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Guides for Fire Protection Equipment and Fire Safety Systems

  1. #381 — Aisle Containment May Compromise Server Room Fire Protection Systems

    #381 — Aisle Containment May Compromise Server Room Fire Protection Systems
    Server rooms need strong cooling and fire protection systems. QRFS examines aisle containment systems and how they can impede fire protection.
  2. #372 – Home Fire Safety is Essential During COVID-19

    #372 – Home Fire Safety is Essential During COVID-19
    Learn about the common fire risks in a home and why the pandemic increases these dangers, plus essential home fire safety tips.
  3. #370 – NFPA Guidance on Fire Hydrant Testing

    #370 – NFPA Guidance on Fire Hydrant Testing
    Learn when and how cities should perform hydrant flow tests—and why these measurements ensure that fire protection systems work in an emergency.
  4. #365 – A Guide to Post Indicator Valve Requirements

    #365 – A Guide to Post Indicator Valve Requirements
    Learn when to use indicating valves on fire protection systems and how NFPA standards governing these devices have changed.
  5. #361 – Fire Safety in Churches, Temples, Mosques, and Synagogues

    #361 – Fire Safety in Churches, Temples, Mosques, and Synagogues
    Learn the NFPA model code requirements for maintaining fire safety in churches, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship.
  6. #357 – A Guide to Mechanical Tees for Fire Sprinkler Systems

    #357 – A Guide to Mechanical Tees for Fire Sprinkler Systems
    Mechanical tees make adding branch lines to fire sprinkler systems easy. Learn how mechanical tees work and how to install them.
  7. #343 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head: Control Valves vs. Shutgun

    #343 – How to Turn Off a Sprinkler Head: Control Valves vs. Shutgun
    Shutgun tools turn off activated fire sprinklers fast—and without impairing the system Whether it’s because of flying objects, coat hangers, careless construction workers, errant forklifts, or vandalism, fire sprinklers sometimes activate when there’s no fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments responded to about 33,600 accidental fire sprinkler activations in 2014. Depending on the type, fire...
  8. #342 – Backflow Preventer vs. Check Valve: What’s the Difference?

    #342 – Backflow Preventer vs. Check Valve: What’s the Difference?
    Backflow preventers offer the best protection against contamination of city water supplies A check valve provides a basic form of backflow prevention, preventing water from flowing in the wrong direction. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) model codes and standards require them in various places on fire protection systems, and check valves are essential components of backflow preventers. But they are...
  9. #341 — Tools for Sprinkler System Backflow Valve Repair and Maintenance

    #341 — Tools for Sprinkler System Backflow Valve Repair and Maintenance
    Check Key tools make it easy and safe to service check valves in backflow preventers Maintaining backflow preventers is vital to ensuring that harmful contaminants from building systems don’t pollute city water supplies. But without the proper tools, attempting sprinkler system backflow valve repair or maintenance can make the situation worse—damaging the check valves you’re trying to remove, as well...
  10. #333 — Does Smoke in a Can Work with Every Smoke Detector?

    #333 — Does Smoke in a Can Work with Every Smoke Detector?
    UL-listed canned smoke offers the most effective method for testing smoke detectors Working smoke detectors more than double people’s chances of surviving a fire by sounding an early warning, states the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). But while conventional wisdom urges business and property owners to check these life-saving devices once a month by pushing the “test” button, the Boston...

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