Deluge Valve features single moving piece.

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Model DV-5 automatic water control valve utilizes reinforced, natural rubber diaphragm, which eliminates rust accumulation and allows user to externally reset valve. Internal and external, corrosion-resistant Rilsan coating makes valve suited for seawater and brackish water supplies. It can be used for vertical and horizontal applications in deluge, preaction, and special-type fire protection systems. Valve comes in 4 and 6 in. sizes.


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Tyco Fire & Building Products' Deluge Valve Breaks New Design Ground

Lansdale, Penn.-July 2003-Tyco Fire & Building Products recently introduced its newest deluge valve, the Model DV-5, to the fire protection market. The DV-5 represents a dramatic new approach in both deluge valve function and design. The Model DV-5 is a true innovation in valve design. Abandoning traditional deluge valve designs that incorporate numerous internal chambers, springs, and plugs, the DV-5 features a single moving piece - a reinforced, natural rubber diaphragm. This one-piece design allows for a trouble-free way to externally reset the valve. The rubber diaphragm also eliminates rust accumulation - a major cause of valve operation failure. The result is a fully listed and approved valve for fire protection comprised only of the valve body, cover plate, and diaphragm. An "automatic water control" valve, the DV-5 can be used in deluge, preaction, and special-type (i.e., foam-water) fire protection systems, and is designed for both vertical and horizontal applications. The DV-5 features an internal and external Rilsan corrosion-resistance coating, making it an ideal valve for use with seawater and brackish water supplies, and more durable in corrosive atmospheres, such as industrial processing plants, and outdoor applications. Rounding out the DV-5's new design features is a lightweight ductile iron body that, when coupled with a lack of weighty internal metallic parts, makes the DV-5 the lightest deluge valve on the market. The DV-5 is currently available in four and six inch valve sizes, with a complete line of sizes ranging from 1 ½ to eight inches available in late July. The DV-5 is UL and C-UL Listed and FM Approved. Information regarding the Model DV-5 is available by contacting Tyco Fire & Building Products at (800) 523-6512, or online at www.tyco-fire.com. About Tyco Fire & Building Products Tyco Fire & Building Products, a business unit of Tyco Engineered Products & Services, is a global manufacturer of water-based fire suppression system components and ancillary building construction products. It continually expands its capabilities through aggressive research and product development to provide its customers effective fire protection and construction solutions for residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings. Its products are sold worldwide under the following brand names: Acrobe, Ancon, Central, Central SpraySafe, GEM, SprinkCAD, Grinnell, Lindapter, Star, Unistrut, and Wopf. About Tyco Engineered Products & Services Tyco Engineered Products & Services consists of four global businesses, Electrical & Metal Products; Fire & Building Products; Flow Control; and Infrastructure Services. Tyco Engineered Products & Services has industry leadership positions in the Fire Protection, Construction, Process Industrial, Water/Wastewater and Electrical markets, providing complete application solutions by utilizing the synergies among its products and services, along with the well-established brands around the world including Allied, Earth Tech, Grinnell, Keystone, and Tracer.

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