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Monday, 17 August 2015

New IPS Handbook - 25th Anniversary Edition

Hopefully by now all of our customers will have received the latest IPS Handbook showcasing our comprehensive range of thermoplastic piping systems, tools, welding equipment and accessories.

Just a gentle reminder, until 31 August 2015, you can win a brand new iPad Air 2 with built in WiFi by sending us a photograph of the oldest IPS Handbook in your possession.

Simply email a photograph of the front cover to

The winner will be selected by random draw on Tuesday 1 September 2015.

Should you or any of your colleagues require any additional copies of the handbook just email to

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Monday, 10 August 2015

Meet Mark Casciani – our new Business Development Manager for Ireland.

I’m absolutely delighted to be the newest (but unfortunately not the youngest) member of the IPS Business Development Team.

My background over the last 17 years is in fluid control and processing, having had very successful tenures with SMC Pneumatics (Ireland) and Amazon Filters (UK) Limited. I’m quietly confident that many years of experience in successfully introducing a UK based business to the Irish market is going to be of great value in my new role.

Over the coming weeks and months I will be concentrating on introducing myself to our existing customers in Ireland as well as introducing IPS to a wider audience. The product range is extensive, making our potential in Ireland limitless!

I was attracted to IPS Flow Systems because there is a clear commitment to delivering service that is second to none. It’s really refreshing to find a company that is bucking the trend and putting significant investment into comprehensive stock holding in order to serve our customers in a way that’s unmatched by the competition.

When not hard at it, I love getting into the outdoors. I’ve recently returned from the Austrian Alps – a paradise for walkers and mountaineers! I’m also kept busy as a volunteer with Mountain Rescue in Co. Wicklow.

I’m looking forward to getting stuck in – watch this space for further news on our developments in Ireland!

Friday, 31 July 2015

IPS Handbook - 25th Anniversary Edition

Well folks, after many long, hard months of dedication and commitment by our marketing department, the latest IPS Handbook is now readily available.

The Handbook features the full range of IPS thermoplastic piping systems together with a number of new product lines which we are launching for the first time ever in the UK.

As well as our standard products, we also feature the new Praher M1 Ball Valve and the new PolyFlo double containment piping system from Agru.
For customers using our PVC-u piping systems we now have the new THF free solvent cement (Weld-On 919XG) from IPS Corporation, available from stock.

We also have information on our new metallic Press-fit system from Raccorderie Metalliche in Mantova, Italy as well as our new backwater protection and hybrid drainage systems from Kessel in Lenting, Germany.  These two new product ranges have their own technical catalogues and price lists. 

If you are an existing customer then your own free copy of the new Handbook will be delivered in the next week or so and if you would like any additional copies for your colleagues, then please contact us at

Ok that's the hard sell over and done with - now for a little bit of fun...!!

As part of our 25th anniversary celebrations we are having a little competition so to win a brand new iPad, simply take a photo of the oldest IPS Handbook you may still have and email it to

By way of a clue, our very first Handbook was published way back in 1995.

The competition closes on 31st August 2015 and the winner will be announced on Tuesday 1st September 2015.  

Friday, 24 July 2015

Vätternrundan 2015

The world’s largest recreational bike ride, the Vätternrundan, is a truly challenging experience. 
The 300 km circuit of Lake Vättern tests all the participants to the furthest extremes of their physical and mental capabilities. The race takes place in June each year and starts and ends in the town of Motala. This year marked the 50th anniversary of this prestigious event.

Last month, as in previous years, three madcap cyclists from IPS Flow Systems joined another twenty or so from our parent group Indutrade AB.

Pictured above from left to right are, Paul Johnson our new Internal Sales Engineer, Caroline Riley, our Accounts Administrator, and Andrew Lamb our National Projects Manager.

Starting out at 10.00pm on a beautiful Friday evening, they cycled for almost 12 hours and including some much needed pit stops and refuelling breaks, finished the course at just after 1.00pm on Saturday afternoon making a total completion time of around 15 hours - a fantastic achievement!

Apologies in advance for the quality of the photo below but you get the gist....

Anyhow, we're pleased to report everyone finished the course safe and sound and despite some mutterings of "Never Again!" we know the training will be starting soon for next years' event.  Onwards and upwards....

Friday, 17 July 2015

ISO 9001 Accredited CPVC Installer Training

Does your company install fire sprinkler systems for both commercial and domestic/residential occupancy?

Have your sprinkler fitters received the appropriate training under ISO 9001 and do they carry the required photo ID card which is valid for 2 years?
If so, then great, you're right up to speed.  If not, then what can you do?  Quite simply contact us here at IPS Flow Systems on +44 (0)191 5213111 and speak to our Sales Office to arrange the next available training session.
We have a team of regional Instructors trained and qualified by our manufacturing partners to provide you with up to date on-site training.
You can also download our Design and Installation Guide together with our current price list at our dedicated fire protection website.  Just follow the simple registration process and we will keep you up to date with all the latest product developments and approval information.
Just click on our website at and follow the link to our dedicated fire protection site.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

25th Anniversary Celebrations Continue.....

If you have been reading our blog recently, you will already know that 2015 is a special year for all of us here at IPS Flow Systems with the company celebrating 25 years in business.

We have been running various promotions throughout the year and as July is our official birthday month, we decided to have a 25th anniversary buffet lunch for all our staff.

A fantastic array of goodies was all prepared and assembled by our Sales Administrator, Claire Carroll and we think she could easily take up a second career in catering....!!

During the remainder of 2015 we will be running a series of special promotions, focusing on different product ranges each month, so please check our website for further details.

Finally, we would not be here celebrating this special occasion without you, our valued customers, so we would like to take take this opportunity to say a huge "Thank You" for your continued support and we look forward to you joining us for the next 25 years of this epic journey.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

BlazeMaster - How Fire Sprinklers Work

For more than 20 years now, IPS Flow Systems has been instrumental in the development of CPVC Fire Sprinkler Systems in the UK and Ireland and it's fair to say there is now widespread acceptance of this system as opposed to more traditional materials, especially in the domestic and residential fire sprinkler market.

The CPVC system is fully tested and approved by UL, FM and LPCB, as well as being accepted by all leading insurers. In the UK the product has also been tested and is listed by WRAS for use with wet fire sprinkler systems.

The short video below (courtesy of The Lubrizol Corporation) might help dispel some of the urban myths surrounding the installation of fire sprinklers and how they operate in a real-life fire situations.

Here at IPS Flow Systems we hold substantial stocks of pipes, fittings, hangers, valves, controls, accessories and just about anything else you think you might need to install a fire sprinkler system!
All orders placed before 4.30pm can be delivered to your works or site address the very next day - either on our own fleet of vehicles or our appointed national carriers.

IPS Flow Systems is the only company in the UK who can offer certified installer training, accredited by SGS under ISO 9001.  Once approved, all installers are given an individual photo ID skill card which can be carried on to site for inspection by the relevant authorities.  

Please feel free to register on our dedicated fire sprinkler website at

For further information on this system or any of our other product ranges, please call our sales office on +44 (0)191 5213111 or email to

And finally, please remember - FIRE SPRINKLERS SAVE LIVES!