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BlazeMaster® Fire Protection Systems follows all the global standards,
codes and approvals for fire fighting pipe materials

Government Approved

Approvals from Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and Local Fire Offices


Bureau of Indian Standards

BlazeMaster® CPVC Pipes are listed under IS 16088: 2012 (as manufactured by Ashirvad Pipes) for use in wet piping system in accordance to IS 15105: 2002.

  • IS 16088:2012 gives the specification for CPVC Pipes for Automatic Sprinkler Fire Extinguishing System.
  • IS15105:2002 gives the code of practice for Design & Installation of Fixed Automatic Sprinkler Fire Extinguishing Systems.

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Non-industrial occupancies where the areas of rooms, corridors, halls, etc, is not more than 125 sq.m are bounded by masonry/ or RCC walls raised up to the roof and door openings therein protected by doors.

Typical occupancies are as follows:

  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Institutions
  • Libraries
  • Laundries
  • Museums
  • Nursing homes
  • Office buildings
  • Prisons
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Residences etc
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Listed by the world’s leading standards


The mission of the international non-profit NFPA, established in 1896, is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

The world’s leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety, NFPA develops, publishes, and disseminates more than 300 consensus codes and standards intended to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other risks.

NFPA membership totals more than 65,000 individuals around the world.

Listed for Light hazard occupancies (NFPA 13)

Some Examples (Per NFPA 13 2013 Edition, Section A.5.2)

  • Places of Worship
  • Clubs
  • Educational (Schools / Student Housing)
  • High Rises (Hotels / Condos over 4 stories)
  • Hospitals
  • Institutional
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Nursing Homes
  • Offices
  • Theaters / Auditoriums

Ordinary Hazard Exception

This can be found in NFPA 13

  • Pipe or tube Listed for light hazard occupancies shall be permitted to be installed in ordinary hazard rooms of otherwise light hazard occupancies where the room does not exceed 400 ft² (37m²).
  • Pipe does not have to be concealed, but it must be installed in accordance with the listing.
  • There are not any restrictions as long as you follow the installation instructions and the room does not exceed 400 ft² (37m²).

NFPA 13R – Residential (Up to and including 4 stories)

Some Examples (Per NFPA 13 2013 Edition, Section A.5.2)

  • Multi-Family / Multi-Story Units
  • Hotel / Motel
  • Apartments
  • Condominiums / Townhouses
  • Student housing
  • NFPA 13D


  • One / Two Family Dwellings
  • Mobile / Manufactured Home

UL (Underwriters Laboratories)

UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.


UL Listed (Underwriters Laboratories), C-UL and ULC

Some Examples (Per NFPA 13 2013 Edition, Section A.5.2)

UL 1821 - Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service | Fire Test

UL 1887 - Standard for Safety Fire Test of Plastic Sprinkler Pipe for Visible Flame and Smoke Characteristics

ULC/ORD - C199 - Combustible Piping for Sprinkler Systems


ASTM International, known until 2001 as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.

BlazeMaster® is the first and only CPVC fire sprinkler piping material provider to meet ASTM 4120-06.

CPVC Fire Protection Pipes and Fittings

  • Pipe produced in SDR 13.5 dimensions
    • SDR (Standard Dimension Ratio) = consistent pressure rating regardless of pipe size
  • Pipe manufactured per ASTM F442
    • 3/4”” through 1-1/4”” – Schedule 40 or Schedule 80 fittings are used
    • 1-1/2”” through 3”” – Schedule 80 fittings are used
  • Fittings manufactured per ASTM F437, F438, F439 or F1970

Revision to ASTM F442

  • New markings are required on pipe production as of January 1, 2014.
  • The revision to ASTM F442 was approved in April, 2013
  • The revised standard specifies two material classifications
    • CPVC 4120-05 (320 psi @ 73◦ | 80psi @180◦)
    • CPVC 4120-06 (320 psi @ 73◦ | 100psi @180◦)

FM (Factory Mutual)

FM Approvals is an international leader in third-party testing and certification services. It tests property loss prevention products and services—for use in commercial and industrial facilities—to verify they meet rigorous loss prevention standards of quality, technical integrity and performance. The FM APPROVED mark is recognized and respected worldwide.

BlazeMaster® CPVC fire sprinkler piping materials are FM Approved as manufactured by GF Harvel, IPEX, NIBCO, Tyco and Viking for use in exposed aboveground wet pipe fire fighting systems for Light Hazard Occupancy sprinkler systems.

*Please follow manufacturer’s installation instructions to ensure proper performance.