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Data Sheet 5.

1
Issue A

Wet Alarm Valve


LPCB / FM Approved / UL Listed / CE Marked

Description
The Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valves are designed for use in Wet Pipe Sprinkler Installations in buildings not subject
to freezing temperatures. A variety of trim packages are available to suit the requirements of various approval
authorities and a number of accessories can be supplied. Wet Alarm Valve Stations normally comprise of Alarm
Valve, Trim, Gauges and Main Stop Valve. These assemblies are hydrostatically tested to18 Bar prior to despatch.
Accessories include Straps and Padlocks, Pressure Switches, Retard Chamber and Water Motor Alarm Gong.

Pressure rating
Max. Working Pressure 12 Bar

Dimensions
Model number Connections Pipe Size (mm) Face / Face (mm) Weight (Kg)
B Flange / Flange DN 80 273.0 23.6
B Flange / Flange DN 100 225.4 25.0
B Flange / Flange DN 150 263.5 34.1
B Flange / Flange DN 200 298.4 56.8
D Flange / Grooved DN 100 263.5 22.7
D Flange / Grooved DN 150 287.3 29.5
D Flange / Grooved DN 200 335.0 56.8
E Grooved / Grooved DN 100 285.7 19.1
E Grooved / Grooved DN 150 285.7 22.7

Notes
1. Flat Faced Flange, drilled PN16. Other flange types available on special order.
2. DN150mm groove available in both 165mm and 168mm.
3. Supply pressure gauge not shown. This is mounted below the supply stop valve.
4. The PN16 drilling on the top flange of the DN200 size valve is radially off set to the drilling in the bottom
flange. This is required to achieve bolt clearance of the body casting and must be taken into consideration in the
design of mating flanged pipe work.
US
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Data Sheet 5.2
Issue B

Model B Wet Alarm Valve - LPCB Approved


LPCB Approved / CE Marked
Description
The LPCB / CE marked model B alarm valve is a differential type consisting of a rubber faced cast iron swing
clapper and grooved brass seat. The seat is tinned to prevent the rubber clapper facing from sticking. This valve
must be installed vertically in the main supply to a wet pipe sprinkler system.

Operation
When a sprinkler head operates or the inspectors test valve is opened, pressure on the system side of the clapper
is reduced below the pressure on the supply side. The clapper then lifts off the grooved seat and permits water flow
from the supply to enter the system for distribution on the fire. Water now also flows through the uncovered groove
to the alarm device via the optional retard chamber where fitted. A pressure surge or water hammer in the supply
line will increase the pressure on the supply side of the clapper, causing it to lift intermittently which may result in a
false alarm. The model B alarm valve will prevent such false alarms by two features:
a) The external by pass with check valve allows a pressure surge from the supply to by pass the alarm
valve clapper. This will create an excess system pressure and thus steady the clapper.
b) Should a heavy surge unseat the clapper and allow water to flow into the alarm line, the optional
model E retard chamber then comes into action. This unit has specially designed inlet and drain
orifices which will allow the chamber to partially drain before filling and activating the alarm device.
The retard chamber also has a strainer in the intake line to prevent foreign matter from clogging the
intake orifice.
Care must be taken when installing the 20mm check valve in the by pass line to be certain that it is located with
the arrow on the body pointing towards the alarm valve.

Maintenance
The model B alarm valve is so constructed that there is nothing to adjust under normal water and operating conditions
and requires very little maintenance. The system pressure gauge should read equal too or higher than the supply
pressure gauge. Alarm valves should be regularly examined to ensure reliability. Inspection of the valve should be
as follows:
a) Notify the Fire Service, Insurance Provider and other centres requiring notification prior to commencing
inspection.
b) Remove any padlocks and straps.
c) Close supply stop valve and open main drain valve (item 34, Fig 1).
d) Remove front cover (item 3, Fig 2)
e) Remove the two clapper pin plugs and hinge pin (items 7 & 9 Fig 3) and clapper assembly (Fig 4)
f) Clean thoroughly removing any accumulated deposits. Inspect the valve rubber/clapper facing; if
worn or damaged replace with genuine replacement parts.
g) Inspect the clapper seat ring for lodgement of dirt, bruising or scoring. Clean thoroughly. (A damaged
seat ring can be carefully dressed using lapping compound. If the damage is extensive then a
complete new valve should be fitted.)
h) Reinstall clapper, hinge pin and front cover.
i) Remove swing clapper from 20mm check valve (item 19, Fig 1) on by pass line, and check condition
of clapper and seat. Replace complete unit if damaged.
j) When every part is reinstalled close main drain valve and reset valve as per Procedures after a fire.

Continued Overleaf
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Data Sheet 5.2
Issue B

Model B Wet Alarm Valve - LPCB Trim


LPCB Approved / CE Marked
Weekly test for alarm valve operation.
a) Notify the Fire Service, Insurance Provider and other centres requiring notification prior to operating
the alarm.
b) Record supply pressure (item 37, Fig 1) and system pressure (item 30, Fig 1).
c) Remove any padlocks and straps. Open test valve (item 36, Fig 1)
d) Check the alarm device(s) for correct operation.
e) Close test valve (item 36, Fig 1).
f) Check supply pressure (item 37, Fig1) is equal to the system pressure (item 30, Fig 1).
g) Replace all padlocks and straps where fitted.

Procedures after a fire.


a) Remove any padlocks and straps.
b) Close the supply stop valve.
c) If a sprinkler pump has been used, this must now be turned off.
d) Open the main drain valve (item 34, Fig 1).
e) Replace the opened sprinklers with those of equivalent specification.
f) Close main drain valve.
g) Close the 15mm ball valve in the alarm valve trim. (item 9, Fig 1)
h) Slowly open the supply stop valve.
i) If a sprinkler pump has been used, now restart.
j) When supply pressure gauge (item 37, Fig1) reading equals system pressure gauge (item 30,Fig 1)
reading, open supply stop valve fully and check replaced sprinklers for leaks.
k) Ensure the 15mm ball valve in the alarm valve trim is open (item 9, Fig 1).
l) Conduct alarm test as per weekly test.
m) Replace all padlocks and straps where fitted.
n) Reorder spare sprinklers to equivalent specification.

