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January 2020

  1. #321 – Loos Seismic Bracing Protects Building Systems from Earthquakes

    #321 – Loos Seismic Bracing Protects Building Systems from Earthquakes
    Seismic bracing for pipes, ductwork, electrical components, and more keeps systems up and running after the shaking stops The risk of fire runs high after earthquakes, most often triggered by broken gas lines, exposed wires, arcing electricity, and fuel spills. A staggering 90% of the building damage incurred during the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 was caused by fires that...
  2. #319 – Fire Sprinkler System Freeze Prevention: Ball Valves, Drum Drips & More

    #319 – Fire Sprinkler System Freeze Prevention: Ball Valves, Drum Drips & More
    Antifreeze isn’t always the best—or the only—approach to fire sprinkler system freeze prevention. Learn how ball valves, drum drips, and other equipment can prevent damage and failure.
  3. #318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing

    #318 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinklers, Part 2: Seismic Bracing
    Fire sprinkler systems require seismic design to safeguard them against earthquakes. Learn about the principles and equipment involved in seismic bracing.
  4. #317 – Fire Bells: Which One Do I Need? And How Many?

    #317 – Fire Bells: Which One Do I Need? And How Many?
    Fire bell voltage, size, and volume can confuse non-experts and fire safety pros alike. Pick the right bell (and the right quantity) with this guide.
  5. #316 – Ways to Protect Your Home from Wildfires

    #316 – Ways to Protect Your Home from Wildfires
    As wildfires rage in Australia and the U.S. gears up for the next wildfire season, QRFS shares tips for protecting properties.
  6. #315 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinkler Pipes, Part 1: Flexible Design

    #315 – Seismic Design for Fire Sprinkler Pipes, Part 1: Flexible Design
    Learn how to determine when seismic design is needed in fire sprinkler systems and about the flexibility method of protecting sprinkler pipe.
  7. #314 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons from the Worcester Fire

    #314 – The Deadliest Fires in U.S. History: Lessons from the Worcester Fire
    What made the Worcester Cold Storage Facility unique offers lessons for fighting fires in abandoned structures. Find out what was learned after the Worcester fire.
  8. #313 – ICC and NFPA Codes and Standards: A Basic Guide

    #313 – ICC and NFPA Codes and Standards: A Basic Guide
    What is enforceable code, and where? Learn how ICC and NFPA create building and fire codes and standards and when they are adopted as law by local and state governments.
  9. #312 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 12: 1 Year+ Testing

    #312 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 12: 1 Year+ Testing
    Learn about dry sprinkler tests with the longest timelines, including testing air leakage, gauges, the inside of water tanks, and dry sprinkler heads.

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