The current editions of NFPA 13, 13R and 13D generally require the use of listed antifreeze solutions for newly installed sprinkler systems. In addition, NFPA 25 indicates that glycerine and propylene glycol antifreeze solutions installed in existing sprinkler systems are to be replaced with a listed antifreeze solution by September 30, 2022.
Kerry M. Bell
Kerry M. Bell is a Principal Engineer and Corporate Fellow at UL specializing in fire sprinkler and pump equipment. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection and Safety Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Northern Illinois University. He has been a registered professional engineer in the state of Illinois since 1981. He is a life member of NFPA and a Fellow member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He is currently a member of more than ten NFPA technical committees including Residential Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler System Discharge Criteria, Correlating Committee on Automatic Sprinkler Systems and Stationary Fire Pumps. He is currently Chair of the NFPA Standards Council.
Jeff Hebenstreit is a Principal Engineer and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at UL specializing in fire suppression products. During his 17 year career, he has been involved with a variety of UL’s testing and certification activities serving on numerous technical committees. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association and a member of several NFPA technical Committees including Sprinkler System Installation Criteria, Hanging and Bracing of Water Based Fire Protection Systems, Privat Water Supply Piping Systems, and Installation of Standpipe and Hose Systems. Jeff obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
With over 30 years of engineering experience, Mr. Silva is the Chief Engineer for JCI’s Fire Suppression Products business. For more than 19 years he has developed numerous products for use in fire sprinklers systems and is named on 30 U.S. Patents related to fire suppression devices. In his current role as Chief Engineer Mr. Silva is involved with the research and development of new fire protection products and is a member of the NFPA 13, 30B and 1925 Technical Committees.
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