Is there a requirement in any of the NFPA codes that require any fire sprinkler piping that is painted to be painted red?
No, the color of paint for fire protection pipe is not addressed, in NFPA building codes, fire codes and water-based installation standards. There may be a facility guidelines outside NFPA that do.
Thank you Hugo. I was always taught that fire protection is to be red and have always seen sprinkler lines painted red when they were painted.
Mark Winter, CSP, P.E. - Chemical
Senior Technical Staff
Abbie Gregg, Inc
1130 E. University Dr., Suite 105
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-446-0056, xt. 113
I would assume that this stems from ANSI/ASME A13.1 color coding requirements.
I have a question related to paint. We have a contractor that is having to paint sprinlker pipe for a NASA project. Red in color, but the specs are not clear on what primer and gloss red enamel types are needed for installed pipe. One example in the specs was discontinued in 2011. The QC is a typical QC and not much help. Contractor will RFI.
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