Inspections

  1. #136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)

    #136 – Common Fire Code Violations from the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)
    From improper sprinkler clearance to blocked fire department connections, QRFS runs down 5 common fire code violations cited by the authority having jurisdiction – your local fire marshal or code inspector.
  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. #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?

    #124 – What is a Fire Panel and How Does it Work?
    Fire alarm control panels can interface with hundreds of life-saving devices simultaneously. QRFS looks at how fire code and the features of today’s fire panels streamline evacuation and emergency response efforts.
  4. #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.
  5. #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5

    #121 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 5
    Valves are an essential component on any fire protection system, and automatic sprinkler systems are no exception. QRFS reviews the inspection requirements for fire sprinkler valves outlined in NFPA 25, along with explanations of what these parts do.
  6. #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4

    #119 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 4
    In QRFS’ continuing series on NFPA’s commercial fire sprinkler inspection requirements, we look at what you need to check out — and when — it comes to fire sprinkler gauges, signs, water flow alarms and supervisory signaling devices.
  7. #117 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 3

    #117 – What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 3
    Fire pumps add a great deal of complexity to the maintenance of a commercial fire sprinkler system. In Part 3 of QRFS’ continuing series, we explain the inspection requirements for systems with fire pumps — whether they use electric, diesel, or steam-turbine engines.
  8. #113 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 2

    #113 - What Facility Managers Need to Inspect on a Fire Sprinkler System, Part 2
    Regular inspections are required to keep commercial fire sprinkler systems working and up to code. In the second installment of a series, QRFS explains the steps involved in the annual visual inspection of fire sprinkler pipe and fittings, plus how to classify any issues that are found.
  9. #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.
  10. #90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14

    #90 - Standpipe Systems (Part 1): Fire Protection Standpipe System Overview and Introduction to NFPA 14
    This article provides an overview of the different types and classes of standpipe systems, as well as explains when they are required according to NFPA 14, the International Fire Code, and the International Building Code.

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