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Data Sheet 5.2
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - LPCB Trim


LPCB Approved / CE Marked
7
Figure 1 1
8
Valve body 80mm,
9
100mm & 150mm
2 10

11
3
12

13
15

4 14
16

17 18 19 20
5
21
6

22
36

35 23

30 29 28 27 26 25 24
34 33 32 31

No Description Material/Finish Spec No Description Material/Finish Spec

1 Bailey & Mackey Ps1381 Pressure N/A N/A 19 3/4" Check Valve Screwed Bronze
Switch (Optional)
20 3/4" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387
2 1/2" Elbow Galv BS143
21 3/4" Elbow Galv BS143
3 1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387
22 3/4" X 3.1/2" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387
4 1/2" X 5" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387
23 3/4" Elbow Galv BS143
5 1/2" Elbow Galv BS143
24 3/4" Union Galv BS143
6 1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387
25 3/4" X 4" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387
7 3/4" X 1/2" Reducing Socket Galv BS143
26 3/4" Elbow Galv BS143
8 1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387
27 3/4" X 2.1/2" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387
9 1/2" 1/4 Turn Ball Valve
28 1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387
10 1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387
29 1/2" Elbow Galv BS143
11 1/2" Equal Tee Galv BS143
30 Pressure Gauge Incl No-Los Con- N/A BSEN837
12 1/2" X 6" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387 nector

13 1/2" Equal Tee Galv BS143 31 2" X 2.1/2" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387

14 1/2" Drip Valve Bronze 32 2" X 1/2" X 2" Tee Galv BS143

15 Wet Alarm Valve Body 33 2" X 2.1/2" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387

16 3/4" X 2" Long Tube Sbe Galv BS1387 34 2" Angle Drain Valve Bronze

17 3/4" X1/2" X 3/4" Tee Galv BS143 35 1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387

18 3/4" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 36 1/2" 1/4 Turn Ball Valve

Continued Overleaf
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Data Sheet 5.2
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - LPCB Trim


LPCB Approved/ CE Marked
Figure 1
Valve body 200mm

14 16
19
13 19
20
15
11
12
15
19 8

15

21
17 15
18

19 6

10 12

1
8
4 2 5 6
3
12

Item No. Part Number Description Qty.

1 Wet valve body 200mm 1

2 Nipple 1-4 BS1387 1

3 3 valve 1/4" 3 Way Valve 1

4 Pressure gauge small 1

5 Plug 1/4" Plug 2

6 2" 2" 5" GALV 1

7 2 angle valve 1

8 Nipple 1-2 BS1387 2

9 Nipple 1-2 BS1387 1

10 Nipple 1-2 BS1387 1

11 Nipple 1-2 BS1387 1

12 Elbow 1-2in BS143 3

13 Equal Tee 1-2in BS143 1

14 Ball Valve 1

15 L1 3/4" 2-1/2" Galv 4

16 Nipple 3-4 Barrel Galv 1

17 L4 3/4" 4" Galv 1

18 L2 3/4" 3" Galv 1

19 Elbow 3-4 Galv 4

20 Check valve 1

21 1

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Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com
Data Sheet 5.2
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - LPCB Trim


LPCB Approved / CE Marked

Figure 2

Figure 3 Figure 4

Figures 2,3 & 4 Parts List


Item A Item
Number mm Description Number Description
1 Alarm Valve Body 9 Plug
2 Water Seat 10 Clapper Gasket
3 Cover 11 Seal Retainer
4 Cover Gasket 12 Bolt
5 Cover Bolts 13 O Ring
6 Clapper 14 Lock Washer
7 Clapper Pin 15 Nut
8 Bush

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Data Sheet 5.3
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - FM Trim


FM Approved / UL Listed
Description
The FM approved / UL listed wet alarm valve is a differential type consisting of a rubber faced cast iron swing
clapper and grooved brass seat. The seat is tinned to prevent the rubber clapper facing from sticking. This valve
must be installed vertically in the main supply to a wet pipe sprinkler system.

Operation
When a sprinkler head operates, pressure on the system side of the clapper is reduced below the pressure on the
supply side. The clapper then lifts off the grooved seat and permits water flow from the supply to enter the system
for distribution on the fire. Water now also flows through the uncovered groove to the alarm device via the optional
retard chamber where fitted. A pressure surge or water hammer in the supply line will increase the pressure on the
supply side of the clapper, causing it to lift intermittently which may result in a false alarm. The wet alarm valve
will prevent such false alarms by two features:
a) The external by pass with check valve allows a pressure surge from the supply to by pass the alarm
valve clapper. This will create an excess system pressure and thus steady the clapper.
b) Should a heavy surge unseat the clapper and allow water to flow into the alarm line, the optional
model E retard chamber then comes into action. This unit has specially designed inlet and drain
orifices which will allow the chamber to partially drain before filling and activating the alarm device.
The retard chamber also has a strainer in the intake line to prevent foreign matter from clogging the
intake orifice.
Care must be taken when installing check valves in the trim to be certain that they are located with the arrow on
the body pointing in the right direction. The arrow on the body of the 20mm check valve in the by pass line must
point towards the alarm valve. The arrow on the body of the 15mm check valve in the drain line from the retard
chamber must point towards the main drain.

Maintenance
The wet alarm valve is constructed so that there is nothing to adjust under normal water and operating conditions
and requires very little maintenance. The system pressure gauge should read equal too or higher than the supply
pressure gauge. Alarm valves should be regularly examined to ensure reliability. Inspection of the valve should be
as follows:
a) Notify the Fire Service, Insurance Provider and other centres requiring notification prior to commencing
inspection.
b) Remove any padlocks and straps.
c) Close supply stop valve and open main drain valve.
d) Remove front cover (item 3, Fig 2).
e) Remove the two clapper pin plugs and hinge pin (item 7 & 9, Fig 3) and clapper assembly (Fig 4).
f) Clean thoroughly removing any accumulated deposits. Inspect the valve rubber/clapper facing; if
worn or damaged replace with genuine replacement parts.
g) Inspect the clapper seat ring for lodgement of dirt, bruising or scoring. Clean thoroughly. (A damaged
seat ring can be carefully dressed using lapping compound. If the damage is extensive then a
complete new valve should be fitted.)
h) Reinstall clapper, hinge pin and front cover.
i) Remove swing clapper from 20mm check valve on by pass line, and check condition of clapper and
seat. Replace complete unit if damaged.
j) When every part is reinstalled close main drain valve and reset valve as per Procedures after a fire.

Continued Overleaf
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Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com LISTED
Data Sheet 5.3
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - FM Trim


FM Approved / UL Listed
Weekly test for alarm valve operation.
a) Notify the Fire Service, Insurance Provider and other centres requiring notification prior to operating
the alarm.
b) Record supply pressure and system pressure.
c) Remove any padlocks and straps. Open test valve. This takes water from below the clapper and
permits testing without raising the clapper from its seat.
d) Check alarm device(s) for correct operation.
e) Close test valve.
f) Check supply pressure is equal to the system pressure.
g) Replace all padlocks and straps where fitted.

Procedures after a fire.


a) Remove any padlocks and straps.
b) Close the supply stop valve.
c) If a sprinkler pump has been used, this must now be turned off.
d) Open the main drain valve.
e) Replace the opened sprinklers with those of equivalent specification.
f) Close main drain valve.
g) Close the two 15mm ball valves in the alarm valve trim.
h) Slowly open the supply stop valve.
i) If a sprinkler pump has been used, now restart.
j) When supply pressure gauge reading equals system pressure gauge reading, open supply stop
valve fully.
k) Ensure only the 15mm ball valve in the alarm valve trim is open.
l) Conduct alarm test as per weekly test.
m) Replace all padlocks and straps where fitted.
n) Reorder spare sprinklers to equivalent specification.

