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 …

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Air Compressor records tumble with the temperatures

As most of our regular customers will know, we’ve been incredibly busy recently. In our October email, we talked about the up-coming ‘compressor season’ which is driven mainly by the changeover of alternate systems from wet to dry…normally by March we start to see a seasonal dip as those systems are changed back to water as temperatures start to rise. …

2018 Brochure

Before 2015, our so-called ‘marketing’ was a website full of dubious photos and out-of-date information, and a paper loose-leaf binder replicating this. In 2015 we invested a huge amount of time and money to bring this up to date and launched our first proper brochure – it’s not a full catalogue of our complete range of products and options, as …

flow switch test

ZONE GUARDIAN flow switch test update Feb 2018

Although a massively important and exciting product to us, we were almost getting fed up of listening to ourselves harping on about ZONE GUARDIAN, so we left it alone for a few months to be able to share some of our other news. This month, we thought we’d share just a few snippets of information, along an Olympic theme… Faster …

domestic and residential booster sets

Domestic & Residential Booster Sets

Even though England is still running well behind Wales and Scotland as far as legislation for domestic and residential fire sprinklers is concerned, we are continuing to see growth in the number of enquiries and orders for related products. Although we are not a supplier of ‘commodity’ products such as pipework and sprinkler heads, we offer a range of stainless …

compressor vibration control

Bad Vibrations Part 2: Compressor vibration control

As reported some time ago we cannot over-stress the importance of installing compressors to a solid wall or floor with strong and suitable fixings – our Operating & Maintenance instructions labour the point, advising that all four holes should be used with strong and tight M10 bolts. It’s strange how things seem to arise in batches, but towards the end of …

pressure gauge calibration

Top Class Accuracy for Gauge Certification

Just one of the services we offer, which is becoming ever more popular, is pressure gauge calibration and certification of gauges to be used for fire sprinkler system testing and other areas where dependence on accuracy is important. It’s interesting to note that in 2017 we calibrated and certificated over 200 pressure gauges ranging from 4 to 40 bar – …

Season’s Greetings from SEP and our Christmas Shutdown Dates…

At the end of one of our most exciting years ever, everyone at SEP would like to send our very best wishes to all of our customers! This year for ourselves, and it seems across the industry, has just got busier and busier, and there’s a lot to look forward to in 2018. So we wish you all a very …

Unavoidable Price Rises

It is more than a little unfortunate, and almost certainly not unrelated, that ever since the fateful day of the Brexit vote we have been beset by cost increases from our suppliers. With only one or two exceptions, we have been on the wrong end of increases ranging from 7-8% up to as much as 15% – and in several …

flow switch test module

Focus on ZONE GUARDIAN Test Module

Further to our focus last month on the ZONE GUARDIAN pump, and its advantages, we thought this month that we’d have a closer look at our flow switch test module… Similarly to the legacy product, our Test Module is a keyswitch-operated control box which activates the circulating pump to which it’s connected (or, in the case of interconnected units, several …