LANSDALE, PA. — Tyco Fire Protection Products announced a new listing from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for the installation of Tyco CPVC pipe and fittings in unfinished basements. In addition to the new UL-Listing, Tyco CPVC pipe products have new labeling regarding CPVC material compatibility, and Tyco CPVC pipe and fittings feature a pigment upgrade to the BlazeMaster CPVC compound from The Lubrizol Corp.
These designations and improvements are intended to reduce labor and materials costs for contractors, and provide homeowners and end-users with peace of mind.
Tyco CPVC pipe and fittings are now UL-Listed to be installed in exposed unfinished basements using composite wood joist systems in accordance with NFPA 13D. In many cases, by using a Tyco CPVC system for unfinished basements, contractors can reduce the labor and material costs typically incurred when covering exposed CPVC systems with drywall or when using metal pipe.
Certain building specifications must be met for a Tyco CPVC system to be installed in an exposed unfinished basement, such as joist depth and ceiling height. Details on these requirements, as well as requirements for temperature rating, minimum K-factor and sprinkler spacing, can be found in manufacturer installation instructions at www.tyco-rapidresponse.com/installers/installer-literature.
In addition to Tyco CPVC pipe and fittings now being UL-Listed for unfinished basements, Tyco has incorporated two improvements that benefit both contractors and homeowners.
Beginning in May 2012, Tyco CPVC pipe and fittings will be manufactured using an improved pigment compound from The Lubrizol Corp. This enhancement will help ensure that the signature orange color is consistent over time and matching for both pipe and fittings.
Additionally, all Tyco CPVC Pipe will be labeled with the FBC System Compatible Program website, www.fbcsystemcompatible.com, where a complete list of chemicals and materials compatible with BlazeMaster CPVC can be found. The FBC System Compatible Program from Lubrizol is unique in the residential fire sprinkler industry, and is designed to increase user confidence and eliminate the guesswork regarding a product’s chemical compatibility with BlazeMaster CPVC products.
Additional information is available at www.tyco-rapidresponse.com.