Comparison of Fire Sprinkler Piping Materials: Steel, Copper, Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride and Polybutylene, in Residential and Light Hazard Installations.
Comparison of Fire Sprinkler Piping Materials: Steel,
Copper, Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride and Polybutylene,
in Residential and Light Hazard Installations.
Notarianni, K. A.; Jackson, M. A.
NISTIR 5339; FA-150; 40 p. June 1994.
Sponsor:Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emmitsburg, MD
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-182267
sprinkler systems; pipes; building technology; copper;
chlorinated polyvinyl chloride; fire research;
polybutylene; plastic pipes; steels
A literature-based study was conducted at the Building
and Fire Research Laboratory of the National Institute
of Standards and Technology, to compare characteristics
and usage of steel, copper, chlorinated polyvinyl
chloride, and polybutylene fire sprinkler pipe primarily
related to residential and light hazard installations.
This report addresses key variables such as material
properties, usage criteria and limitations, system
design, installation requirements, economics, and
maintenance. Information is presented which is useful
for the selection of a sprinkler pipe material. This
study was sponsored by the United States Fire