Victaulic announced the fire industry’s first Installation-Ready™ sprinkler that is UL-listed and FM-approved: The FireLock™ IGS™ Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling and the corresponding line of FireLock™ IGS™ grooved sprinklers. The coupling was created to replace threads on both sprinkler outlets and sprinklers, redefining the sprinkler system design and installation in exposed applications predominantly in the fast-growing storage industry.
“The storage, warehouse and distribution center market has undergone significant growth and transformation, creating a need for fire suppressions that are both easily installed and reconfigured,” said Daniel Wake, Victaulic Product Manager – Sprinklers and Devices, “Victaulic already has a unique portfolio of products and services offering value and versatility from the street to the sprinkler head, and the Installation-Ready™ sprinkler technology compounds the advantages of using Victaulic. Working in the industry from the ground up for almost 20 years, this is the most exciting product development process I’ve been fortunate to take part in.”
The sprinkler and coupling arrive to the jobsite preassembled, with no loose parts and require no prep prior to installation, also known as Victaulic’s Installation-Ready™ technology.
“We’re committed to offering our customers simplified solutions that save both time and costs, while increasing system confidence,” said Wake, “With the advent of the Installation-Ready™ sprinkler, our customers now have access to the easiest and safest installation method – improving both their productivity and work environment.”
Currently, fitters must install a sprinkler using a torque wrench, which is not only strenuous to the fitter, but can potentially damage the sprinkler frame. Utilizing a mechanical connection with one-bolt technology allows the fitter to avoid wear-and-tear on their body and excess pressure to the sprinkler frame. The coupling does not require complicated training, tools or prep, eliminates consumables and reduces effort; engineering confidence into every build. “Victaulic is always on the leading edge with its products,” said Steve Kirby, Contractor, “The other companies always seem to be trying to make some version of what Victaulic has already created.”
The innovative coupling has one-bolt, ranges from ½-inch, ¾-inch, or 1-inch, and transitions 1-inch allowing for the standardization of 1-inch IGS™ outlets. Victaulic’s FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ Sprinklers simplify and save, creating versatility and value on the job.
For more information, go to www.victaulic.com/FPstorage