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.
In the second installment of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top inspection violations in fire sprinklers and standpipes noted by Jack Coffelt, National Operations Manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., a national fire protection inspection, testing and maintenance (ITM) contractor.
Fire Department Connections and their replacement parts must be compatible with the specific hoses and connections used by your local fire department. QRFS explains how to determine the size and thread for your FDC and its components.
Working Fire Department Connections (FDCs) are essential for many standpipe systems, and a broken or missing swivel means firefighters won't have access to the water supply during a fire. QRFS looks at options for replacing a fire department connection swivels, plus how to install the part.