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Model ESFR-17
Early Suppression Fast Response Upright Sprinklers
16.8 K-factor
WARNINGS
General The Model ESFR-17 Upright Sprin-
klers described herein must be in-
Description stalled and maintained in compliance
with this document, as well as with the
The Model ESFR-17 Upright Sprin- applicable standards of the National
klers (Ref. Figure 1) are Early Sup- Fire Protection Association, in addition
pression Fast Response Sprinklers to the standards of any other authori-
having a nominal K-factor of 16.8. They ties having jurisdiction (e.g., FM
are suppression mode sprinklers that Global). Failure to do so may impair
are especially advantageous as a the performance of these devices.
means of eliminating in-rack sprin-
klers, when protecting rack storage. The owner is responsible for maintain-
ing their fire protection system and de-
The Model ESFR-17 is primarily de- vices in proper operating condition.
signed for use in ceiling only sprinkler The installing contractor or sprinkler
systems (i.e. no in-rack sprinklers) for manufacturer should be contacted
the protection of storage heights of with any questions.
most encapsulated or non-encapsu-
lated common materials including car-
toned unexpanded plastics of up to 30 Sprinkler
ft. (9,1 m) with ceiling heights to 35 ft.
(10,7 m), as well as cartoned ex- Identification
panded plastics up to 25 ft. (7,6 m) with
ceiling heights to 30 ft.(9,1 m). In addi- Numbers
tion, the protection of some storage
arrangements of rubber tires and roll SIN TY7126 - (Upright K=16.8) Strut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monel
paper can be considered. Link Assembly . . . . Solder, Nickel
Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brass
The ESFR-17 Upright Sprinklers pro-
vide the system designer with an up-
Technical Sealing Assembly . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . Beryllium Nickel w/Teflon*
right option over the traditional pen-
dent type ESFR sprinklers. The
Data Ejection Spring . . . . . . . Inconel
Deflector Nut . . . . . . . . . . Brass
offering of a 16.8 K-factor optimizes Approvals
hydraulic design when considering up- FM Approved. *Registered trademark of DuPont.
right ESFR sprinklers. These features
offer flexibility when sizing the system Maximum Working Pressure
175 psi (12,1 bar) Patents
piping, as well as positioning the sys- U.S.A. Patent Numbers:
tem piping with respect to the ceiling. Pipe Thread Connection 4,580,729 5,829,532
3/4 inch NPT or ISO 7-R3/4 6,336,509
Discharge Coefficient Patents pending.
IMPORTANT K = 16.8 GPM/psi1/2
Always refer to Technical Data (241,9 LPM/bar1/2)
Sheet TFP700 for the INSTALLER Temperature Ratings
WARNING that provides cautions 165F/74C or 214F/101C
with respect to handling and instal-
lation of sprinkler systems and com- Finish
ponents. Improper handling and in- Natural Brass
stallation can permanently damage Physical Characteristics
a sprinkler system or its compo- Frame . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronze
nents and cause the sprinkler to fail Deflector . . . . . . . . . . . Copper
to operate in a fire situation or cause Compression Screw . . . . . . . . .
it to operate prematurely. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stainless Steel
Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monel

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2-9/16" DIA.
3 (65,0 mm)
10
1-Frame
2-Deflector 2 TEMPERATURE
3-Compression Screw RATING ON
4-Hook DEFLECTOR
5-Strut
6-Link Assembly THERMAL
7-Button WRENCH
4 FLAT SENSING
8-Sealing Assembly 5
9-Ejection Spring ELEMENT
10-Deflector Nut 6 3-5/8"
1/2"
(12,7 mm) (92,1 mm)
9 NOMINAL
MAKE-IN
8 1-5/8"
(41,3 mm)
7

