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Friday, 23 December 2016


Who needs reindeer when you can have The New IPS Demo Van?

Well Folks - That's Almost it for 2016!

Thank you to all of our customers old and new for the continued support in 2016; it has been a challenging year - but with your help we have had another great year!

2017 will be even better and we look forward to developing closer ties with all our customers!

Keep any eye out for some exciting new products and developments.

Wishing You All

A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy & Prosperous New Year




Tuesday, 20 December 2016






IPS welcome Heathcliffe Schofield to the team


IPS Flow Systems are delighted to announce the appointment of Heathcliffe Schofield as Business Development Manager for South West England & South Wales.
Heathcliffe has spent most of his adult life in and around the industrial plastics industry and has a wealth of experience in fabrication, pipe fitting and sales and has been involved in a number of multimillion pound projects.
He is, in his own words a 'real petrol head with a liking for anything with a four stroke internal combustion engine'.  He has travelled extensively and has developed his own eclectic style (we'll let you decide). 
Although music and cooking are big parts of his life - he is first and foremost a husband, father and dog walker!
Heathcliffe will join the company in the New Year and is keen to 'hit the ground running'.
 

Saturday, 17 December 2016

End of an Era as Les Walker hangs up his 'Sprinkler Head'


Au revoir Les !!

IPS said goodbye to Les Walker after 22 years this week.

Directors and staff gathered to thank Les for his hard work, commitment and friendship and to present a voucher for him to enjoy with Mary, his wife.

Les along with Kevin Curran (MD) was instrumental in the introduction and development of CPVC fire sprinkler products into the UK market and Kevin wanted to recognise the role Les played in making IPS the UK's leading distributor of CPVC fire sprinkler pipe and fittings.

In his time at IPS Les has been involved in some prestigious projects including the supply of material used to protect the athletes village in London 2012, a project which had some difficult challenges but a project that was delivered on specification, on time and on budget.

CPVC fire sprinkler systems are life safety systems, and Les was very passionate about developing a training program for installers and oversaw the introduction of the IPS skills card (the UK's first CPVC skills card).

Les is a great friend and supporter of BAFSA and has sat on a number of committees including the technical and the skills & development committee, which has seen the introduction of the Level 2 Certificate in Fire Sprinkler Installation qualification, currently being delivered through the Manchester, Neath Port Talbot , and Llandrillo Colleges.

We are sure that everyone who has met Les and gained from his considerable experience will join us at IPS in wishing him and Mary a very long and happy retirement!!


Friday, 16 December 2016

Praher M1 Ball Valve to feature in Wet News

The Praher M1 Ball valve from IPS Flow Systems will feature in the January 2017 edition of Wet News. If you can't wait, the electronic version will be ready to view on 19th December 2016.

The valve features:- 
  • Modular design: allows for easy transfer between different configurations.
  • Silicon-free
  • Buttress thread for perfect fit of the union nut
  • Integrated Fixing Points
  • Modular Adapter Set Available for actuators & limit switches
  • Cushion O-ring for PTFE-seat
  • Double sealed shaft
  • Locking handle as Standard (Lock not Supplied)

The M1 Valve is ideal for use in industrial, chemical & water treatment applications.  For further details or a copy of our handbook contact our sales team on freephone 0800 975 7971


Monday, 12 December 2016

KESSEL SmartSelect - Product selection with the golden touch!

What is SmartSelect?
SmartSelect is your tool for the professional specification of lifting stations, grease separators and floor drains. Discover the added value of this free of charge specification tool at www.smartselect.kessel.com


Three systems, specification made easy. 


Designed for efficiency 
When KESSEL developed SmartSelect they asked themselves, what does specification software need to offer, in order to easily support the specifying engineer on a day to day basis. The result is:



How it works:
Here is a brief description of the basic SmartSelect functions. While using SmartSelect, helpful 'hint' boxes automatically open to guide you through the specification process.


  • Choose between the SmartSelect specification program for lifting stations, grease separators or floor drains.
  • Choice of languages available.
  • Clear step by step questions with illustrations guide you through all the required inputs for your specific project.
  • The help function describes the current specification step and delivers valuable information.
  • Information for your project is entered in multiple steps, beginning with the number of drainage fixtures in a building and ending with the type of fittings and pressure pipe used.
  • The navigation menu allows you to jump directly to the desired specification step.
  • File and track all of your projects electronically.
For more information and assistance on KESSEL SmartSelect please visit www.smartselect.kessel.com or contact our sales office on 0191 521 3111.