Model RFC30 LL (SIN RA3211) Model RFC43 LL (SIN RA3212)

Bulletin 032 Rev. C
Specifically Listed for use in
Multipurpose Systems that
serve both domestic water
and fire protection.
Sprinkler Type
Residential Flat Concealed Sprinkler listed for
a minimum design density of .05 gpm/ft2 with
“potable water”.
Plain Cover Plate
• Model RFC30 LL
• Model RFC43 LL
• Model RFC49 LL
Features
1. National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G
(Less than 0.25% Lead content).
2. Very low water flow requirements.
3. Cover plate attachment (Plain or Perforated)
with 1/2” (13mm) total adjustment
4. Thread-on/off or Push-on/off cover attachment option.
5. Smooth Aesthetic ceiling profile.
6. Available in white, brass, chrome and black
plated or custom painted finishes.
Patent Pending
Listing & Approvals
1. Listed by Underwriters Laboratories, and certified by
UL for Canada (cULus)
2. NSF Cerified to NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Annex G
Product Description
Model RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL and RFC49 LL Concealed
Residential Sprinklers are fast response residential fusible
solder link automatic sprinklers. Residential sprinklers differ from standard sprinklers primarily in their response time
and water distribution patterns. Model RFC30 LL, RFC43
LL and RFC49 LL sprinklers discharge water in a hemispherical pattern below the sprinkler deflector. Residential distribution patterns are higher and generally contain
Perforated Cover Plate
a finer droplet size than standard sprinkler patterns. The
combination of speed of operation and high discharge pattern required for residential sprinklers has demonstrated,
in fire testing, an ability for controlling residential fires, and
thereby providing significant evacuation time for occupants. The RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL and RFC49 LL Sprinklers
provide the best form of fire protection by combining an attractive appearance and ½” (13mm) of cover adjustment
for ease of installation. The small diameter cover plate is
easily and positively attached and blends into the ceiling,
concealing the most dependable fire protection available,
an automatic sprinkler system. The RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL
and RFC49 LL are UL Listed and NSF Certified Residential Sprinklers to be installed in the residential “potable”
water applications of any occupancy in accordance with
NFPA 13, 13R, & 13D and meets all applicable low lead
standards, .25% or less. The cover plate adjustability of
the RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL and RFC49 LL can reduce the
need for precise cutting of drop nipples. The threaded
cover plate assembly can be adjusted without tools to fit
accurately against the ceiling. The fire protection system
need not be shut down to adjust or remove the cover plate
assembly.
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc., 103 Fairview Park Drive, Elmsford, New York 10523
Bulletin 032 Rev. C
Model RFC30 LL (SIN RA3211)
Model RFC43 LL (SIN RA3212)
Model RFC49 LL (SIN RA3216)
Residential Flat Concealed
Sprinklers
Application and Installation
When installing a sprinkler, the wrench is first positioned into the
sprinkler/cup assembly and around the hexagonal body of the sprinkler frame. The wrench must bottom out against the cup in order to
ensure proper, safe installation. The sprinkler is then tightened into
the pipe fitting. When inserting or removing the wrench from the
sprinkler/cup assembly, care should be taken to prevent damage to
the sprinkler. DO NOT WRENCH ON ANY OTHER PARTOF THE
SPRINKLER / CUP ASSEMBLY. MODEL RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL AND
RFC49 LL CONCEALED SPRINKLERS MUST BE INSTALLED
ONLY WITH 135°F RATED COVERS.
Note: A leak tight ½” NPT (R1/2) sprinkler joint can be obtained
with a torque of 8-18 ft-lbs (10,8 - 24,4 N-m). Do not tighten sprinklers
over maximum recommended torque. It may cause leakage or impairment of the sprinklers.
Cover assemblies provide up to 1/2” (13mm) of adjustment. Turn
the cover clockwise until the flange is in contact with the ceiling. For
the push-on/thread-off option, the cover assembly is pushed onto the
cup and final adjustment is made by turning the cover clockwise until the skirt flange makes full contact with the ceiling. Cover removal
For use in fire sprinkler systems that also supply potable water to a
plumbing fixture or fixtures.
The RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL and RFC49 LL, for residential installations, use a 165°F (74°C) fusible solder link in a tuning fork style sprinkler frame with a drop-down deflector. This assembly is recessed
into the ceiling and concealed by a flat cover plate. The cover plate
is attached to the skirt, using 135°F (57°C) ordinary temperature classification solder. When the ceiling temperature rises, the solder holding the cover plate releases the cover allowing the deflector to drop
into position and exposing the sprinkler inside to ceiling temperature.
