Fire Sprinkler System Components

  1. #296 – Fire Sprinkler Pipe: How to Perform an Obstruction Investigation, Part 1

    #296 – Fire Sprinkler Pipe: How to Perform an Obstruction Investigation, Part 1
    Learn how to spot the conditions that should trigger a detailed obstruction investigation of fire sprinkler pipe according to NFPA 25.
  2. #285 – Digital Pressure Gauges in Fire Sprinkler Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance

    #285 – Digital Pressure Gauges in Fire Sprinkler Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance
    Learn why handheld digital pressure gauges are bringing flexibility, accuracy, and greater convenience to standpipe and fire protection ITM tasks.
  3. #284 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 11: Annual Dry Sprinkler Tests

    #284 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 11: Annual Dry Sprinkler Tests
    Learn about the annual dry sprinkler tests in NFPA 25, which includes requirements for various sprinkler system components.
  4. #283 – Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement: Who is Authorized to Do It and How?

    #283 – Fire Sprinkler Head Replacement: Who is Authorized to Do It and How?
    It’s time to replace your fire sprinkler heads. QRFS explains the equipment, NFPA standards, and procedures involved in repairing a sprinkler system.
  5. #282 – Central Sprinkler Company: Guide to Finding or Replacing Cover Plates and Heads

    #282 – Central Sprinkler Company: Guide to Finding or Replacing Cover Plates and Heads
    Recalls and the Tyco buy-out made Central Sprinkler Company’s products scarce. Here’s what we know about replacing Central Sprinkler heads and cover plates.
  6. #276 – Sprinkler Check Valve Installation and Selection: Shotgun Riser Check Valves

    #276 – Sprinkler Check Valve Installation and Selection: Shotgun Riser Check Valves
    With threaded ports for gauges and a drain valve, backflow-preventing sprinkler check valves can expedite the code-compliant installation of system risers. Read on to learn more about the design and installation of “shotgun” risers—and how they compare to common alternatives.
  7. #273 – Discolored Water in Fire Sprinkler Pipes: MIC Corrosion & Other Causes

    #273 – Discolored Water in Fire Sprinkler Pipes: MIC Corrosion & Other Causes
    MIC corrosion, damaged fire sprinkler pipes, and discolored water often go hand-in-hand. Learn what causes color, viscosity, and smell in dirty sprinkler water.
  8. #270 – How Does a Fire Alarm Bell Work with a Fire Riser?

    #270 – How Does a Fire Alarm Bell Work with a Fire Riser?
    Fire alarm bells connected to the system riser can provide first responders with essential information—and encourage passersby to quickly call the fire department. Learn what NFPA standards have to say about joining fire alarm bells to fire risers in both standpipe and fire sprinkler systems.
  9. #269 – Standpipe and Fire Sprinkler Inspections: Classifying Deficiencies and Impairments

    #269 – Standpipe and Fire Sprinkler Inspections: Classifying Deficiencies and Impairments
    Classifying deficiencies and impairments during standpipe and fire sprinkler inspections is difficult. Learn the NFPA guidelines and the system for color-coded tagging.
  10. #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies

    #266 – Fire Sprinkler System Risers, Part 2: Wet-Pipe Components and Assemblies
    Get to know your fire sprinkler system risers better with a look at common components and manifolds in wet-pipe sprinkler systems—both commercial and residential.

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