Sunday, September 19, 2010

Antifreeze Prohibited for Dwelling units

The NFPA committee made a decision and antifreeze for dwelling units is prohibited.

SUMMARY ACTION: The Standards Council voted to issue TIAs 1000, 995 and 994 on NFPA 13, NFPA 13R and NFPA 13D, respectively, which, for new installations, prohibit the use of antifreeze solutions within all NFPA 13D applications and within the dwelling unit portions of NFPA 13 and NFPA 13R sprinkler systems. In addition, the Council directed that the responsible technical committees conduct further activities as set forth in the decision.

More information on the NFPA web site at

View the Phase II report here RFAntifreezeSprinklerSystemPh2.pdf