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New FM Approved Dry ELO Pendent Sprinklers Reduce Costs of Cold Storage Fire Protection Systems

Monday, October 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               
                                                                                                  

Hastings, Michigan, USA – The Viking Corporation, a global leader in fire protection and life safety systems, is pleased to introduce a new line of FM Approved, dry pendent sprinklers with a K-factor of 11.2 (161). As the only FM Approved dry pendent sprinklers with an Extra-Large Orifice, these new sprinklers may allow for a reduced overall water demand in many cold storage applications, particularly where ceiling heights are 35 ft. (10,5 m) and below. By reducing water supply requirements, Viking’s new dry ELO sprinklers can help lower system costs by possibly eliminating the need for a fire pump and reducing the size of system piping and related components.

 

The dry ELO sprinklers are approved for a wide variety of applications including “ceiling only” protection of freezers and refrigerated warehouses, as well as protection of non-storage facilities.  Featuring a fusible link operating element, the new sprinklers are a good fit for the food processing industry.  Each dry ELO model is available in 165°F, 205°F, and 280°F temperature ratings (74°C, 96°C, and 138°C), with the higher temperature-rated sprinklers able to better accommodate defrost cycles that are typically part of the regular maintenance schedule for coolers and freezers.

 

The new sprinklers are offered in both standard and quick response and in three styles; plain barrel, standard adjustable, and recessed adjustable. Customers can order the new ELO dry sprinklers in 6 inch (153 mm) increments, from 12 to 48 inches (305 – 1220 mm). The new dry ELOs feature a 1-1/4 inch NPT thread size (32 mm BSP). Standard finishes include brass, chrome, and white. As a convenience, Viking will include one insulating boot assembly for each standard and recessed adjustable model ordered, and two insulating boots with the plain barrel version.

 

Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety
systems.  For nearly 100 years the company’s products and services have protected lives and property worldwide from the devastating effects of fire.  For more information on Viking’s complete line of fire protection products and services, please visit www.vikinggroupinc.com or call 800-968-9501.