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Series FR 500
Thermostatic Freeze Relief Kits
Sizes: 18", 14", 12 "and 34" (3, 8, 15 and 20mm)
Series FR 500 Thermostatic Freeze Relief Kits are designed to keep water from freezing in the backflow preventer, while avoiding discharges based on the air temperature dropping below freezing. Series FR 500 thermostatically measures the water temperature and opens at 35F (1.6C) and closes at 40F (4.4C).

FR 500

Compact Easy to Install Low Maintenance Controlled by Water Temperature vs. Air Temperature IAPMO Approved

2516" (59mm) 1316" (30mm) W/plug Test Cock (optional)

214" (58mm) 314" (82mm)

A thermostatic freeze relief kit shall be installed on the backflow preventer to prevent freezing. The relief kit shall thermostatically measure the water temperature and open at 35F (1.6C) and close at 40F (4.4C). Relief kit shall be a Watts Regulator Company Series FR 500.

2" (51mm) UELC


" (16mm)

Body: Springs: Internals: Bronze Stainless Steel DZR Brass
Sizes: 18" and 14" (3 and 5mm) Sizes: 12 " and 34" (15 and 20mm)

Discharge Rate (Full Open)

lpm gpm 34.1 9 30.3 26.5 22.7 18.9

Pressure Temperature
Working Temperature: 35F (1.6C) Maximum Pressure: 175psi (12.06 bar)

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0
0 0 20 1.38 40 2.76 60 4.14 80 5.52 100 6.89 120 8.27 140 160 180 psi 9.65 11.03 12.41 bar


15.1 11.4 7.6 3.8 0

Note: Care should be given to ensure that discharged water will be adequately piped away from areas where slipping on ice could be a danger, like roadways and pathways.

Line Pressure

Watts product specifications in U.S. customary units and metric are approximate and are provided for reference only. For precise measurements, please contact Watts Technical Service. Watts reserves the right to change or modify product design, construction, specifications, or materials without prior notice and without incurring any obligation to make such changes and modifications on Watts products previously or subsequently sold.

USA: 815 Chestnut St., No. Andover, MA 01845-6098; Canada: 5435 North Service Rd., Burlington, ONT. L7L 5H7;

Water Safety & Flow Control Products

ES-FR500 0619

Watts Regulator Company, 2005