No Flow Required!
Potter's Auto-Test VSR is a new and innovative way of performing a flow test without flowing water, promoting water conservation and reducing corrosion.
The PS-TM Series is the industry’s FIRST AND ONLY completely pre-assembled low pressure test module for dry pipe and pre-action systems.
The PS-TM Series provides a fast and foolproof way to confirm the system meets the requirement of NFPA 72, 2013, 18.104.22.168 and to perform the test required by NFPA 25, 2014, 22.214.171.124.13 and 126.96.36.199.6.
The PS-TM Series also eliminates any possibility of accidentally tripping the dry pipe valve during testing. Closing the BVL bleeder valve isolates the Supervisory Pressure Switch and pressure gauge from the air source while exhausting the supervisory air pressure between the bleeder valve and the Pressure Switch. This can save hours of time waiting for pressure to bleed down then build back up, as is the case in the old conventional testing method. This is especially important when using nitrogen generators as it can save a lot of wear on the generator components.
Codes and Approvals
Pressure Supervisory Switch Test Manifold for Dry Pipe and Preaction systems
A completely pre-assembled supervisory pressure test manifold shall be furnished and installed on the system side of a check valve located at the system pressure connection of each dry pipe valve and preaction system and where indicated on the drawings and plans and as required by applicable local and national codes and standards. The manifold shall be manufactured of galvanized pipe and shall consist of a UL, CUL Listed / FM, LPCB Approved and CE Marked high / low pressure supervisory switch, ½” BVL bleeder valve, and 3 ½” gauge with 0-80 psi scale with retard up to 250 psi. The bleeder valve shall be in line with the pressure switch and gauge. Closing the BVL shall isolate the pressure switch and gauge from the supply pressure maintaining the integrity of the system pressure while simultaneously venting the pressure at the switch and gauge allowing the trip point of the pressure switch to be observed on the gauge. Opening the BVL re-introduces system pressure back to the pressure switch and gauge allowing the pressure switch to restore to a normal condition. The test manifold shall be a model PS40-TM or PS15-TM depending on the supervisory pressure needed for the dry valve manufactured by Potter Electric Signal Company LLC.
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