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NFPA holds webinar on antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Dec 9, 2013

Recently, NFPA invited state fire marshals to participate in a webinar that explored the history of antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems, safety alerts, final disposition by the standards council and the requirements found in the 2013 editions of NFPA 13, NFPA 13D and NFPA13R standards.

Matt Klaus, Senior Fire Protection Engineer at NFPA, answered questions from state fire marshals regarding the TIAs and new requirements mandating the use of listed antifreeze solution for all new NFPA 13, NFPA 13R, or 13D sprinkler systems. He says these documents no longer allow the use of "traditional" antifreeze solutions such as propylene glycol or glycerin.

It is assumed that all fire sprinkler systems installed after September 30, 2012 meet the minimum requirements found in the standards.

Download Antifreeze Webinar Slideshow

Learn more about the use of antifreeze in sprinkler systems.

Learn more about the following NFPA documents:
NFPA 13
NFPA 13R
NFPA 13D

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