Standpipe Systems and Fire Department Connections

  1. #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.
  2. #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.
  3. #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.
  4. #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.
  5. #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.
  6. #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.
  7. #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2

    #129 - NFPA 25: 10 Most Common Fire Sprinkler System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 2
    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.
  8. #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1

    #128 - NFPA 25: The 10 Most Common Fire Safety System Compliance Issues and How to Avoid Them, Part 1
    In part one of a two-part series, QRFS explains the top 10 NFPA code violations and how to address them to avoid citations and fines during a fire inspection.
  9. #112 - A Guide to Fire Department Connection (FDC) Sizes and Threading

    #112 - A Guide to Fire Department Connection (FDC) Sizes and Threading
    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.
  10. #110 - Replacing a Fire Department Connection Swivel

    #110 - Replacing a Fire Department Connection Swivel
    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.

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