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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

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Kessel SmartSelect - the Free Specification Tool for the Drainage Industry


What is SmartSelect?
SmartSelect is your tool for the professional specification of lifting stations, grease separators and floor drains.


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.
Discover the added value of this free of charge specification tool at #UKConstructionWeek




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, 3 October 2017

Why Should You Visit UK Construction Week?







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 UK Construction Week 2017.  Our National Product Manager, Dave Whalley tells you why you should attend...



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

IPS - Supporting MacMillan Cancer Care with a feast of goodies.

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/
On Monday 2nd October IPS organised a coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer care and boy will we be working this off for the next few months!

We seem to have our share of budding Paul Hollywood's and Mary Berry's looking at the many goodies that people brought in.


Thanks to a great effort from all of our staff, those who baked and those who ate; we raised over £164.00 for this very worthwhile cause.