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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

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

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!


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 5213111

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.




  • 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.