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Why You Need to Install a FloWatch System

A very concerning development within the residential sprinkler industry is the number of in-line valves that are discovered to be turned off during service calls. Up until now, there has been no legal requirement for a sprinkler system to be monitored. 

The FloWatch 9251 is a bespoke fire sprinkler control and monitoring system that monitors flow switches, pump status and tank level – therefore eliminating this problem, and many other fire risks.

Although the main concerns are due to be addressed by a rewrite of the current British Standard for residential sprinkler systems, BS 9251, RAD is promoting the FloWatch solution before the change. 

As a result, we are encouraging as many of our clients as possible to include this monitoring system as a part of all our larger installations moving forward. 
Please get in touch with us to discuss the options available to make your sprinkler installation fully compliant with the upcoming standards.

Product Features

24 HOUR BATTERY BACKUP

A factory-fitted AGM rechargeable battery provides the FloWatch system with a 24-hour battery backup, just in case of any mains power failure. This excellent feature will give you total peace of mind at all times.

MONITOR FLOW SWITCHES 

Flow switches can detect that water is flowing in the sprinkler system and must be monitored under current regulations. Using the FloWatch system ensures water is ready for immediate activation, should it be necessary.

AUDIBLE ALARM

An easily distinguishable and audible alarm will sound in the event of a sprinkler activation or a fault in the system. The FloWatch system ensures complete awareness of the activation of any aspect of the sprinklers.

PUMP FAULT MONITORING 

Ensuring that pumps are ready for use is very important for safety. The FloWatch system will ensure that any pump fault in the sprinklers is monitored, for early detection so that preventative measures can be taken.

TANK LEVEL ALARMS

You can rest assured that you always have enough water as the FloWatch system constantly monitors for low levels of water within the sprinklers or combined tanks, and will sound an alarm to indicate if there is any failure within the water supply.

REMOTE BROWSER VIEWING 

It is easy to travel and spend time away from the residence in complete safety by using FloWatch. You can view the status of the system remotely via your web browser and even set up email alerts if any alarm is triggered.

Further Details on the FloWatch System

Expansion modules are available in 8 or 4-way configurations. This handy design allows you to monitor an additional 132 flow switches or monitored isolation valves. 

Each expansion module monitors up to 4 or 8 extra inputs and is specifically manufactured for simple installation inside a riser cupboard. This design is a very cost-effective way of expanding a sprinkler system.

The following are some details on the specifications of the different risers and valves available within the FloWatch system:

Residential Risers

  • Available in sizes 25mm, 32mm, 40mm and 50mm
  • With full bore test valve & lockable ball valve
  • Compact and space-saving design
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Can be installed vertically of horizontally

Monitored Residential Risers

  • Available in sizes 25mm, 32mm and 40mm 
  • With full bore test valve & lockable ball valve
  • Compact and space-saving design
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Can be installed vertically of horizontally

Priority Demand Valves

  • Available in ball or butterfly type body
  • Available in sizes 25mm to 150mm (depending on valve type)
  • Attached to an electric actuator along with a pre-wired control box

Get in Touch to Keep Your Property Safe and Compliant

To make the residential sprinkler system that you are responsible for safe, effective and ready for use in the event of a fire be sure to have a FloWatch monitoring system installed.

RAD can also link FloWatch to ‘RED CARE’ for extra peace of mind.

Diligent & a very professional team. A joy to deal with. Will certainly be calling on them to help with many more future schemes.
Jason Tema
22:17 08 Jul 19
Great team, fitting sprinklers, saving lives & property... What more could you wish for!!!
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17:53 01 Jul 17
Excellent company & great service... This company rocks! They sprinkle fires & save lives!!!
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07:15 16 Dec 16
As somebody who feels that it should be a necessity for all properties to have fire sprinkler systems, I am a big fan of this company. I have used them numerous times to service my home system and they are very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend their service.
Kate Fraser
09:25 30 Mar 15
One look at Rad Fire Sprinkler's website will tell you that these guys know exactly what they are talking about when it comes to Fire Sprinklers and the legislation surrounding fire safety. A very trustworthy company.
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16:45 15 Nov 13

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