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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.