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  1. #47 - How to Install FDC Caps

    #47 - How to Install FDC Caps
    Blockages in a fire department connection can prove catastrophic for buildings and the people in them. QRFS explains how to install FDC caps used to protect the waterways serving a building's fire protection system.
  2. #46 - How to Use a Pitot Gauge for Hydrant Flow Testing

    #46 - How to Use a Pitot Gauge for Hydrant Flow Testing
    Need to test a fire hydrant's rate of discharge? Read this blog to find out how this is accomplished, and what steps should be taken to ensure accurate results. A popular way to perform hydrant flow testing is by using a Pitot gauge, which consists of three components: a blade, handle, and gauge. It remains one of the fastest, most efficient methods for measuring both straight tip and hydrant flow GPM to uncover reduced flow rates.
  3. #45 - How to Clean Dirty Fire Sprinklers

    #45 - How to Clean Dirty Fire Sprinklers
    How do you clean fire sprinkler heads? Great question! Read this blog to learn about the safety and health implications of dirty fire sprinklers, your options for replacing or cleaning the heads, and the BEST option for cleaning them.
  4. #44 - Top Fire Protection Company in Columbus, OH: Capital Fire Protection

    Need a fire protection company in the Columbus, Ohio, area? Look no further than Capital Fire Protection Company. With over 50 years of experience, their licensed and trained fire sprinkler contractors will have your fire protection system installed, inspected, or retrofitted in no time!
  5. #43 - Sprinkler Gauges: Know Your Fire Sprinkler System is Ready for Action

    #43 - Sprinkler Gauges: Know Your Fire Sprinkler System is Ready for Action
    Fire sprinkler gauges - air or water pressure gauges installed at various points throughout the system - provide building owners and firefighters with an easy, visual way to prove the system has an adequate supply of water. Learn what to look for when purchasing sprinkler gauges, including the necessary certifications required by most building codes and how to ensure your current gauges are working correctly.
  6. #42 – How Handheld Digital Pressure Gauges Outperform Analog Models

    #42 – How Handheld Digital Pressure Gauges Outperform Analog Models
    Handheld digital pressure gauges add long life and useful features that make them a worthy alternative to analog measuring devices.
  7. #41 - Ashcroft Gauges: Setting the Standard in Fire Protection and Testing

    #41 - Ashcroft Gauges: Setting the Standard in Fire Protection and Testing
    Ashcroft Gauges have set the standard for Fire Protection and Testing for over a century. Learn about the company and their fire protection and testing-specific gauges in this blog.
  8. #40 - Quick Response Sprinkler: The Definitive Guide

    #40 - Quick Response Sprinkler: The Definitive Guide
    Quick response fire sprinkler heads help people escape burning buildings before it's too late. QRFS explains the mission of a quick response sprinkler, looking at types, characteristics, and identification to help consumers find exactly the sprinkler head they need.
  9. #39 - What is a Tamper Switch for Fire Protection Systems?

    Tamper switches are an essential component in a modern fire protection system. But what exactly is a tamper switch and where are they used? We've got the scoop in our Introduction to Fire Protection Tamper Switches blog.
  10. #38 - Fire Sprinkler Covers vs Escutcheons: The Definitive Guide

    #38 - Fire Sprinkler Covers vs Escutcheons: The Definitive Guide
    The fire sprinkler industry is full of jargon. Learning this sub-language is very important when ordering new or replacement parts, and this blog provides The Definitive Guide to Fire Sprinkler Covers vs. Sprinkler Escutcheons.