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Changes to Sprinkler Regulations in Scotland Coming in 2021

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A Scottish regional MP’s campaign for all new-build social housing properties to be fitted with sprinkler systems should come to fruition next year with the implementation of new Scottish government regulations. David Stewart, the regional MSP for Highland and Islands, launched a members’ bill in October 2017 that placed a ‘duty of care on local authorities and housing associations to …

COVID-19 Update – 05/11/20

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In light of the new, second national lockdown, we thought it prudent to update you on our operations here at SEP HQ. Whilst much of the country, and many in the manufacturing and engineering sectors are once again closing up shop, we are very much open. We are currently working two split shifts over 14 hours a day to ensure …

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Domestic & Residential Fire Sprinkler Booster Sets Introductory Information & FAQs

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Fire sprinkler systems have been popular in commercial buildings for many years, but are now becoming more widely used in Domestic (private dwellings) and Residential (e.g. care homes, student accommodation etc) settings. Although this market is not (yet) as heavily regulated as the commercial fire sprinkler market, we strongly believe that it should be, and in time this will be …

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Let’s talk about: Air Maintenance Devices

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Following on from our article last month ‘It’s Compressor Season Again!‘ (in relation to the increase in demand for compressors at this time of year, as alternate systems are switched over from wet to dry for the winter), we thought it might be useful to talk about Air Maintenance Devices, or AMDs. AMDs are introduced into a system where fine …

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It’s Compressor Season Again!

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It’s that time of year when most alternate sprinkler systems are changed over from wet to dry for the winter months, as the risk of water freezing increases. Aside from our ‘new project’ sales, this is when we see a big increase in sales for ‘maintenance and repair’ reasons as some compressors fail to start up or work properly after sitting unused …

Petition: Government to legally require sprinklers in all new build & refurbished schools

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Here at SEP we’re constantly reviewing the latest legislations and guidance when it comes to anything fire sprinkler related. Over the last few months, and years, we’ve been keenly following the Grenfell enquiry and review and in light of that, the Government’s recent Building Safety Bill. Another campaign we feel passionately about is for schools to have fire sprinklers fitted …

Cameron Moors was appointed as Assistant Manager – My time at SEP so far…

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As some customers will have noticed recently, there is a new name appearing on our emails and answering the phones – Cameron Moors was appointed as Assistant Manager, actually back in February, with a view to supporting the sales/customer support desk, focus on stock and supply chain, and improve planning and organisation in the factory. Our MD, Rob, asked him …

stainless steel orifice unions

Orifice Unions Go Stainless

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As part of our range of spares and accessories, we offer various orifice fittings (unions, brass plates, other fittings) and many customers take advantage of these when carrying out installations and maintenance. Machined orifice plates have proven difficult for customers to source (so, of course we can help, this is what we’re here for). They are often in brass, but …

Flying High at SEP

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These are strange times indeed – and we are very conscious that for many people they are worrying, uncertain and in many cases much worse as lives are lost. Greater Manchester is also currently subject to a ‘semi-lockdown’, and our MD is in quarantine prior to a minor operation required by his daughter. So of course it is with mixed …

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Focus On: Initiation Boards

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As many of our customers will know, pre-fabricated pump initiation boards are one of the products upon which SEP was founded. We know what we’re doing, and our discerning customers will know that when they buy these products from us they are getting the best on the market (though we admit, not necessarily the cheapest). We believe our EN12845-compliant boards are still …