QRFS Team

  1. #113 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 2

    #113 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 2
    Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the second installment of a series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler pipe and fittings, plus how to classify any issues that are found.
  2. #112 - A Guide to Fire Department Connection (FDC) Sizes and Threading

    #112 - A Guide to Fire Department Connection (FDC) Sizes and Threading
    Fire Department Connections and their replacement parts must be compatible with the specific hoses and connections used by your local fire department. QRFS explains how to determine the size and thread for your FDC and its components.
  3. #111 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 1

    #111 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 1
    Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the first part of this series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler heads.
  4. #110 - Replacing a Fire Department Connection Swivel

    #110 - Replacing a Fire Department Connection Swivel
    Working Fire Department Connections (FDCs) are essential for many standpipe systems, and a broken or missing swivel means firefighters won't have access to the water supply during a fire. QRFS looks at options for replacing a fire department connection swivels, plus how to install the part.
  5. #109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?

    #109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?
    CPVC and PEX have become extremely popular, safety-approved pipe materials in home fire sprinkler systems. Both are easier and less expensive to install than metallic pipe and have better performance characteristics. But which of the two thermoplastics is better? QRFS attempts to answer this excellent question.
  6. #108 - The Benefits of Institutional Fire Sprinklers in Correctional Facilities and Secure Environments

    #108 - The Benefits of Institutional Fire Sprinklers in Correctional Facilities and Secure Environments
    Tamper-resistant fire sprinklers are essential in prisons, jails, mental health facilities, and other secured environments. QRFS explains how institutional fire sprinkler heads can help prevent vandalism, suicide, accidental discharges and other incidents that involve tampering with an automatic fire safety system.
  7. #107 - The Use of Antifreeze in Fire Protection Systems

    After a series of incidents in which antifreeze ignited after sprinklers deployed during a fire, NFPA investigated and began issuing new guidelines for its use in 2010. QRFS explains the current status of using antifreeze in fire protection systems, as well as alternatives for freeze protection.
  8. #106 - The Benefits of Concealed Fire Sprinklers in Cleanrooms and Sanitary Environments

    #106 - The Benefits of Concealed Fire Sprinklers in Cleanrooms and Sanitary Environments
    Cleanrooms that are used in manufacturing, research, and medical facilities require fire sprinkler systems that are easy to clean without damaging the sprinkler heads. QRFS details the benefits of fire sprinkler cover plates in cleanrooms and other highly-sanitary environments.
  9. #105 - The Water Hero Can Stop Costly Water Leaks and Damage at Home

    #105 - The Water Hero Can Stop Costly Water Leaks and Damage at Home
    Water leaks can happen in surprising and hidden places in the home, and cause thousands of dollars in damage before they're fixed. QRFS details the causes, costs, and insurance implications of home water leaks, plus looks at a simple solution to automatically detect leaks and stop them: The Water Hero.
  10. #104 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is Simple

    #104 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Maintaining Home Fire Sprinklers is Simple
    Home fire sprinklers are simple and easy to maintain, and they can last for decades with minimal care. But the specific maintenance requirements depend on the type of system and the components that are installed. QRFS takes a look at how to maintain different home fire sprinkler systems, including the essential "don'ts" that ensure sprinklers will work in an emergency.