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New Deluge and Preaction Valve is Lighter and Smaller

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 8am


Hastings, Michigan – The Viking Corporation announced today the new VXD valve available for installation in deluge and preaction systems. The new valve, which is available in sizes from 1 ½ to 10 inches, features a lower weight and smaller footprint.

“The VXD offers the same ease of operation as our legacy line,” said Martin Workman, Viking’s Vice President of Product Management. “It still has a single moving part and a self-cleaning seat and clapper, but the VXD is lighter and smaller, making installation easier for contractors, especially in tight places.”

VXD offers one platform for multiple system types, and is available in multiple sizes of groove by groove and flange by flange models. Additionally, the VXD deluge valve is offered in electric, pneumatic and hydraulic release, while the preaction VXD valve is offered in electric and electric/pneumatic release. The VXD line is available pre-trimmed or with loose trim, and the preaction model is offered with a check valve in place. The product joins Viking’s industry-leading line of valve systems as a smaller option for system risers.

Viking’s Valve and System configurator ( offers users that opportunity to save time while building a system riser digitally, while generating a complete system and materials list for project needs. To learn more about Viking’s new VXD line or explore all of our valve options, visit or contact your local Viking SupplyNet distribution center.

Viking is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems. For 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 or call 800-968-9501.