Fire Sprinkler Systems

  1. #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.
  2. #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.
  3. #155 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 3: Installation of Components

    #155 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 3: Installation of Components
    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.
  4. #154 – What is Water Hammer and How Does it Impact Firefighting?

    #154 – What is Water Hammer and How Does it Impact Firefighting?
    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.
  5. #151 – Why and When the US Retrofits Sprinklers in Existing Buildings

    #151 – Why and When the US Retrofits Sprinklers in Existing Buildings
    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.
  6. #150 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 2: Components and Installation

    #150 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 2: Components and Installation
    With additional control equipment and air pressurization devices not found in wet sprinkler systems, installing a dry sprinkler system ups the complexity factor. QRFS explains components and NFPA requirements for installing dry systems in areas prone to freezing.
  7. #149 – Significant Changes to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13, Part 2

    #149 – Significant Changes to the 2019 Edition of NFPA 13, Part 2
    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.
  8. #143 – A Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 1: System Overview

    #143 – A Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 1: System Overview
    Wet sprinkler systems may dominate the fire safety market, but there’s a better solution for certain environments prone to freezing: dry sprinkler systems. QRFS explains how dry systems work, providing the coverage you need without the fear of burst pipes.
  9. #142 – A Guide to Storz Connections and Storz Fire Department Connections

    #142 – A Guide to Storz Connections and Storz Fire Department Connections
    Every second spent connecting a fire hose to a building's sprinkler or standpipe system can allow a fire to increase in size. QRFS explains how Storz connections provide a quicker and easier alternative to threaded hose couplings.
  10. #141 – How to Use and Troubleshoot a Hydrostatic Test Pump

    #141 – How to Use and Troubleshoot a Hydrostatic Test Pump
    How do you properly use a hydrostatic test pump? When can you troubleshoot a hydrostatic test pump on your own and when should you contact the manufacturer? Learn to prime, start, stop, and safely pressurize pumps with this guide from QRFS.

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