1
3/4" NPT

FIGURE 1, MODEL ESFR-17 EARLY SUPPRESSION FAST RESPONSE UPRIGHT SPRINKLER

GENERAL GUIDELINES FM 2-2 Deflector To Ceiling


Design Criteria System Type: Wet pipe system.
Distance:
ESFR-17 (K=16.8) Upright:
NOTE Roof Construction: Unobstructed or
5 to 14 inches (121 to 356 mm).
The National Fire Protection Associa- obstructed construction. For example:
tion (NFPA) and FM Global (FM) pro- smooth ceiling, bar joists, beam and ESFR-1 (K=14.0) Pendent:
vide installation standards that must girder, etc. 5 to 14 inches (121 to 356 mm).
be used to properly design an auto-
ESFR-17 (K=16.8) Pendent:
matic sprinkler system utilizing Early NOTE
5 to 14 inches (121 to 356 mm).
Suppression Fast Response (ESFR) Where the depths of the solid struc-
Sprinklers. The guidelines provided by tural members (beams, stem, etc.) ex- FM 2-2 Thermal Sensing Element
NFPA and FM may differ; conse- ceed 12 inches (302 mm), ESFR To Ceiling Distance:
quently, the appropriate standard must Sprinklers shall be installed in each
ESFR-17 (K=16.8) Upright:
be used for a given installation. channel formed by the structural mem-
4 to 13 inches (102 to 330 mm).
bers.
The following data sheets describe the
ESFR-1 (K=14.0) Pendent:
ESFR Sprinklers offered by Tyco Fire Ceiling Slope: Maximum 2 inch rise
4 to 13 inches (102 to 330 mm).
Products: for 12 inch run (16.7%).
ESFR-17 (K=16.8) Pendent:
TFP312 Model ESFR-25 (TY9226), Building Heights, Storage Heights,
4 to 13 inches (102 to 330 mm)
K=25.2 Pendent Sprinkler and Commodity: Refer to Table A.
ESFR-25 (K=25.2) Pendent:
TFP315 Model ESFR-17 (TY7226), Maximum Coverage Area:
4 to 18 inches (102 to 457 mm).
K=16.8 Pendent Sprinkler 100 ft2 (9,3 m2). In some cases, the
installation standards permit a greater Obstructions Below
TFP316 Model ESFR-17 (TY7126),
coverage area. Upright ESFR Sprinklers
K=16.8 Upright Sprinkler
(Including Branchlines):
Minimum Coverage Area:
TFP318 Model ESFR-1 (TY6226),
80 ft2 (7,4 m2) per NFPA 13, and Per the requirements of FM, obstruc-
K=14.0 Pendent Sprinkler
64 ft2 (5,8 m2) per FM 2-2 tions below upright ESFR Sprinklers
The following general guidelines pro- can be ignored as follows:
Maximum Spacing: 12 feet (3,7 m) for
vided for ESFR Sprinklers offered by
building heights up to 30 feet (9,1 m), Open-web bar joists or trusses hav-
Tyco Fire Products may be used for a
and 10 feet (3,1 m) for building heights ing chords no more than 4 inches
quick reference to help select the ap-
greater than 30 feet (9,1 m). (102 mm) wide,
propriate Tyco Fire Products ESFR
Sprinkler: Minimum Spacing: Bridging or wind bracing no more
8 feet (2,4 m). than 4 inches (102 mm) wide,
NOTE
Minimum Clearance To Commodity: Individual pipes and conduit 4
In all cases, the appropriate NFPA or
36 inches (914 mm). inches (102 mm) diameter or less
FM installation standard must be refer-
(i.e. 3 inch (DN80) pipe size or less
enced to assure applicability and to NFPA 13 Deflector To Ceiling
will not require sprigs), or
obtain complete installation guide- Distance:
lines, since the following general Individual groups of smaller pipe or
ESFR-1 (K=14.0) Pendent:
guidelines are not intended to provide conduit having a total width of 4
6 to 14 inches (152 to 356 mm).
complete installation criteria. inches or less.
ESFR-17 (K=16.8) Pendent:
6 to 14 inches (152 to 356 mm).
ESFR-25 (K=25.2) Pendent:
6 to 18 inches (152 to 457 mm).
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TABLE A
BUILDING HEIGHTS, STORAGE HEIGHTS, AND COMMODITY
(See Design Criteria Section)
Open frame (i.e. no solid shelves) single,
double, multiple-row, or portable rack See Table A-1
storage of Class I - IV and Group A or B (Refer to NFPA 13 or FM 8-9 and 2-2
plastics for details)

Solid pile or palletized storage of Class


I - IV and Group A or B plastics See Table A-2
(Refer to NFPA 13 or FM 8-9 and 2-2
for details)

Idle pallet storage


See Table A-3
(Refer to NFPA 13 or FM 8-24 and 2-2
for details)

Rubber Tire Storage


See Table A-4
(Refer to NFPA 13 or FM 8-3 and 2-2
for details)

