UL 199
Standard for Automatic Sprinklers for Fire-Protection Service

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Edition Number:11SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2005-11-04DOD Approved: --
Price Code:DANSI Approved: 2017-05-12
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover automatic sprinklers intended for installation on sprinkler systems for fire-protection service. Requirements for the installation and use of sprinklers are included in the Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 13.

    1.2 The requirements in this standard are not intended to restrict the application of representative fire and other tests for special sprinklers, as referenced in Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, NFPA 13, that are intended to provide protection for specific fire hazards.

    1.3 Sprinklers are categorized by operating temperature rating, nominal “K” factor, installation position, type of coating, or plating, and other factors that have a bearing on their application.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurements
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Glossary
          • 6 Terminology
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • 7 General
          • 8 Inlet Threads
          • 9 Temperature Ratings
          • 10 Pressure Rating
          • 11 Nominal “K” Factor
          • 12 Coatings And Platings
          • 13 Protective Covers
        • PERFORMANCE
          • GENERAL
          • 14 Details
          • 15 Samples
          • PHYSICAL STRENGTH AND LEAKAGE TESTS
          • 16 Load on Heat Responsive Element Test
          • 17 Strength Of Heat Responsive Element Test
            • 17.1 Fusible-alloy types
            • 17.2 Glass-bulb types
          • 18 Glass-bulb Thermal Shock Test
          • 19 Strength Of Frame Test
          • 20 Impact Resistance Test
          • 21 Impact Test for Protective Covers
          • 22 Rough Usage Test
          • 23 Flow Endurance Test
          • 24 Leakage Test
          • 25 Hydrostatic Strength Test
          • 26 Dry Sprinkler Air Tightness Test
          • 27 30-Day Leakage Test
          • 28 Water Hammer Test
          • 29 Vacuum Test
          • OPERATION TESTS
          • 30 Operating Temperature (Bath) Test
          • 30A Air Bath Test for Glass Bulb Sprinklers
          • 31 Sensitivity Tests
            • 31.1 General
            • 31.2 Oven heat test
            • 31.3 Room heat test for ordinary and intermediate temperature rated standard response ceiling type sprinklers (including concealed, flush, and recessed)
            • 31.4 Room heat test for standard response extended coverage sprinklers
            • 31.5 Room heat test for QR and QR extended coverage sprinklers
          • 32 Operation – Lodgement Test
          • 33 Cycling Tests For Flow Control (FC) Sprinklers
            • 33.1 Operational cycling test
            • 33.2 Cycling after water exposure test
            • 33.3 Contaminated-water cycling test
          • EXPOSURE AND CORROSION TESTS
          • 34 High Temperature Exposure Test (90 Day)
          • 35 High Temperature Exposure Test For Wax Coated Sprinklers
          • 36 High Temperature Exposure Test For Flow Control (FC) Sprinklers
          • 36A Heat Resistance Test
          • 37 Elastomeric Parts Test
          • 38 Vibration Test
          • 39 Freezing Test
          • 40 Evaporation Test For Wax Coatings
          • 41 10-Day Corrosion Test
          • 42 30-Day Corrosion Test
            • 42.1 General
            • 42.2 20 Percent salt spray
            • 42.3 Moist hydrogen sulfide air mixture
            • 42.4 Moist carbon dioxide-sulfur dioxide air mixture
          • 43 90-Day Moist Air Test
          • 44 Exposure Tests On Sprinklers Incorporating Polymeric Gaskets
            • 44.1 General
            • 44.2 Corrosive exposures
            • 44.3 Temperature cycling exposure
            • 44.4 Hydrocarbon exposure followed by moist air exposure
            • 44.5 Hydrocarbon exposure followed by water immersion exposure
            • 44.6 Exposure to antifreeze solutions
          • 45 Dry-Type Sprinkler Deposit Loading Test
          • 46 Dezincification Test of Brass Parts
            • 46.1 General
            • 46.2 Reagent
            • 46.3 Test Pieces
            • 46.4 Method
          • 47 Stress-Corrosion Cracking Of Brass Sprinkler Parts Test
          • 48 Stress-Corrosion Cracking Of Stainless Steel Sprinkler Parts Test
          • WATER FLOW AND DISTRIBUTION TESTS
          • 49 Calibration Test
          • 50 10 Pan Distribution Test
          • 51 16 Pan Distribution Test
          • 52 Water Distribution Test – Conventional (Old Style) Sprinklers
          • 53 100 Pan Distribution Test – Sidewall Sprinklers (Standard Coverage)
          • 54 Wall Wetting Test for Extended Coverage Sprinklers Intended for Light Hazard Occupancies
          • 55 Distribution Tests for Extended Coverage Sprinklers Intended for Ordinary Hazard Occupancies
          • FIRE TESTS
          • 56 Water Impingement Test
            • 56.1 General
            • 56.2 Intermediate level sprinklers
          • 57 Fire Test for Extended Coverage Sprinklers Intended for Light Hazard Occupancies
            • 57.1 General
            • 57.2 Test method – sidewall type
            • 57.3 Test method – ceiling, pendent, or upright types
            • 57.4 Test method – all types
          • 58 350 Pound Wood Crib Fire Test
            • 58.1 General
            • 58.2 Test Method – spray upright, spray pendent, ceiling, dry, or recessed or extended coverage for ordinary hazard occupancies types
            • 58.3 Test method – sidewall types for ordinary hazard use
            • 58.4 Test method – all types
          • 59 Piled Stock Fire Test for Extended Coverage Sprinklers Intended for Ordinary Hazard Occupancies
          • 60 Piled Stock Fire Test For Flow Control (FC) Sprinklers
          • 61 Large Scale Fire Tests for Storage Sprinklers (Density/Area) having a Nominal K-factor of 11.2 (160), 14.0 (200), and 16.8 (240) for Standard Coverage Areas, and 16.8 (240) and 25.2 (360) for Extended Coverage Areas
          • 62 Large Scale Fire Tests for Control Mode Specific Application (CMSA) Storage Sprinklers having a Nominal K-factor of 16.8 (240) and 19.6 (280)
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 63 General
          • 64 Production Leakage Test
          • 65 Glass Bulb Integrity Test
        • MARKINGS
          • 66 General
        • INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
          • 67 Design Parameters and Installation Instructions
    • APPENDIX A
    • Superseded List