Heat tracing can protect sections of pipe in wet fire sprinklers from freezing, providing a viable alternative to installing or retrofitting more complex and expensive dry pipe or preaction systems. QRFS explains various types of heat tape, including NFPA standards, cost, and maintenance requirements.
The additional components required in dry fire sprinkler systems compared to wet systems can make installation more challenging. QRFS helps you understand NFPA 13 requirements for installing dry pipe and check valves, as well as quick-opening and antiflooding devices.
Closing or opening a valve can cause a sudden surge in pressure, threatening water-based systems and the people who work around them. QRFS explains the phenomenon known as water hammer, describing what is, how it works, and how it impacts firefighting and the design of fire protection systems.
A look at the evolution and impact of fire safety code that has caused most new commercial buildings to have fire sprinklers – and how revised code and local governments are now driving sprinkler retrofits in existing buildings.
NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems has guided insurers, installers, and designers for more than a century. QRFS looks at the National Fire Protection Association's 2019 changes, exploring technical revisions impacting ESFR storage sprinklers, system components, and sprinkler system design.
NFPA 13 has guided sprinkler installers and designers for more than a century. QRFS looks at NFPA 13 2019 changes, including an organizational overhaul and technical revisions impacting residential sprinklers in NFPA 13 systems.
As the 2022 deadline for phasing out all current antifreeze solutions in wet sprinkler systems looms, the first – and only – product to meet the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standard is good news for property owners in regions that suffer bitter winters. QRFS reveals why current solutions were deemed unsafe and details the new solution.