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Thursday, 21 September 2017

UK Construction Week - Your Free Ticket is Just a Click Away!


Your Free Ticket is just a Click Away!

IPS Flow Systems and our manufacturing partner Kessel AG will be exhibiting the Kessel range of Pumping Stations, Back Water Protection Valves, and Shower Drain products at the @ukconstructionweek 2017.

Join us at #theNEC for the UK’s biggest construction event.  There will be live product demonstrations throughout the show. 


A single registration will give you access to all nine specialist shows including Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2017 running from 10th -12th October and Grand Designs Live which opens to the trade on 11th-12th October. 



Visit us in Hall 12, Stand C310


Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Halls: 9, 10, 11 and 12

Opening times: Tues 10th October: 10:00 - 17.00 | Wed 11th October: 10:00 – 17:00 | Thurs 12th October: 10:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Kessel - The name you can trust in backwater protection!

Kessel - the name you can trust in Backwater Protection
Backwater damage is a threat to millions of homeowners and builders, and never has the damage caused by flooding and backwater been as costly as today. However, many builders and homeowners remain unaware of the fact that they can and must protect themselves from backwater. Local authorities and insurance companies require such protection. Current climate changes, bring with them sudden torrential rainfall and flash flooding, especially in the summer months, requiring developers, local authorities, builders and homeowners to consider backwater protection. Backwater protection helps to maintain the value of properties and buildings in the long term. KESSEL and IPS Flow Systems are proactive in offering guidance in the use of backwater protection.



KESSEL sets standards in backwater protection


With the new premium backwater valve series Staufix SWA, Staufix FKA and Pumpfix F, KESSEL is setting standards in protection against backwater and flooded basements. This means that installation professionals and home owners both profit from a flexible modular system,  innovative installation, operation and maintenance solutions and the very highest quality and safety of the KESSEL backwater valves.


Backwater pumping station Pumpfix F


Backwater pumping station Pumpfix F

Backwater pumping station for wastewater with or without sewage. For interior installation in a concrete slab/floor or for installation in an exposed wastewater pipe. Available inlets / outlets Ø 110 - Ø 200.


Backwater valve Staufix FKA


Automatic backwater valve Staufix FKA

Automatic backwater valve for wastewater with or without sewage. For interior installation in a concrete slab/floor or for installation in an exposed wastewater pipe. Available inlets / outlets Ø 110 - Ø 200.


Backwater valve Staufix SWA



Backwater valve for wastewater (check your country's EN 13564 backwater valve requirements for what type of valve is certified for use in your situation). For interior installation in a concrete slab/floor or for installation in an exposed wastewater pipe. Available inlets / outlets Ø 110 - Ø 200.


IPS Flow Systems and our manufacturing partner Kessel AG will be exhibiting the Kessel range of Pumping Stations, Back Water Protection Valves, and Shower Drain products at the @ukconstructionweek 2017.





Join us at #theNEC for the UK’s biggest construction event.  There will be live product demonstrations throughout the show. 

A single registration will give you access to all nine specialist shows including Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2017 running from 10th -12th October and Grand Designs Live which opens to the trade on 11th-12th October. 





Visit us in Hall 12, Stand C310

Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Halls: 9, 10, 11 and 12

Opening times: Tues 10th October: 10:00 - 17.00 | Wed 11th October: 10:00 – 17:00 | Thurs 12th October: 10:00 – 17:00






Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Kessel Publish a New 3.2 Catalogue

KEN 3.2
KESSEL 3.2  Catalogue



Drainage specialists KESSEL have recently published their new product catalogue 3.2, a "must have" reference point for architects, consultants, planners and installers - it contains extensive information on over 1900 KESSEL products including; backwater valves, lifting stations, drains and channels, grease, oil, and sediment separators.

With the 3.2 Catalogue, KESSEL once again underlines its claim of "Leading in drainage" and presents a number of new products including the new Aqualift F XL & S XL package pumping stations and the all new Staufix backwater valve.

The new catalogue includes a number of editorial contributions and information on general topics such as the courses offered by KESSEL AG, the contact details and references to standards. Specific tips are provided throughout with links to the Internet at www.kessel.com. made easy with the introduction of QR codes, linking the analogue to the digital world. The user no longer needs to enter an Internet address, but can simply scan the QR code to go directly to the information required.

If you would like to receive your copy of the 3.2 Catalogue please contact our sales office on 0191 5213111 or pick one up at........






