an impressive and helpful addition to any fire protection designer's toolkit. Learn how they work and the important ways in which horizontal and vertical models differ.
  8. #209 – The Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Problem of Church Fires

    #209 – The Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Problem of Church Fires
    QRFS takes a close look at the Notre-Dame cathedral fire, explaining what happened and what it means for the more widespread problem of fire in churches and other houses of worship.
  9. #208 – Pilot Clamp not Available? The Tru-Drill II is a Great Alternative

    #208 – Pilot Clamp not Available? The Tru-Drill II is a Great Alternative
    Pilot clamps are sometimes out of stock, but the Tru-Drill II is a reliable alternative for drilling perfect holes in pipe—with its own unique features.
  10. #207 – What Does the Number on a Fire Extinguisher Mean?

    #207 – What Does the Number on a Fire Extinguisher Mean?
    Using the wrong extinguisher can make a fire significantly worse. QRFS explains what the numbers on a fire extinguisher mean—as well as the letters—and what they indicate about its suitability against certain types of fires. To read and understand extinguisher labels like a pro, read on.

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