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How a Fire Sprinkler Works

  1. #352 – The Essential Guide to Tyco Sprinkler Heads

    #352 – The Essential Guide to Tyco Sprinkler Heads
    Choosing fire sprinklers shouldn’t be difficult. Learn about the broad selection of Tyco sprinkler heads for any application.
  2. #303 – What Causes a Fire Sprinkler to Activate?

    #303 – What Causes a Fire Sprinkler to Activate?
    Understanding how sprinklers work can help people protect their property with confidence. Learn exactly what sets off a fire sprinkler—and what doesn’t.
  3. #298 – Protecting Artwork: Estate & Museum Fire Protection Systems

    #298 – Protecting Artwork: Estate & Museum Fire Protection Systems
    Protecting artwork from fire involves carefully choosing the right technology and implementing proper procedures. Learn about art and museum fire protection systems.
  4. #260 – What Makes Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads Special?

    #260 – What Makes Residential Fire Sprinkler Heads Special?
    QRFS examines the difference between residential fire sprinkler heads and other sprinkler heads, as well as NFPA standards for residential sprinkler systems.
  5. #247 – XT1 Fire Sprinklers and Accessories: The "Next Generation" of Viking Sprinklers

    #247 – XT1 Fire Sprinklers and Accessories: The "Next Generation" of Viking Sprinklers
    What do Viking’s new fire sprinklers, head guards, escutcheons, and water shields offer that earlier models don't? QRFS looks at the Viking XT1 fire sprinkler platform, discussing product design, cross-compatibility between old and new products, and purchasing and identification tips.
  6. #228 – Shattering Myths About Fire Sprinklers

    #228 – Shattering Myths About Fire Sprinklers
    QRFS explains why five common beliefs about fire protection simply aren’t true—and how fire sprinklers function reliably and precisely to save lives and property.
  7. #210 – Explaining Sidewall Sprinkler Heads, Both Horizontal and Vertical

    #210 – Explaining Sidewall Sprinkler Heads, Both Horizontal and Vertical
    Sidewall sprinkler heads are an impressive and helpful addition to any fire protection designer's toolkit. Learn how they work and the important ways in which horizontal and vertical models differ.
  8. #201 – Fire Sprinkler Accident Videos: The Hall of Shame

    #201 – Fire Sprinkler Accident Videos: The Hall of Shame
    QRFS takes a look at seven sprinkler mishaps that might have been avoided with heavy-duty fire sprinkler head guards.
  9. #191 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 7: Nitrogen Dry Sprinkler Systems Fight Corrosion

    #191 – Guide to Dry Sprinkler Systems, Part 7: Nitrogen Dry Sprinkler Systems Fight Corrosion
    QRFS explains why replacing corrosive air with nitrogen can substantially extend the life of dry sprinkler systems.
  10. #167 – Are They "Pendant" or "Pendent" Fire Sprinklers?

    #167 – Are They "Pendant" or "Pendent" Fire Sprinklers?
    QRFS zeroes in on two terms describing one of the most common fixtures in fire protection—pendent sprinkler and pendant sprinkler—explaining why many manufacturers favor one over the other (even if consumers don't).

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