Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Patterson, New York - As a part of its effort to advance the use of effective fire sprinkler protection worldwide, the International Fire Sprinkler Association (IFSA) has identified a significant concern in certain regions of the world regarding the use of counterfeit fire sprinkler products, as well as those products that have no marking indicating that they have been certified by a reputable third party certification organization. The use of faulty fire sprinkler products can cause a fire sprinkler system to be ineffective in controlling or suppressing a fire. This can put lives and property at risk.
A report provided to the IFSA by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) highlights the concerns associated with sprinklers that have no evidence of being certified by a reputable third party certification organization. These sprinklers were reported to be representative of ESFR (early suppression fast response) sprinklers installed in several storage facilities located in China.
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