July 2019

  1. #239 – Fire in Space: If Star Trek’s Fire Protection Technology Were Real

    #239 – Fire in Space: If Star Trek’s Fire Protection Technology Were Real
    QRFS explores real fire in space and the technology of Star Trek, looking forward to a future where fire safety goes where it has never gone before.
  2. #238 – Grooved Couplings: The Fastest Way to Connect Pipe

    #238 – Grooved Couplings: The Fastest Way to Connect Pipe
    Learn about grooved couplings in pipe systems: how they compare to flanged or welded joints while reducing the labor required for installation & maintenance.
  3. #237 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned, Part 2

    #237 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons Learned, Part 2
    QRFS continues its look at what went wrong in devastating U.S. fires—and how the painful lessons made schools and public assembly occupancies safer.
  4. #236 – The Deadliest Fires in US History: Lessons Learned, Part 1

    #236 – The Deadliest Fires in US History: Lessons Learned, Part 1
    Learn about the Iroquois Theater Fire & the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire–among the deadliest fires in U.S. history—& the changes they inspired to fire codes.
  5. #235 – What Size Valve Wheel Wrench Do You Need?

    #235 – What Size Valve Wheel Wrench Do You Need?
    For a slip-free grip and maximum leverage, follow QRFS’s guide to sizing valve wheel wrenches that turn handwheel valves safely.
  6. #234 – Guide to Tyco, Gem, Star, and Central Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons: Style 10, Style 20, and More

    #234 – Guide to Tyco, Gem, Star, and Central Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons: Style 10, Style 20, and More
    Use this guide to learn how TYCO’s escutcheons provide code-compatible coverage to fire sprinklers from current and once-popular brands—like Star, Central, and Gem—and how to know when the Style 10, Style 20, or other model works with a particular head.
  7. #233 – What is a Fire Riser Room? IFC and NFPA Requirements

    #233 – What is a Fire Riser Room? IFC and NFPA Requirements
    QRFS explains why buildings need these fire sprinkler control centers, where they must be placed, and how fire riser rooms must be maintained.
  8. #232 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 2

    #232 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 2
    Human error causes the majority of fire sprinkler failures. QRFS completes its examination of the biggest mistakes that leave people and property unprotected from fire.
  9. #231 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 1

    #231 – Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure, Part 1
    Human error causes the majority of fire sprinkler failures. QRFS explains the biggest mistakes people make that lead to system malfunctions.
  10. #230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements

    #230 – NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Systems, Part 3: Residential, Healthcare, and Daycare Occupancy Requirements
    QRFS breaks down NFPA 101’s requirements for fire alarm systems in healthcare occupancies, day cares, and residential dwellings ranging from family homes to apartments.

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