Consumer Habits Lead to the Latest Storage Industry Innovation

Victaulic V9 Fire Protection Sprinkler

Consumer Habits Lead to the Latest Storage Industry Innovation

Posted on September 19, 2018

Le comportement des consommateurs est en constante évolution. Pour garder une longueur d'avance, les entreprises doivent comprendre quelles sont les nouvelles tendances et comment cela se traduit en matière de réponse aux attentes et aux besoins de leurs clients. Avec le fort développement récent de l'industrie du stockage, Victaulic a compris qu'il était nécessaire d'introduire une innovation dans ce domaine, le collier pour sprinkleur FireLock™ IGS™ Installation-Ready™ style V9, ainsi que sa ligne associée de sprinkleurs rainurés FireLock IGS™. Afin de mieux comprendre les efforts en coulisses nécessaires pour offrir à l'industrie du stockage une innovation en matière de protection incendie, nous nous sommes entretenus avec deux membres de l'équipe Victaulic qui ont travaillé sur ces projets. Daniel Wake (DW), responsable produit – sprinkleurs et postes de contrôle, et Wayne Bancroft (WB), ingénieur projet confirmé, ont partagé leurs points de vue uniques.

How is Victaulic Leading Storage Industry Innovation in Fire Protection?

(DW) Because of the speed in which the storage industry is growing, warehouse owners are creating spaces not developed to specifications to move customers into these spaces as quickly as possible. The turnover rate from building the space to move-in emphasized the need for adaptability in storage industry innovations. The solution was simple, create a product quick and easy to adapt at a moment’s notice. Before this, only one solution [threading] existed and all the inherent issues, including leaks and messes, were overlooked. Creating a new method allowed fitters to seek an alternative. A real storage industry innovation, the Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling saves them time, money and reduces risk by having consistent sprinkler installation.

What’s Unique to Victaulic’s Product Development Process?

(DW) What makes the Victaulic product development process unique is the connection we have with our customers and industry associations. From being in regular communication with those in the field to visiting job sites ourselves, Victaulic is gaining exposure to the issues our customers face and the solutions they need. The feedback we receive allows us to understand common problems with threading and how we can improve upon those issues with our grooved solutions. With our boots on the ground, we’re able to leverage trends to anticipate and create quality solutions like our latest storage industry innovation. Since there has never been a sprinkler without threads, Victaulic ran focus launches to receive feedback from customers to continue to understand and meet their needs.

Why Transition from Two-Bolt Coupling technology to a One-Bolt Sprinkler Coupling?

(WB) The design of FireLock IGS Installation-Ready Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling is intuitive to the needs of our customers. The one-bolt sprinkler coupling design came from the desire to create a quick and easy pipe joining solution.

The Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling can be orientated in any direction with no risk of damaging the sprinkler. The one-bolt sprinkler coupling design offers speed and ease of installation.

Steps for installing a Victaulic Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling

  • Stab it onto the outlet
  • Tighten the bolt

With pad to pad inspection, there is no stress or strain of a torque wrench. One installer added, “You just take them out of the box and put them on the outlet, zip them on… It takes seconds compared to minutes.” Our team carefully considered customer needs when developing the one-bolt Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling, a true storage industry innovation.

What are the Benefits of the One-Bolt Sprinkler Coupling to Contractors?

(DW) The Style V9 Sprinkler Coupling removes the application of torque to sprinkler heads.

The results of over-torquing a threaded sprinkler:

  • A bent frame arm
  • Compromised seal
  • Or a misplaced cap

These results can lead to costly leaks in the system.

There are two advantages of the Style V9 Sprinkler Couplings for contractors and engineers who specify them

  • The simplicity of design reduces risk
  • No torque requirements reduce cost and time.

La solution de collier pour sprinkleur à boulon unique permet aux installateurs de gérer plus facilement le grand nombre de sprinkleurs installés dans un espace de stockage. La fiabilité du joint réduit le nombre de fuites dans un système, permettant ainsi une économie de temps et d'argent. Le collier pour sprinkleur style V9 est simple et se monte sans difficulté, ce qui garantit aux utilisateurs une installation identique sur chaque chantier.

Quels que soient le secteur d'activité ou les exigences du client, vous pouvez toujours compter sur Victaulic pour offrir des solutions fiables et de qualité. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur le nouveau collier pour sprinkleur FireLock IGS Installation-Ready style V9 : https://www.victaulic.com/systems/fpstorage-2/.

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