Johnson Controls has announced the new Tyco® RFIII Extended Coverage Horizontal Sidewall Sprinkler. This 8.0 K-factor sprinkler is rated for light hazard occupancies and designed to provide protection for coverage areas up to 16 feet by 24 feet (4,9 metres by 7,3 metres) and 18 feet by 22 feet (5,9 metres by 6,7 metres).
The RFIII features a unique flat cover that conceals the sprinkler within the wall, making it an ideal choice for architecturally sensitive installations, such as hotel rooms, reception areas, banquet facilities, conference rooms and hospitals. In addition to a clean look, the sprinkler’s flat profile helps prevent damage and interruption from accidental activations caused by objects being hung from or striking the sprinkler. The cover plate assembly is available in a variety of standard colours, as well as factory-painted custom colours for a seamless, discreet design option.
The push-on closure of the sprinkler allows for ½ inch (12,7 millimetres) of adjustment. The quick response unit also features a sprinkler activation temperature of 160°F (71°C) and a cover plate temperature rating of 139°F (59°C). The sprinkler is UL- and C-UL-listed.
The RFIII joins the Johnson Controls family of Tyco aesthetic sprinklers, which includes RFII flat-plate concealed pendant sprinklers, also available in a range of standard and custom colours, and the Raven Studio sprinkler, available in custom colours or with a paint-in-place escutcheon.
For additional information about the RFIII Extended Coverage Horizontal Sidewall Sprinkler, including the technical data sheet and installation guidelines, visit www.Tyco-Fire.com
Image shows the RFIII Tyco® aesthetic sprinkler. Photograph supplied by Johnson Controls.