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2009 Rapidrop Rutland Business Park, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5WA, United Kingdom
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Rapidrop Limited Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com LISTED
Data Sheet 5.3
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - FM Trim


FM Approved / UL Listed
Figure 1
7 15
Figure
Valve body180mm, 9
100mm & 150mm 23
13
14

11
3
14

23

10 10

8 9 16
11

24 10
12
4
3 22 21
2 4
5
21
7
6
23
2
25
1 25
2
21 17
19 19 18
20
20
17
18

Item No Description Material/finish Spec Qty


Valve Body, Avb150 (150mm),
1 Avb100 (100mm), Abv (80mm) 1
2 3/4" 3" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 3
3 Elbow 1/2" Galv BS143 2
4 3/4" Closed Taper Galv BS1387 2
5 1/2" 3-1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
6 M/f Elbow 1/2" - 3/4" Galv BS143 1
7 1/2" Closed Taper Nipple Galv BS1387 2
8 1/2" 5" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
9 Equal Tee 1/2" Galv BS143 2
10 1/2" 1-1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 3
11 1/2" 1/4 Turn Ball Valve Bronze 2
12 2" 6" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
13 1/2" 5-1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
14 1/2" 3" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 2
15 1/2" 5-1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 2
16 1/2" Drip Union Bronze 1
17 1/4" 3 Way Valve Bronze 2
18 1/4" Plug Galv 2
19 1/2" - 1/4" Bushing Galv 2
20 1/4" Close Taper Nipple Galv BS1387 2
21 Tee 1/2" - 3/4" - 3/4" Galv 3
22 3/4" Check Valve Bronze 1
23 1/2" Union Fitting Galv 3
24 2" Angle Drain Valve Bronze 1 Continued Overleaf
25 1/4" Pressure Gauge 2 Page 3 of 5
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Data Sheet 5.3
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - FM Trim


FM Approved / UL Listed
Figure 1
1
Valve body 200mm 21 9 11 7 2

8 23 4

3
20

8 4

23
13 5
2 3

16

15 5
18
12
6
22
13 7
6
16
21
6 11 10
13 19

24
17

13 16 14

Item No. Description Material/finish Spec Qty.

1 Valve Body AVB200 (2OOmm) 1

2 1/4" 6" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 2


3 1/4" 3 Way Valve Bronze 2
4 1/4" Pressure Gauge 2
5 1/4" Plug Galv BS143 2
6 1/2" 2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 3
7 1/2" 5-1/2"barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 2
8 1/2" Closed Taper Galv BS1387 2
9 1/2" 3" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
10 2" 6" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
11 1/2" Elbow Galv BS143 2
12 3/4" 3" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
13 3/4" 2-1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 4
14 3/4" 3-1/2" Barrel Nipple Galv BS1387 1
15 3/4" Closed Taper Nipple Galv BS1387 1
16 3/4"elbow Galv BS143 3
17 3/4" Union Fitting Galv BS143 1
18 3/4" Check Valve Bronze 1
19 Tee 1/2" - 3/4" - 3/4" Galv BS143 1
20 1/2" Union Fitting Galv BS143 1
21 Equal Tee 1/2" Galv BS143 2
22 2" Angle Drain Valve Bronze 1
23 1-2" 1-4 Turn Ball Valve Bronze 2
24 1/2" Drip Union Bronze 1
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Data Sheet 5.3
Issue B

Model B, D & E Wet Alarm Valve - FM Trim


FM Approved / UL Listed

Figure 2

Figure 3 Figure 4

Figures 2,3 & 4 Parts List


Item A Item
Number mm Description Number Description
1 Alarm Valve Body 9 Plug
2 Water Seat 10 Clapper Gasket
3 Cover 11 Seal Retainer
4 Cover Gasket 12 Bolt
5 Cover Bolts 13 O Ring
6 Clapper 14 Lock Washer
7 Clapper Pin 15 Nut
8 Bush

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Data Sheet 5.4
Issue A

Model E Water Motor Alarm Gong


LPCB / FM Approved / UL Listed / CE Marked

Parts List
Item Description Item Description
1 Pelton wheel housing 11 Gong
2 Pelton wheel 12 Brass bushing
3 Bearing 13 Bracket
4 Cover, pelton wheel housing 14 Bolt
5 Clean out plug 15 Striker shaft
6 Cover screw 16 Striker bracket screw
7 Cover gasket 17 Striker bracket
8 Drive shaft (Length 455mm) 18 Striker
9 Drive shaft housing 19 Striker washer
10 Spacer 20 Shoulder rivet

Description
The Model E Water Motor Alarm Gong is a self contained, water operated alarm which sounds continuously whenever
the sprinkler system is activated. Designed with functional simplicity and sound engineering practice, the Model E
Water Motor Alarm Gong is always ready to function in the event of a fire.

Continued Overleaf
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Data Sheet 5.4
Issue A

Model E Water Motor Alarm Gong


LPCB / FM Approved / UL Listed / CE Marked
Installation
a) Cut a hole in the wall to accommodate the 20mm pipe.
b) Cut drive shaft housing (item 9) to wall thickness plus 40mm.
c) Attach drive shaft housing to bracket (item 13) without removing bolt (item 14), and position this assembly
on the outside wall with the drive shaft housing through the wall.
d) Remove the six cover screws (item 6), cover (item 4), cover gasket (item 7), and pelton wheel (item 2) from
theipelton wheel housing (item 1).
e) Insert drive shaft (item 8) through the drive shaft housing into engagement with the striker shaft (item 15).
f) Cut drive shaft even with the top flange of bearing (item 3) in the pelton wheel housing.
g) Insert pelton wheel and rotate by hand to assure proper alignment.
h) Attach cover and cover gasket to pelton wheel housing with the six cover screws.

Operation
When, in the case of a fire emergency, the sprinkler system is activated, flowing water enters the Water Motor Alarm
Gong inlet and strikes the pelton wheel. Rotating in a turbine fashion, the pelton wheel transmits its torque to the
striker assembly which sounds the alarm. The water, after it impinges on the pelton wheel, flows through the drain
outlet in the pelton wheel housing.

Maintenance
a) The 20mm strainer, located in the alarm line from the alarm valve, should be periodically cleaned to ensure
sufficient flow to the Water Motor Alarm Gong.
b) The clean out plug (item 5) should be periodically removed to avoid any accumulation of debris and scale
that may have passed through the strainer.
c) The inside of the gong (item 11) should be checked periodically for the accumulation of foreign material.

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Issue B

Compressor

Description
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Pressure
Max Working Pressure: 8 Bar
Air Displacement: 0.26 m3/min (9.2 cfm)

Specification

 
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Data Sheet 5.9
Issue B

Model EA Water Motor Alarm Gong


UL Listed/ FM Approved
TECHNICAL DATA :

MODEL GA
EA

MOUNTING TYPE Type - A & Type - B

MAXIMUMWORKING 12.3 Kg./Sq.cm. ( 175 PSI )


PRESSURE

CONNECTION Inlet : 3/4" BSPT ( 3/4" NPT )


Drain : 1" BSPT ( 1" NPT )

FACTORY TEST At low flow - 0.35 Kg./sq.cm.


( 5 PSI )
&
At high flow - 7 Kg./sq.cm.
( 100 PSI )

GONG DIAMETER 205mm ( 8" )

GONG DEPTH 50mm ( 2" )

FINISH Epoxy red powder coated


mtrs. (75 feet) maximum total length of pipe with
WEIGHT 3.0 Kg.
minimum number of fittings. If the length of the pipe
exceeds 22.8 mtrs. (75 feet), then higher size pipe must
ORDERING Model & Mounting Type
be used to reduce hydraulic friction loss. The Sprinkler
INFORM ATION
Alarm should not be located more than 1.8 mtrs. (Six
feet) above Alarm Valve / Deluge Valve.

