ZONE GUARDIAN flow test device

Zone Guardian – new Sprinkler System Flow Test device

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Sale Engineering Products is pleased to announce the launch of the ZONE GUARDIAN in partnership with distributing company Zeffire Limited. The ZONE GUARDIAN is a device which streamlines the mandatory quarterly testing of sprinkler system water flow detectors enabling it to be carried out quickly and easily. The unit ensures that no water is wasted when the test is carried out by creating an artificial water flow using a high-efficiency self-venting circulator pump.flow test device

With the patent on the existing Zonecheck® device now expired SEP MD Rob Bell and Zeffire MD Jerry Owen have come together to pool their expertise and offer an alternative to the industry. Rob explains,

“We are working with Zeffire, an experienced distributor of equipment to the UK sprinkler contracting industry. It seems a lifetime ago when Jerry asked if he could call in to discuss a potential joint venture; as a former distributor of the Zonecheck® devices, Zeffire were looking for an established high quality manufacturer to work with on a device which can be used to test the integrity of Zone Flow Switches in accordance with the mandatory regulations. The patented Zonecheck® has been extremely successful in this regard but, as the patent is now expired, we both felt it was time our industry is given the opportunity to shop around for an alternative!”

When a building is protected by a sprinkler system the law stipulates that it must be maintained and tested to ensure it complies with the requirements of the British Standard. BS EN12845 makes quarterly flow testing mandatory for any sprinkler system. The ZONE GUARDIAN’s combination of ease of use and efficiency completely removes the hassle of carrying out what otherwise can be an arduous task four times a year.

The water flow detector, or flow switch, is a key component that needs regular testing. Without ZONE GUARDIAN to test the switch, a hosepipe must be connected downstream of the flow switch and sufficient water must be drained from the sprinkler system to actuate the flow switch and ensure everything is in order. This often requires the work to be carried out “out of hours” and wastes a huge amount of water – potentially hundreds of litres per quarterly test for each flow switch installed. The ZONE GUARDIAN makes this unnecessary by creating a loop within the system which simulates the operation of one sprinkler head without the need for any discharge.

The ZONE GUARDIAN is now available from either Sale Engineering Products or Zeffire for 50, 65, 80, 100, 150 and 200mm pipe sizes.

ZONE GUARDIAN Commercial data sheet

For more information about the ZONE GUARDIAN please call +44 161 428 1180 or email and one of our technical sales team will be happy to talk you through the options and quote you our latest prices.

SEP are more than happy to discuss special product requirements if you do not see what you are looking for on our website.

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