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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.





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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.