QRFS Team

  1. #147 – Significant Changes to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13, Part 1

    #147 – Significant Changes to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13, Part 1
    NFPA 13 has guided sprinkler installers and designers for more than a century. QRFS looks at NFPA 13 2019 changes, including an organizational overhaul and technical revisions impacting residential sprinklers in NFPA 13 systems.
  2. #146 – Heavy-Duty Fire Sprinkler Head Guards Protect Sprinklers from Hard Hits

    #146 – Heavy-Duty Fire Sprinkler Head Guards Protect Sprinklers from Hard Hits
    Collisions with sprinkler heads can cause costly flooding — but standard fire sprinkler cages may not be strong enough to withstand the hits some sprinklers are likely to face. QRFS looks at a line of heavy-duty fire sprinkler head guards designed to address the vulnerabilities in high-impact environments.
  3. #145 – Tyco's New LFP Antifreeze Meets NFPA Listing Requirements

    #145 – Tyco's New LFP Antifreeze Meets NFPA Listing Requirements
    As the 2022 deadline for phasing out all current antifreeze solutions in wet sprinkler systems looms, the first – and only – product to meet the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standard is good news for property owners in regions that suffer bitter winters. QRFS reveals why current solutions were deemed unsafe and details the new solution.
  4. #144 – Restaurant Fire Safety Regulations: The Basics

    #144 – Restaurant Fire Safety Regulations: The Basics
    Understanding fire safety regulations and the fire protection system requirements for your restaurant can ensure the longevity of your business and protect employees, patrons, and property.
  5. #143 – A Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 1: System Overview

    #143 – A Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 1: System Overview
    Wet sprinkler systems may dominate the fire safety market, but there’s a better solution for certain environments prone to freezing: dry sprinkler systems. QRFS explains how dry systems work, providing the coverage you need without the fear of burst pipes.
  6. #142 – A Guide to Storz Connections and Storz Fire Department Connections

    #142 – A Guide to Storz Connections and Storz Fire Department Connections
    Every second spent connecting a fire hose to a building's sprinkler or standpipe system can allow a fire to increase in size. QRFS explains how Storz connections provide a quicker and easier alternative to threaded hose couplings.
  7. #141 – How to Use and Troubleshoot a Hydrostatic Test Pump

    #141 – How to Use and Troubleshoot a Hydrostatic Test Pump
    How do you properly use a hydrostatic test pump? When can you troubleshoot a hydrostatic test pump on your own and when should you contact the manufacturer? Learn to prime, start, stop, and safely pressurize pumps with this guide from QRFS.
  8. #140 – Fire Safety Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Reporting: The Digital Future

    #140 – Fire Safety Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance Reporting: The Digital Future
    Digital inspection, testing, and maintenance reporting is increasing, with implications for fire system safety and fire code. A recent summit held by the NFSA and AFAA examined the issue with the aim of "Getting to 100% Compliance." QRFS explains the promise and challenges of digital ITM reporting.
  9. #61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed

    #61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed
    Fire sprinklers come in various orientations and types, and each sprinkler is designed to meet a specific safety, performance, and aesthetic need. Read this ultimate guide to how fire sprinklers work and the wide range of models that are available, including pendent, sidewall, recessed, upright, and concealed sprinklers.
  10. #138 – Fire Safety Valve Pressure Ratings: WOG vs WSP vs. PSI

    #138 – Fire Safety Valve Pressure Ratings: WOG vs WSP vs. PSI
    Fire safety valve pressure ratings matter when choosing a valve for fire sprinkler and standpipe systems. QRFS reviews the differences between more than ten common terms manufacturers use to describe valves' pressure ratings, including WOG (Water, Oil, Gas), WSP (Working Steam Pressure), and PSI (Pounds per Square Inch).

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