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Enhancements to XT1 Sprinkler Platform

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 2pm


Hastings, Michigan, USA – The Viking Corporation, a global leader in fire protection and life safety systems, has announced several enhancements to its next-generation XT1 sprinkler platform. In addition to two new wrench types, Viking announced the availability of new, smaller sprinkler guards and water shields and an FM Approval for use of XT1 upright sprinklers on vacuum fire protection systems.

Featuring a smaller profile and more compact design, the XT1 line of sprinkler guards and shields may be used with XT1 Model sprinklers in applications where mechanical damage is a concern or where water shielding is required, such as in-rack sprinkler systems, under grating, or on pilot sprinklers for deluge systems. Viking Model XG Sprinkler Guards and XWU Upright Water Shields are available loose or pre-assembled at the factory. Model F-1 Pendent Water Shields are also available for field installation.

Four wrenches are available for the XT1 sprinkler platform - the Installer’s/Standard Wrench, Recessed Socket Wrench, Guard Wrench, and Straight Wrench. Each wrench was specifically designed for use with the XT1 line of fire sprinklers and engineered with hexagonal cutouts to engage the wrench boss in a specific way to prevent damage during installation.

Additionally, XT1 upright sprinklers are FM Approved for use in vacuum sprinkler systems. Vacuum sprinkler systems may be used in areas where corrosion mitigation is a concern.

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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