Fire Sprinkler System Components

  1. #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components

    #257 – Fire Risers, Part 1: Essential Fire Sprinkler Riser Components
    Each fire riser serves as a central hub for sprinkler system inspection, testing, and repair. For more on residential and commercial risers, fire sprinkler riser components, and how they’re used in different system types, read on.
  2. #256 – Understanding Fire Compartmentation in Buildings and Fire Sprinkler Pipe Penetrations

    #256 – Understanding Fire Compartmentation in Buildings and Fire Sprinkler Pipe Penetrations
    Learn about NFPA & IBC requirements for fire compartmentation in buildings, including standards sprinkler pipe penetrations must meet for fire-resistance.
  3. #254 – Cleaning Sprinkler Heads: Why You Really Need to Do It

    #254 – Cleaning Sprinkler Heads: Why You Really Need to Do It
    Learn what gross and hazardous particles lurk in the dust and grime on fire sprinklers—and how a tool for cleaning sprinkler heads gets rid of them without risking a flood.
  4. #253 – Guide to Victaulic Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons for Model V27, V29, V34, and V36 Heads

    #253 – Guide to Victaulic Fire Sprinkler Escutcheons for Model V27, V29, V34, and V36 Heads
    Victaulic’s straightforward selection of fire sprinkler escutcheons makes it easy for consumers to find a compatible design and finish. Read on to learn more about Victaulic’s fire sprinkler escutcheons and parts for the Model V27, V34, and more.
  5. #252 – Set and Cure Times for CPVC Glue (Solvent Cement): How Much Time Does It Take to Dry?

    #252 – Set and Cure Times for CPVC Glue (Solvent Cement): How Much Time Does It Take to Dry?
    Often called CPVC glue, CPVC solvent cement joins pipes and fittings at a molecular level. QRFS covers everything installers need to know about the time required for CPVC glue to initially dry (set) and permanently cure when used with CPVC brands like BlazeMaster®, FlameGuard®, and ThermaFit Industries.
  6. #251 – A Guide to NFPA 13’s Alphabet Soup of Referenced Publications and Their Acronyms

    #251 – A Guide to NFPA 13’s Alphabet Soup of Referenced Publications and Their Acronyms
    Learn what the common acronyms used in NFPA 13 mean, what publications they reference, and which standards are applicable to fire sprinkler systems.
  7. #248 – A Guide to Top Beam Clamps for Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems

    #248 – A Guide to Top Beam Clamps for Fire Sprinkler and Standpipe Systems
    Top beam clamps used to hang pipes in fire sprinkler and standpipe systems perform well in buildings with steel beams and other metal supports. Learn how they work, where they’re used, and what fire code requires.
  8. #247 – XT1 Fire Sprinklers and Accessories: The "Next Generation" of Viking Sprinklers

    #247 – XT1 Fire Sprinklers and Accessories: The "Next Generation" of Viking Sprinklers
    What do Viking’s new fire sprinklers, head guards, escutcheons, and water shields offer that earlier models don't? QRFS looks at the Viking XT1 fire sprinkler platform, discussing product design, cross-compatibility between old and new products, and purchasing and identification tips.
  9. #246 – Fire Pump Component Testing: NFPA 25 Annual Fire Pump Tests, Part 2

    #246 – Fire Pump Component Testing: NFPA 25 Annual Fire Pump Tests, Part 2
    QRFS finishes its two-part series on annual fire pump testing with requirements for testing the specific components of fire pumps.
  10. #245 – The Fire Pump Flow Test: NFPA 25 Requirements for Fire Pump Tests, Part 1

    #245 – The Fire Pump Flow Test: NFPA 25 Requirements for Fire Pump Tests, Part 1
    QRFS takes a comprehensive, step-by-step look at the detailed guidelines for performing annual fire pump flow tests in NFPA 25.

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