Comparison to Other TFP ESFR Sprinklers

ESFR-17 ESFR-1 ESFR-17 ESFR-25


UPRIGHT PENDENT PENDENT PENDENT
K = 16.8 K = 14.0 K = 16.8 K = 25.2
See Data Sheet See Data Sheet See Data Sheet
TFP318 TFP315 TFP312
NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM
Rolled Paper Storage (See Standard) 8-21 13 8-21 13 13 8-21
Flammable Liquid Storage (See Standard) 30 7-29 30
Aerosol Storage (See Standard) 30B 7-31 30B 30B 7-31
Automotive Components in Portable Racks
13
(Control Mode Only, See Standard)
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TABLE A-1
RACK STORAGE
(See Design Criteria Section)
Commodity Maximum Maximum Minimum Flow Pressure, PSI (BAR)
Building Storage
Height, Height, Comparison to Other TFP ESFR Sprinklers
Feet Feet ESFR-1 ESFR-17 ESFR-25
ESFR-17
(m) (m) PENDENT PENDENT PENDENT
UPRIGHT
K = 16.8 K = 14.0 K = 16.8 K = 25.2
See Data Sheet See Data Sheet See Data Sheet
TFP318 TFP315 TFP312
NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM
Class I, 45 40 90 * 90 * 63 * 63 * 40 50
Class II, (13,7) (12,2) (6,2) (6,2) (4,3) (4,3) (2,8) (3,4)
Class III, and 40 35 75 75 52 52 25 40
Class IV (12,2) (10,7) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (1,7) (2,8)
Encapsulated or 35 30 52 75 75 52 52 20 30
Unencapsulated (10,7) (9,1) (3,6) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (1,4) (2,1)
-and- 32 25 42 60 60 42 42 20 30
Cartoned (9,7) (7,6) (2,9) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (1,4) (2,1)
Unexpanded
Plastics 30 25 35 50 50 35 35 15 20
(9,1) (7,6) (2,4) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (1,0) (1,4)
Uncartoned 45 40 90 * 90 * 63 * 63 *
(Exposed) (13,7) (12,2) (6,2) (6,2) (4,3) (4,3)
Unexpanded 40 35 75 75 52 52 50
Plastics (12,2) (10,7) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (3,4)
32 25 60 60 42 42 50
(9,7) (7,6) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (3,4)
30 25 50 50 35 35 50
(9,1) (7,6) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (3,4)
Cartoned 32 25 42 60 60 42 42
Expanded Plastics (9,7) (7,6) (2,9) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9)
30 25 35 50 50 35 35
(9,1) (7,6) (2,4) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4)
Uncartoned 30 25 100
(Exposed) (9,1) (7,6) (6,8)
Expanded Plastics 25 20 75
(7,6) (6,1) (5,2)
* One level of in-rack sprinklers is required.
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TABLE A-2
PALLETIZED AND SOLID PILED STORAGE
(See Design Criteria Section)
Commodity Maximum Maximum Minimum Flow Pressure, PSI (BAR)
Building Storage
Height, Height, Comparison to Other TFP ESFR Sprinklers
Feet Feet ESFR-1 ESFR-17 ESFR-25
ESFR-17
(m) (m) PENDENT PENDENT PENDENT
UPRIGHT
K = 16.8 K = 14.0 K = 16.8 K = 25.2
See Data Sheet See Data Sheet See Data Sheet
TFP318 TFP315 TFP312
NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM
Class I, 45 40 40 50
Class II, (13,7) (12,2) (2,8) (3,4)
Class III, and 45 35 90 40 50
Class IV (13,7) (10,7) (6,2) (2,8) (3,4)
Encapsulated or 40 35 75 75 52 52 25 40
Unencapsulated (12,2) (10,7) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (1,7) (2,8)
-and- 35 30 52 75 75 52 52 20 30
(10,7) (9,1) (3,6) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (1,4) (2,1)
Cartoned 32 25 42 60 60 42 42 20 30
Unexpanded (9,7) (7,6) (2,9) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (1,4) (2,1)
Plastics 30 25 35 50 50 35 35 15 20
(9,1) (7,6) (2,4) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (1,0) (1,4)
Uncartoned 45 35 90
(Exposed) (13,7) (10,7) (6,2)
Unexpanded 40 35 75 75 52 52 50
Plastics (12,2) (10,7) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (3,4)
32 25 60 60 42 42 50
(9,7) (7,6) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (3,4)
30 25 50 50 35 35 50
(9,1) (7,6) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (3,4)
Cartoned 32 25 42 60 60 42 42
Expanded Plastics (9,7) (7,6) (2,9) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9)
30 25 35 50 50 35 35
(9,1) (7,6) (2,4) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4)
Uncartoned 40 25 60
(Exposed) (12,2) (7,6) (4,1)
Expanded Plastics 30 25 100 60
(9,1) (7,6) (6,8) (4,1)
25 20 75 60
(7,6) (6,1) (5,2) (4,1)
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TABLE A-3
IDLE PALLET STORAGE
(See Design Criteria Section)
Type and Maximum Maximum Minimum Flow Pressure, PSI (BAR)
Arrangement Building Storage
Height, Height, Comparison to Other TFP ESFR Sprinklers
Feet Feet ESFR-1 ESFR-17 ESFR-25
ESFR-17
(m) (m) PENDENT PENDENT PENDENT
UPRIGHT
K = 16.8 K = 14.0 K = 16.8 K = 25.2
See Data Sheet See Data Sheet See Data Sheet
TFP318 TFP315 TFP312
NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM
Wood or Plastic 40 35 75 75 52 52 50
In-rack (12,2) (10,7) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (3,4)
32 25 60 60 42 42 50
-and- (9,7) (7,6) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (3,4)
Plastic on Floor 30 25 50 50 35 35 50
(9,1) (7,6) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (3,4)
Wood on Floor 40 35 75 75 52 52 50
(12,2) (10,7) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (3,4)
35 20 52 75 75 52 52 50
(10,7) (6,1) (3,6) (5,2) (5,2) (3,6) (3,6) (3,4)
32 25 60 60 42 42 50
(9,7) (7,6) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (3,4)
32 20 42 60 60 42 42 50
(9,7) (6,1) (2,9) (4,1) (4,1) (2,9) (2,9) (3,4)
30 25 50 50 35 35 50
(9,1) (7,6) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (3,4)
30 20 35 50 50 35 35 50
(9,1) (6,1) (2,4) (3,4) (3,4) (2,4) (2,4) (3,4)
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TABLE A-4
RUBBER TIRE STORAGE
(See Design Criteria Section)
Piling Method Maximum Maximum Minimum Flow Pressure, PSI (BAR)
Building Storage
Height, Height, Comparison to Other TFP ESFR Sprinklers
Feet Feet ESFR-1 ESFR-17 ESFR-25
ESFR-17
(m) (m) PENDENT PENDENT PENDENT
UPRIGHT
K = 16.8 K = 14.0 K = 16.8 K = 25.2
See Data Sheet See Data Sheet See Data Sheet
TFP318 TFP315 TFP312
NFPA * FM NFPA FM NFPA FM NFPA FM
On-Side or On-Tread
in Palletized Portable
30 25 35 50 50 35 35 15 20
Racks, Open Portable
(9,1) (7,6) (2,4) (3,5) (3,5) (2,4) (2,4) (1,0) (1,4)
Racks, or Fixed Racks
without Solid Shelves
On-Side in Palletized
Portable Racks, Open
35 25 75 52 25
Portable Racks, or
(10,7) (7,6) (5,2) (3,6) (1,7)
Fixed Racks without
Solid Shelves
Laced Tires in Open 30 25 75 52
Portable Steel Racks (9,1) (7,6) (5,2) (3,6)
On-Side in Palletized 40 25 75 52
Portable Racks (12,2) (7,6) (5,2) (3,6)

