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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

IPS declare 'WAR' on flooding with the Universal Fit - Water and Rodent Non Return Valve



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onxbPfKh6f4



Universal Fit Water and Rodent Non-Return Valve



50% of all flood damage is caused by backflow of sewers into properties via sanitary pipework.  The Universal Water & Rodent NRV is a simple, cost effective way to protect your property.

Advantages of using the Water & Rodent NRV...

It's fin design allows it to fit into both clay & plastic pipes

It's shaped flap will allow it to open - even on a bend!

And..

It's lockable, to allow for maintenance.

For more information or to order visit our website


Universal Fit Water and Rodent Non-Return Valve


The Universal Fit Water and Rodent non-return valve is a simple, cost effective start in protecting our properties.




Monday, 20 November 2017

Fire Sprinklers save lives. So why is there still a price being put on peoples lives?

The effects of a fire can be devastating... loss of life, property damage, service disruption.

These things can all be avoided by retro-fitting Fire Sprinklers to vulnerable buildings such as high-rise buildings, commercial, industrial and some residential properties.

There is the misconception that fire sprinklers are expensive and cause disruption to residents and businesses. However this couldn't be further from the truth when installing a CPVC fire sprinkler system.

There are numerous benefits to using CPVC fire sprinklers including faster completion and less downtime. Plus buildings can still be occupied while CPVC fire sprinklers are being fitted.

CPVC fire sprinklers are an affordable solution that save lives.

"You simply can't put a price of peoples lives."

Fire Sprinklers save lives.
It is now estimated that 71 people lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower disaster.


According to the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Fire Association (BAFSA), it's estimated that the cost to fit fire sprinklers in the Grenfell Tower block would have only been in the region of £1,150 per flat. That's around £200k across all apartments. A small price to pay to prevent loss of life.


England's oldest hotel, built in 1769 was ruined by a fire in October 2016. The Royal Clarence Hotel, a historic landmark in Exeter is still closed today, a year after the blaze burnt it down. Plans have been submitted by the owner for the restoration of the hotel. We'd like to think that a fire sprinkler system is included in those plans.



Our children's lives are being put at risk every single day. Currently, fire sprinklers are mandatory in new school buildings in Scotland and Wales, but not in England and Northern Ireland. This has caused outrange and rightly so, especially when you consider that there are around 700 fires in UK schools every single year.

So what is being done to prevent disaster from fire?

There's been lots of talk about fire sprinkler systems since Grenfell last year. Jeremy Corbyn is now pushing for the Government to set aside £1 billions for sprinklers. This would be a hugely sensible move considering only 2% of UK council tower blocks have full sprinkler systems.

How can IPS Flow Systems help?

IPS Flow Systems stock CPVC pipe, fittings, tools and mist nozzles in our UK and Ireland warehouses avalaible for next day delivery.

We also provide certified third-party accredited installation training to ISO9001 specification.

You can read more about our CPVC fire sprinkler piping range here.

Have a question? Call our FREEPHONE number 0800 975 7971.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Kessel Webinar's Are Back! Can you afford to miss?

Webinar 4 "Pump Impellers – what KESSEL has, which one is right for you."


After a long summer break the popular Kessel Webinars are back and are an ideal way of keeping up to date with the latest developments without leaving your office.

KESSEL, from IPS Flow Systems offers a large range of pumps for use in their underground pumping stations and above ground lifting stations. Each of these pumps has an impeller which is one of the most critical parts of the entire system. The webinar will discuss what impellers KESSEL currently uses on their pumps, their characteristics and their applications.

Which impeller is best for your application? 

Join us on November 28th at 9:00 am GMT for the webinar and find out!


To Register please click HERE


Please complete the registration form to register for this free KESSEL-webinar. After you have submitted your contact details you will get an email containing the access code for the webinar.






Friday, 10 November 2017

Focus on Spears Manufacturing


Partners with IPS for almost 3 Decades

For the last 27 Years, IPS Flow Systems have been the U.K.'s leading supplier of industrial plastic piping systems.  What makes IPS a world class supplier is a philosophy based on quality, attention to detail and the expertise of our people. 

All of this is backed by partnerships with some of the world’s leading manufacturers, which includes Spears Manufacturing Co. the world’s largest producer of PVC-U and PVC-C pipe fittings.  

Spears has almost 50 years experience in thermoplastic injection molding and maintain total control of production from design concept to final shipment.


Fully Designed & Engineered

Today Spears has over one million square feet of manufacturing across four states, producing injection moulded products in diameters up to 16”, and fabricated fittings in diameters up to 24”. 


Extensive stocks = Exceptional Service

IPS has become a market leader, from our strategic, central UK location, we ship products daily throughout the UK, Europe and regularly worldwideWe keep extensive stocks of Spears fittings available for next day delivery, on orders placed before 4:30


For further information on the Spears Range please contact our sales office




IPS Flow Systems - Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co. Durham, DL16 6SB

0191 5123111









Thursday, 9 November 2017

AGRU Mineline - Abrasion Resistant Piping


All the advantages of PE and MORE!!