The subsequent operation of the solder link opens the waterway and
causes the deflector to drop into position to distribute the discharging
water in a hemispherical pattern below the sprinkler deflector. Any
adjustment of thread engagement between the cover plate and cup
will assure that the drop-down deflector is properly located below the
ceiling. The residential distribution pattern contains a finer droplet
size than a standard sprinkler, and the pattern produces significantly
higher wall wetting. After a 25/8” inch diameter hole is cut in the ceiling,
the sprinkler is to be installed with the Model FC Wrench.
Installation Data:
Model (SIN)
Thread Size
Inch (mm)
RFC 30 LL (RA3211)
½” (15)
RFC 43 LL (RA3212)
½” (15)
RFC 49 LL (RA3216)
½” (15)
Nominal
Orifice
Inch (mm)
/ (8,2)
21 64
/8 (10)
7
/16 (11)
3
Sprinkler
CCP Assembly
Max.
Temp Rating Temp. Rating Ambient Temp.
°F
°C
°F
°C
°F
°C
K
Factor
Max.
Pressure
psi (bar)
165
74
135
57
100
38
3.0 (43.2)
175 (12)
165
74
135
57
100
38
4.3 (62)
175 (12)
165
74
135
57
100
38
4.9 (70.6)
175 (12)
Top of Deflector
to Ceiling
Inch (mm)
Installation
Type
Minimum
Spacing
Ft (m)
Smooth Ceilings ½ to 1 (13 to 25.4)
Beamed Ceilings per NFPA 13D, 13R or
13 installed in beams ½ to 1 (13 to 25.4)
Concealed
8 (2,4)
Note: 1 bar = 100 Kpa
RFC 30 LL
Ordinary Temp. Rating
(165°F/74°C)
Flow
Pressure
GPM (L/min) PSI (bar)
Max. Coverage
area
Ft x Ft (m x m)
Max. Spacing
Ft (m)
12 x 12 (3,6 x 3,6)
12 (3,6)
9 (34,1)
9.0 (0,62)
14 x 14 (4,3 x 4,3)
14 (4,3)
10 (37,8)
11.0 (0,76)
For Ceiling types refer to NFPA 13, 13R or 13D
RFC 43 LL
Max. Coverage
Max. Spacing
area
Ft (m)
Ft x Ft (m x m)
Ordinary Temp. Rating
(165°F/74°C)
Flow
Pressure
GPM (L/min) PSI (bar)
12 x 12 (3,6 x 3,6)
12 (3,6)
12 (4,5)
7.8 (0,54)
14 x 14 (4,3 x 4,3)
14 (4,3)
13 (49)
9.1 (0,63)
16 x 16 (4,9 x 4,9)
16 (4,9)
13 (49)
9.1 (0,63)
18 x 18 (5,5 x 5,5)
18 (5,5)
18 (68)
17.5 (1,21)
20 x 20 (6,1 x 6,1)
20 (6,1)
21 (79)
23.8 (1,64)
Top of Deflector
to Ceiling
Inch (mm)
Installation
Type
Minimum
Spacing
Ft (m)
Smooth Ceilings ½ to 1 (13 to 25.4)
Beamed Ceilings per NFPA 13D, 13R or
13 installed in beams ½ to 1 (13 to 25.4)
Concealed
8 (2,4)
Top of Deflector
to Ceiling
Inch (mm)
Installation
Type
Minimum
Spacing
Ft (m)
Smooth Ceilings ½ to 1 (13 to 25.4)
Beamed Ceilings per NFPA 13D, 13R or
13 installed in beams ½ to 1 (13 to 25.4)
Concealed
8 (2,4)
For Ceiling types refer to NFPA 13, 13R or 13D
RFC 49 LL
Max. Coverage
Max. Spacing
area
Ft (m)
Ft x Ft (m x m)
Ordinary Temp. Rating
(165°F/74°C)
Flow
Pressure
GPM (L/min) PSI (bar)
12 x 12 (3,6 x 3,6)
12 (3,6)
13 (49)
7.0 (0,48)
14 x 14 (4,3 x 4,3)
14 (4,3)
13 (49)
7.0 (0,48)
16 x 16 (4,9 x 4,9)
16 (4,9)
13 (49)
7.0 (0,48)
18 x 18 (5,5 x 5,5)
18 (5,5)
17 (64,3)
12.0 (0,83)
20 x 20 (6,1 x 6,1)
20 (6,1)
20 (75,73)
16.7 (1,14)
For Ceiling types refer to NFPA 13, 13R or 13D
2.
requires turning in the counter-clockwise direction. In ceilings that
have a plenum space above the sprinkler, the plenum space
may have neutral or negative pressurization but must not be
positively pressurized. Inspect all sprinklers after installation to
ensure that the gap between the cover plate and ceiling and the
4 slots in the cup are all open and free from any air flow impediment.
and 7/16” orifice respectively. Temperature rating shall be
Ordinary 165°F (74°C); cover plate temperature rating to
be 135°F (57°C). Cover plate assembly shall consist of a
brass cover plate and copper alloy retainer flange allowing a ½” cover plate adjustment. Any secure engagement
between the cover plate and the cup will assure that the
drop-down deflector is properly located below the ceiling.
