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Quick Response Pendent White Sprinkler - F1FR56 (SIN: RA1413)

VB215873299

Reliable Model F1FR series sprinklers are quick-response automatic sprinklers with a glass bulb thermal element. The Model F1FR Series automatic sprinklers utilize a 3.0mm frangible glass bulb.

Reliable Model F1FR series sprinklers are quick-response automatic sprinklers with a glass bulb thermal element. The Model F1FR Series automatic sprinklers utilize a 3.0mm frangible glass bulb.


VB215873299

Product Information

Reliable Model F1FR series sprinklers are quick-response automatic sprinklers with a glass bulb thermal element. Model F1FR series sprinklers are Standard Spray sprinklers, with the exception of the Model F1FR56 Conventional sprinkler which is an Old-style/Conventional sprinkler.

The Model F1FR Series automatic sprinklers utilize a 3.0mm frangible glass bulb. These sprinklers have demonstrated response times in laboratory tests which are five to ten times faster than standard response sprinklers. This quick response enables the Model F1FR Series sprinklers to apply water to a fire faster than standard-response sprinklers of the same temperature rating.

The glass bulb consists of an accurately controlled amount of special fluid hermetically sealed inside a precisely manufactured glass capsule. This glass bulb is specially constructed to provide fast thermal response.

At normal temperatures, the glass bulb contains the fluid in both the liquid and vapor phases. The vapor phase can be seen as a small bubble. As heat is applied, the liquid expands, forcing the bubble smaller and smaller as the liquid pressure increases. Continued heating forces the liquid to push out against the bulb, causing the glass to shatter, opening the waterway and allowing the deflector to distribute the discharging water.

Model F1FR Series sprinklers provide a wide range of options where quick-response, glass bulb sprinklers are used:

  • Pendent, recessed pendent, upright, horizontal sidewall, and vertical sidewall deflectors
  • K-factors of 2.8 (4.0 metric), 4.0 (5.7 metric), 4.2 (6.0 metric), and 5.6 (8.0 metric)
  • Flush, recessed, and concealed installations

Model F1FR Recessed Pendent and Recessed Horizontal Sidewall sprinklers are required to be used with Reliable Model F1, F2, or FP recessed escutcheons. See the Recessed Escutcheon Data table in this Bulletin for listing and approval information with each specific Model F1FR series sprinkler. Model F1 and F2 recessed escutcheons are a friction fit assembly allowing for 3/4-inch (19mm) and 1/2-inch (12.7mm) of adjustment, respectively. Model FP recessed escutcheons, provide a 1/2-inch (12.7mm) threaded adjustment. Model F1FR56 Concealed Pendent and Model F1FR56LL Concealed Pendent sprinklers are required to be used with Model CCP cover plates. A standard profile Model CCP cover plate is available that provides up to 1/2-inch (12.7mm) of cover plate adjustment. In addition, a low profile Model CCP cover plate is also available that provides up to 5/16- inch (8.0mm) of cover plate adjustment.

Protection and Install

Glass bulb sprinklers have orange bulb protectors or protective caps to minimize bulb damage during shipping, handling and installation. Reliable sprinkler installation wrenches are designed to install sprinklers with bulb protectors in place.

Features

Bulb68°C - Red
FinishWhite
K-Factor (m)K8.0
NPT15mm
StylePendent

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