Jockey & Booster Pumps

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Over the past 12 months we have seen an increasing demand for jockey as well as other booster pumps, so we thought a quick ‘reminder’ to all our readers may be useful. As a nominated distributor for Grundfos, we have access to all of their models (most often the CRi vertical multistage pumps) through their online system, with the double benefit that you get …

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 …

Dry Riser Test Pump Update

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Following the ‘more-successful-than-we-expected’ launch of our new Dry Riser Test Pump in September – and our ability to quickly incorporate positive feedback from our experienced customers – we have made some changes to the ‘DRTP’ and laid out some options to provide wider choices. Steel skid mounted for full stability and better looks; Standard end connection 2″ socket can be replaced or supplemented …

Presov Explosion & Fire

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On the afternoon of Friday 6th December one of our Slovakian employees received a phone call from their parents to say that there had been an explosion in a high-rise residential building in Prešov, Slovakia. We have two employees who are Slovakian, and it looked like the block of flats in question was where our supervisor’s brother lives…more worryingly, he …

Season’s Greetings and Shutdown Dates

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At the end of a(nother) record-breaking year, everyone at SEP would like to wish our customers – past, present, and future – a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We know that without your support we would not be where we are, so a big thank you to our regulars! In line with our Mission and Ethos, rather than send cards and …

Freezing Air

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For applications from chilled storage, freezer rooms or just the upcoming British winter weather, we offer a range of compressed air dryers. In very cold conditions, there is a significant risk of compressed air condensate freezing and forming ice plugs in the sprinkler pipework, preventing the flow of water when it may be needed…which is obviously the last thing anyone wants to happen …

New Recruit

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As we have been getting busier and busier (another record year-end is approaching), and one of our most experienced workers has unfortunately been on long-term sickness since April, we thought it was time to recruit another technician for our workshop. Our existing team brings a mixture of experiences, skills and backgrounds – ‘proper’ engineering, telecoms, welding, aerospace, manufacturing – and, …

BAFSA AGM – SKILLcard

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Thursday 14th November saw our MD (and Council member for BAFSA, our industry body) in Liverpool for a Council meeting, the AGM and the annual dinner. Two pieces of good news from the Council – firstly, the sprinkler design course which BAFSA invested in earlier this year has sold out every session so far (and into 2020) and is returning …

Compressors at the Ready

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In last month’s newsletter, we did a quick link for ‘compressor season is coming’…for us, Autumn/Winter has always been the busiest time for air compressors as many alternate systems switch over and the compressors are working hard. In fact, March 2018 – helped (if you can call it that) by the ‘Beast from the East’ – was one of our best months …

Walking for Dementia

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It was around 8 weeks before the wet and windy Saturday of 28th September 2019 that SEP workshop engineer (and Zone Guardian expert) Dave Tyers and his wife Tina decided that they would take part in something new. Having seen an article for the Alzheimer’s Society Manchester Memory Walk, and both having had parents affected by the scourge of Dementia …