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Monday, 30 April 2018

IPS Celebrate Recognition For Best 5 Year Performance

Kevin Curran (MD), IPS Flow Systems recently attended a meeting of Indutrade Managing Directors in Copenhagen where he was presented with an award for best performance in the 5 year category from Peter Eriksson, advisor to the CEO.

Kevin said that 'the award shows consistent growth' with IPS finishing Number 1 in the Indutrade Flow Technology Group. He celebrated the companies achievement with colleagues on his return to Seaham, telling them 'I know I’m beginning to sound like a old record but once again I have to say this is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone in the business'.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

IPS Get Ready for Pump Centre Conference 2018

Following our successful attendance at the Pump Centre Conference in 2017 IPS Flow Systems based in County Durham have been preparing to return in 2018 to share details on the KESSEL range of market leading lifting stations, hybrid stations and back water protection valves.

For three years IPS systems have been an official export partner of KESSEL AG and are sole distributors in the UK & Ireland.

You can prevent this!

Come and See IPS & Kessel at the Pump Centre Conference

With the frequency of heavy rain only likely to increase, flood prevention should be high on everyone's agenda. In the UK it rains A LOT, and heavy down pours can leave homes and premises vulnerable to floods and flood damage. KESSEL pumping stations are designed to STOP sewer water returning into the building through the sewerage system. The technology in the stations closely monitors flow so that back flow cannot occur.

KESSEL drainage systems offer cost effective, energy saving reliable flood protection for your property.

Our core stock levels allow us to offer next day delivery service nationwide and we have developed a network of service partners throughout the UK. Our National Product Manager, Dave Whalley will be joined at this years event by Alan Sowerby and they are hoping to see visitors 'flooding' to our stand, where they can learn more about technical specification, IPS first class service and KESSEL accredited training.

To register for the event please CLICK HERE to be taken straight to the registration form.

See you there on stand A21.

3rd May 2018 at the International Centre, Telford.

Monday, 9 April 2018

Sprinklers and Tower Blocks. A Time to Talk. A Time to Act.

Fire broke out on the 14th of June 2017 at the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block of public housing flats in North Kensington. 71 died. 70 more were injured.

Big picture discussions about what should have been done in the past and what to do in the future make the headlines. The public, quite rightly, want to get past the reviews and the unpicking as quickly as possible. They want action. This should never have happened and this must never happen again.

Here at IPS we think similarly. Whilst we won’t get into any political aspect of this occurrence on this forum, we will agree wholeheartedly that this must not happen again. However we are keen to highlight that the governments headline regarding the legislative changes they are about to impose – that retro fitting sprinklers to all UK high-rise flats is to be compulsory – is not the whole story.

Just as important as what needs to be done – is how.

Measure twice. Cut once.

Box-ticking can be deadly. Not all cladding is the same. This is clear. And the same goes for sprinkler systems. The careful prescription of the right kind of system requires discussion block-by-block. There is no one size fits all. We should know – we’ve been providing installer training and parts for 20 years.

It is important to point out at this juncture that this blog story is not a marketing piece. IPS does not fit sprinkler systems. But we do have a view on how the decisions are made as to which sprinkler systems are installed.

It’s hard when new legislation shifts a default position. Because whoever is overseeing will, and we understand this to a degree, look for an approach that is fast and all encompassing. All we are encouraging is a little discussion, by whoever is commissioning with those that know, about the best systems for each individual dwelling.

The most cost effective. The least disruptive to install. Lightweight making them easy to handle during transportation and installation. Accepted by all leading insurers. These are important. But so too are effective performance. How long the systems last. Failure rates. Safety issues.

It feels strange writing like this. Worrying that specification will not be correct. Worrying that lives will be put at risk in this area or any area like this. However history tells us that, sadly, shortcuts are taken.

If any specifiers or installers would like to chat to us impartially to explore how to get this right – please call our Freephone number on 0800 975 7971.