FSS Code, Chapter 8 MEPC.403(96)
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January 1, 2020
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Amendments to the FSS Code, Chapter 8 – Automatic Sprinkler, Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems
The amended MSC.1/Circ.1432 (MSC.1/Circ.1516) includes a new provision for water quality testing for automatic sprinkler systems and new flow charts for the testing and replacement of sprinkler heads and water mist nozzles. The related amendment to Chapter 8 of the FSS Code adds a new requirement for special attention to be paid to the specification of water quality provided by the system manufacturer, to prevent internal corrosion and clogging of sprinklers.