Standpipe Systems and Fire Department Connections

  1. #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?

    #268 – How Do I Find a Qualified Standpipe or Fire Sprinkler Contractor?
    Let QRFS's crash course on state licensing and NICET certification help you find authorized and eminently skilled standpipe and fire sprinkler contractors.
  2. #263 – Preparing Fire Protection Systems for Hurricanes and Restoring Them to Service

    #263 – Preparing Fire Protection Systems for Hurricanes and Restoring Them to Service
    As the threat of hurricane flooding grows greater, QRFS explains how to get your system ready for a storm—and how to restore it to service after the water recedes.
  3. #262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies

    #262 – Life Safety & Fire Sprinkler Inspection Software Repairs the Process for Correcting Deficiencies
    QRFS examines Inspect Point, a digital ITM software solution that’s dramatically improving life safety—and profits for ITM contractors.
  4. #258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?

    #258 – Pump Priming 101: Do I Have to Prime My Hydrostatic Test Pump?
    QRFS explains when manual priming is required by a gravity feed – even for self-priming hydrostatic test pumps.
  5. #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function

    #255 – What is a Hydrostatic Test Pump? A Review of Parts and Function
    QRFS examines hydrostatic test pumps: the device that enables a critical fire protection system test that ensures piping networks can handle the pressure.
  6. #249 – Choosing a Replacement Fire Department Connection (FDC): Frequently Asked Questions

    #249 – Choosing a Replacement Fire Department Connection (FDC): Frequently Asked Questions
    Building owners and facility managers often find the process of replacing a fire department connection, or FDC, confusing. QRFS looks at FDCs from a buyer’s perspective, answering frequently asked questions about this important piece of fire protection equipment.
  7. #229 – Property Condition Assessment of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

    #229 – Property Condition Assessment of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems
    A property condition assessment ensures that life safety systems are working and up to code—avoiding expensive surprises in a commercial real estate deal.
  8. #218 – Comparing Harrington, Fyrelane, and Kochek Storz Connections

    #218 – Comparing Harrington, Fyrelane, and Kochek Storz Connections
    QRFS looks at three manufacturers of Storz products for fire protection: Kochek, Harrington, and Fyrelane USA, introducing their experience in the fire protection industry and comparing their Storz hydrant converters, fire department connections, and more.
  9. #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.
  10. #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.

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