WIKA India (WIKA Instruments India Pvt. Ltd)—a wholly-owned subsidiary of WIKA Global (WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG, Germany), has recently launched the model FSFD– the fire sprinkler flow detector model, designed to detect the water flow in wet pipe sprinkler.
WIKA, a specialist in precision component manufacturing associated to Pressure, Temperature, Level, Flow, & Force for critical industrial applications, has launched this Indigenous solution for safety industry like firefighting. The product approved by UL and FM is aimed to provide complete solutions to building sites and construction projects.
As Gaurav Bawa, Managing Director and Vice President of WIKA India mentioned, “The new model FSFD has been designed to detect the water flow in wet sprinkler systems once the sprinkler has been triggered. We hope to make this product easy to use and applicable to both industrial and domestic segments. WIKA India is dedicated to bring the best for the Indian customers and this is one of the first products out. There will be others in the pipeline.”
The flow switch is fitted with a pneumatic time delay mechanism that can be set from 0 … 70 seconds via an adjustment dial to avoid false alarms during water surges. Two sets of microswitches activate the control panel and the local audible warnings The tamper-proof screws on the cover prevents any unauthorized access to the switch point setting. The robust design, is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and equipped with error-free installation instructions.The FSFD flow switch is suitable for both industrial and residential applications, where signalling the local hooters and control panel upon sprinkler activation is needed.
Since the FSFD flow switch is designed to be fitted for pipe sizes between 2” to 8″ in various pipe schedules, the product provides a complete solution for construction projects.
WIKA India operates and manufacture with a stringent a quality and environment management system according to requirements of international standard (ISO 9001, ISO 14001). While its facilities use modern machinery, state-of-the-art welding equipment alongside helium leak rate detection and certified calibration and testing instruments towards ensuring quality control and least risk operations, WIKA India has NABL accreditation and is equipped with high level primary standard dead weight tester, measure pressure controller and highly-accurate master gauges certified through DKD Germany. WIKA offers a worldwide network with the calibration and service centers and promises to be competent partner, certified by national accreditations bodies according to ISO17025.