* UL Listed as an equivalency to K14 ESFR protection

levels of torque may distort the sprin-


Operation kler inlet with consequent leakage or
WRENCH
impairment of the sprinkler.
The fusible link assembly is comprised RECESS
of two link halves that are joined to- Step 1. The ESFR-17 Upright Sprin-
gether by a thin layer of solder. When kler must be installed in the upright
the rated temperature is reached, the position.
solder melts and the two link halves Step 2. With pipe thread sealant ap-
separate activating the sprinkler and plied, hand tighten the sprinkler into
allowing water to flow. the sprinkler fitting. Do not apply pres-
sure to the Link Assembly, and handle "FITTING SIDE"
the ESFR-17 Sprinkler only by the
Installation Frame arms.
TOWARDS SPRINKLER
FITTING
The Model ESFR-17 Upright Sprin- Step 3. Wrench tighten the ESFR-17
klers are to be installed in accordance Sprinkler using only the W-Type 21
with the following instructions: Sprinkler Wrench (Ref. Figure 2) and FIGURE 2
by fully engaging (seating) the wrench W-TYPE 21
NOTE on the sprinkler wrench flats.
SPRINKLER WRENCH
Damage to the fusible Link Assembly Step 4. After installation, inspect the
during installation can be avoided by Link Assembly of each ESFR-17
handling the sprinkler by the frame Sprinkler for damage. In particular,
arms only (i.e., do not apply pressure verify that the Link Assembly and Hook
to the fusible Link Assembly), and by are positioned as illustrated in Figure
using the appropriate sprinkler 1, and that the Link Assembly has not
wrench. Damaged sprinklers must be been bent, creased, or forced out of its
replaced. normal position in any way.
A leak tight 3/4 inch NPT sprinkler joint Damaged sprinklers must be replaced.
should be obtained with a torque of 10
to 20 ft.lbs. (13,4 to 26,8 Nm). Higher
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Care and Limited Ordering


