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BlazeMaster® pipe and fittings meet all the necessary standards, codes, and approvals to be a trusted material choice in the fire protection industry.


National Fire Protection Association
The authority on fire, electrical, and building safety. 
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Underwriters Laboratories
An American worldwide safety consulting and certification company. 
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American Society for Testing and Materials
International standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards. 
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Third party certification provider used to ensure the quality of products. 
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National Sanitation Foundation
Independent, not-for-profit organization that certifies products and writes standards for food, water, air and consumer goods. 
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The mission of the international nonprofit 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 standardsresearchtraining, 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.

BlazeMaster Fire sprinkler systems are listed for Light hazard occupancies, as defined by NFPA 13. 

NFPA 13 – Light Hazard – Some Examples:

  • Places of Worship
  • Clubs
  • Educational (Schools / Student Housing)
  • High Rises (Hotels / Condos over 4 stories)
  • Hospitals
  • Institutional
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Nursing Homes
  • Offices
  • Theaters / Auditoriums
  • Per NFPA 13 2013 Edition, Section A.5.2

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)

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


  • One / Two Family Dwellings
  • Mobile / Manufactured Home

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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.

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

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

UL 1821 Fire Test

  • Fire reaches 1,600°F (870°C).
  • After approximately 1 minute, sprinkler head activates.
  • Pipe is in direct contact with fire plume at 700°- 900°F (370°- 483°C) for a total of 10 minutes.
  • Test is conducted by placing the flame under the joint and fitting.

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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 Pipe 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◦

*BlazeMaster is the first and only CPVC Manufacturer to meet ASTM 4120-06

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

Approval Standard for Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Automatic Sprinkler Systems

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

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NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, helps protect you by certifying products and writing standards for food, water, air and consumer goods.

BlazeMaster is NSF International certified for potable water conveyance per NSF/ANSI 14 Plastics Piping System Components and Related Materials & 61 Drinking Water System Components - Health Effects.

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NSF/ANSI 14 Listing

NSF/ANSI 61 Listing


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