Fire Sprinkler Systems

  1. #183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services

    #183 – How to Write a Scope of Work for Fire Sprinkler Services
    Codes and standards place responsibility for fire sprinkler inspection, testing, and maintenance (ITM) on the property owner but contractors are typically used to do it. Writing a clear scope of work can help guarantee reliable, code-compliant ITM.
  2. #179 – CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Fire Sprinkler Systems: Use and Care

    #179 – CPVC Pipe and Fittings in Fire Sprinkler Systems: Use and Care
    CPVC pipe offers a quick and easy way to install fire sprinkler systems in light-hazard applications, without the expense or hassle of using metal. To implement a successful design, installers have to be aware of compatible chemicals and uses, product care, and listed uses.
  3. #177 – Retrofitting Fire Sprinklers: What a Large-Scale Project Needs for Success

    #177 – Retrofitting Fire Sprinklers: What a Large-Scale Project Needs for Success
    Learn how large fire sprinkler retrofits get off the ground, what causes communities to enact local laws, the needed elements to comply, and why smart project management is essential to a successful project.
  4. #176 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 5: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Inspections

    #176 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 5: Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Inspections
    Read this guide for meeting NFPA 25’s daily, weekly, and monthly inspection timelines for dry sprinkler systems.
  5. #169 – Fire Protection for Transient Occupancies: Hotels, Dormitories, and Lodging and Rooming Houses

    #169 – Fire Protection for Transient Occupancies: Hotels, Dormitories, and Lodging and Rooming Houses
    Learn the National Fire Protection Association and International Fire Code fire sprinkler and fire alarm requirements for hotels, lodging and rooming houses, and dormitories.
  6. #168 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 4: Installation of Air-Compressors and Air Maintenance Devices

    #168 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 4: Installation of Air-Compressors and Air Maintenance Devices
    A dependable and properly maintained supply of pressurized air is key to the reliable operation of dry sprinkler systems. QRFS helps you understand NFPA requirements for installing air compressors and air maintenance devices.
  7. #165 – Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers: How to Identify and Avoid Them

    #165 – Counterfeit Fire Sprinklers: How to Identify and Avoid Them
    As sprinkler systems become more common, the fire protection industry has attracted unscrupulous manufacturers and sellers of counterfeit fire sprinklers. Learn how to ID real and fake fire sprinklers, as well as where to look for counterfeit advisories.
  8. #160 – CPVC, Copper, Steel, and PEX: Trends in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems

    #160 – CPVC, Copper, Steel, and PEX: Trends in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems
    Fire sprinkler installers looking to compete in the home fire sprinkler market have a wide variety of piping materials at their disposal. QRFS estimates the prevalence of piping materials, including PEX and CPVC fire sprinkler pipe, and explains how some factors—namely, cost—have left copper and steel with a much smaller role.
  9. #157 – Heat Tracing Fire Sprinkler Systems: When, Where, and How

    #157 – Heat Tracing Fire Sprinkler Systems: When, Where, and How
    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.
  10. #156 – Advanced Fire Protection for a Complex Industrial Facility

    #156 – Advanced Fire Protection for a Complex Industrial Facility
    Increasingly complex industrial facilities need advanced fire protection and life safety systems. QRFS reviews NFPA and ICC requirements for an industrial occupancy.

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