QRFS Team

  1. #137 – Single Jacket, Double Jacket, and Rubber Coated Fire Hoses: How to Choose the Right Hose for Your Needs

    #137 – Single Jacket, Double Jacket, and Rubber Coated Fire Hoses: How to Choose the Right Hose for Your Needs
    Fire hoses are made with a specific use in mind, so it’s important to know the difference between them – including their materials and pressure tolerances – before making a purchase. Whether you are a firefighter or you simply need new hose for a standpipe system, this article outlines which one is right for the job.
  2. #136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

    #136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
    From improper sprinkler clearance to blocked fire department connections, QRFS runs down 5 common fire code violations cited by the authority having jurisdiction – your local fire marshal or code inspector.
  3. #135 – Wafer Butterfly Valves vs Grooved Butterfly Valves for Fire Protection: Pros, Cons, and Guidance from the NFPA

    #135 – Wafer Butterfly Valves vs Grooved Butterfly Valves for Fire Protection: Pros, Cons, and Guidance from the NFPA
    Grooved butterfly valves and wafer butterfly valves both control flow in fire sprinkler and standpipe systems – but is there a reason for choosing one over the other? QRFS looks at the features of different butterfly valves for fire protection, including guidance from the National Fire Protection Association.
  4. #134 – Which Fire Sprinkler Wrench Do I Need?

    #134 – Which Fire Sprinkler Wrench Do I Need?
    Fire sprinkler wrenches must be compatible with a specific make and model of fire sprinkler. QRFS explains how to determine the right wrench for the job, as well as how to stock a spare sprinkler kit.
  5. #133 – Hydrostatic Test Pump Features to Consider When Selecting a Pump

    #133 – Hydrostatic Test Pump Features to Consider When Selecting a Pump
    What makes a hydrostatic test pump better for acceptance and maintenance testing on fire sprinklers and standpipes? QRFS takes a look at features impacting the portability, ease of use, and reliability of today's hydrostatic test pumps.
  6. #132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes

    #132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes
    Standpipes and sprinklers require hydrostatic testing before system acceptance, every 5 years for certain standpipes, and/or when there are significant system revisions. But how do you know if you’ve got the right pump for the job? QRFS reviews the key specs and features to look for when choosing a hydrostatic test pump.
  7. #131 – Which Fire Sprinkler Do I Have? And How Do I Replace It?

    #131 – Which Fire Sprinkler Do I Have? And How Do I Replace It?
    Fire sprinkler identification numbers have made identifying and replacing fire sprinklers easier, but a confusing variety of old sprinklers remain in service. QRFS explains how to determine which fire sprinkler you have, plus replace one that isn't commercially available.
  8. #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners

    #130 – When and Where Should Fire Extinguishers Be Installed? A Practical Guide for Building Owners
    Well-placed fire extinguishers are extremely effective at putting out small fires. QRFS reviews NFPA Fire Code and Standards for Portable Extinguishers for guidance on which buildings need fire extinguishers and where they are required.
  9. #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2

    #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2
    In the second installment of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top inspection violations in fire sprinklers and standpipes noted by Jack Coffelt, National Operations Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., a national fire protection inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) contractor.
  10. #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

    #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top 10 NFPA code violations and how to address them to avoid citations and fines during a fire inspection.

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