Fire Sprinkler System Components

  1. #61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed

    #61 - Fire Sprinkler Head Types: Pendents, Uprights, Sidewalls, and Concealed
    Fire sprinklers come in various orientations and types, and each sprinkler is designed to meet a specific safety, performance, and aesthetic need. Read this ultimate guide to how fire sprinklers work and the wide range of models that are available, including pendent, sidewall, recessed, upright, and concealed sprinklers.
  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. #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.
  6. #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.
  7. #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.
  8. #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.
  9. #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.
  10. #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.

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