Product certification programs are those carried out by accredited laboratories in accordance with published product standards for fire sprinklers and related equipment, including items such as fittings, valves, pipe supports, and fire pumps. It is essential that the certifying laboratories not only test products for initial compliance with minimum standards of performance, but that follow-up services ensure the continuing quality of production. More information on product certification services is available from internationally-recognized product approval laboratories including:
Because the health, safety, and welfare of the public is at risk, fire protection industry professionals and regulators should mandate that only those products certified by reputable testing laboratories be employed in automatic sprinkler systems.
The risks that result from of not using certified products can put the public in danger!