Technical Articles

The Antifreeze Loop(hole)

A Call for Action on NFPA 25 EDITOR’S NOTE: This article appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of Sprinkler Age. It has been revised for clarity since being published and is printed below. The end is neigh! Listed antifreeze solutions have been required in new systems since the 2013 edition …

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CAN YOU MEET THE CHALLENGE?

Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization. Update for 2022—each issue of Sprinkler Age will focus on one …

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November/December 2021 Technical Challenge Answers

How Did You Do? For each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization.  Here are the answers for the …

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Technical Challenges Nov/Dec 2021

Can You Meet the Challenge? Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization. To participate, carefully read through and …

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September/October 2021 Technical Challenge Answers

How Did You Do? Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization.  Here are the answers for the September/October …

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Flashpoint

The topic of this month’s column is one I wanted to write about for a while, but other things kept taking center stage. I want to tell you about what I have seen and heard over the last six months or so traveling the country. I have traveled to Alabama, …

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July/August 2021 Technical Challenge Answers

Can You Meet the Challenge? In each issue of Sprinkler Age, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization to see …

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Protecting High-Rack Storage in a Retail Setting

Electronic Sprinklers Provide Flexibility for Non-Traditional Projects As the storage industry evolves, it often presents unique fire hazards that require customized detection and suppression solutions. For example, modern lift technology is allowing for higher storage heights, increasing the need for fire protection systems that can monitor and help protect these …

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AFSA Technical Challenges

May/June 2021 Answers and Explanations Each issue, AFSA’s Engineering & Technical Services Department presents technical challenges. Besides testing yourself and your co-workers, these exercises are excellent preparation for professional certification tests and also may count as continuing education hours. Check with your certification organization to see if this exercise meets …

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