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Compressor time is here again

Well, with the bizarre 2018 summer now well and truly over with the arrival of several official storms (Ali and Bronagh so far, on top of some tropical tails), many fire sprinkler maintainers’ thoughts are turning to switching over alternate systems from wet to dry for the winter. In fact some forecasters are warning of sub-zero temperatures in parts of …

Customer Service – or not!

Our MD Rob recently contacted several potential new suppliers, by email, requesting an estimated cost for a piece of equipment to be retrofitted to an installed compressor. Easy, you might think… OK, the three selected companies were chosen at random via Google, and our enquiry was not going to bust their budgets, but it’s not that complicated and all boasted …

compressed air dryers

Air Dryers for Compressors

When warm air from a compressor enters a chilled environment, water vapour condenses and accumulates within the pipes; in a very low temperature environment this eventually ices the entire cross-section of the pipe. These ice plugs will prevent a sprinkler system from operating by impeding or completely blocking the flow of water to the sprinkler heads. Drying the compressed air …

BAFSA Challenge Day 2018

With the inaugural event in 2015, 28th June 2018 marked just the 4th annual BAFSA Challenge Day, and just the second attended by our MD Rob Bell (who missed the wet-and-wild 2017 Challenge, his life being rather taken over by the final throes of LPCB approval for the new ZONE GUARDIAN, so time definitely well-spent!). In the midst of this year’s crazy …

fire sprinkler system suppliers

Scaling New Heights

We are a relatively small but rapidly growing manufacturer and supplier of specialist fire sprinkler system components to most installers/maintainers in the UK. One of our most exciting projects, supplied to one of our largest customers (themselves one of the biggest names in the fire sprinkler industry), took many months to come to fruition but is (so far) the largest …

ZONE GUARDIAN Test Module

ZONE GUARDIAN Test Module continuous improvement

Part of our ethos at SEP has always been, and will continue to be, to listen to customer feedback and improve our products. One such recent and very important example is that of the Test Module for our flagship ZONE GUARDIAN flow switch test device… As nothing stands still, we needed a design change to make the ZG test modules …

domestic and residential sprinklers

Domestic and Residential sprinklers systems keep growing

For reasons we won’t go into again, the domestic and residential market continues to grow rapidly – we are fielding ever more enquiries in relation to pump booster sets and residential risers, and April was a record month for sales of residential products. Of course, because of our customer base, most of these are from established fire sprinkler designers and …

mains fed false alarms

Mains-fed false alarms?

Last month we reported how the cold snap had positively impacted our sales of air compressors for dry/alternate systems…well, at this time of year we turn our thoughts to stocking up on our Alarm Valve Booster Pumps. Why? Because as cold snaps turn to warm/dry spells and water companies start playing with mains pressures to manage demand in busy and …

NEW: Pressure Test Devices

Some of our customers have asked us to create some sort of ‘test rig’ which can be connected up to a pressure source (air or water) to enable the checking and/or setting of pressure gauges or pressure switches. We have been using similar test devices here for years, but we never really thought about selling them. We’ve come up with this little assembly which …

Right tool for the job?

For some reason we have recently taken a higher number of calls from some customers (or end-users) in relation to the performance of a compressor – namely that it might be jamming (attempting to start but not quite able to) or hunting (starting and stopping in quick succession). We certainly don’t claim never to have a faulty component, such as the compressor …