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Series TY-L – 5.6 K-factor

Horizontal Sidewall Sprinkler
Standard Response, Standard Coverage
General NOTICE
The Series TY-L Sprinklers described
Description herein must be installed and main-
tained in compliance with this docu-
TYCO Series TY-L 5.6K Standard ment, as well as with the applicable
Response, Standard Coverage, Hori- standards of the National Fire Protec-
zontal Sidewall (HSW) Sprinklers are tion Association (NFPA), in addition to
solder-type spray sprinklers designed the standards of any other authorities
for use in light and ordinary hazard, having jurisdiction. Failure to do so
commercial occupancies such as may impair the performance of these
banks, hotels, shopping malls, offices, devices.
etc. They are designed for installation
along a wall or the side of a beam and
The owner is responsible for maintain-
ing their fire protection system and Operation
just beneath a smooth ceiling. Hori- devices in proper operating condi-
zontal sidewall sprinklers are com- A copper tube sealed by two stainless
tion. Contact the installing contrac- steel balls holds a fusible alloy. When
monly used instead of pendent or tor or product manufacturer with any
upright sprinklers due to aesthetics or the rated temperature is reached, the
questions. alloy melts, the balls are forced toward
building construction considerations
each other releasing the tension mech-
where piping across the ceiling is not
desirable. Sprinkler anism, allowing the sprinkler to operate.
Corrosion-resistant coatings, where
applicable, are utilized to extend the life
Identification Design
of copper alloy sprinklers beyond that
which would otherwise be obtained
Numbers (SINs) Criteria
when exposed to corrosive atmo- TY3311 – HSW 5.6K, 1/2” NPT TYCO Series TY-L 5.6K Standard
spheres. Although corrosion resistant Response, Standard Coverage, Hori-
TY3311 is a redesignation for Star SIN
coated sprinklers have passed the zontal Sidewall (HSW) Sprinklers are
S1803 and Gem SIN G3113.
standard corrosion tests of the appli- intended for fire protection systems
cable approval agencies, the testing is designed in accordance with the
not representative of all possible cor- standard installation rules recog-
rosive atmospheres. Consequently,
it is recommended that the end user Data nized by the applicable listing or
approval agency (e.g., UL Listing is
be consulted with respect to the suit- based on NFPA 13 requirements).
ability of these coatings for any given Approvals
UL and C-UL Listed The Series TY-L HSW Sprinklers
corrosive environment. The effects FM Approved must be installed with a deflector-
of ambient temperature, concentra- to-ceiling distance of 4 to 6 inches
tion of chemicals, and gas/chemical (Refer to Table A for complete approval in-
formation.) (100 to 150 mm). To meet this
velocity, should be considered, as a requirement, the centerline of
minimum, along with the corrosive Maximum Working Pressure the sprinkler waterway must be
nature of the chemical to which the 175 psi (12,1 bar)
located 4-5/16 to 6-5/16 inches
sprinklers will be exposed. Discharge Coefficient (110 to 160 mm) below the ceiling.
K=5.6 gpm/psi1/2 (80,6 lpm/bar1/2) Installation of the Series TY-L HSW
Temperature Ratings Sprinklers in recessed escutcheons
Refer to Table A. will void all manufacturer’s warranties,
IMPORTANT Finishes as well as possibly void the sprinkler’s
Always refer to Technical Data Sprinkler: Refer to Table A. approvals and/or listings.
Sheet TFP700 for the “INSTALLER Physical Characteristics
WARNING” that provides cautions Frame ����������������������������������������������� Brass
with respect to handling and instal- Strut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MONEL
lation of sprinkler systems and com- Deflector ����������������������������������������� Bronze
ponents. Improper handling and Hook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bronze/MONEL
installation can permanently damage Fusible Element ����������������� Solder, Copper,
a sprinkler system or its compo- Stainless Steel
nents and cause the sprinkler to fail Ejection Spring ������������������ Stainless Steel
to operate in a fire situation or cause Sealing Button . . . . . . . Bronze w/TEFLON
it to operate prematurely.

