Michael Hazell

Antifreeze Solutions in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems-Phase II Final Report Issued

Blog Post created by Michael Hazell Employee on Dec 14, 2010

NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, has included guidance on the use of antifreeze solutions in fire sprinkler systems since the 1940 edition. Recent fire incidents, analysis of available literature, and preliminary testing have identified concerns with the use of certain antifreeze solutions. Under certain conditions, solutions of glycerin and propylene glycol antifreeze have been found to ignite when discharged from automatic sprinkler systems.


 

 

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