IPS Flow Systems and our manufacturing partner Kessel AG will be exhibiting the Kessel range of Pumping Stations, Back Water Protection Valves, and Shower Drain products at the @ukconstructionweek 2017.

Join us at #theNEC for the UK’s biggest construction event.  There will be live product demonstrations throughout the show. 

A single registration will give you access to all nine specialist shows including Timber Expo, Build Show, Civils Expo, Plant & Machinery Live, Energy 2017, Smart Buildings 2017, Surface & Materials Show and HVAC 2017 running from 10th -12th Octomer and Grand Designs Live which opens to the trade on 11th-12th October. 



Visit us in Hall 12, Stand C310

Venue: NEC, Birmingham

Halls: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Opening times: Tues 10th October: 10:00 - 17.00 | Wed 11th October: 10:00 – 17:00 | Thurs 12th October: 10:00 – 17:00







Thursday, 7 September 2017

AGRU - Piping Systems for Industrial Applications


IPS & AGRU - The Plastic Experts

IPS Flow Systems are stockist and distributors of AGRU industrial piping systems offering a wide range of pipes, fittings, valves and special components in materials such as PE, PP, PVDF and ECTFE.  The systems are ideal for the transportation of aggressive and acidic media.

High-grade piping systems made of plastic



AGRU Polyethylene and Polypropylene are important materials for industrial piping systems.  Chemical resistance, large temperature range and ease of installation are only a few essential advantages of these systems which can be used for the following applications:
  • Cooling water piping systems
  • Water treatment
  • Pressure piping in process plant applications
  • Chemical industry for the transport of aggressive media
  • Hospitals and Laboratories
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dairy Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

Fluoropolymers - for the highest demands



AGRU offers a complete range of piping components to meet the high demands for pipeline construction in the process industry.  PVDF is a material which distinguishes itself from other fluoropolymers due to its wide temperature range, pressure resistance and cleanliness.  ECTFE provides excellent chemical resistance in combination with high temperature stability.

Applications include:
  • Process lines in Chemical & Petrochemical industry
  • Washing Towers, reactors, agitators & centrifuges
  • Tank Lining
  • Ultrapure water applications
  • Process pipework in the food industry
  • Life Sciences
  • Heat Exchangers





Fluoropolymers - for the highest demands


AGRU double containment systems have been used in a wide range of applications successfully for many years and offer a system which is perfectly designed and adapted for each application.  Available in PP, PE and PVDF, the most common installation method is by butt welding which offers an easy, cost effective solution.


 


Applications:
  • Transport systems in the nuclear and chemical industries
  • Waste Water systems in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical & biotech industries
  • Pipelines for hazardous and corrosive media in underground installations
  • Pipelines inside buildings, to protect personnel & equipment.
For more information on the AGRU pipe, fittings & valve range please contact our sales office on 0191 521311 or to book our Demo Van register here





Saturday, 2 September 2017

AGRU - Setting New Standards in Infra-Red (IR) Welding Technology


SP 110-S V3 - A World Debut!
AGRU have once again set the standards for Infra-Red (IR) welding technology with the introduction of the SP 110-S V3; suitable for all AGRU pipe components between 20mm and 110mm OD.  IPS Flow Systems will take possession of two new units in September to compliment our extensive range of welding equipment - Ask Us for a Demonstration

The SP 110-S V3 is the perfect welding machine for the following applications:
  • Semiconductor Industry
  • Water treatment
  • Industrial Applications
  • Chemical Industry
  • Hospitals and Laboratories
  • Food & Beverage
  • Dairy Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry

FOR ALL AGRU PIPING SYSTEMS
PE 100-RC, PP-H, PP-R, PP-Pure, Polypure, PVDF, PVDF-UHP, ECTFE, PFA, Poly-Flo, HV-liner piping systemAUTOMATIC WELDING
Excellent weld quality with 100% repeatabilityMAXIMUM PERFORMANCE
Agru have more than 20 years experience in infrared welding technologyALL-IN-ONE-BOX
Machine and accessories in a compact box with everything close at hand.

Fully Automated Welding Process

RFID data input allows system access and welder identification; with pre-programmed welding parameters the SP 110-S V3 offers complete control of the welding process. 




SP 110-S V3 - Safe & Secure
The new unit comes with a large touchscreen display with 3D animations that guide you through the welding process

Large Display with 3D Menu
Perfect Welds

 


All welding parameters are predefined by AGRU, such as temperature, pressure and time are controlled and constantly monitored and logged dependant on ambient temperature.  QA/QC guidelines for evaluating welds and precise bead measurement using the integrated calliper guarantee excellent and reliable weld quality.