Maintenance Warranty Procedure
The Model ESFR-17 must be main- Products manufactured by Tyco Fire When placing an order, indicate the full
tained and serviced in accordance Products are warranted solely to the product name. Please specify the
with the following instructions: original Buyer for ten (10) years Sprinkler Identification Number (SIN),
against defects in material and work- quantity, and temperature rating. Refer
NOTE manship when paid for and properly to the Price List for complete listing of
Before closing a fire protection system installed and maintained under normal Part Numbers.
main control valve for maintenance use and service. This warranty will ex-
Contact your local distributor for avail-
work on the fire protection system that pire ten (10) years from date of ship-
ability.
it controls, permission to shut down the ment by Tyco Fire Products. No war-
affected fire protection systems must ranty is given for products or
Sprinkler Assemblies with NPT
be obtained from the proper authori- components manufactured by compa-
Thread Connections:
ties and all personnel who may be nies not affiliated by ownership with
Specify: (specify temperature rating),
affected by this action must be notified. Tyco Fire Products or for products and
natural brass, TY7126 Upright Sprin-
components which have been subject
Sprinklers that are found to be leaking kler, P/N (specify).
to misuse, improper installation, corro-
or exhibiting visible signs of corrosion
sion, or which have not been installed, 165F/74C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 58-447-1-165
must be replaced.
maintained, modified or repaired in ac- 214F/101C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 58-447-1-214
Automatic sprinklers must never be cordance with applicable Standards of
painted, plated, coated, or otherwise the National Fire Protection Associa- Sprinkler Assemblies with ISO
altered after leaving the factory. Modi- tion, and/or the standards of any other Thread Connections:
fied or over-heated sprinklers must be Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Mate- Specify: (specify temperature rating),
replaced. rials found by Tyco Fire Products to be natural brass, TY7126 Upright Sprin-
defective shall be either repaired or kler with ISO pipe thread connection,
Care must be exercised to avoid dam-
replaced, at Tyco Fire Products sole P/N (specify).
age - before, during, and after instal-
option. Tyco Fire Products neither as-
lation. Sprinklers damaged by drop-
sumes, nor authorizes any person to 165F/74C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 58-448-1-165
ping, striking, wrench twist/slippage, 214F/101C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 58-448-1-214
assume for it, any other obligation in
or the like, must be replaced.
connection with the sale of products or
The owner is responsible for the in- parts of products. Tyco Fire Products Sprinkler Wrench
spection, testing, and maintenance of shall not be responsible for sprinkler Specify: W-Type 21 Sprinkler Wrench,
their fire protection system and de- system design errors or inaccurate or P/N 56-001-0-686.
vices in compliance with this docu- incomplete information supplied by
ment, as well as with the applicable Buyer or Buyers representatives.
standards of the National Fire Protec-
IN NO EVENT SHALL TYCO FIRE
tion Association (e.g., NFPA 25), in
PRODUCTS BE LIABLE, IN CON-
addition to the standards of any other
TRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR
authorities having jurisdiction. The in-
UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THE-
stalling contractor or sprinkler manu-
ORY, FOR INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT,
facturer should be contacted relative to
SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL
any questions.
DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT
It is recommended that automatic LIMITED TO LABOR CHARGES, RE-
sprinkler systems be inspected, GARDLESS OF WHETHER TYCO
tested, and maintained by a qualified FIRE PRODUCTS WAS INFORMED
Inspection Service in accordance with ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
local requirements and/or national DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT
codes. SHALL TYCO FIRE PRODUCTS LI-
ABILITY EXCEED AN AMOUNT
EQUAL TO THE SALES PRICE.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS
MADE IN LIEU OF ANY AND ALL
OTHER WARRANTIES EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FIT-
NESS FOR A PARTICULAR PUR-
POSE.

TYCO FIRE PRODUCTS, 451 North Cannon Avenue, Lansdale, Pennsylvania 19446