A plastic protective cap shall be provided and factory installed inside the sprinkler cup to protect the drop-down
sprinkler deflector from damage, which could occur during
construction before the cover plate is installed. Standard
cover finish: [Chrome] [White] [Specialty – specify]. Residential concealed sprinklers shall be Reliable Model RFC30
LL, SIN RA3211 (Bulletin 032), RFC43 LL, SIN RA3212 (Bulletin 032) or Model RFC49 LL, SIN RA3216 (Bulletin 032).
Maintenance
Model RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL and RFC49 LL Concealed
Sprinklers should be inspected quarterly and the sprinkler system maintained in accordance with NFPA25. Do
not clean sprinklers with soap and water, ammonia or any
other cleaning fluids. Remove dust by using a soft brush
or gentle vacuuming. Remove any sprinkler cover plate assembly which has been painted (other than factory applied)
or damaged in any way. A stock of spare sprinklers should
be maintained to allow quick replacement of damaged or
operated sprinklers. Prior to installation, sprinklers should
be maintained in the original cartons and packaging until
used to minimize the potential for damage to sprinklers that
would cause improper operation or non-operation.
Ordering Information
Specify:
1. Sprinkler Model
2. Cover Plate Finish
3. Thread-On or
Push-On Feature
Model RFC30 LL, RFC43 LL and RFC49 LL
Residential Concealed Sprinkler Specification
Sprinklers shall be cULus Listed and NSF-61 Annex G
certified low flow residential concealed sprinklers with dropdown deflector and adjustable flat cover plate engineered
for a minimum design density of 0.05gpm/ft2. Sprinkler
frame and deflector shall be of bronze frame construction
having a ½” NPT thread.
Thermal element shall consist of an approved blackpainted beryllium-nickel fusible solder link with symmetric
lever mechanism, maintaining a Teflon-coated Belleville
spring washer and machined brass cap water seal assembly containing no plastic parts. Sprinkler K-factors shall be
a nominal 3.0 (43.2), 4.3 (62) and 4.9 (70.6), having a 3/8”
Cover Plate Finishes(1)
Standard Finishes
Chrome
White Paint
Special Application
Finishes(2)
Bright Brass
Finished Bronze
Black Plating
Black Paint
Off White
Satin Chrome
(1)
(2)
3.
Other finishes and colors are
available on special order.
Consult factory for details.
Coverplate custom paint is
semi-gloss, unless specified
otherwise.
For the perforated style coverplate, consult factory for availability on these and other custom finishes.
Reliable...For Complete Protection
Reliable offers a wide selection of sprinkler components. Following are some of the many
precision-made Reliable products that guard life and property from fire around the clock.
• Automatic sprinklers
• Deluge valves
• Flush automatic sprinklers
• Detector check valves
• Recessed automatic sprinklers
• Check valves
• Concealed automatic sprinklers
• Electrical system
• Adjustable automatic sprinklers
• Sprinkler emergency cabinets
• Dry automatic sprinklers
• Sprinkler wrenches
• Intermediate level sprinklers
• Sprinkler escutcheons and guards
• Open sprinklers
• Inspectors test connections
• Spray nozzles
• Sight drains
• Alarm valves
• Ball drips and drum drips
• Retarding chambers
• Control valve seals
• Dry pipe valves
• Air maintenance devices
• Accelerators for dry pipe valves
• Air compressors
• Mechanical sprinkler alarms
• Pressure gauges
• Electrical sprinkler alarm switches
• Identification signs
• Water flow detectors
• Fire department connection
The equipment presented in this bulletin is to be installed in accordance with the latest published Standards of the National Fire Protection Association, Factory
Mutual Research Corporation, or other similar organizations and also with the provisions of governmental codes or ordinances whenever applicable.
Products manufactured and distributed by Reliable have been protecting life and property for over 90 years, and are installed and serviced by the most highly
qualified and reputable sprinkler contractors located throughout the United States, Canada and foreign countries.
Manufactured by
Reliable Automatic Sprinkler Co., Inc.
(800) 431-1588
Sales Offices
(800) 848-6051
Sales Fax
(914) 829-2042
Corporate Offices
www.reliablesprinkler.com Internet Address
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