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BioTherm Fire 48

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48% Glycerine Wet Fire System Antifreeze / Winterizer

 

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

 

US Patents
One or more claims 5,876,621; 5,980,774; 6,506,318; 6,890,451; 7,270,768 and issued and pending continuations thereof.

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BioTherm Fluids® FIRE 48


Wet Fire System 48% Glycerin Antifreeze / Winterizer

DESCRIPTION
BioTherm Fluids FIRE 48 is a patented, biobased, non-toxic, glycerin/water blend designed for wet fire sprinkler systems. FIRE 48 is factory pre-mixed to NFPA guidelines of a 48% USP glycerin solution and is considered “GRAS”, (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration).

BioTherm Fluids Fire 48 is FBC™ System Compatible. FBC™ System Compatible indicates that this product has been tested, and is monitored on an ongoing basis, to assure its chemical compatibility with FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaster® and Corzan® pipe and fittings. FBC™, FlowGuard Gold®, BlazeMaste®r and Corzan® are licensed trademarks of The Lubrizol Corporation.

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Please see IceClear FS, a 48% glycerin mix for fire systems with an premier corrosion inhibitor.

OUTSTANDING BENEFITS AND FEATURES:

Safety / Environment

Fire 48 is the leader in quality, safety and environmental concerns. Fire 48is a certified USDA Biobased Product through the USDA BioPreferred® Program. Fire 48 is readily biodegradable, non-toxic and non-hazardous. Glycerin is considered "GRAS", (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA (Federal Food and Drug Administration).


Testing

specific gravity testerFIRE 48 is a glycerin based product, DO NOT use testers designed for glycols. Freeze point range can quickly be determined by a special tester (pictured left) available from Orison or more accurately by a refractometer (Brix refractometer pictured right) to be used with our conversion chart for glycerin.

refractometerFIRE 48 adheres to particle surfaces and clings to equipment surfaces with little run-off and settling. This prevents freezing, clumping and sticking, and keeps product moving freely.

How Much Does My System Require?

FIRE 48 Pipe Volume Table
 
Pipe Diameter
 
1/2"
3/4"
1"
1 1/2"
2"
2 1/2"
3"
3 1/2"
4"
Gallons/100' Copper Tubing (Type L)
1.2
2.5
4.3
9.3
16.1
24.8
35.4
47.8
62.0
Gallons/100' Steel Pipe
1.6
2.8
4.5
10.5
17.5
25.0
39.0
53.0
66.7

The chart below is supplied as a guide for diagnostic / maintenance purposes. The values are calculated values and are only approximations. Note: Glycerin concentrations less than 40% may be subject to bacterial contamination.

Fire 48 % /Specific Gravity
Glycerin %
Brix Value (Refractometer)
Freeze Point F/C
ViscositycSt @68F (20C)
100 / 1.139
48
42
-15/-26
10.8
75 / 1.10
36
32.7
2/-16.5
7.9
50 / 1.07
24
23
16/-9
5.5

MAINTENANCE DIRECTIONS
1. Follow original equipment manufacturer’s instructions for adding antifreeze.
2. Test fluid prior to filling system.
3. Evacuate all water/fluid from system and drain drops per NFPA requirements.
4. Can be used with glycerin only based technology. Do not mix with other non-glycerin anti-freeze/heat transfer fluids or chemicals.
5. Follow NFPA guidelines for testing the fluid after filling. Samples should be taken from a minimum of a high point and low point. Results should be comparable to each other and to
the sample of the fluid tested prior to filling system.
6. NFPA requires a tag to be affixed to the riser indicating the date tested or replaced, the type and concentration by volume of fluid used, system capacity (in volume), contractor name and license number and a statement indicating if the entire system was drained and replaced with antifreeze.

The use of Fire 48 should be in conformance with any/all state, local and NFPA requirements. NFPA 25 requires the freeze point of the system should be tested at least once/year to confirm proper concentration and freeze point of the fluid.

Note: Glycerin concentrations less than 40% may be subject to bacterial contamination.

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Please call Lane at 800.460.2403 for distributor pricing

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Also available in 330 gallon totes and bulk. Please call 800.460.2403 for larger sizes.

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