How a Fire Sprinkler Works

  1. #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.
  2. #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.
  3. #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.
  4. #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.
  5. #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).
  6. #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.
  7. #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.
  8. #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.
  9. #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.
  10. #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.

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