SPRINKLER ALARM MODEL - GA EA MAINTENANCE


RD
HD Sprinkler Alarm is a hydraulically driven mechanical Qualified and trained person must commission the
bell. It does sound a continuous alarm when the sprinkler system. After few initial successful tests an authorised
system operates. The impeller and drive shaft are energy person must be trained to perform inspection and
efficient, made from light weight nonmetallic material testing of the system.
and does not require any external lubrication. The gong,
protection cover and motor housing are made of Even though corrosion resistant material is used in the
corrosion resistant aluminium alloy. construction of the Sprinkler Alarm, it is suggested that
the Sprinkler Alarm be examined and tested at regular
OPER ATION intervals to ensure that the nozzle is free from
When the sprinkler system is activated by the fusing of obstruction and the impeller is free to rotate. The
one or more automatic sprinklers at fire condition the inspection should include the following :
water flows through the Alarm / Deluge Valve and enter 1. Clean 20 NB ( 3/4 ") Strainer provided in the alarm
the sprinkler alarm through the nozzle, creating a high line.
velocity jet which strikes the impeller causing the drive
2. Open the 3/8" plug provided on the inlet of the
shaft and the striker arm assembly to rotate. The alarm
Sprinkler Alarm and clean out any accumulated
arm assembly rotate and strikes to impact against the
particles.
aluminium gong, producing a continuous alarm. The waste
water then drains out through a 25NB drain outlet. It 3. Detach the Gong, clean the internal surface and refit
takes minimum 0.35 Kg./Sq.Cm. ( 5 PSI ) pressure at in proper sequence.
the nozzle to cause an alarm. 4. Activate the Sprinkler Alarm to verify clear and
steady sound.
DESIGN REQUIREMENT
Strainer is required in the Sprinkler Alarm line to protect
the 3.2 mm nozzle in the water motor housing from
clogging.

The alarm line pipe must be 20NB (3/4") size with 22.8

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Data Sheet 5.9
Issue B

Model EA Water Motor Alarm Gong


UL Listed/ FM Approved
Sprinkler Alarm - EA Mounting Type - A

22 2 1 3 4 5 14 11 12

16
SPRINKLER ALARM
MODEL - GA A
15
R

122 19 17
LISTED 18
3S38 21
HD
HD FIRE
FIRE PROTECT
PROTECT PVT.CO.
LTD. 13
INLET

THANE
THANE 400604,
- 400604,INDIA
INDIA 20
INLET

24

OUTLET
OUTLET 23 3
10
VIEW 'A' 14
25
8
CLEAN OUT
PLUG
23

7
TO DRAIN

158

PART LIST

ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION QTY. MATERIAL ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION QTY. MATERIAL
NO. NO.
1 5001 HOUSING 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 14 5011 STRIKER WASHER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
2 5002 PELTON WHEEL 1 DELRIN 15 5012 STRIKER 1 FIBRE
3 5003 RETAINING RING 1 SS 316 16 5013 STRIKER BUSH 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
4 5004 DRIVE SHAFT ADAPTOR 1 DELRIN 17 5014 STRIKER ARM BOLT 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
5 5005 BUSH 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 18 5015 STRIKER ARM WASHER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
6 5006 PROTECTION COVER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 19 5024 DRIVE SHAFT 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
7 5007 GONG 1 ALUMIN IUM ALLOY 20 5016 HOUSING COVER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
8 5008 GONG POST 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 21 5017 GASKET 1 NEOPRENE
9 5018 NYLON WASHER 2 NYLON 22 9029 CH.HEAD BOLT 6 PLATED STEEL
10 5009 DOME NUT 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 23 5020 GONG STICKER 1 PVC
11 9106 HEX. HED BOLT 1 PLATED STEEL 24 9025 SCREW 1 PLATED STEEL
12 5019 WASHER 1 S.S.
13 5010 STRIKER ARM 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
- All dimension in mm

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Data Sheet 5.9
Issue B

Model EA Water Motor Alarm Gong


UL Listed/ FM Approved
Sprinkler Alarm - EA Mounting Type - B

22 2 1 25 24 27 26 3 4 5 14 11 12

16
15

122 19 17

21 18

20 13

9
23 3
10
14
40
8
23

71 WALL THICKNESS 88

PART LIST
ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION QTY. MATERIAL ITEM CODE DESCRIPTION QTY. MATERIAL
NO. NO.
1 5001 HOUSING 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 15 5012 STRIKER 1 FIBER
2 5002 PELTON WHEEL
GONG IMPELLER 1 DELRIN 16 5013 STRIKER BUSH 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
3 5003 RETAINING RING 1 SS 316 17 5014 STRIKER ARM BOLT 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
4 5004 DRIVE SHAFTADAPTOR 1 DELRIN 18 5015 STRIKER ARM WASHER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
5 5005 BUSH 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 19 5027 DRIVE SHAFT 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
6 5006 PROTECTION C OVE R 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 20 5016 HOU SING COVER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
7 5007 GONG 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 21 5017 GASKET 1 NEOPRENE
8 5008 GONG POST 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 22 9029 CH. HEAD BOLT 6 PLATED STEEL
9 5018 NYLON WASHER 2 NYLON 23 5020 GONG STICKER 1 PVC
10 5009 DOME NUT 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 24 5021 WALL SUPPORT WASHER 1 MS
11 9106 HEX. HED BOLT 1 PLATED STEEL 25 5022 PLUG 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY
12 5019 WASHER 1 S.S. 26 5023 COUPLING 1 STEEL
13 5010 STRIKER ARM 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY 27 5025 SUPPORT PIPE 1 GI PIPE (BY INSTALLER)
14 5011 STRIKER WASHER 1 ALUMINIUM ALLOY