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1-1/2" WRENCH


7 6 5 4 3 2 1 W-TYPE 9

After installation, the sprinkler

wrench flats and frame arms must
be inspected and the wax coating
retouched (repaired) whenever the
7/16" coating has been damaged and bare
(11,1 mm) 7/16" (11,1 mm) metal is exposed. The wax coating
NOMINAL MAKE-IN on the wrench flats can be retouched
by gently applying a heated 1/8 inch
1-7/8" diameter steel rod to the areas of wax
(47,6 mm) CENTERLINE that have been damaged, to smooth it
OF back over areas where bare metal is
3/8" 2-1/2" SPRINKLER
(9,5 mm) (63,5 mm) WATERWAY
5.6K, 1/2 INCH NPT, STANDARD RESPONSE Only retouching of the wax coating
applied to the wrench flats and frame
arms is permitted, and the retouching
Installation Step 1. After installing an escutcheon
(as applicable) over the sprinkler pipe
is to be performed only at the time of
the initial sprinkler installation.
TYCO Series TY-L 5.6K Standard threads and with pipe thread sealant
applied to the pipe threads, hand- The steel rod should be heated only
Response, Standard Coverage, Hori-
tighten the sprinkler into the sprinkler to the point at which it can begin to
zontal Sidewall (HSW) Sprinklers must
fitting. melt the wax, and appropriate precau-
be installed in accordance with this
tions need to be taken, when handling
section. Step 2. Tighten the sprinkler into the the heated rod, in order to prevent the
sprinkler fitting using only the W-Type 9 installer from being burned.
General Instructions Sprinkler Wrench (Ref. Figure 2), except
A leak-tight 1/2 inch NPT sprinkler joint that an 8 or 10 inch adjustable crescent If attempts to retouch the wax coating
should be obtained with a torque of wrench is to be used for wax coated with complete coverage are unsuc-
7 to 14 lb-ft. (9,5 to 19,0 Nm). A sprinklers. With reference to Figure 1, cessful, additional wax can be ordered
maximum of 21 lb-ft. (28,5 Nm) of the W-Type 9 Sprinkler Wrench is to in the form of a wax stick (the end
torque may be used to install sprin- be applied to the wrench area, or as of which is color-coded). Only the
klers with 1/2 NPT connections. Higher applicable, an adjustable wrench is to correct color-coded wax is to be
levels of torque may distort the sprin- be applied to the wrenching flanges. used, and retouching of wrench flats
kler inlet and cause leakage or impair- and frame arms is only permitted at
ment of the sprinkler. When installing wax coated sprinklers the time of initial sprinkler installation.
with an adjustable wrench, additional With the steel rod heated as previ-
Do not attempt to make up for insuf- care needs to be exercised to prevent
ficient adjustment in the escutcheon ously described, touch the rod to the
damage to the wax coating on the area requiring additional wax with the
plate by under- or over-tightening the sprinkler wrench flats or frame arms
sprinkler. Readjust the position of the rod angled downward, and then touch
and, consequently, exposure of bare the wax stick to the rod approximately
sprinkler fitting to suit. metal to the corrosive environment. 1/2 inch away from the area requiring
Horizontal Sidewall Sprinklers The jaws of the wrench should be retouching. The wax will melt and run
The Series TY-L HSW Sprinklers must opened sufficiently wide to pass over down onto the sprinkler.
be installed in accordance with the the wrench flats without damaging the
following instructions: wax coating.
Note: Series TY-L HSW Sprinklers must be Before wrench-tightening the sprin-
installed with their centerline of waterway kler, the jaws of the wrench are to be
parallel to the ceiling and perpendicular to adjusted to just contact the sprinkler
the back wall surface. The word “TOP” on wrench flats. After wrench-tightening
the deflector must face upwards toward the sprinkler, loosen the wrench jaws
the ceiling. before removing the wrench.
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165°F (74°C) Unpainted

