Victaulic has introduced a new FireLock® NXT Series 768N Dry Valve. Re-engineered according to the customer’s needs, the new dry valve provides simplified set-up and maintenance for fire protection contractors and fitters while still maintaining the core features and benefits of the original technology.
“The entire idea behind the re-design was to make the valves more intuitive for the average fitter who may or may not have used the products before,” said Daniel Wake, Victaulic product manager for sprinklers and fire protection devices. “We moved the actuator to the front making it more accessible and put the priming manifold down on the right-hand side, in an area that is easy to reach from the front. Sprinkler fitters are going to know by simply looking at it what they have to do, reducing guess work.”
In addition to the re-design, the new valve will also feature a QR code on the front of the valve, which will allow fitters to instantaneously access short videos on installation, set-up, and maintenance, complete installation instructions; and access to technical help with the push of a button (direct call linking to 1-800-Pick-Vic). The FireLock NXT Series 768N Dry Valve is available in sizes 1 ½ -8 inches/40-200mm with up to 300 psi/2068 kPa /21 Bar.