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Offering project-specific choices of LPCB-approved hot press moulded GRP sectional, hot press steel sectional, steel and aluminium bolted cylindrical tanks, Balmoral will guide you through the firefighting sprinkler tank specification and ordering process and carry out full installation works if desired.

Balmoral Tanks’ vortex inhibitor improves sprinkler performance

Balmoral Tanks has designed a new vortex inhibitor (VI) which provides ‘significant improvements’ over current market options.

Sprinkler systems require fast flowing volumes of water and VI’s play a vital role by preventing air being drawn into the system which ultimately reduces the flow rate; a highly undesirable situation should a fire occur.

Approved to LPCB LPS 2070 and BSEN 12845 standards, the new inhibitor provides an impressive 30% reduction in pump suction requirements.

The unique low profile design of the Balmoral VI also results in the effective capacity of sprinkler tanks being increased by up to 2.2%.

Balmoral Tanks’ MD, Allan Joyce: “Our fluid engineers studied existing solutions very carefully and, using fluid dynamics software, designed a superior solution to the current industry standard.

“Every time a moving fluid changes direction there is pressure loss. Due to the hydrodynamics of Balmoral’s VI we reduce this loss by approximately 30% compared to existing designs.”

Balmoral Tanks, Rathbone Square 24 Tanfield Road Croydon Surrey CR0 1AL

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