Mineline piping system is designed and tested especially for the transport of abrasive media.  The innovative multi-layer design guarantees robustness and dependability for a longer lifespan and higher cost efficiency.  The main applications are slurry lines in the mining industry or any other highly abrasive installation.

  

 

Economic

  • Longer service life due to the abrasion-resistant layer
  • Resists and prevents media adhesion
  • Better durability than conventional metal and PE pipes
  • Significantly longer maintenance intervals
  • Shorter downtime

Minimal thermal expansion
  • White outer - reflects sunlight
  • Reduced abrasion due to less snaking
  • Higher pressure rating and reliability of the system
Higher operational safety
  • High safety margin against water hammer & pressure surges
  • Protection of entire system - all fittings have the abrasion resistance layer.




Size Range: 63mm - 630mm

Pressure Rating: SDR17 & SDR 11

Who Produces it?


Mineline is produced by our manufacturing partner Agru, who continues to lead the world in the production of high-quality piping systems, semi-finished products, concrete protection liners and lining systems.  


IPS & AGRU - The Plastic Experts


For more information or to discuss a particular application for Agru Mineline,  please contact our sales office 0191 5213111

Thursday, 2 November 2017

IPS staff, sizing up the opportunities at Agru, Austria

IPS Staff, sizing up opportunities at Agru, Austria

In 2017, IPS Flow Systems continued its recruitment drive with new staff members in just about every department.  Training has always been high on the agenda at IPS and as well as embarking on a staff development program, the company has used the close relationships it has with its key suppliers to allow staff training visits to manufacturing sites around Europe.

Our manufacturing partner, 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.
IPS & AGRU - The Plastic Experts

For more information or to discuss a particular application, please contact our sales office 01901 5213111

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

IPS Demo Van - Successfully taking the company to our customers

IPS Flow Systems - Demo van... on the road to you

IPS Flow Systems have always provided our customers with full technical backup and support. With ever increasing pressures on time, it is not always possible for customers to visit suppliers and exhibitions to keep up-to-date with the latest technology.

The IPS Flow Systems demo van in action

In 2016 IPS introduced its demo van, following on from an idea by our colleagues at GPA. The van is designed to be as flexible as possible and can be arranged, to suit individual requirements with interchangeable product boards, a television for presentations and 230V and 110V power supplies.

The van has turned out to be a valuable asset and has been out every month during 2017, carrying out ‘lunch & learn’ product demonstrations, mini-exhibitions, seminars and staff training.

To learn more, or book a visit from the IPS demo van please call - Freephone: 0800 975 7971.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

IPS Flow Systems - Celebrate being a Quality Organisation


David Stidolph - Operations Director (IPS Flow Systems)


IPS Flow Systems, based in Seaham, County Durham are celebrating a successful audit by SGS to be certified to the new ISO9001:2015 & ISO14001/2015 Quality & Environment Standards. 

The Company worked with Guthrie & Craig who assisted with the transition of the management system following Annex SL, a new format which helps streamline the creation of new standards, and makes the implementation of multiple standards within one organization easier.

David Stiddolph, Operations Director at IPS commented that ‘IPS have always put quality at the heart of everything we do and the new standard focuses more on our key processes and systems in order to improve the business.  Some key areas are for forward planning, setting specific quality objectives and communicating these to our employees, adding value to our customers and getting their reaction on our performance.  Most importantly, it sets a level of good practice that is recognised throughout the world’. 

Kevin Curran, Managing Director congratulated David, who spearheaded the recent audit and the whole team at IPS ‘for a job well done!’


There's nothing like dressing up for the Job!!

Eric Davies from Kessel looking good in an IPS T-Shirt!

IPS Flow Systems and our manufacturing partner Kessel AG would like to thanks everyone who came to visit our stand at the recent UK Construction Week Exhibition where we exhibited the Kessel range of Pumping Stations, Back Water Protection Valves, and Shower Drain products.

We had a fantastic show welcoming many potential new customers and with over 100 leads from this years show, now the work begins!

Kessel 3.2 Catalogues ready to go!
We have recently sent out a copy of the new product catalogue 3.2 to everyone who registered on our stand.  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.

The IPS sales team are ready to deal with your enquiries; and so is Eric Davies from Kessel, looking resplendent in his new IPS/Kessel T-Shirt - so come on let's make them busy!!


Monday, 23 October 2017

New Staufix - Setting the Standard in Backwater Protection


Staufix backwater valves - BLACK is the new ORANGE!

Kessel are constantly putting existing products to the test, their focus is always on product quality so that they can guarantee functional reliability and easy installation.


