Standpipe Systems and Fire Department Connections

  1. #182 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 2

    #182 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 2
    QRFS explores how simple pipe accessories and specialized tools—from ground-penetrating radar to infrared imaging—can expedite the task of finding and fixing a leak in the underground pipes serving standpipe systems.
  2. #181 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 1

    #181 – How to Detect and Fix an Underground Standpipe Leak, Part 1
    Flow tests and hydrostatic tests can uncover problems with private fire service mains serving a standpipe system. QRFS explains how standpipe testing procedures can point to a leak underground.
  3. #163 – Angle Valve Compatibility in Fire Protection, Plumbing, and Water-Based Systems

    #163 – Angle Valve Compatibility in Fire Protection, Plumbing, and Water-Based Systems
    A wide range of standards govern the construction and use of valves—so can angle valves designed for one purpose be used for another? QRFS looks at angle valves in fire protection, HVAC, plumbing, and beyond, discussing their construction, manufacturing standards, and suitability for various applications.
  4. #158 – Storz FDCs and Fire Hydrant Storz Connections: Adapters or Integral Storz?

    #158 – Storz FDCs and Fire Hydrant Storz Connections: Adapters or Integral Storz?
    Quick-connecting Storz couplings can simplify the task facing firefighters and significantly reduce the time required to connect fire hoses to fire hydrants and fire department connections. QRFS looks at the benefits and drawbacks of three products designed to make these devices Storz-ready: removable Storz adapters, permanent Storz adapters, and integral fire hydrant Storz connections.
  5. #154 – What is Water Hammer and How Does it Impact Firefighting?

    #154 – What is Water Hammer and How Does it Impact Firefighting?
    Closing or opening a valve can cause a sudden surge in pressure, threatening water-based systems and the people who work around them. QRFS explains the phenomenon known as water hammer, describing what is, how it works, and how it impacts firefighting and the design of fire protection systems.
  6. #142 – A Guide to Storz Connections and Storz Fire Department Connections

    #142 – A Guide to Storz Connections and Storz Fire Department Connections
    Every second spent connecting a fire hose to a building's sprinkler or standpipe system can allow a fire to increase in size. QRFS explains how Storz connections provide a quicker and easier alternative to threaded hose couplings.
  7. #141 – How to Use and Troubleshoot a Hydrostatic Test Pump

    #141 – How to Use and Troubleshoot a Hydrostatic Test Pump
    How do you properly use a hydrostatic test pump? When can you troubleshoot a hydrostatic test pump on your own and when should you contact the manufacturer? Learn to prime, start, stop, and safely pressurize pumps with this guide from QRFS.
  8. #139 – Airplane Hangar Fire Suppression Systems: An Essential Guide

    #139 – Airplane Hangar Fire Suppression Systems: An Essential Guide
    Learn how to classify an aircraft hangar according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and choose the right airplane hangar fire suppression system to keep planes, people, and property protected.
  9. #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.
  10. #132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes

    #132 – Choosing a Hydrostatic Test Pump for Fire Sprinklers and Standpipes
    Standpipes and sprinklers require hydrostatic testing before system acceptance, every 5 years for certain standpipes, and/or when there are significant system revisions. But how do you know if you’ve got the right pump for the job? QRFS reviews the key specs and features to look for when choosing a hydrostatic test pump.

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