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June 2020

  1. #351 – A Guide to Viking Fire Sprinkler Heads

    #351 – A Guide to Viking Fire Sprinkler Heads
    Viking fire sprinkler heads fill many roles. QRFS outlines the features of 3 lines of Viking’s commercial fire sprinkler heads—Model M, XT1, and Mirage.
  2. #350 – Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Fire Sprinkler Heads

    #350 – Guide to Corrosion-Resistant Fire Sprinkler Heads
    Fire sprinkler heads corrode quickly in certain environments—here are the models that resist it Corrosion converts compounds such as iron, brass, and bronze from their metallic states into less reactive molecules, often oxides and sulfides. Iron oxide (rust) is the most familiar example of this. Corrosion slowly weakens and destroys equipment as metal dissolves or flakes away. Depending on the...
  3. #349 – Custom Fire Sprinkler Covers: A Perfect Match to Your Wall or Ceiling

    #349 – Custom Fire Sprinkler Covers: A Perfect Match to Your Wall or Ceiling
    How to order custom colors and finishes for fire sprinkler cover plates Unmatched fire sprinkler covers can stand out like a sore thumb on a ceiling. But know this: painting them yourself to blend in with the aesthetics of your room can have devastating consequences. Not only will it void your fire sprinkler manufacturer’s warranty and violate fire codes—it can...
  4. #348 – Sprinkler Identification Numbers and SIN Directories

    #348 – Sprinkler Identification Numbers and SIN Directories
    Sprinkler identification numbers make code-compliant repairs and upgrades possible. Use our tables to quickly find the sprinklers, escutcheons, wrenches, and cover plates you need.
  5. #347 – Fire Sprinkler Manufacturers: Who Are They?

    #347 – Fire Sprinkler Manufacturers: Who Are They?
    A look at the global empires and family-owned businesses shaping fire protection Today's fire sprinkler manufacturers—including those that largely serve the USA and Canada—may all seem to offer kind of the same thing. Much of that perception is because fire sprinkler heads and other fire safety products must, for safety's sake, meet similar manufacturing and design standards. But every major...

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