- All dimension in mm

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Data Sheet 5.9
Issue B

Model EA Water Motor Alarm Gong


UL Listed/ FM Approved
INSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER ALARM One end of 20NB (3/4") support pipe is to be screwed
MODEL GAEAMOUNTING TYPE - A to the coupling (26) provided with the assembly and
The Sprinkler Alarm with mounting Type-A is supplied the other end of the pipe is to be screwed to the
pre-assembled. Connect the Alarm port of the Alarm housing (1) of the Sprinkler Alarm motor assembly
valve or Deluge valve to the inlet of the sprinkler alarm as shown in the figure. Position this assembly
assembly with 20NB (3/4") pipe with proper support. A against the building wall through a washer (24) with
20NB (3/4") strainer is to be provided as close as the support pipe extending through the wall.
possible to the Sprinkler Alarm assembly. Connect the
3. Connect the alarm port of the Alarm Valve or Deluge
25NB (1") drain pipe to the housing, taking due care
Valve to the inlet of the Sprinkler Alarm assembly
that the drain discharge is running to a safe location
with 20NB (3/4") pipe, with proper support. A 20NB
and keep the drain free from obstruction. A blocked
(3/4") strainer is to be provided as close as possible
drain discharge may create back pressure and prevent
to the Sprinkler Alarm assembly.
the Sprinkler Alarm from operating properly.
4. Move to the other side of the wall, place protection
The 20NB (3/4") inlet and 25NB (1") drain pipe should be
cover (6) on to the pipe coupling (screwed to the
properly supported with the help of the bracket so that
pipe) and hold against the wall. Insert the bush (5,
in turn proper support is available for the Sprinkler
assembly with drive shaft adaptor) into the hole
Alarm. The inlet and the drain pipe is to be preferably
provided in the protection cover and thereby hand
connected with an union for easy removal and re-fixing
tighten the coupling extending through the wall.
of the Sprinkler Alarm during maintenance.
Make sure that the drive shaft is properly fitted in
The SprinklerAlarm
The Sprinkler Alarmmust
mustbebe installed
installed in accordance
in accordance the square hole of impeller and drive shaft adaptor.
with therequirement
with the requirement
of of NFPA,
NFPATAC or or
toto
the
therequirement
requirement This can be ensured by rotating the drive shaft
of the local
of the localauthority
authority having
having jurisdiction.
jurisdiction. adaptor. The drive shaft adaptor should rotate
without any binding while tightening the bush. If any
I NSTALLATION OF SPRINKLER ALARM binding is noticed then unscrew the bush and refit.
MODEL GA EAMOUNTING TYPE - B After ensuring that the drive shaft is properly placed
1. Locate and cut a hole through the building wall to in the square holes at both ends, wrench tight the
accommodate a 20NB (3/4") pipe with coupling bush.
(galvanised pipe to be supplied by the installer). The 5. Place the gong over the gong post with washers as
required length of support pipe is equal to the shown in the cross-sectional drawing and hand
thickness of the wall minus 30 millimetres. The pipe tighten the dome nut, rotate the gong until the
is to be threaded with the standard 20NB (3/4") pipe lettering is properly originated. Wrench tighten
threading on the both ends to a length of 20 the dome nut.
millimetres. Cut the drive shaft length, equal to the
wall thickness plus 43 millimetres. 6. Connect the 25NB (1") open drain pipe to the motor
housing, taking due care that the drain discharge is
2. Insert one end of the drive shaft (19) into the square running to a safe location and keep it free from
hole provided in the impeller (2) of the Sprinkler Alarm obstruction.
gong assembly.

NOTICE: The equipment presented in this bulletin is to be installed in accordance with the lasted publication standards of
NFPA or other similar organisations also with the provision of government codes or ordinances where applicable. The
information provided by us are to the best of our knowledge and belief, and are general guidelines only. Site handling and
installation control is beyond our reach. Hence we give no guarantee for result and take no liability for damages, loss or
penalties whatsoever, resulting from our suggestion, information, recommendation or damages due to our product. Product
development is a continuous programme of Rapidrop and hence the right to modify any specification without prior notice is
reserved with the company.

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Data Sheet 5.10
Issue B

Retarding Chamber - Model RA

3/4" BSPT
TE C H NI C AL DATA :
MODEL RA

MATERIAL Stainless Steel

CONNECTION 3/4" BSPT (F) HD FIRE PROTECT CO.


C-6, Nandanvan ind. Estate, LBS Marg, Thane 400 604, India

WEIGHT 2.6 Kg.

320
APPROVALS UL listed and FM approved

3/4" BSPT
168

TheRetarding
HD RD Retarding
ChamberChamber is used
is used with Alarm with
Valve the AlarmTrim
when
Valvevariable pressure
Trim when is anticipated
variable in the is
pressure system. It
anticipated in
is
thea holding
system.tankIttoisprevent
a holdingsounding
tank of to
Sprinkler
preventAlarmthe
during
soundingwaterofpressure surge, butalarm
the sprinkler will permit the sound-
during a water
ing of alarm on sustained o w. The
pressure surge, but will permit the sounding retarding chamber
of the
is connected to alarm port of alarm valve
alarm on a sustained ow. The retarding chamber through re-
striction nozzle. The retarding chamber is part of UL
is connected to the alarm port of the alarm valve
Listed Alarm Valve Trim. The retarding chamber is made
through the restriction nozzle. The retarding
of stainless steel material.
chamber is part of UL Listed Alarm Valve Trim.
The retarding chamber is made of stainless steel
material.

LIMITED WARRANTY
Products supplied by Rapidrop (RD) are warranted against defects in material and workmanship for a period of Two (2) years from the date of shipment. RDs obligation under this warranty
is limited to replace or repair the products or its parts, which are shown to RDs examination to be in a defective condition attributable to RD. No warranty is given for products or components
which have been subject, to misuse, improper installation, corrosion, wear and tear, improper storage, modication or repaired. If the defect attributable to RD cannot be rectied by repair or
replacement, then RD may elect to refund the purchase price of the equipment in complete discharge of its obligation under this Limited Warranty.

IN NO EVENT SHALL RAPIDROP . BE LIABLE IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, FOR INCIDENTAL, IN-DIRECT, SPECIAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGES. FOR INJURY TO PERSON OR DEATH OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND OR PENALTIES RESULTING FROM ANY PRODUCTS
OR COMPONENT MANUFACTURED OR ASSEMBLED BY RD. THIS IS LIMITED WARRANTY ONLY. RD DISCLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO THE PRODUCTS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THERE IS NO WARRANTY OF ANY NATURE MADE BY RD BEYOND AS
STATED ABOVE.

NOTICE :
The equipment presented in this bulletin is to be installed in accordance with the latest publication standards of NFPA or other similar organisations and also with the provision of government
codes or ordinances wherever applicable. The information provided by us are to the best of our knowledge and belief, and are general guidelines only. Site handling and installation control is
beyond our reach. Hence we give no guarantee for result and take no liability for damages, loss or penalties whatsoever, resulting from our suggestion, information, recommendation or
damages due to our product. Product development is a continuous programme of RAPIDROP and hence the right to modify any specication without prior notice is reserved with the
company.

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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


Technical Data

MODEL C
NOMINAL SIZE 200, 150, 100 & 80 NB
MAXIMUM SERVICE 17.5 Bar (250 PSI)*
PRESSURE
THREADED OPENING BSPT
MOUNTING Vertical
FLANGE CONNECTION ANSI 150 or PN16