5.6 SIDEWALL 212°F (100°C) White 1, 2, 3
1/2” NPT (TY3311)
280°F (138°C) Blue N/A

1. Listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) for light or ordinary hazard occupancies
2. Listed by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. for use in Canada (C-UL) for light or ordinary hazard occupancies
3. Approved by FM Global (FM Approvals) for light hazard occupancies
N/A – Not Applicable


Care and term integrity of the corrosion-resistant

coating, as it may be affected by the
Maintenance corrosive conditions present.
The owner is responsible for the
TYCO Series TY-L 5.6K Standard inspection, testing, and maintenance of
Response, Standard Coverage, Hori- their fire protection system and devices
zontal Sidewall (HSW) Sprinklers must in compliance with this document, as
be maintained and serviced in accor- well as with the applicable standards
dance with this section. of the National Fire Protection Asso-
Before closing a fire protection system ciation (e.g., NFPA 25), in addition to
main control valve for maintenance the standards of any other authorities
work on the fire protection system that having jurisdiction. Contact the install-
it controls, permission to shut down the ing contractor or product manufacturer
affected fire protection system must be with any questions.
obtained from the proper authorities It is recommended that automatic
and all personnel who may be affected sprinkler systems be inspected, tested,
by this action must be notified. and maintained by a qualified Inspec-
Absence of an escutcheon, which is tion Service in accordance with local
used to cover a clearance hole, may requirements and/or national codes.
delay the time to sprinkler operation in
a fire situation.
Sprinklers that are found to be leaking
or exhibiting visible signs of corrosion
must be replaced.
Automatic sprinklers must never be
painted, plated, coated or otherwise
altered after leaving the factory. Modi-
fied or over-heated sprinklers must be
Care must be exercised to avoid
damage to the sprinklers before,
during, and after installation. Sprin-
klers damaged by dropping, striking,
wrench twist/slippage, or the like, must
be replaced.
Frequent visual inspections are rec-
ommended to be initially performed for
corrosion resistant coated sprinklers,
after the installation has been com-
pleted, to verify the integrity of the cor-
rosion-resistant coating. Thereafter,
annual inspections per NFPA 25 should
suffice; however, instead of inspecting
from the floor level, a random sampling
of close-up visual inspections should
be made, so as to better determine the
exact sprinkler condition and the long
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P/N 53 — XXX — X — XXX



113 5.6K HSW (1/2” NPT) TY3311 NATURAL

1 165 165°F (74°C)
6 212 212°F (100°C)
7 280 280°F (138°C)
8 200 200°F (93°C)
9 286 286°F (141°C)
* 165°F and 212°F only
000 OPEN***


Limited Ordering Wax Sticks

(for retouching wrench-damaged
Warranty Procedure wax coating)
Specify: (specify color) Color-coded
For warranty terms and conditions, visit Contact your local distributor for avail- Wax Sticks for retouching (specify tem
www.tyco-fire.com. ability. When placing an order, indicate perature rating) temperature-rated
the full product name and part number Series TY-L Sprinklers, P/N (specify):
(P/N). Red for 165°F . . . . . . . . . . . . . P/N 56-065-1-155
Sprinkler Assemblies with Blue for 212°F and 280°F . . . . P/N 56-065-1-286
NPT Thread Connections Notes:
Specify: Series TY-L 5.6K Horizon- • Each wax stick is suitable for retouching
tal Sidewall Standard Response up to 25 sprinklers.
Sprinklers, SIN T Y3311, Tem-
perature Rating (specify), Finish • The wax used for 280°F sprinklers is
(specify), and P/N (specify from the same as for 212°F sprinklers, and,
Table B) therefore, the 280°F sprinkler is limited to
the same maximum ceiling temperature
Sprinkler Wrenches as the 212°F sprinkler (i.e., 150°F).
Specify: W-Type 9 Sprinkler Wrench,
P/N 56-000-1-849
Specify: W-Type 7 Sprinkler Wrench,
P/N 56-850-4-001

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