The IFSA’s video explaining the need for fire protection industry professionals and regulators to demand product certification by reputable testing laboratories is now available in 6 languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Turkish and Arabic. You can view the video by clicking here.
The 6-minute video focuses on the shortcomings of noncertified fire sprinklers that have been identified, some actually removed from service where they were being trusted to provide fire protection to the public. When such noncertified fire sprinklers are tested using standard product test protocols, they routinely fail to demonstrate adequate performance. Certain types of failure seem to predominate, but all failures indicate a danger to public safety.
It is hoped that the video will be successful in bringing the dangers of noncertified fire sprinklers to the attention of government regulators, and convince them to prevent the installation of the substandard products in their countries.