Tyco Fire Protection Products is launching its latest development in deluge valve technology at Intersec 2013. The DV-5 deluge valve combines remote-setting functionality with a compact, space-saving design, offering deluge and pressure-reducing capability in one product.
UL listed and VdS approved, the engineered valve is designed for installations which use a control room or panel to monitor and control fire protection systems in a selected area. The remote-resetting trim enables the DV-5 to be reset from one or more locations, providing enhanced health and safety benefits by reducing the need for maintenance personnel to operate in difficult to access or enclosed spaces.
“We have developed the DV-5 in response to the changing needs of our customers,” comments Wouter Bossink, director of marketing (EMEA), Water Fire Protection Products, Tyco Fire Protection Products. “Within certain projects where these valves are suitable, access can be very difficult so a solution was required to make the process of maintenance and repair easier. The remote reset function enables the product to be operated and de-activated from one or more remote locations. This removes the need for an engineer to manually re-set each valve following discharge, resulting in safer and more efficient maintenance.”
In addition to the remote resetting model, Tyco Fire Protection Products offers an alternative design of the DV-5 valve which features a pressure-reducing function to maintain the pre-set outlet pressure. This is particularly beneficial within large fire protection system. When multiple deluge valves operate simultaneously, pressure reducing deluge valves ensure that water pressure resources are balanced and there is an efficient use of overall capacity.
The DV-5 valve is supplied fully assembled and tested with a pre-attached trim, helping to reduce construction costs on-site. This ensures the valve is not only a more cost-effective solution, but also provides peace of mind that the robust components are ready for installation and operation.
Visitors to the Tyco Fire Protection Products stand at Intersec will be able to view the new product up close and discuss any queries with the team’s technical experts. “Intersec offers a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our latest developments,” adds Wouter. “By talking with our customers at such major exhibitions we can identify how their needs are changing and where our products can help to solve some of the complex operational challenges they face.”