New position: Assistant Manager

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Location: Cheadle WHO ARE WE? A small and rapidly-growing manufacturer of specialist components for FIRE SPRINKLER systems (test equipment, air compressors, booster pumps etc) – an important, interesting and growing industrial sector. Our focus is on quality, customer satisfaction and flexibility. Due to SIGNIFICANT GROWTH – driven by our ‘yes’ attitude, focus on new product development and globally-recognised product approvals …

Any colour you want!

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Henry Ford famously said, “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black”. Well, that’s not quite the case here – in fact, nothing we make at SEP comes in black as standard. But that didn’t stop us making one customer particularly happy when we put our ethos of ‘Responsive, Flexible …

Two years on…

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On 14th June 2017, 72 lives were tragically lost, many many more deeply impacted, and others across the world affected in one way or another due to the horrifying events which unfolded at Grenfell Tower within the affluent borough of Kensington in London. What started as a small kitchen fire in a smart-looking but far from affluent building, quickly turned into …

SEP renew Manchester Giants sponsorship

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Following last year’s sponsorship partnership with local sports and community basketball club, Manchester Giants, we are proud to confirm that a deal has now been agreed for next season. The advertising exposure and support deal continues to include court-side branding at the Giants’ home venue, kit sponsorship (with our logo taking pride of place on the top rear of home …

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Product Focus: Orifice Fittings

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We talk a lot about our range of manufactured ‘large items’, such as air compressors, Zone Guardian flow switch testing devices, pump initiation boards, alarm valve booster pumps, domestic & residential booster sets etc. However, maybe we don’t talk enough about our selection of smaller accessories. One range of these is our orifice fittings, where we are able to offer …

FM Approval progress for our ZG

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It’s another long (and expensive) road – so far 18 months since the original enquiry and almost 12 months since the formal application – but we are now in a position to report that a landmark step has been made in our attempt to secure FM approval for our LPCB-approved ZONE GUARDIAN . Our enquiries to FM actually started in …

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Our Updated Residential Booster Pump Sets

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With a growing demand for residential sprinkler systems, we have expanded our range of residential booster pump sets to include the Grundfos FireSAFE model. Designed for flexibility of installation and easy maintenance, each model in the Grundfos FireSAFE domestic range complies with BS9251:2014* and incorporates a specially designed controller. The controller’s programme is fixed and operational settings can only be …

Alternative Ways To Approach Sprinkler Systems

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When it comes to sprinklers, it may be easy to think that every building has the same system installed. After all, how much variation does there need to be? It turns out, quite a lot. When moving into a new building, or upgrading an existing one, the safety of the people who will be using it daily is priority number …

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Flow Switches

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Flow switches are a common part of all sprinkler systems. They detect that water is flowing in the sprinkler system and give an electrical signal to the fire alarm control system to tell it that the sprinklers are operating. Multiple switches  will be present in any system design so that the location of the water flow and hence sprinkler operation …

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The History of Fire Sprinkler Systems

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The fire sprinkler systems we know today date back around 200 years to what is often recognised as the world’s first recognised system installed in 1812 at the Theatre Royal in London’s Drury Lane. The theatre’s architect, William Congreve, also patented his invention which comprised a cylindrical airtight water reservoir holding approximately 95,000 litre of water. A 250mm water main …