TRIM Galvanised fitting with


Brass Valves UL
FACTORY HYDROSTATIC 35 Kg./ Sq.cm.(500PSI)
TEST PRESSURE
LISTED
APPROVED 3S38
FRICTIONAL LOSS 200 NB - 7.50 Mtrs.
IN TERMS OF 150 NB - 7 Mtrs.
EQUIVALENT LENGTH 100 NB - 6.1 Mtrs.
OF PIPE ( C-120 ) 80 NB - 4.7 Mtrs.
APPROXIMATE 200 NB - 65 Kg Operation
NET WEIGHT 150 NB - 42 Kg
The fire protection system initially when being
WITHOUT TRIM 100 NB - 27 Kg
pressurized, will allow water to flow into the system
80 NB - 18 Kg
until the water supply and system pressure is
FINISH Red RAL 3000 equalized and the clapper closes the waterway. Once
the pressure is stabilized, the fire protection
APPROVAL UL Listed
system is ready to be placed in service and then
FM Approved
the alarm control valve must be opened. Under
ORDERING Specify Size of valve, normal condition, the water pressure gauge
INFORMATION Trim details connected to the system side of the alarm valve
would show a higher or equal pressure reading than
REFERENCE NFPA 13 and NFPA 25
the water pressure gauge connected to the supply
* For 200 NB, FM approval is rated upto 200 PSI (14 Bar)
side of the valve. This occurs because of the bypass
line connecting downstream and upstream side of
the alarm valve, which allows water pressure surge
to pass without lifting the valve clapper off its seat,
thereby causing excessive high pressure surge
Description entrapped in the system side due to presence of a
check valve, which generally prevents false alarm.
Rapidrop Alarm Valve model C is a double seated clapper
check valve with grooved seat design which ensures Sudden high pressure surge, as might be
positive water flow for alarm operation and is designed for encountered by the start-up of a large fire pump
installation in wet pipe sprinkler system. External may lead the valve clapper to lift momentarily,
bypass prevents false alarm under all supply allowing water to flow through grooves in the valve
pressure condition. In the event of variable pressure seat to the retard chamber. The water in the alarm
condition, false alarm is prevented with the line is automatically drained out, which helps to
provision of retard chamber, thus the design allows prevent false alarm due to successive transient
for installation under both variable and constant surge in supply pressure. Restriction assembly
supply pressure condition. located beneath the retard chamber consists of
inlet and drain restriction orifices, which are
Operation of one or more automatic fire sprinklers established by considering the volume of the retard
causes the water to flow into the sprinkler system chamber to meet the listing and approval
causing the alarm valve to open, allowing continuous requirement with regard to time-to-alarm. These
flow of water into the system and transmittal of requirements represent a balancing of the need to
alarm, both electrical and mechanical. reduce the possible false alarm due to a transient

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Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


surge in supply pressure and to achieve desired of the system at least twice a week. The inspection
minimum time- to- alarm following a sprinkler should verify that all the control valves are in proper
operation. position as per the requirement of the system and
no damage has taken place to any component.
In constant pressure installation, the retard
chamber is not required and the water passing It is recommended that the alarm valve and its
through the groove in the alarm valve seat flows accessories should be examined and performed for
directly through restriction nozzle assembly to following at least quarterly or as demanded by local
activate the mechanical and electrical alarm. authorities to ensure reliable and trouble free
operation and service.
Installation
1. Inspection and testing is to be carried out only
1. Rapidrop Sprinkler alarm valve, Model-C must be by an authorized person. DO NOT TURN OFF the
installed vertically. water supply valve to undertake repair work or
2. The alarm valve must be installed in a readily to test the valve, without placing a roving fire
visible and accessible location and provision to patrol in the area covered by the system. The
be made in such a way that alarm line drain is patrol should continue until the system is back
visible and accessible. into service. Also do inform the local security
personnel and alarm control station, so that a
3. Where water pressure fluctuates, the variable false alarm is not signaled.
pressure trim with retard chamber must be
used. Under non-fluctuating water pressure 2. Open the alarm test valve. Verify that the
condition, the constant pressure trim, which sprinkler alarm bell and/or the pressure alarm
does not include retard chamber, may be used. switch/electric alarm properly actuate. Close the
alarm test valve and verify that water has
4. The valve must be installed with trim in ceased to flow from the alarm line drain.
accordance with the trim data. Failure to follow
the appropriate trim connection guidelines may 3. Clean the 20 NB (3/4") strainer provided on the
prevent the device from functioning properly sprinkler alarm bell line.
as well as void listing, approval and the 4. Clean the strainer of restriction assembly.
manufacturer's warranty.
5. Inspect the check valve clapper located on the
5. Care must be exercised while installing the bypass line.
check valve in the trim to ascertain that they
are located with the arrow mark on the check False Alarm
valve body and pointed in proper direction.
1. Inspect the valve rubber clapper face. If worn
6. The contraction and expansion associated with or damaged, replace it. Be certain that dirt,
an excessive volume of trapped air could cause stone or any other foreign object have not
the waterway clapper to cycle open and shut. accumulated under the clapper face and lodged
This may result in false alarm or an intermittent in the groove or holes. Clean the clapper face
alarm. To avoid these, it is recommended to thoroughly. If the seat ring surface is nicked or
have breather valve in the system piping scoured, it might be possible to repair the same
network and a vent valve at the extreme end using lapping compound. If not, replace the
of the system to bleed-off the air. complete valve or return it to the
manufacturer's works for repair.
7. The ball valve provided on the alarm line must
be kept open and strapped in set position. 2. If sprinkler alarm bell is not functioning or the
impeller is jammed, please follow the
8. Pipe connecting the retard chamber and
maintenance guideline provided in the catalogue
sprinkler alarm bell must be supported
for sprinkler alarm bell.
properly to avoid loading on the retard chamber.
3. If pressure alarm switch gives a steady signal,
9. All the newly installed system pipes must be
but sprinkler alarm generates an intermittent
flushed properly before alarm valve is put into
alarm, check sprinkler alarm bell shaft. If both
service.
the sprinkler alarm bell and pressure alarm
Inspection and Maintenance switch are generating intermittent alarm then
check for the possible air which is trapped within
A qualified and trained person must commission the the sprinkler system. Trapped air is to be bled
system. After few initial successful tests an off. Also the intermittent alarm may occur due
authorised person must be trained to perform to sudden pressure drop and increase in the
inspection and testing of the system. system. These problems can be corrected by
It is recommended to carry out physical inspection maintaining a steady supply.

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Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C

Caution
1) The UL Listing,FM Approval and manufacturers 3) For proper operation of the wet system and to
warranty are valid only when the alarm valve minimize unwanted false alarm, it is important
is installed with Rapidrop trim set and installed as to remove trapped air from the system. The
per installation guidelines. air trapped in the system may also cause
2) Pressure relief valve is required with wet pipe intermittent operation of the Water Motor
system, when a rise in ambient temperature Alarm during sustained flow of water.
can cause system pressure to exceed 17.5
Bar (250 PSI). A 17.7 Bar relief valve setting
should be used.

Nominal Pressure Loss vs Flow - Alarm Valve (Model C)

Flow Rate in Gallons Per Minute ( GPM)


100 200 300 400 500 700 1000 2000 3000 4000
0.3

3.0
0.2

2.0
Nominal Pressure Loss in Kg/cm2

0.1 Nominal Pressure Loss in PSI


H)

0.08
)
NC

1.0
H)
NC
3I

NC

H)

0.06
4I
(
NB

NC
6I
B(

0.05 0.7
B(

8I
80

0N

0N

B(
10

0.04
0N
15

0.5
20

0.03

0.3
0.02

0.2

0.01
200 400 600 800 1000 2000 3000 5000 7000 10000 15000 20000

Flow Rate in litres Per Minute ( LPM)

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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


ALARM VALVE, MODEL C SIZE 200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB

3
11

9
5

9 12
4
8
13
11

10

PART LIST

PART NO. QTY.


