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DATA SHEET
#SPS501
COOLING TOWER
NOZZLES

B re a k -O u t S tra p

Model R d . H d . S c re w
Model 38E

K Factor 1 0 7 5 4
9 9

3.1 (4.5) G a s k e t
4.3 (6.2)
5.7 (8.2)
W a r n in g T a g
Approvals F ra m e

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U.L. Listed, FM Approved - K = 4.3 and 5.7 only. O r ific e B u s h in g

To Specify
C o o lin g T o w e r N o z z le
Furnish and install Automatic Sprinkler brand
Cooling Tower Nozzles.
Specifications
Design Features The nozzles are available in three orifice sizes, 3/8, 7/16
The cooling tower nozzle is designed to discharge water and 1/2 inch, with orifice coefficients of 3.1, 4.3 and 5.7
spray into a confined area. The discharge pattern is long respectively. They also utilize a pipe thread connection of
and narrow and will effectively protect long, narrow, pas- 1/2 N.P.T. They are listed by Underwriters and the two
sageways which are limited in height. Although designed large orifice sizes are approved by Factory Mutual.
to protect water cooling towers, these nozzles may be
used in other areas where lengths of throw up to 20 feet
Installation
may be required. The cooling tower nozzle is installed with either side of the
nozzle upward. The frame arms should be parallel to the
The cooling tower nozzle pintle area provides a center wider dimension of the opening to be protected. The fact
passageway for the majority of the water spray discharg- that the nozzle is symmetrical about a vertical axis allows
ing from the orifice. The circular section of the pintle also for simple installation. The nozzle should be installed per-
serves to create two smaller diverging streams of water pendicular to the plane of the opening into which the water
which contribute to the uniform density obtained with this spray is directed. It should be centered from the top, bot-
nozzle. tom and sides of the opening.

The nozzle will be supplied from the factory with a frangi- The flexibility obtained in utilizing various orifice sizes
ble strut mechanism for test purposes only. The orifice is allows the designer to take advantage of the water supply
sealed with a rubber gasket. This is held in place through characteristics. If water pressure is readily available but
the use of a U-shaped clip which has a tapped hole in the volume is low, the small orifice sizes will allow the design-
top. A screw is threaded through the hole and is tensioned er to adequately protect the hazard. If the water pressure
to create the necessary force to seal the water pressure is low, but the water supply is large, the larger orifice sizes
during the 200 psi hydrostatic test conducted in the field. can adequately protect the hazard without the costly need
After the test, the frangible mechanism strut must be of extra pumping requirements.
removed by striking the U-shaped clip and pulling it out of
the spray nozzle. The cooling tower nozzle is then in its Head orifice size is determined by water pressure avail-
ready condition. able and length of distribution requirements.

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LENGTH OF JOIST CHANNELS (FILL AREA)

18'-0" 33'-0" 18'-0"

National Fire Protection Association


Pamphlet No. 214, Water Cooling Towers,
should be consulted for details of spacing
and length of fill requirements.
40'-0"

PLAIN VIEW - COOLING TOWER FIRE PROTECTION


TYPICAL SYSTEM LAYOUT

4 X 4 POST

1-1/2 X 10
BASIN SIDE
BRANCH
LINE
DISTRIBUTION
DECK

CENTER

JOIST
CHANNEL
FILL

OPEN UPRIGHT SPKRS "DETAIL"


FAN OPEN PENDENT SPKRS
FAN DECK
DISTRIBUTION BASIN FAN MOTOR
SEE
DETAILS

PARTITION
AIR
DRIFT
AIR INLET FILL INLET
FILL ELIMINATORS

GRADE CONCRETE BASIS

COOLING TOWER FIRE PROTECTION


ELEVATION
COOLING TOWER
NOZZLES
Discharge Curve
3/8" 7/16" 1/2"
100
95
90
85
80
75
70
Pressure in psi

65
60
55
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100

Discharge in gpm

Ordering Information and Discharge Characteristics

MAXIMUM LENGTH OF FILL AREA TO BE PROTECTED (FEET)

MINIMUM NOMINAL NOMINAL NOMINAL


DESIGN 3/8" Submittal 7/16" Submittal 1/2" Submittal
FLOWING ORIFICE (CIRCLE ORIFICE (CIRCLE ORIFICE (CIRCLE
PRESSURE NOZZLE ONE) NOZZLE ONE) NOZZLE ONE)
(PSIG) ("K" = 3.1) Brass Lead ("K" = 4.3) Brass Lead ("K" = 5.7) Brass Lead
10 8 8037932 8037942 10 8037937 8037947 10 8037945 8937955
15 10 8037932 8037942 12 8037937 8037947 15 8037945 8937955
20 12 8037932 8037942 16 8037937 8037947 18 8037945 8937955
25 14 8037932 8037942 18 8037937 8037947 20 8037945 8937955
30 16 8037932 8037942 20 8037937 8037947 8037945 8937955
35 18 8037932 8037942 8037937 8037947 8037945 8937955
40 20 8037932 8037942 8037937 8037947 8037945 8937955

National Fire Protection Association Pamphlet No. 214, Water Cooling Towers, should be consulted for details of spacing and length of fill area require-
ments.

This information is only a general guideline. The company reserves the right to change any portion of this information without notice. Terms and condi-
tions of sale apply and are available on request.

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"Automatic" Sprinkler
150 Gordon Drive Exton, PA 19341USA
Tel: (610) 363-1400 800-626-2682
Fax: (610) 524-9073 800-858-6857