With the Staufix  they have made the impossible possible and made the original valve even better!

Easy Installation

The new Staufix comes with removable inlet and outlets for easy installation.  It's integrated upper section has continuous height adjustment for installation in a concrete slab/floor, with the possibility of fitting in waterproof concrete.
The Staufix not only  has different technology but a new look too. This new backwater valve is black, to match the premium range of backwater valves from KESSEL AG. And it is much more compact than its predecessor. The one-handed snap closure on the cover and the additional nominal width Ø 100 mm make this new product very easy to handle. So the new Staufix  once again sets the standard in backwater protection!
Apart from the basic version, there is also the Staufix Control which is equipped with a signal sensor that triggers an alarm if backwater is detected. This offers home owners even greater security.
Backwater valve Staufix

Installation set the concrete slab


Thanks to the new installation set with vertically adjustable upper section, installing the Staufix backwater valve in the concrete slab/floor is particularly clean and convenient. Three different extension sections ensure additional flexibility for the installation. The upper section is available with a black cover or a recessed cover for on-site tiling.
Individually combinable

Removable two-way socket


The new two-way sockets are removable and therefore make installation of the Staufix easier and faster than ever before. The socket and spigots are available in the same size or different inlet and outlet sizes – and can be individually combined with two different drain bodies. If you have to join old pipes to new ones for structural alteration or renovation work, the two-way sockets offer flexibility
Alarm

Staufix Control with alarm


The new Staufix Control is particularly smart. It is equipped with an  alarm, which emits a visual and an acoustic warning signal in the event of backwater. This means that home owners are in full control – and always know what is happening in the basement.

quick-release closure

Tool-free servicing

The new Staufix is equipped with a one hand quick-release closure, which makes the cover particularly easy to open and close. For convenient maintenance without tools.


You can find out more about the Kessel range here or call our FREEPHONE number 0800 975 7971.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Benefits of CPVC Fire Sprinklers


Fire sprinkler systems made from CPVC offer a number of unique features and benefits and are an effective alternative to metal pipe fire sprinklers.

Here are just a few of the benefits of using CPVC fire sprinkler piping systems over metal systems such as steel and copper...
  • CPVC systems are low maintenance
  • 50 years life expectancy with a safety factor of 2:1
  • Non-corrosive compared to metal
  • Immune to the effects of pitting and scale build-up
  • CPVC will not sustain burning
  • Low smoke generation and low toxicity compared to other common building materials
  • Low-smoke generation
  • Easier to install than steel systems
  • No need for a soldering torch or heavy equipment
  • Fast installation thanks to the system's one-step low-VOC solvent cement joining process
  • On-site fabrication of CPVC systems is much easier than metal systems
  • Lightweight making piping and fittings easier to handle during transport and installation
  • No oil or grease needed minimising the clean-up process
  • More likely to perform reliabily during and after an earthquake than steel systems
  • Accepted by all leading insurers

During retrofits in existing buildings CPVC piping systems offer additional installation advantages...
  • Faster completion
  • Less downtime
  • Flexibility to install the system on walls or ceilings or in tight spaces
  • Less disruption to building occupants
  • Buildings can be occupied while fitting CPVC fire sprinkler systems. For example hotels don't have to lose occupancy and revenue because of the speed and ease of the installation process

CPVC fire sprinklers are commonly used in...
  • Hotels
  • Residential properties
  • High-rise buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Residential care homes
  • Schools/Colleges/Universities

Conclusion...

No other fire sprinkler system offers all the advantages of CPVC with unsurpassed fire protection. Simple, easy installation. Proven long-term reliability. And all at significantly lower installed cost.

CPVC fire sprinkler systems are simply the best choice for cost effective fire protection.

IPS Flow Systems stock CPVC pipe, fittings, tools and mist nozzles in our UK and Ireland warehouses avalaible for next day delivery.

We also provide certified third-party accredited installation training to ISO9001 specification.

Read more about the CPVC fire sprinkler piping range here.

Have a question? Call our FREEPHONE number 0800 975 7971.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

UK Construction Week - Last day today, Come and See Us!





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

We've had a fantastic show so far welcoming many old and potentially new customers to our stand and we hope that today will be just as good!

If you are visiting UK Construction Week, come along and see us!! 

Hall 12, Stand C310


Venue: NEC, Birmingham



Halls: 9, 10, 11 and 12



Opening times: Thurs 12th October: 10:00 – 17:00

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

UK Construction Week - Starting Today! We are ready and waiting to meet you!






Making Sure You Can't Miss Us!!






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

Monday, 9 October 2017

IPS & Kessel at UK Construction Week - Are You?

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 UK Construction Week 2017.

Here's a video introduction from our National Product Manager, Dave Whalley...



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






Sunday, 8 October 2017

UK Construction Week - We've shown you the plans, now come along and see for yourself!




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