QRFS Team

  1. #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them

    #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them
    Working pressure gauges make it easy to spot serious problems in a fire sprinkler system. QRFS looks at the NFPA requirements for fire sprinkler gauge placement and replacement in residential and commercial systems.
  2. #126 - Where Does an External Sprinkler Alarm Bell Need to Be Mounted in Relation to a Fire Department Connection?

    #126 - Where Does an External Sprinkler Alarm Bell Need to Be Mounted in Relation to a Fire Department Connection?
    Is an outside alarm required near the FDC in fire sprinklers? Where it should be mounted and whether you need one at all depend on the local code used by your authority having jurisdiction (AHJ). Nevertheless, NFPA, the IBC, and the IFC offer some direction on the issue.
  3. #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7

    #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7
    Dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems have unique equipment that needs to be checked so the system functions properly. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA inspection requirements for automatic detection systems and air compressors.
  4. #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?

    #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?
    Fire alarm control panels can interface with hundreds of life-saving devices simultaneously. QRFS looks at how fire code and the features of today’s fire panels streamline evacuation and emergency response efforts.
  5. #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6

    #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6
    Tanks are often required as the sole water source for fire sprinkler systems in rural areas, and can serve as a secondary source for structures that have a high water demand. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA requirements for inspecting tanks.
  6. #122 – Pull Stations for Fire Protection Systems: A First Line of Defense

    #122 – Pull Stations for Fire Protection Systems: A First Line of Defense
    Fire alarm pull stations are an essential first line of defense in life safety – and the National Fire Protection Association and governments require them in most public buildings. QRFS explains the types of pull stations, how they work, and what code says about installing them.
  7. #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5

    #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5
    Valves are an essential component on any fire protection system, and automatic sprinkler systems are no exception. QRFS reviews the inspection requirements for fire sprinkler valves outlined in NFPA 25, along with explanations of what these parts do.
  8. #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.
  9. #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.
  10. #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.

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