Keraflo, the leading developers, designers and manufacturers of electronic tank management systems and delayed action mechanical float valves, are delighted to announce the launch of the UK’s first and only LPS1276 3.5.3 compliant Sprinkler Tank Fire Valve. When manufacturing a tank to LPS1276 3.5.3 standard, it is mandatory to use a valve to LPS-2083* to fill and maintain the level in an above ground suction tank for sprinkler systems. Fully tested and certified to LPS-2083, suitable for tanks with or without raised valve chambers, the FB Type Fire Sprinkler Tank Valves are the first products available on the market to comply with the LPCB’s Loss Prevention Standard LPS 2083.
Richard Braid, Keraflo MD comments: “Fire protection and fire spread reduction is such an important issue and one that as a sector we must get right by raising the bar in both Standards and top-performance, innovative, compliant products. As such, we’re delighted that this latest FB Type Fire Sprinkler Tank Valve, which has been subject to significant levels of investment in recent months, has successfully passed the testing by BRE to LPS2083 and is the only compliant product currently available to the market. Now, for any sprinkler tank to be signed off, it must have an approved valve. Failure to do so means that any tank manufacturer or contractor signing off the installation will be issued a non-compliance. As you’d expect, LPS calls for rigorous testing above and beyond normal testing – for example, one of the tests we’ve undergone, is the valve being heated for a staggering 6 months to replicate ageing.
“With added-value performance and installation benefits engineered into the product, three FB Type models are available – 1″, 2″ and 3″ – all fitted with ruggedised materials. The valve has a virtually indestructible core incorporating pressure compensated rotating ceramic discs with a non-wearing ceramic disc seal housed in a DZR brass body for extended durability. There are also flexible installation options, suitable for installation directly into a tank or raised valve chamber with a virtually unlimited range of opening and closing levels making it ideal for larger tanks.
“The exacting testing required by BRE has meant that we’ve been able to increase our already industry-leading 5-year warranty to an unprecedented 10-year warranty as standard. The launch of the FB Type Fire Sprinkler valves is a further endorsement of Keraflo’s commitment to providing Standard compliant solutions that offer the same failsafe, long-life operation that is the hallmark standard in mechanical float valves for the UK.”
For more technical and pricing information, call us on 0118 921 9920, or visit www.keraflo.co.uk
*The Requirements and Test Procedures for the LPCB Approval of Automatic Water Level Control Valves for use in Above Ground Suction Tanks for Sprinkler Systems” – published by BRE Global Ltd.