Alfaidro Nofire

 

ALFAIDRO NO FIRE is the innovation in fire fighting as it is the alternative to metal piping for its easy installation, no corrosion and no sprinkler clogging, no leaks at the joints, time and cost saving for piping maintenance.

Alfaidro NOFIRE system includes the Faser pipe, made of PP-RCT reinforced by an intermediate layer of special fibers, and PP-RCT fittings designed for use in wet pipe automatic sprinkler systems.

The system is suitable to:

- Light Hazard and Ordinary Hazard occupancies according to EN 12845 (class B, S1, d0)

- Light Hazard occupancies within NFPA 13, 13R or 13D

- HC-1 occupancies according FM Approval Class 1635

The installation by fusion welding is simple and quick and does not require the use of sealants, gaskets or adhesives.

Alfaidro NOFIRE has obtained the important FM Approval issued after rigorous tests and audit and representing an important recognition for the product safety and reliability.

 

ADVANTAGES

EASY HANDLING AND WORKING

The installation by fusion welding is simple, quick and reliable and  does not require the use of sealants, gaskets or adhesives. This kind of installation assures no weaknesses or leaks at the joints that increase the maintenance costs in metallic piping.

The complete range of pipes, fittings, ALFARAPID joints (Victaulic type), flange and accessories, allows the sprinkler piping installation both exposed and unexposed.

Transition fittings (threaded, flanged and grooved) allow the connection to existing metallic piping.

The saddles welding allows to modify the main piping, even after installation, making easy and economical to add branch line, sprinkler, etc.-

 

NO CORROSION, NO RUST AND NO SPRINKLER CLOGGING

The metal pipes are affected by internal and external corrosion, both of which can compromise the fire-fighting system and continuous maintenance operations are required to assure the correct functioning of the system. PPR is chemically inert and so Alfaidro NOFIRE is lifetime guaranteed against corrosion, as there is no accumulation of particles coming from corrosion (such as rust) and consequently no clogging of sprinkler.

Reduced weightof about 70% compared to metal pipes, this results in easy handling during installation, reduced costs for transport and structural works bearing its weight.

Alfaidro NOFIRE offers high soundproofing and thermal insulation, high impact resistance, low roughness factor and high abrasion resistance.

The material used to produce ALFAIDRO NOFIRE SYSTEM is fully recyclable and environmental friendly complying to LEED STANDARDS. It has lower carbon footprint compared to metal systems (greenhouse gas emissions are reduced of about 5 times).

Alfaidro NOFIRE contains no CPVC, PVC or chemicals that can release hydrochloric gases or dioxins that are known to be carcinogens when burned. Moreover the smoke produced when it burns is not toxic or dangerous for people and animals.

 

REFERENCE STANDARDS 

UNI EN ISO 15874-1, -2, -5, -7 Plastics piping systems for hot and cold water installations (PP); UNI EN ISO 21003: Multilayer piping systems for hot and cold water istallations inside buildings; DIN 8077-78: Polypropylene (PP) pipes – PP-H, PP-B, PP-R, PPRCT; DIN 16962: Pipe fittings and joint assemblies for polypropylene pressure pipes; DIN 16837: Multilayer pipes - Plastics-Multilayer pipes - General quality requirements and testing; BS 4991: Specification for propylene copolymer pressure pipe; ASTM F238: Standard specification for pressure rated polypropylene (PP) piping systems; The welding reference standards for Alfaidro NOFIRE system are; DVS 2207: Welding of Thermoplastics; DVS 2208: Machines and Equipment for Welding Thermoplastics; Alfaidro NOFIRE system is suitable for firefighting installations according to the following standards; DIN 4102: Fire behaviour of building materials and elements – Part 1: Classification of building materials - Requirements and testing; NFPA 13: Installation of Fire Sprinkler Systems for requirements on the use of plastic fire sprinkler piping; FM 1635: Approval Standard for Plastic Pipe and Fittings for Automatic Sprinkler Systems; 

UL 1821: Standard for Thermoplastic Sprinkler Pipe and Fittings for Fire Protection Service; VdS 2344: Procedure for the testing, approval, certification and conformity assessment of products and systems for fire protection and security technologies; LPS 1260: Issue 3.1- Plastic pipe and fittings for use in automatic sprinkler systems.
 
APPROVALS 

Alfaidro NOFIRE has passed rigorous tests of resistance to fire prescribed by the standards for classification of construction products and has obtained:

-      Class B1 according to DIN 4102-1 and AbP certificate, as flame-retardant building material.

-      Class B, s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1

Alfaidro NOFIRE system has obtained the following certificates for for use in wet pipe automatic sprinkler systems:

 

Further certifications are in progress

 
 

Fire protection requirements and standards for the design and construction of fire sprinkler systems can vary by country and Plastica Alfa offers all the necessary support to define and coordinate the implementation of the Alfaidro NOFIRE system with the local authorities.

 

Catalogue

NOFIRE Technical sheet

FM APPROVAL

EXOVA CERTIFICATION DIN_4102_B1