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Viking’s New Concealed Pendent Sprinklers Can be Installed with Protective Cap in Place
Publish Date: 6/14/20

The Viking Corporation announces the release of the new VK4621 and VK4921 quick response and standard response concealed pendent sprinklers with a K-factor of 5.6 (80.6). The new commercial sprinklers are designed for installation on concealed pipe systems where the appearance of a smooth ceiling is desired. In addition to the new sprinklers, Viking has announced a durable and lightweight installation wrench and protective cap removal tool.

“The installation process is significantly improved with our new VK4621,” said Martin Workman, Vice President of Product Management at Viking. “The new plastic wrench allows for installation with the protective cap in place, minimizing damage to the sprinkler during installation. The protective cap is designed to withstand rough usage and protects the sprinkler from overspray. We also offer a cap removal tool to help you finish the job from the ground.”

The new VK4621 sprinkler serves as a straight replacement for Viking’s VK462 sprinkler. The VK4621 is cULus Listed as a quick response sprinkler and FM Approved as a standard response sprinkler. Also available is the UL Listed and FM Approved VK4921, a standard response 5.6 K-factor concealed pendent sprinkler, which will replace the existing VK492.
Available in brass and Electroless Nickel PTFE (ENT) coating for environments in which corrosion is more likely to occur, the VK4621 and VK4921 are available at 155°F (68°C), 175°F (79°C) and 200°F (93°C) temperature ratings and have a maximum working pressure of 250 psi under the UL Listings.

To learn more about concealed sprinkler options from Viking, visit www.vikinggroupinc.com.

Johnson Controls Introduces Tyco® Residential Concealed Sidewall Sprinkler
Publish Date: 8/14/20

The Tyco Rapid Response Series LFII 4.2K Concealed Sidewall Sprinkler features a decorative flat-plate cover that conceals the sprinkler within the wall, making it ideal for aesthetically sensitive residential spaces such as homes, apartments, dormitories and hotels. The fast-response fusible link sprinkler provides safe and dependable fire protection that customers expect from Tyco products.

“We’re excited to broaden our concealed sprinkler product line with the introduction of our first concealed sidewall sprinkler for residential occupancies,” says Hilary Interrante, global product manager, Johnson Controls. “This product addresses a key customer requirement for a growing segment of the residential market.”

In addition to its sleek design, the LFII 4.2K Concealed Sidewall Sprinkler offers ¼ inch of adjustment and fits in a typical two-by-four stud frame and sheetrock wall structure, allowing for flexible installation.

The sprinkler is cULus Listed for use with wet pipe sprinkler systems per NFPA 13D, NFPA 13R and the residential portions of NFPA 13 occupancies. Additionally, the sprinkler is certified to all requirements of NSF/ANSI 61. It has a working pressure of 175 psi and a sprinkler temperature rating of 160 °F (71 °C), while the cover plate is rated for 139 °F (38 °C).

For more information about Tyco residential sprinkler systems from Johnson Controls, go to http://www.tyco-fire.com/.

Zurn Partners with TRAX Analytics
Publish date: 7/31/20

Zurn Industries, LLC announces its partnership with TRAX Analytics. Zurn will integrate its real-time plumbSMART™ capabilities with TRAX Analytics. The company is looking to deliver the total smart restroom to its demand customers, especially airport custodial and maintenance teams.

TRAX Analytics software manages custodial activity, measures performance, and tracks compliance by allowing tasks to be entered into the system. Maintenance teams get real-time service alerts and inventory tracking. With the addition of plumbSMART, powered by Zurn, customers receive data they can act on, include handwashing scores, leak detection, and preventative maintenance insights.

For more information, visit Zurn.com.

Asurio, Inc. Commissioned to Deploy Its BirdDog Mobile Inspection & Data Collection System for 5 Fire Safety Contractors + Syracuse University
Publish Date: 7/29/20

Asurio, Inc. (www.asurio.com) today announced that five fire safety contractors & a major university have chosen to deploy Asurio’s BirdDog Mobile Inspection & Data Collection System.
“The depth, breadth, and varying sizes of these new customers highlight the flexibility of the BirdDog Mobile Inspection & Data Collection System,” said Asurio President Top Myers. “The BirdDog system’s scalability allows it to easily serve small, medium, and large fire safety contractors and in-house facility management departments. The ultimate goals of deploying the BirdDog inspection system are to streamline NFPA 10, 25, and 72, and other types of inspections; resolve deficiencies faster; reduce risk; and improve safety.”
BirdDog is one of the more powerful & versatile mobile inspection systems on the market today. Asurio has a special expertise in fire-life safety inspections for commercial buildings, hospitals, manufacturing facilities, and more. However, the BirdDog system can be configured to inspect and/or collect data for virtually any industry. In addition, Asurio, Inc. is a Microsoft partner, and hosts its cloud-based BirdDog inspection software on the Microsoft Azure cloud computing solution, resulting in world-class 24/7 reliability and security. Asurio, Inc. can be reached at: www.asurio.com, or 877.444.1488.