Fire Sprinkler Systems

  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. #279 – Fire Protection in Horse Barns and Stables: NFPA 150 Requirements

    #279 – Fire Protection in Horse Barns and Stables: NFPA 150 Requirements
    Learn the systems and procedures for fire protection in horse barns and stables according to the latest edition of NFPA 150.
  7. #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.
  8. #275 – Fire Watch Procedures: When and How It’s Required

    #275 – Fire Watch Procedures: When and How It’s Required
    Learn when a fire watch is needed according to ICC, NFPA & OSHA and how to conduct this oft-misunderstood fire prevention technique.
  9. #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision

    #274 – Virginia Votes Against Residential Fire Sprinkler Mandate; Firefighters Criticize the Decision
    A Virginia fire chief's attempt to add residential fire sprinkler requirements to building codes has failed. Learn about the debate over sprinklers.
  10. #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.

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