Flue Keeper™ 2019-01-20T23:10:52+00:00

PALLET RACK FLUE PROTECTION
for Transverse Flue Spaces

PALLET RACK FLUE PROTECTION

Flue Keeper

The Original Flue Keeper™ was designed to keep boxes from encroaching into the transverse flue space in order to improve sprinkler penetration to products within the pallet rack structure. These flue stops meet NFPA standards and all fire codes in the US. The easy to use brackets allow for quick and effortless installation. US Patent #7,857,152.

  • Allows your sprinkler system to function as designed
  • Provides 3″ transverse flue space on each side of rack post (6″ total)
  • Heavy duty tube member designed for up to 48″ frames (deeper by special request)
  • Bolt-less front and rear beam type connections make for easy installation, without any special tools or skills
  • Can be used at pallet and/or product elevations
  • Satisfies insurance company guidelines and local building inspector criteria (may be required by International Fire Code 2012 Edition)
  • Connectors available for all major rack brands
  • Suitable for new installations or scheduled retrofit programs

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Original Flue Keeper™

Original Flue Keeper™

The Original Flue Keeper™ was designed to keep boxes from encroaching into the transverse flue space in order to improve sprinkler penetration to products within the pallet rack structure. These flue stops meet NFPA standards and all fire codes in the US. The easy to use brackets allow for quick and effortless installation. US Patent #7,857,152.

HD Flue Keeper™

HD Flue Keeper™

Similar to the Original HD Flue Keeper™, this stop prevents transverse flue encroachment but was designed specifically for use with palletized goods. US Patent #7,857,152.

HD Structural Flue Keeper™

HD Structural Flue Keeper™

The Heavy Duty (HD) Structural Flue Keeper™ was designed to attach to structural pallet racking.

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Excerpts from submittal requirements | Rack Flue Spaces-CFC 3208.03 – Requirements for flue spaces within the rack storage are provided in CFC Table 3208.3 (attached). Single and double row racks shall be equipped with a transverse flue space. A mechanical means shall be provided to maintain the transverse flue space at the uprights (Attachment 7, Method 1). The device and its installation method shall be identified on the plan. Transverse flue spaces between uprights shall be marked with a 3 or 6 inch yellow strip on the load beam with words in red that read, “Keep Clear,” as indicated below. Durable vinyl tape, paint, or other methods as approved by OCFA may be used.