NSF fire safety certification meets U.S. and Canadian fire protection requirements.
is the first PEX pipe manufacturer to earn certification under NSF
International’s Fire Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings Program. Uponor’s PEX piping
and fittings were tested to ensure compliance with all fire protection
requirements for multi-purpose piping as defined in the International
Residential Code (IRC) and the National Building Code of Canada.
pipe and fittings also comply with NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System
Components-Health Effects, NSF/ANSI Standard 14: Plastic Piping System Components
and other standards for potable water applications and residential
certified pipe and systems fittings must meet rigorous requirements for use in
multi-purpose systems that serve both drinking water and residential fire
sprinkler applications, and also comply with UL 1821, Standard for Safety
Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service and
ULC/ORD-C199P, Combustible Piping for Sprinkler Systems.
Both U.S. and Canadian
building codes require water distribution products used in fire protection
systems to conform to these standards.
NSF-certified fire sprinkler pipe may now bear the NSF-fs (fire safety) mark,
as well as UL 1821 and ULC/ORD-C199P standard designations, and it appears on NSF
International’s online listings. NSF International will conduct ongoing testing
and unannounced inspections to verify that the pipes continue to comply with
Uponor achieves certification to NSF's fire sprinkler pipe and fittings program
November 14, 2012