Johnson Controls’ Tyco® line of ESFR sprinklers meet UL salt spray corrosion test requirement

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MILWAUKEE – (Nov. 15, 2017) – Johnson Controls announces that its Tyco® line of Early Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) sprinklers has successfully passed all testing requirements for the fourth edition of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) 1767 compliance program for salt spray corrosion.

The following Tyco ESFR sprinklers successfully meet the testing requirements:

  • Model TY6236 – K14.0 (202) ESFR Pendent Sprinkler
  • Model TY7223 – K16.8 (242) ESFR Pendent Sprinkler
  • Model TY7229 – K16.8 (242) ESFR Dry Type Pendent Sprinkler
  • Model TY9226 – K25.2 (363) ESFR Pendent Sprinkler

The compliance program, which has a deadline of Nov. 1, 2018, addresses resistance of sprinklers to environmental conditions by conducting the UL salt spray exposure test in both the vertical up and vertical down positions.

ESFR sprinklers are designed with fast response thermal elements that rapidly detect heat from a fire and operate the sprinkler to discharge water to suppress a fire. Due to the potential for a rapid-growth fire in storage applications, it is imperative that the ESFR sprinkler thermal element maintain its integrity over time.

Automatic fire sprinklers may be subject to environmental conditions that could negatively impact the sprinkler’s ability to effectively address a fire. As a result, testing agencies such as UL perform a number of environmental exposure tests to validate the robustness of the sprinkler’s materials and coatings to ensure adequate performance.

One of these tests is the UL 10-day salt spray corrosion test. Historically, this test was performed with the sprinkler in its intended position of use (e.g., a pendent sprinkler was tested in the vertical down position). In order to further increase and validate the robustness of a sprinkler, UL added a new requirement whereby ESFR sprinklers were tested in both the vertical down and vertical up positions regardless of the intended position of use.

For more information, visit For questions or support, contact Tyco technical services at 1-800-381-9312.

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Ryan Nolan
Global Public Relations Program Manager,
Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls