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 …

Extend Your Warranty

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As our customers will know, Quality is a key part of our Ethos here at SEP. We know from our ISO9001 system that complaints are rare, and we seek to keep it that way despite our continual growth. Yes, of course problems happen occasionally, and they can be costly in terms of both time and resources – not only for our customers and their clients, but also …

Dry Riser Test Pump

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Following a special customer request, and some subsequent design tweaks, we are now able to offer this DRY RISER TEST PUMP SET. The set uses the Grundfos CRi1-23, a single-phase 230v vertical multistage pump, just 1.1kw yet capable of producing up to 14 bar pressure – more than enough to satisfy 12 bar pressure/leak testing. In brief, this design offers …

English Sprinkler Review

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The English government has (finally) announced on 5th September 2019 that it is launching a consultation on improving fire safety in high-rise residential buildings. The consultation is specifically in relation to reducing the height of buildings for which sprinklers are required from the current 30 metres (approx. 10 floors) to 18 metres (approx. 6 floors). This is another step in …

Zone Guardian Goes Global

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Well, here we are harping on about Zone Guardian again (of course you know it’s far from the only product we make, but it is a big success story for us)…! It seems so long ago now – probably because it is in fact quite some time – that in March 2018 we were approached by a company we hadn’t …

Scottish Fire Safety Update

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It’s great when endless lobbying by the fire protection industry, and in particular the fire sprinkler industry, comes to something. Both Wales and Scotland are streets ahead in terms of fire safety in buildings…and maybe England still has a way to go. In July, the Scottish government published stricter fire safety provisions for high-rise and buildings for the vulnerable which …