QRFS Team

  1. #120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?

    #120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?
    NFPA and numerous fire sprinkler manufacturers have a zero-tolerance policy for any sprinkler that has been painted with any amount of aftermarket paint. Replacing painted fire sprinklers is the proper course of action. QRFS looks at why the rules are so strict, as well as how to choose a replacement model.
  2. #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4

    #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4
    In QRFS’ continuing series on NFPA’s commercial fire sprinkler inspection requirements, we look at what you need to check out — and when — it comes to fire sprinkler gauges, signs, water flow alarms and supervisory signaling devices.
  3. #118 – How to Replace an Obsolete Fire Sprinkler Head or Component

    #118 – How to Replace an Obsolete Fire Sprinkler Head or Component
    Over time, fire sprinkler manufacturers collapse, merge, or discontinue products, making repairs to fire sprinkler systems more difficult. Our manufacturer identification and product replacement guide helps make replacing an obsolete fire sprinkler a little easier.
  4. #117 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 3

    #117 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 3
    Fire pumps add a great deal of complexity to the maintenance of a commercial fire sprinkler system. In Part 3 of QRFS’ continuing series, we explain the inspection requirements for systems with fire pumps — whether they use electric, diesel, or steam-turbine engines.
  5. #116 - What Temperature Fire Sprinkler Cover Plate Do I Need?

    #116 - What Temperature Fire Sprinkler Cover Plate Do I Need?
    Fire sprinkler cover plates must be rated for the exact temperature that fits a specific sprinkler head. QRFS explains how to determine the right temperature rating when looking to replace a cover plate.
  6. #115 - Can PEX Be Used in a Dry or Preaction Fire Sprinkler System?

    #115 - Can PEX Be Used in a Dry or Preaction Fire Sprinkler System?
    PEX tube has been approved for use in wet fire sprinklers, in both multipurpose and standalone systems — but can PEX be used in dry or preaction systems? QRFS answers a question posed by a reader — and gets a ruling directly from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
  7. #114 - What Size Fire Sprinkler Escutcheon Do I Need? Half-Inch vs. Three-Quarter

    #114 - What Size Fire Sprinkler Escutcheon Do I Need? Half-Inch vs. Three-Quarter
    Escutcheons that surround fire sprinkler heads are not just decorative — they prevent smoke and heat from escaping into a wall or ceiling and NFPA requires that you replace damaged or missing escutcheons. QRFS explains how to size an escutcheon to make sure a replacement matches your fire sprinkler.
  8. #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.
  9. #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.
  10. #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.

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