Firewater system failure can cause major risk to life

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Dependable water sources for fire emergencies

All fire protection, sprinkler and deluge systems require dependable water sources. The performance, safety and reliability of high-quality valves prove critical to the smooth operation of these systems.

The failure of a firewater system can cause a significant health and safety risk.

Usability features to support fire protection systems

Features including tight shut-off capabilities, compact dimensions and simple quarter turn action result in the frequent use of Gate and Butterfly Valves in fire protection systems. With their ability to restrict flow to one direction and prevent reverse flow, Check Valves can also support fire protection systems.

Fire protection valve applications

Our fire protection valves support:

  • LNG production plant and receiving terminals – firewater ring mains
  • Petrochemical installations – firewater ring mains
  • FPSO Vessels – sea chests, fire water, cooling water and ballast systems
  • Offshore oil and gas platforms – drill rigs, semi-submersibles – firewater, cooling water, ballast, seawater lifts and seawater injection
  • Helicopter landing pad protection (deluge systems)
  • Onshore oil and gas process protection

It’s important to remember that fire protection and isolating valves must be easily accessible to the fire service.

Internationally recognised for quality, safety and reliability

We are firmly established as a global leader in the design and manufacture of quality valve products used for fire protection, fine filtration and cooling applications in demanding onshore and offshore environments.

Continual investment and excellence in product engineering

Shipham Valves is committed to investing in all areas of product design, research and development, manufacturing and testing to ensure that we continually deliver high-quality solutions that meet your applications and expectations.

Your perfect partner

If you need a partner to support you with valve selection, it’s worth considering factors including:

  • Supplier reputation
  • Proven performance
  • Capabilities and experience
  • Ability to exceed your application
  • Product quality and reliability
  • Ability to manufacture in specialist materials
  • Global distribution facilities

Standards and accreditations

Our range of high-quality valves are designed in accordance with, and conforms to, with various British Standards, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), Manufacturers Standardisation Society and API (American Petroleum Institute) standards.

UL262 Approval

Shipham Valves GA01, GA03 and GA05 Gate Valve models meet the UL262 standard for safety gate valves for fire-protection service. These requirements cover gate valves intended for installation in piping systems supplying water for fire-protection services.

FM1120/1130 Approval

The GA01 model also meets the standards of FM 1120 / 1130 approval for Fire Water Control Valves.

Our commitment to quality 

As an ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 certified organisation, we are committed to quality, providing you peace of mind.

Tested to fire-type testing standards BS6755-2 & ISO 10497

Several Shipham Valve solutions (i.e. Butterfly Valves and Floating Ball Valves) are designed in accordance with BS6755-2 and ISO 10497 standards that specifies fire-type testing requirements of valves.

Contact Shipham Valves today to discuss how our range of high-quality valves can support your fire protection system.

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