Johnson Controls, the global pioneer for smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, announces FM Approval of the Tyco Model ESFR-17 Early Suppression, Fast Response Pendent Sprinkler at 205 F (96 C). Combined with the existing FM Approved lower-temperature version (155 F, 68 C), the ESFR-17 sprinklers now provide the options needed to help better protect storage and warehousing facilities. The sprinklers are also cULus Listed for both temperature ratings. Advantage of Pendent Sprinklers The Tyco® ESFR-17 Pendent Sprinklers are designed with flexibility in mind. The primary advantage is their ability to protect high-piled storage arrangements without the need for in-rack sprinklers. With a 16.8 K-factor and maximum working pressure of 175 psi (12,1 bar), the ESFR-17 sprinklers provide system designers with hydraulic and sprinkler placement options not presently available among traditional ESFR sprinklers with a nominal K-factor of 14.0. Cost savings with ESFR-17 sprinklers The ESFR-17 sprinklers help serve the Johnson Controls OpenBlue mission of supporting healthy people With substantially lower-end head pressure, as compared to traditional ESFR sprinklers, the ESFR-17 sprinklers also offer flexibility when sizing system piping, as well as potentially reducing the need for a system fire pump. In addition to flexibility, these features also contribute to potential cost savings for building owners and operators. The ESFR-17 sprinklers help serve the Johnson Controls OpenBlue mission of supporting healthy people, healthy places, and a healthy planet. Protection and flexibility “As the storage and warehousing industries expand along with consumer demand for shipped goods, so does the need to protect a wide variety of these applications,” said Don Ricca, director, Product Management, Johnson Controls. “Now that we can offer two FM Approved temperature ratings, we are confident that the ESFR-17 sprinklers can offer our customers the protection and flexibility needed to keep operations running safely and efficiently.” Materials used The ESFR-17 pendent sprinklers are ideal for helping to protect storage facilities containing the following materials: Most encapsulated and non-encapsulated common materials, including cartons, unexpanded plastics Carton and uncartoned expanded plastics Uncartoned unexpanded plastics Some storage arrangements of rubber tires, roll paper, and aerosols
With TYCO® LFP™ Antifreeze, Johnson Controls develops the first – and currently the only – UL Certified antifreeze. This third-party tested and evaluated solution helps fire protection systems comply with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, 13R, and 13D, which require the use of listed solutions in new antifreeze systems. Existing antifreeze systems must meet this requirement by 2022 under NFPA 25. The patented LFP™ Antifreeze is ideal for use in a variety of applications where a sprinkler system could be exposed to temperatures below 40ºF – including both residential and commercial applications. Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems We are happy to see the first UL certified antifreeze solution available on the market" “Johnson Controls is proud to be the first to offer its customers a UL Certified solution that helps comply with NFPA freeze protection requirements,” said Don Ricca, director of Product Management, Johnson Controls. “LFP™ Antifreeze is formulated to help ensure fast and effective flow in water-based fire suppression systems and protect pipes against damage from freezing in temperatures as low as -10ºF.” “We are happy to see the first UL certified antifreeze solution available on the market,” said Kevin Faltin, UL’s vice president of Building Materials and Suppression. Common Piping System Materials “Antifreeze solutions are tested and certified to UL 2901, which evaluates fire performance, the stability of the antifreeze solutions, the effect when exposed to certain materials associated with sprinkler systems, human health and environmental impact, hydraulic characteristics, marking and installation specifications.” LFP™ Antifreeze is suitable for use with most common piping system materials, including CPVC, and can be a more cost-effective solution compared to some other freeze protection methods that might be more complicated to install and maintain. LFP™ Antifreeze is environmentally friendly and can be easily disposed of through normal sewer or septic systems (when in compliance with local laws and guidelines) or at local waste water treatment centers.