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Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored public observances of Fire Prevention Week. Celebrated in October around the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, the effort is about providing lifesaving education in an effort to decrease casualties caused by fire. We at BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems are proud to support the NFPA and proud to work every day toward reducing the casualties and property damage cause by fire. Each week of October, we’ll profile one of our partners in this mission.

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BlazeMaster vs. Generic  |  Installation  |  Listings and Innovations

TYCO® Rapid Seal Adapter Product Line Extension Streamlines Sprinkler Head Installation

BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems was the first CPVC fire sprinkler piping system on the market. For over 30 years, we have worked with our manufacturing partners to develop innovations that enable safer and easier installs, ultimately helping to protect more lives and property.

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Listings and Innovations  |  Residential

CPVC Permitted for Use In Residential Garage Use Per NFPA 13

A new section of the 2019 edition of NFPA 13 (16.3.9.6.2) specifically states that nonmetallic piping, including CPVC, may be used in fire sprinkler systems in private garages within a dwelling as long as the garage space:

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CPVC vs Steel Which is most cost effective

Cost-Savings Report

Discover how to save time and money with the right fire sprinkler system.

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BlazeMaster vs. Steel  |  Commercial  |  Listings and Innovations

BlazeMaster® CPVC's New Embedded In Concrete Listing Offers You A Competitive Advantage

Fire sprinkler system installers who are looking for a competitive edge have a unique opportunity when using BlazeMaster® CPVC pipe and fittings. As concrete is used as a building material for ceilings and walls in office buildings, schools, apartments, health care facilities and even private homes, it’s good to know that BlazeMaster CPVC has a unique Underwriter’s Laboratories (UL) listing for embedding in concrete.

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BlazeMaster vs. Steel  |  Listings and Innovations

How Does BlazeMaster® CPVC Compare to Steel for Use in Combustible Concealed Spaces?

Here are two facts that we would like to share with designers, specifiers, installers and building owners regarding the use of BlazeMaster® CPVC in combustible concealed spaces:

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Listings and Innovations

Non-Magnetic Concealed Pendent Sprinkler from Johnson Controls for MRI Rooms

Hospital MRI rooms pose specific challenges to fire sprinkler systems. Because of the need to protect sensitive MRI equipment from electrical and magnetic interference, non-ferrous materials must be used to protect this valuable life-saving equipment. Johnson Controls has just launched the Tyco®  RFII-MRI 5.6 Flat-Plate Concealed Pendent Sprinkler. Used with BlazeMaster® CPVC pipe and fittings, the new sprinkler offers designers and hospital building managers an affordable non-magnetic solution.

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Commercial  |  Industry News  |  Listings and Innovations  |  Residential

What Does the Use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Mean for Fire Sprinkler Systems?

I’m often asked how new construction materials may be used in conjunction with BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems. Today, we’ll discuss cross laminated timber (CLT), one of the most popular new products in use today for homes, multifamily and high-rise office buildings.

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Industry News  |  Listings and Innovations

Intermediate Temperature Rated Concealed Pendent Sprinkler from Johnson Controls Offers Greater Flexibility for Contractors

One of the best things about working with BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems is the opportunity to be a part of the constant innovation that takes place in our industry. I’m always enthused to learn about new offerings from our manufacturing partners that will help designers, contractors and installers to sell and install fire sprinkler systems both in commercial and residential settings.

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Listings and Innovations

Why CPVC for Underground Water Supply Pipes?

Fire protection systems are only as reliable as the supply mains that serve them.

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Commercial  |  Listings and Innovations

BlazeMaster® CPVC has Unique UL® Listing for Embedding in Concrete

BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems stand alone in the fire protection industry with a unique UL® listing among manufacturers for embedding CPVC in concrete. As new construction methods today make use more and more of concrete ceilings, embedding the fire sprinkler system in those ceilings eliminates the need and costs of drop ceilings and fire sprinkler system hangers (in the case of steel systems). It also has the added aesthetic benefit of hiding the system within the ceiling.

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Installation  |  Listings and Innovations

How to Navigate Fire Sprinkler System Material Selection and Bracing Requirements in Seismic Regions

All light hazard fire sprinkler system applications in seismic regions must have a properly braced system in order to withstand the effects of possible earthquakes. Strict building codes and requirements exist to ensure the safety of citizens, especially those along fault lines. With lives at stake, fire sprinkler system specifiers and installers must select the proper materials and meet bracing requirements.

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