For further information on the SP 110-S V3 please contact our sales office on 0191 5213111 or visit our website and book a demo   






Monday, 31 July 2017

AGRU GmbH - Leading the Way in PE100-RC


PE100-RC for Outstanding Crack Resistance




Agru continue to lead the world in the production of high-quality piping systems, semi-finished products, concrete protection liners and lining systems.  Their expertise in producing engineering plastics components and developing tailored solutions ensure that AGRU is present in virtually every industrial sector.

PE100-RC material is now readily available in Pipe, Fittings & Sheet from IPS Flow Systems in the UK and Ireland.

Modified PE100, which until recently was only used for special customer-specific applications, is now used throughout the entire AGRULINE product range. The main technical advantage of PE100-RC is that it is significantly more resistant to slow crack growth. This saves costs during installation, improves safety, and extends service life.

AGRU's latest development for fabrication and tank construction in sheets and welding rods made of PE100-RC is characterized by the excellent stress crack resistance.

PE100-RC material requirements

The full-notch creep test (FNCT as per ISO 16770) is a recognised test method for determining resistance to slow crack growth in polyethylene. After a wetting agent has been applied, a notched test specimen is exposed to tensile stress at a high temperature (80 °C). The minimum service life for PE 100-RC fittings must be > 8760 hours acc. to PAS 1075. In contrast to this, the required minimum service life for PE 100 components acc. to DVS 2205-1 is just 300 hours.

Agru PE100-RC - For Excellent Quality and Safety









For more information please contact IPS Flow Systems Sales Office on 0191 5213111


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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

IPS Introduce A New Range of Mist Nozzles





IPS Flow Systems are pleased to introduce a new range of low pressure water mist nozzles to complement our fire suppression products. Manufactured in Norway by Prevent Systems AS, automatic low pressure water mist nozzles are designed and tested for residential and domestic applications, as well as Ordinary Hazard classes OH-1, OH-2 and OH-3.

Our water mist nozzles were the first to be certified by LPCB and listed on Redbooklive.com  They are fully tested in accredited fire laboratories according to the following standards: BS 8458, BS 8489, BS 9252, INSTA 900-3, IMO Res. 265(84) Public Space and CEN Parking Test Protocol V1.


IPS Flow Systems have been supplying the UK fire protection market for over 20 years; we were the first to introduce CPVC pipe and fittings, demonstrating the cost benefits to installers and it is now used extensively throughout the industry.  Our mist nozzles continue to demonstrate our commitment to provide quality solutions at competitive prices.





Watch out for the flyer





We will be sending information out to all our customers and contacts in the coming weeks, if you can't wait (and we understand if you can't) please contact our sales office on 0191 5213111 or click the link below.



Thursday, 13 July 2017

IPS Continue to Strengthen its Sales Team



IPS completed its recent recruitment campaign and welcomed Michael Potter to the company this week.  After graduating from Teesside University in 2013, Michael worked in the commercial water feature industry for four years before moving back to Newcastle earlier this month.

On joining the company, Michael commented “I am delighted to have joined the sales team at IPS Flow Systems, having already dealt with many of them before in my previous job. I am looking forward to ‘learning the trade’ and helping IPS to continue to deliver their fantastic customer service.”

Michael is a big football fan (wonder who??), as well as being a keen photographer in his spare time.






Thursday, 29 June 2017

Twin Arrival!


Last month we told you about Terri from our purchasing team, who was starting her maternity leave in preparation for the arrival of her twins.

Well we are delighted to announce that Terri gave birth to twin boys, Luca and Noah, and they are all doing really well.

Now the fun begins!!!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Ride for Muscular Dystrophy Complete, as Andrew Lamb completes his 6th Vätternrundan




At 14:51 on Saturday 17th June, our Sales Manager, Andrew Lamb, pedalled over the finish line of Sweden’s largest cycling event after completing almost 16-hours of overnight riding in a bid to raise funds and awareness for Muscular Dystrophy UK.



Andrew, took part in the world’s largest recreational bike ride, the Vätternrundan. This truly challenging experience takes 23,000 cyclists around the 300km circuit of Sweden’s Lake Vättern, testing participants to the furthest extremes of their physical and mental capabilities. This year’s race took place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June; starting and ending in the beautiful town of Motala.





Andrew, inspired by the courage of a friend’s son, Peter Dent, who lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most severe form of the disease, decided to raise funds to help with research into this cruel and life-limiting condition.



