In August, the NFPA Standards Council banned the use of antifreeze solution in residential fire sprinkler systems for new construction until further action by NFPA consensus standards committees. The council action followed new research that was conducted after a fire incident raised concerns about antifreeze in residential sprinkler systems. Chris Dubay, NFPA's Vice President of Codes and Standards, and Chief Engineer, talks about the issue and ongoing technical committee activities.
- [NFPA’s Safety Alert regarding antifreeze in residential sprinklers | http://www.nfpa.org/antifreeze]
- Report: "[Antifreeze Solutions in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems: Phase II Research Interim Report | http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//PDF/Research/RFAntifreezeSprinklerSystemPh2.pdf]". Fire Protection Research Foundation.
- Report: "[Antifreeze Solutions in Home Fire Sprinkler Systems: Literature Review and Research Plan | http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//PDF/Research/RFAntifreezeSprinklers.pdf]" Fire Protection Research Foundation.