ITEM 200 150 100 80 DESCRIPTION 200 150 100 80 MATERIAL SPECIFICATION
NB NB NB NB NB NB NB NB

1 2630 2601 2614 2650 HOUSING 1 1 1 1 DUCTILE IRON

2 2632 2607 2616 2652 SEAT 1 1 1 1 BRONZE

3 2600 2600 2600 2600 CLAPPER BUSH 2 2 2 2 BRASS

4 9102 9101 9101 9101 HEX. HEAD BOLT 4 1 1 1 STAINLESS STEEL

5 2636 2628 2619 2656 RUBBER CLAMP 1 1 1 1 STAINLESS STEEL

6 2635 2606 2618 2655 RUBBER SEAT 1 1 1 1 NEOPRENE RUBBER

7 2634 2603 2617 2654 CLAPPER 1 1 1 1 DUCTILE IRON

8 2638 2608 2258 2658 HINGE PIN 1 1 1 1 STAINLESS STEEL

9 2599 2599 2599 2599 BODY BUSH 2 2 2 2 BRASS

10 9004 9004 9004 8373 HEX. HEAD BOLT 6 6 4 4 STEEL

11 9430 9430 9430 9430 SQ. HEAD PLUG 2 2 2 2 FORGED STEEL.

12 2637 2611 2620 2657 COVER GASKET 1 1 1 1 NEOPRENE RUBBER

13 2631 2604 2615 2651 COVER 1 1 1 1 DUCTILE IRON

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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


CONSTANT PRESSURE TRIM FOR ALARM VALVE MODEL - C
200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB

17
17
25
NO 16
14 15 NO
14 24
D
15 18
16
13

29

28
1
13
30 # NC
2,29
10 2
#
@ 1 9
22 11 4
19 28 8 7
28 NO 5
2
1,28 3 1,28
10
21 6
1 26
19 3
23 27 29
26
20

D NOTES
# OPTIONAL TRIM
D DRAIN

TO SUIT AT SITE BY USER


@ REMOVE ITEM (WHEN OPTIONAL TRIM IN USE)
NO - NORMALLY OPEN
NC - NORMALLY CLOSED

NOTE : WHEN PRESSURE SWITCH IS SUPPLIED THEN SL.NO. 22 PLUG NOT REQUIRED.

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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


CONSTANT PRESSURE TRIM FOR ALARM VALVE MODEL - C
200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB
QUANTITY
ITEM CODE
DESCRIPTION SIZE PER ALARM VALVE SIZE
NO. NO.
200 NB 150 NB 100 NB 80 NB

1 8625 HEX NIPPLE 3/4" 4 4 5 2

2 8620 TEE 3/4" 3 3 3 2

3 8617 ELBOW 3/4" 2 2 2 -

3 8616 ELBOW 1/2" - - - 2


4 8951 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" X 150 mm LONG 1 - - -

4 9407 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 130 mm LONG - 1 - -

4 9406 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 100 mm LONG - - 1 -

4 9397 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" x 100 mm LONG - - - 1


5 9406 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 100 mm LONG 1 - - -

5 9441 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" X 80 mm LONG - 1 - -


6 9397 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" x 100 mm LONG 1 - - 1

6 9480 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" x 80 mm LONG - 1 1 -

7 8628 UNION 3/4" 1 1 1 -


7 8627 UNION 1/2" - - - 1
8 9421 SWING CHECK VALVE 3/4" 1 1 1 -
8 9455 SWING CHECK VALVE 1/2" - - - 1
9 8663 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 70 mm LONG 1 1 - -
9 9426 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 60 mm LONG - - 1 -
9 9893 PIPE NIPPLE " X 70 mm LONG - - - 1
10 9423 BALL VALVE 1/2" 2 2 2 2
11 8633 REDUCING HEX NIPPLE 3/4" X 1/2" - - - 1
12 8632 REDUCING HEX NIPPLE 3/4" X 1/4" 1 1 1 1
13 8631 REDUCING HEX NIPPLE 1/2" X 1/4" 1 1 1 1

14 9477 BALL VALVE 1/4" 2 2 2 2


15 8698 HEX NIPPLE 1/4" 2 2 2 2
16 8357 ELBOW 1/4" 2 2 2 2
17 9526 PRESSURE GAUGE 1/4" 2 2 2 2
18 2301 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" - - - 1
18 2302 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" - - 1 -
18 2303 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" - 1 - -

18 2304 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" 1 - - -


19 8355 REDUCING BUSH 3/4" x 1/2" 2 2 2 1

20 1027 RESTRICTION NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1/2 1 1 1 1


21 9382 'Y' TYPE STRAINER 3/4" 1 1 1 1
22 8629 PLUG 1/2" 1 1 1 1
23 1416 SPRINKLER ALARM RAPIDROP MODEL EA (5.9) 1 1 1 1

23 1417 SPRINKLER ALARM RAPIDROP MODEL EA (5.9) 1 1 1 1

24 8359 HEX NIPPLE 2" 1 1 1 -

24 8360 HEX NIPPLE 1-1/4" - - - 1


25 9394 ANGLE VALVE 2" 1 1 1 -

25 9392 ANGLE VALVE 1-1/4" - - - 1

26 9561 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" X 60 mm LONG 2 2 2 2

27 9441 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" X 80 mm LONG 1 1 1 1

28 8624 HEX NIPPLE 1/2" 3 3 3 5

29 8619 TEE 1/2" 2 2 2 3


30 -- PRESSURE SWITCH 1/2" END CONNECTION 1 1 1 1

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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


VARIABLE PRESSURE TRIM FOR ALARM VALVE MODEL - C
200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB

17
17
25
NO 16
14 15 NO
30 14
# 24
15 18 D
#
16
13

@
22 29
19
28
2
21 1 1
# 12

23 27 # NC
10 2
1 2,29
11
28 8 4 9
28 NO
31 5
10 3 7
1,28
D 1,28
32 # 26
6
# 29
19
26 3
20

NOTES
# OPTIONAL TRIM
D DRAIN

TO SUIT AT SITE BY USER


@ REMOVE ITEM (WHEN OPTIONAL TRIM IN USE)
NO - NORMALLY OPEN
NC - NORMALLY CLOSED

NOTE : WHEN PRESSURE SWITCH IS SUPPLIED THEN SL.NO. 22 PLUG NOT REQUIRED.

Rapidrop Global
2013 Rapidrop Rutland Business Park, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5WA, United Kingdom
Rapidrop is a registered trade mark.
Rapidrop Global Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com Page 7
Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


VARIABLE PRESSURE TRIM FOR ALARM VALVE MODEL - C
200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB

QUANTITY
ITEM CODE
DESCRIPTION SIZE PER ALARM VALVE SIZE
NO. NO.
200 NB 150 NB 100 NB 80 NB

1 8625 HEX NIPPLE 3/4" 4 4 5 2

2 8620 TEE 3/4" 3 3 3 2

3 8617 ELBOW 3/4" 2 2 2 -

3 8616 ELBOW 1/2" - - - 2

4 8951 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" X 150 mm LONG 1 - - -

4 9407 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 130 mm LONG - 1 - -

4 9406 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 100 mm LONG - - 1 -

4 9397 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" x 100 mm LONG - - - 1

5 9406 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 100 mm LONG 1 - - -

5 9441 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" X 80 mm LONG - 1 - -

6 9397 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" x 100 mm LONG 1 - - 1


6 9480 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" x 80 mm LONG - 1 1 -

