Prevents possible damage before the cover plate or escutcheon trim ring is installed.
Where there is a need for protecting automatic sprinklers from damage while in various states of install; the sprinkler shall be outfitted with a protective cap. Protective caps are used for the protection of the automatic sprinklers frangible glass operating element, frame, and deflector during the construction phase of a project. Protective caps shall be removed once the sprinkler system is placed in service as to not prevent the sprinkler from operating during a fire event. Protective Caps shall be provided to protect the integrity of the GL Series sprinklers; as manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.