A-4 Horizontal Sidewall Sprinkler - GL4231
Automatic Sprinklers Model GL4231 Horizontal Sidewall Recessed Horizontal Sidewall
The Globe Model GL4231 Residential Horizontal Sidewall Sprinklers have a durable design which utilizes a 3mm frangible glass ampule as the thermosensitive element. They feature economy, aesthetics and low flow.
The combination of the 3mm frangible glass ampule and specially designed deflector make the Model GL4231 Sprinklers the ultimate in life safety and fire control. These Globe Horizontal Sidewall and Recessed Horizontal Sidewall Residential Sprinklers have met the strict requirements of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. as described in the UL Standard for Residential Sprinklers for Fire Protection Service, UL 1626, and should be used accordingly. These sprinklers should also be installed in accordance with the appropriate NFPA Standard 13, 13D or 13R and under the direction of the approving authorities having jurisdiction.
The heart of Globe's Model GL4231 sprinklers proven actuating assembly is a hermetically sealed frangible glass ampule that contains a precisely measured amount of fluid. When heat is absorbed, the liquid within the bulb expands increasing the internal pressure. At the prescribed temperature the internal pressure within the ampule exceeds the strength of the glass causing the glass to shatter. This results in water discharge which is distributed in an approved pattern.
- Temperature Rating - 155°F (68°C), 175°F (79°C)
- Water Working Pressure Rating - 175 psi (12 Bars)
- Factory tested hydrostatically to 500 psi (34 Bars)
- Maximum low temperature glass bulb rating is
- Frame - bronze
- Deflector - brass
- Screw - brass
- Bulb seat - copper
- Spring - nickel alloy
- Seal - teflon
- Bulb - glass with alcohol based solution, 3mm size
- Escutcheon Assembly - steel
Sprinkler Temperature Rating/Classification and Color Coding
|Classification||Available Sprinkler Temperatures||Bulb Color||N.F.P.A. Maximum Ceiling Temperature|
|Sin Model||K Factor||Thread Size||Length||Finishes||155°F|
|1/2" NPT||2 1/2" (6.4 cm)||Factory Bronze
- Metric Conversions are approximate.
- 1Finishes available on special order.
- 2Available as C-U.L. listed corrosion resistant - must be polyester.
Horizontal Sidewall and Recessed Horizontal Sidewall
|Model||Maximum Area of Coverage||Minimum Water Discharge &
Pressures Needed Per Sprinkler*
|GL4231||12' x 12'||13 G.P.M. - 9.6 P.S.I.
|14' x 14'||15 G.P.M. - 12.8 P.S.I.|
|16' x 16'||16 G.P.M. - 14.5 P.S.I.|
|16' x 18'||19 G.P.M. - 20.5 P.S.I.|
|16' x 20'||23 G.P.M. - 30.0 P.S.I.|
Deflector distance 4" to 6" down from ceiling.
*When these sprinklers are used in NFPA 13 systems, A 0.1 design density minimum shall be utilized.
**Refer to page 2 of the Globe Residential Sprinkler Installation Guide for NFPA 13D and 13R requirements.
When ordering please specify the following.
- Model Number
- Finishes desired
- Quantity - Wrenches - P/N 325390
- Quantity - Recessed Wrenches - P/N 327102
- Quantity - Protective Caps - P/N 327109-CAP (Friction Fit Recessed)
Globe agrees to repair or replace any of its own manufactured products found to be defective in material or workmanship for a period of one year from date of shipment.
For specific details of our warranty please refer to Price List Terms and Conditions of Sale (Our Price List).
Bulletin: GL4231 Last Revised: September 2011 Revision: 3