Welcome to our second fire protection newsletter of 2010. We hope you find something of interest in this issue - particularly our special offer!
Whilst we all acknowledge the current financial climate is still difficult, hopefully the green shoots are starting to show in all markets, and with that in mind we'll start with a quick update on prices.
As you may know, our list pricing for CPVC fire sprinkler products has remained unchanged since 1st May 2008 and we will endeavour to extend this until the end of 2010.
Please contact our sales office it you would like additional hard copies or download the latest version of our price list at www.ips-blazemaster.com.
At IPS we believe that we deliver the best service on CPVC fire sprinkler systems.
Maintaining this standard requires a major commitment to stock to enable us to respond instantly to orders. Remember that we process orders every weekday until 4.30pm for delivery to site the following day, regardless of the order size. What's more we complete more than 95% of all orders, first time.
You can 'Take a look inside' our facilities by clicking on the link further down in the right hand column of this newsletter.
In our previous issue we provided some simple guidelines on where CPVC fire sprinkler systems can be used. We also provided a simple one-page guide to suitable applications. If you missed this information, you can download the guide by clicking here.
While CPVC has proved to be very popular it is also very relevant to remember that there are many applications for which CPVC should not be used. Read more...
Installing CPVC piping should be a simple matter. If jointing instructions are properly followed, a leak-proof joint is guaranteed. Of course this in not always the case - so how can failures be avoided?
The number one problem is insufficient solvent cement. Cement should be applied first to pipe, then to fitting, then to pipe again. We also recommend that the first coat on the pipe is "worked in" to the surface by running the applicator around the surface a few times. Make sure that all the area to be jointed is coated. Also make sure that assembly is made while all surfaces are still wet.
The photo above shows what happens if insufficient solvent cement is used. If you study closely you will see that there are lots of "dry" areas.
Make sure that all installers are properly trained, and follow the installation instructions at all times. If you don't have a copy, download them from
This month we are offering all our valued customers the opportunity to try our latest F-1000 digital Flowmeter free of charge for one month. This simple to use, battery operated meter mounts directly into the branch of the installation tee. To find out more click here.
IPS Flow Systems are the UK's largest specialist supplier of CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems. To view our full price list click here.
Busy estimators planning fire sprinkler systems will find our CPVC Installed Cost Calculator an invaluable tool.
The Excel based tool includes the fully priced IPS range of CPVC fire sprinkler system products as well as an estimated fitting time for all items. Users can enter quantities from a bill of materials as well as the labour cost per hour. The total project cost is automatically calculated.
The calculator is available free of charge. To download click here.