Keeping Fire Safety Top-of-mind in December

The most festive time of year is also one of the most fire-prone for single-family homes, according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) research. While many homeowners may be aware that lighted Christmas trees pose a fire risk, there are other safety concerns with holiday décor. Consider: • One-fifth (20%) of annual home decoration fires […]

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2015 AFSA Recap

Golf Tournament 10/10: BlazeMaster Fire Sprinkler Systems: Proud Sponsors of Hole #1 We had so much fun inviting participants to play our “Blasters” pipe game!  We met so many great people and enjoyed being a part of this event.   Make sure you participate next year, we will definitely be back. Educational Seminars 10/11-10/12: AFSA did […]

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BlazeMaster Speeds Fire Sprinkler Retrofits, Reduces Project Costs In Numerous Commercial Applications

High-Performance Material Helps Facilities Meet Latest Life Safety Codes & Ordinances   The popularity of chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) fire sprinkler systems has been growing steadily in both residential and commercial applications. In 1984, BFGoodrich brought to market the first CPVC fire sprinkler pipe and fittings under the BlazeMaster brand name.Nowhere is the preference for […]

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Recruit and Retain the Next Generation

At the 2015 AFSA convention there was a lot of attention focusing around hiring new staff and retaining quality workers in the fire sprinkler industry.  Statistics show that 20% of the skilled workforce will be retiring over the next 5 years, leaving a labor shortage of approximately 1.5 million employees. Graduating high school students need […]

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Can BlazeMaster pipe be run exposed in a shell office or building where the pipe is going to be exposed?

In order for BlazeMaster to be ran exposed it must follow the listing, which states it must be installed under a smooth, flat, horizontal ceiling with quick response sprinklers.  The deflector must be within 8 in. of the ceiling.   Please visit the manufacturers installation instructions for the detailed instructions: https://www.lubrizol.com/CPVC/Blazemaster/Product-Information/Manufacturing-Partners.html As long as you  follow […]

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How long is a manufacturer’s certification for installation valid and how often does one need to recertify?

BlazeMaster CPVC manufacturers do not certify. We do, however, offer a comprehensive, world-recognized training program that is unmatched in the industry. Our mechanical and technical excellence is demonstrated through an in-depth presentation, hands-on exercises and a final examination. Each attendee receives a training card and certificate to show inspectors on-site to demonstrate their training. We […]

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Is it possible to use CPVC pipe to protect the floor below in an attic that is completely filled with insulation?

If the attic requires a fire sprinkler system, BlazeMaster CPVC can be used with special sprinkler heads for this circumstance. If the attic does not require a fire sprinkler system, BlazeMaster piping can still run through to protect the floor below, but please follow the manufacturer’s listing. **Special heads that could be used in this […]

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Is it possible to mix BlazeMaster® CPVC pipes with metal pipes (i.e. large metal pipe into a small CPVC pipe)?

Yes, it is possible and is a very common practice. There are various fittings available with our manufacturing partners that allow you to make that transition. Please refer to NFPA section 6.3.7.2 – When nonmetallic pipe is used in combination system utilizing steel piping internally coated with corrosion inhibitors and nonmetallic piping, the steel pipe […]

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BlazeMaster Speeds Fire Sprinkler Retrofits, Reduces Project Costs In Numerous Commercial Applications.

High-Performance Material Helps Facilities Meet Latest Life Safety Codes & Ordinances Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) fire sprinkler systems have been growing steadily in popularity for a wide array of residential, as well as commercial, applications ever since 1984 when BFGoodrich brought to market the first branded CPVC fire sprinkler pipe and fittings under the BlazeMaster […]

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