7 8628 UNION 3/4" 1 1 1 -

7 8627 UNION 1/2" - - - 1

8 9421 SWING CHECK VALVE 3/4" 1 1 1 -

8 9455 SWING CHECK VALVE 1/2" - - - 1

9 8663 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 70 mm LONG 1 1 - -

9 9426 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" x 60 mm LONG - - 1 -

9 9893 PIPE NIPPLE " X 70 mm LONG - - - 1


10 9423 BALL VALVE 1/2" 2 2 2 2
11 8633 REDUCING HEX NIPPLE 3/4" X 1/2" - - - 1
12 8632 REDUCING HEX NIPPLE 3/4" X 1/4" 1 1 1 1

13 8631 REDUCING HEX NIPPLE 1/2" X 1/4" 1 1 1 1


14 9477 BALL VALVE 1/4" 2 2 2 2
15 8698 HEX NIPPLE 1/4" 2 2 2 2

16 8357 ELBOW 1/4" 2 2 2 2

17 9526 PRESSURE GAUGE 1/4" 2 2 2 2

18 2301 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" - - - 1

18 2302 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" - - 1 -

18 2303 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" - 1 - -

18 2304 ALARM TEST LINE ASSEMBLY 1/2" 1 - - -


19 8355 REDUCING BUSH 3/4" x 1/2" 2 2 2 1

20 1027 RESTRICTION NOZZLE ASSEMBLY 1/2 1 1 1 1

21 9382 'Y' TYPE STRAINER 3/4" 1 1 1 1


22 8629 PLUG 1/2" 1 1 1 1

23 1416 SPRINKLER ALARM RAPIDROP MODEL EA (5.9) 1 1 1 1

23 1417 SPRINKLER ALARM RAPIDROP MODEL EA (5.9) 1 1 1 1

24 8359 HEX NIPPLE 2" 1 1 1 -

24 8360 HEX NIPPLE 1-1/4" - - - 1

Rapidrop Global
2013 Rapidrop Rutland Business Park, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5WA, United Kingdom
Rapidrop is a registered trade mark.
Rapidrop Global Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com Page 8
Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


VARIABLE PRESSURE TRIM FOR ALARM VALVE MODEL - C
200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB
QUANTITY
ITEM CODE
DESCRIPTION SIZE PER ALARM VALVE SIZE
NO. NO.
200 NB 150 NB 100 NB 80 NB
25 9394 ANGLE VALVE 2" 1 1 1 -

25 9392 ANGLE VALVE 1-1/4" - - - 1


26 9561 PIPE NIPPLE 1/2" X 60 mm LONG 2 2 2 2

27 9441 PIPE NIPPLE 3/4" X 80 mm LONG 1 1 1 1


28 8624 HEX NIPPLE 1/2" 3 3 3 5

29 8619 TEE 1/2" 2 2 2 3

30 -- PRESSURE SWITCH 1/2" END CONNECTION 1 1 1 1

31 2300 RETARD CHAMBER RAPIDROP MODEL RA 1 1 1 1


(5.10)
32 8625 HEX NIPPLE 3/4". 1 1 1 1

Rapidrop Global
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Rapidrop is a registered trade mark.
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Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C


VARIABLE PRESSURE TRIM - SCHEMATIC
ALARM VALVE MODEL - C 200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB
DOWNSTREAM
(TO SYSTEM)

PG PG

PS**

AV AT RC
~
TO DRAIN
AC
TO DRAIN

TO DRAIN

UPSTREAM
(FROM SUPPLY)

CONSTANT PRESSURE TRIM - SCHEMATIC


ALARM VALVE MODEL - C 200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB
DOWNSTREAM
(TO SYSTEM)

PG PG

PS**

AV AT
~
AC TO DRAIN

TO DRAIN
TO DRAIN

UPSTREAM
(FROM SUPPLY)

NON RETURN VALVE RESTRICTION NOZZLE AV - ALARM VALVE AC - SPRINKLER ALARM CONTROL VALVE
VALVE ASSEMBLY. G - SPRINKLER ALARM AT - SPRINKLER ALARM TEST VALVE
ANGLE VALVE STOP VALVE PG - PRESSURE GAUGE BY USER (NOT IN 'HD' SCOPE OF SUPPLY)
STRAINER OPTIONAL PS - PRESSURE SWITCH
NC - NORMALLY CLOSED NO - NORMALLY OPEN RC - RETARD CHAMBER

NOTE :-
1) SPRINKLER ALARM CONTROL VALVE MUST BE 2) SPRINKLER ALARM TEST VALVE MUST BE KEPT
KEPT NORMALLY OPEN IF THIS VALVE IS KEPT NORMALLY CLOSED CONDITION. VALVE IS
CLOSED THE SPRINKLER ALARM BELL/ ELECTRIC OPENED TO TEST THE SPRINKLER ALARM
ALARM WILL NOT SIGNAL. BELL / ELECTRIC ALARM.

Rapidrop Global
2013 Rapidrop Rutland Business Park, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5WA, United Kingdom
Rapidrop is a registered trade mark.
Rapidrop Global Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
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Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C

OVERALL DIMENSION WITH TRIM


ALARM VALVE MODEL - C 200 / 150 / 100 / 80 NB
A) CONSTANT PRESSURE TRIM
E

INSTALLATION MEASUREMENT IN MM.


(Approximate)

WITH CONSTANT PRESSURE TRIM


D

SIZE 80 100 150 200


NB NB NB NB

A 270 320 325 350

B 380 400 425 450


C 440 440 440 460
TO
C

SPRINKLER
ALARM D 115 130 170 185
E 185 205 215 250

TO TO DRAIN
DRAIN A B

B) VARIABLE PRESSURE TRIM

INSTALLATION MEASUREMENT IN MM.


(Approximate)
E

WITH VARIABLE PRESSURE TRIM


SIZE 80 100 150 200
D

NB NB NB NB

A 270 320 325 350

TO
B 450 495 495 500
SPRINKLER
ALARM C 440 440 440 460
C

D 115 130 170 185


E 185 205 215 250

TO TO DRAIN
DRAIN A B

Rapidrop Global
2013 Rapidrop Rutland Business Park, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5WA, United Kingdom
Rapidrop is a registered trade mark.
Rapidrop Global Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com Page 11
Data Sheet 5.11
Issue A

Alarm Valve Model C

NOTICE: The equipment presented in this bulletin is to be installed in accordance with the lasted publication standards of
NFPA or other similar organisations also with the provision of government codes or ordinances where applicable. The
information provided by us are to the best of our knowledge and belief, and are general guidelines only. Site handling and
installation control is beyond our reach. Hence we give no guarantee for result and take no liability for damages, loss or
penalties whatsoever, resulting from our suggestion, information, recommendation or damages due to our product. Product
development is a continuous programme of Rapidrop and hence the right to modify any specification without prior notice is
reserved with the company.

Rapidrop Global
2013 Rapidrop Rutland Business Park, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5WA, United Kingdom
Rapidrop is a registered trade mark.
Rapidrop Global Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1733 847 510 Fax: +44 (0) 1733 553 958
Registered in England No. 5503278 e-mail: rapidrop@rapidrop.com web: www.rapidrop.com Page 12