How a Fire Sprinkler Works

  1. #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them

    #127 - Fire Sprinkler Gauges: Where They Must Be and When to Replace Them
    Working pressure gauges make it easy to spot serious problems in a fire sprinkler system. QRFS looks at the NFPA requirements for fire sprinkler gauge placement and replacement in residential and commercial systems.
  2. #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7

    #125 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 7
    Dry, preaction, and deluge sprinkler systems have unique equipment that needs to be checked so the system functions properly. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA inspection requirements for automatic detection systems and air compressors.
  3. #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6

    #123 - A Guide to Inspecting Fire Sprinkler Systems for Facility Managers, Part 6
    Tanks are often required as the sole water source for fire sprinkler systems in rural areas, and can serve as a secondary source for structures that have a high water demand. QRFS’ continuing series on commercial fire sprinkler inspections looks at the NFPA requirements for inspecting tanks.
  4. #120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?

    #120 - Help! My Fire Sprinkler Was Painted. What Should I Do?
    NFPA and numerous fire sprinkler manufacturers have a zero-tolerance policy for any sprinkler that has been painted with any amount of aftermarket paint. Replacing painted fire sprinklers is the proper course of action. QRFS looks at why the rules are so strict, as well as how to choose a replacement model.
  5. #111 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 1

    #111 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 1
    Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the first part of this series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler heads.
  6. #109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?

    #109 - CPVC vs. PEX: What’s the Best Choice for Home Fire Sprinkler Systems?
    CPVC and PEX have become extremely popular, safety-approved pipe materials in home fire sprinkler systems. Both are easier and less expensive to install than metallic pipe and have better performance characteristics. But which of the two thermoplastics is better? QRFS attempts to answer this excellent question.
  7. #108 - The Benefits of Institutional Fire Sprinklers in Correctional Facilities and Secure Environments

    #108 - The Benefits of Institutional Fire Sprinklers in Correctional Facilities and Secure Environments
    Tamper-resistant fire sprinklers are essential in prisons, jails, mental health facilities, and other secured environments. QRFS explains how institutional fire sprinkler heads can help prevent vandalism, suicide, accidental discharges and other incidents that involve tampering with an automatic fire safety system.
  8. #106 - The Benefits of Concealed Fire Sprinklers in Cleanrooms and Sanitary Environments

    #106 - The Benefits of Concealed Fire Sprinklers in Cleanrooms and Sanitary Environments
    Cleanrooms that are used in manufacturing, research, and medical facilities require fire sprinkler systems that are easy to clean without damaging the sprinkler heads. QRFS details the benefits of fire sprinkler cover plates in cleanrooms and other highly-sanitary environments.
  9. #10 - How a Fire Sprinkler Works: Thermal Sensitivity

    A fire sprinkler's heat sensitivity is a product of its frangible glass bulb. Learn more about that bulb in this blog post.
  10. #1 - Fire Sprinklers: Standard Response vs Quick Response

    #1 - Fire Sprinklers: Standard Response vs Quick Response
    Standard response and quick response fire sprinklers both deliver life and property-saving fire protection. So, what's the difference? Their mission. Learn more by reading the Standard Response vs Quick Response blog.

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