FM Approval and Two New Lengths
LANSDALE, Pa. – Tyco Fire Protection Products (TYCO), a global leader in fire suppression technologies, received FM Approval for the TYCO Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) Pendent Sprinkler. The FM Approval for the 165 °F (74 °C) Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Sprinkler is in addition to the existing UL Listing for the sprinkler.
The Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Sprinkler is UL Listed and FM Approved for use in wet pipe systems protecting cold storage facilities where the system piping is installed in a heated space above the freezer area. In these applications, the sprinkler can reduce the installed cost of a fire sprinkler system by providing ceiling-only protection, without the costs and maintenance associated with a dry or pre-action system or the risk of sprinkler head damage associated with in-rack sprinklers.
In addition to the FM Approval, the Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Sprinkler is now offered in two new lengths: 30 inches (762 mm) and 23 inches (584 mm). These shorter lengths provide the flexibility for installations where the heated space above the freezer is too shallow for the installation of the original 36-inch (914 mm) sprinkler or for installations where the wet system branch lines are along a pitched roof requiring installation of shorter lengths to prevent the sprinkler from exceeding the maximum installation length inside the freezer. The FM Approved, UL Listed 36-inch version of the Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Sprinkler is available for shipment immediately; the 30-inch (762 mm) and 23-inch (584 mm) lengths will be available for shipment in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Sprinkler has a 16.8 (240) K factor. It is UL Listed and FM Approved to protect the same commodities and storage arrangements as a standard ESFR pendent sprinkler with a 16.8 (240) K factor. It is the only dry type ESFR sprinkler with both a grooved and threaded inlet on every sprinkler, providing substantial installation flexibility. Information for the Model ESFR-17 Dry Type Pendent Sprinkler can be found in technical datasheet TFP320, available at www.tyco-fire.com. For more information, contact your local TYCO representative.
About Tyco Fire Protection Products
Tyco Fire Protection Products is a strategically aligned business unit of Tyco International with globally recognized products sold under leading brands, including ANSUL, CHEMGUARD, DBE, EZCare, FLAMEVision, GRINNELL, HYGOOD, NEURUPPIN, PYRO-CHEM, RAPID RESPONSE, SIMPLEX, SKUM, SPRINKCAD, THORN SECURITY, VIGILANT, and ZETTLER. Tyco Fire Protection Products produces fire protection, detection, and mechanical building construction solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and residential customers. Heavy emphasis is placed on research and development, resulting in innovations and global approvals. Key products include manual fire-fighting equipment, detection/suppression systems, extinguishing agents, sprinkler systems, valves, piping products, and fittings. For more information, visit www.tycofsbp.com.