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Saturday, 26 May 2018

IPS Handbook - The wait is over & we've made a video to shout about it!

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Well, it's here - the latest IPS Handbook (Edition 18) containing more than 500 pages and featuring many new, innovative, and exclusive ranges from our global manufacturing partners will be dropping on desks around the UK from next week.

So what’s new I hear you ask? Well, just for starters, we now show the following products:-

AGRU PE100-RC (Crack Resistant) Polyethylene material now readily available in Pipes, Fittings, and Semi-Finished Products.

Kessel Hybrid Drainage Systems, Lifting & Pumping Stations, Grease & Oil Separators together with VIPSeal™ Flexible Couplings and Buffalo Non-Return Valve.

RM Press-Fit Metallic Piping Systems in Stainless Steel, Carbon Steel, and Copper with the Stainless Steel system now available up to 6” (168.3mm) diameter.

SAFI 2-Piece Flanged Ball Valves in GRP, PVDF, and Anti-Static PP.

Praher WRAS Approved M1 Ball Valve in PVC, PP, and PVDF as well as the new Lugged Butterfly Valve in PVC with PVC or PP Disc.

Technoshield® Flange Guards in PTFE, Polyethylene, and Polypropylene (Page 252).

As well as all the new products we still have our traditional range of thermoplastic piping systems from world leading manufacturing companies such as Spears Manufacturing Company, ASV Stubbe, Durapipe, Van de Lande, Serto, and Egli Fischer to name but a few.

If you have already asked for a copy watch out for it !  If you would like to receive additional copies for your any of your colleagues then just call our Sales Office on 0191 5213111 or alternatively email to

Can you afford to miss out!

AGRU - PE100-RC Setting the Standard

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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 or to get a copy of our 18th Edition Handbook Click Here

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Friday, 4 May 2018

IPS 18th Edition Handbook - Find out, how to get your copy!

Well the wait is nearly over! with over 500 pages, new products and a cover that would stick out on any shelf!  the 18th Edition of the IPS Flow Systems Handbook will be published soon.

Our handbook has become a favourite will our customers, if you want one then please register on our website following the link below.

Click HERE to register for your priority copy!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

IPS & Kessel - All Ready at The Pump Centre Conference.

 IPS & Kessel at The Pump Centre Conference

Our guys have been working hard and are ready to welcome delegates to the Pump Centre Conference in Telford today.  Dave, Alan & Saul will be on hand to discuss how the KESSEL range of market leading lifting stations, hybrid stations and back water protection valves can help prevent this....

KESSEL drainage systems offer cost effective, energy saving reliable flood protection for your property. Prevention is better than cure'.....well that's certainly true when it comes to protecting our buildings and properties from water and sewage backflow.

With the frequency of heavy rainfall predicted to increase, effective backwater prevention devices are becoming an essential component in the battle against property flooding 

Not only that but local authorities and insurance companies require such protection!

Typical areas that benefit from backwater protection

  • Toilets
  • Bathrooms
  • Wet Rooms
  • Kitchens
  • Laundry rooms
  • Basements
  • Garages

What type of buildings would benefit from using Kessel backwater protection valves and Hybrid Lifting Stations?

  • Houses, Flats, Apartments
  • HMO's
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping Malls
  • Sports/Leisure Centres
  • Schools/Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Any building where there is even a remote danger from flooding 

Kessel sets standards in backwater protection 

Kessel have been manufacturing innovative drainage products for 45 years.

With more than 100 patents and registered designs, the Kessel brand is acknowledged as one of the market leaders.

See you there on stand A21

3rd May 2018 at the International Centre, Telford.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Pump Centre Conference - Focus on Kessel - Ecolift XL – Reliability & Efficiency – The Greener Solution that delivers peace of mind!

Kessel Ecolift XL @ The Pump Centre Conference

The Kessel Ecolift XL uses the efficiency of the natural gradient during normal operation and only uses its pumps during times of backwater or flooding, pumping the building’s wastewater via a bypass directly into the surcharged sewer pipe.

Reliable operation
In the event of backwater, the motor-driven backwater flaps close and provide maximum flood protection to the building. The pneumatic level sensor assures accurate pump operation and provides an additional back-up alarm.

Ecolift XL is available with pumping capacities of 1.5 kilowatt to 4.5 kilowatt. In addition, KESSEL also offers solutions tailor-made to customer requirements. The hybrid lifting station can be used for free-standing set-up connected directly to the outlet of a grease separator for example, or for outdoor underground installation.

Low-noise operation

Despite the mechanical design and insulation of traditional lifting stations they are still a constant source of noise since every liter of a building’s wastewater needs to be pumped out. In contrast, the Ecolift XL uses the natural gradient to drain waste from the building and only activates the pumps during backwater. This means that pumping operation noise only occurs in exceptional cases. This is an advantage not only for apartment blocks with basement apartments, but also for commercially or public used buildings such as offices, schools, hospitals and residential homes for the elderly.

Installation in an inspection chamber also possible

The Ecolift XL is designed to a high-quality standard, the polymer inspection chamber is suitable both for installation in the ground or in concrete. The chamber is resistant to groundwater up to 3 metres and can be built up to a height of five metres. The chamber is available with an access opening of 600 millimetres in diameter and now also in a new version with a diameter of 800 millimetres.

This year our National Product Manager, Dave Whalley will be joined by Alan Sowerby and they really hope to see visitors “flooding” to our stand at the Pump Centre Conference, where they can learn more about technical specification, IPS first class service and KESSEL accredited training by the only person qualified to give training in the UK – our product manager.

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.