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Thursday, 26 November 2015

So there is such a thing as a free lunch!

Lunch & Learn at Irish Water Treatment Contractors

IPS Flow Systems has recently presented a series of Lunch & Learn seminars to the Water consultancy and contracting sector in Ireland. The subjects covered included Material Selection & Chemical Compatibility in Municipal Water Systems and Environmental Protection through Double Containment Systems in Dosing Plants.

The Seminars formed the basis of round table discussions with contracts managers, engineers and project managers on innovative solutions to common problems in the Municipal Water Sector. IPS are very keen to collaborate with clients on challenging applications. One key system that was enthusiastically received was DuoSafe FLEX.

DuoSafe Flex is engineered for applications where long, continuous lengths of small diameter double contained pipe is required. It is ideal for point to point dosing applications in water treatment where there may be multiple dosing points drawing from a single chemical storage unit. The system uses high quality flexibles that are manufactured as double contained products in a single extrusion process. They are supplied either in standard coil lengths of up to 300 metres, or may be cut to specific shorter lengths or specially manufactured in longer coils should the job require it. Connections between lengths or at termination points are made using a special range of rigid PVC-U fittings.

If you would like more information on DuoSafe Flex or are interested in hosting a Lunch & Learn seminar at your company, please contact Mark Casciani at

Friday, 2 October 2015

An Indian Summer......

Well, here we are in October, already in to the final quarter of 2015 and who would have thought the penultimate sales meeting of the year would see most of the IPS sales team posing for a group photograph in short sleeved shirts.....??!!

From left to right - Kevin Curran, Les Walker, Mark Casciani, Paul Wright, Andrew Lamb, Andy Robins, Peter Noyce, Dave Whalley, Ian McNicol, Kevin Davidson, and Terry Duell.

We're already making plans for our big anniversary weekend later this month and I'm sure afterwards we'll manage to find at least a couple of photographs which are suitable for the public domain.....

On a more business-like note, October is scheduled to be an even busier month than usual with three trade exhibitions scheduled:-

If you get a chance, please come and visit our stand at any of the above shows where we would be delighted to discuss the latest additions to the IPS product range, namely Kessel Hybrid Drainage and Backwater Protection systems, and RM Press-Fit metallic piping systems.

Have a great weekend everyone and let's hope you all enjoy the same sunny weather as we are enjoying here in the beautiful North-East region of the UK.  

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Exhibition Season Approaches Fast.....

Whilst Autumn may already be upon us, here at IPS Flow Systems we are far from slowing down towards the end of the year.

In fact, the next few months should be one of our busiest periods in terms of UK trade exhibitions.

With two new exciting product ranges now in stock (Kessel Hybrid Drainage Systems and RM Pressfit systems) we will be featuring these, together with some of our traditional product lines, at the forthcoming exhibitions:-

Water Sewerage & Waste one day shows:-

Warrington Thursday 24th September, The Park Royal Hotel, M56 Junction 10.

Peterborough Thursday 8th October, Holiday Inn West A1(M) Junction Wood.

Gatwick Thursday 5th November, Copthorne Hotel Effingham, close to M23 Junction 10.

For anyone interested in the Kessel range, our National Product Manager, Dave Whalley will be in attendance at all of the above exhibitions and will be on hand to answer any requests for information or any of your technical questions. Dave can be contacted on 07469 859871.

Flood Defence and Prevention Expo 14-15th October ExCel London.

PHEX 2015 14-15th October Old Trafford, Manchester United Football Club

For anyone interested in the RM Pressfit range, our National Product Manager, Andy Cairns will be in attendance at the above exhibitions and will be on hand to answer any requests for information or to arrange any installation training. Andy can be contacted on 07469 854216.

All in all it looks like being an exciting few months and we'd love to see as many potential customers as possible at the above exhibitions.

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....