QRFS Team

  1. #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.
  2. #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.
  3. #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.
  4. #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.
  5. #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.
  6. #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.
  7. #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.
  8. #103 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 3)

    In the last installment of our series covering the installation of home fire sprinklers, we complete our look at major sprinkler system components, examining pipe in home fire sprinklers as well as valves and alarms.
  9. #102 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 2)

    #102 - Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems: Guide to Installing Home Fire Sprinklers (Part 2)
    In Part 2 of our Residential Fire Sprinkler Installation series, we cover some of the major components of home fire sprinkler systems: The types of fire sprinkler heads and their distribution; how the water supply is determined and applies to standalone or multipurpose systems; and the use of pumps, tanks, and other possible items that can be used in a system.
  10. #101 - How to Temporarily Stop a Damaged or Activated Fire Sprinkler Head

    #101 - How to Temporarily Stop a Damaged or Activated Fire Sprinkler Head
    Fire sprinkler systems are incredibly reliable and effective, but several things can cause an accidental discharge, including vandalism or negligence. QRFS examines why fire sprinklers go off at the wrong time and how a simple $50 solution – the Shutgun – can prevent thousands of dollars in water damage.

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