Duchenne is serious condition that causes muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasingly severe disability. People living with the condition may struggle with the everyday actions others take for granted, from walking and climbing stairs, to blinking and smiling. For some, their heart and vital breathing muscles will weaken, cutting their lives short.



There are about 2,500 boys and young men known to be living with the condition in the UK at any one time. No cure or effective treatment has yet been discovered, but there is promising research into the condition.



Speaking of Andrew and his challenge Peter’s mother, Diane, was full of praise for his efforts and thankful for the continued donations to help find a cure for her son’s condition.



Diane said:

”It’s brilliant to see how much money has been raised for Muscular Dystrophy UK through Andrew’s challenge. Knowing how active in the community Andrew is, along with many charities he has supported in the past, we are so grateful that he has chosen to support our fight this time around.”



Stuart Murray, Regional Development Manager for the North East and Cumbria at Muscular Dystrophy UK, said:

“We are hugely thankful to have Andrew’s support this year. Life for children and young people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy could be very different – research is at a critical stage. By raising just £170, people can fund a full day of a scientist’s work developing potential treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Every day counts. Through Andrew’s epic effort on his bike we can continue to grow the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund, which will support treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and help build a clear pathway from the lab to those affected.”

Andrew would like to tank all of those companies, friends and colleagues who have supported his efforts this year; there is still time to help this worthwhile cause with a donation to his challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/vatternrundenmsdchallenge

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

New Fire Suppression Stand For Firex International 2017 - Starts Today



IPS Flow Systems, are up and ready to welcome visitors to FIREX International which starts today at The Excel in London.  This is the only event that connects the global fire and security markets giving access to the very latest technology from suppliers across the world.

Over the course of the last 20 years, the UK has witnessed a “quiet revolution” in the uptake and use of Automatic Fire Sprinkler systems to combat fire in Residential buildings.

IPS the UK’s leading supplier of CPVC Fire Sprinkler products will be exhibiting our new range of mist nozzles and there will be demonstrations of the RM Pressfit system.

Our Guys are waiting!



   Register Here and come and see us on Stand C180




Monday, 19 June 2017

Firex 2017 - Focus on New Products


IPS Introduce a range of Mist Nozzles

With only one day to go before the start of Firex International today we want to give you a peek of something new from IPS. 


  
IPS Flow Systems will introduce a range of mist nozzles from Prevent Systems which are designed for protecting lives, buildings and/or specific equipment. The nozzles will form part of our fire suppression range and will be on show at the exhibition.

We will also be featuring our RM Pressfit range which will include demonstrations,






Come along to see us on Stand C180!

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

IPS at Firex 2017 - A Spotlight On CPVC




This year IPS Flow Systems will exhibit at Firex International 2017 showcasing some well known products as well as introducing new ones. 

CPVC fire sprinkler systems offers all of the fire protection and reliability of traditional piping systems.  In addition, because material costs are low and installation is simpler, the total installed costs of this superior system is less expensive than systems made from metallic materials.

CPVC provides a tough, smooth, large internal diameter pipe which has very low friction loss (Hazen-Williams C Factor=150). Unlike metal systems, the material is highly resistant to corrosion, pitting and scale build-up, giving long term reductions in maintenance costs. These exceptional hydraulic characteristics can allow down-sizing to smaller diameters, reducing material and installation costs.

On site, sprinkler contractors can fabricate CPVC systems much more easily than metal systems. Materials can therefore be delivered directly to the job site with no prefabrication - providing a significant cost saving. Also CPVC fire sprinkler pipe and fittings weigh a lot less than metal, making them easier to handle during transport and installation.

CPVC piping is also a very clean product to install. Secure joints are made using a cold solvent cement welding process which requires only a few simple tools. Correct lengths can be cut and prepared on the spot, eliminating saws, threading machines and torches. There is no oil or grease on the pipe - as is often the case with steel - which minimises the risk of damage or mess in the work area. This is especially important in retro-fit applications, where costly damage to decor is always a possibility.

Another key factor for retro-fit installations is that buildings can be occupied while fitting a CPVC system. Hotels, for instance, don't have to lose occupancy - and revenue - because of the speed and ease of the installation process.

No other fire sprinkler system offers all the advantages of CPVC. Unsurpassed fire protection. Simply, sure installation. Proven long-term reliability. All significantly lower cost. CPVC fire sprinkler systems are simply the best choice for cost effective fire protection.


Come along to see us on Stand C180!