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Redesigned Sprinklers and Enhanced Fire Suppression
The Viking Corporation has introduced a new sprinkler platform – The XT1. With XT1, Viking engineers have re-thought and re-invented the fire sprinkler from the ground up. This new platform represents a true advancement of fire sprinkler technology, and integrates several key features providing for easier installation and an overall “best-in-class” level of fire protection.
XT1 sprinklers feature a smaller, more compact design for easier installation in tight spaces and a more aesthetically pleasing installed appearance. The XT1 sprinklers are also designed to provide enhanced protection against corrosion. All XT1 sprinklers incorporate a stainless steel deflector and an integrated spring and seal assembly that is Teflon® sealed and fully encapsulated to protect the Bellville spring against corrosion. The XT1 spring and seal assembly includes an innovative hinge feature to help prevent the sprinkler components from lodging in the deflector upon activation. Finally, XT1 deflectors are laser etched and easy to read for fast model identification.
In conjunction with the XT1 launch, Viking has developed a new ergonomic-grip sprinkler wrench. A rubber coated grip and 6-sided contact with the sprinkler boss limits slipping and eliminates the need for socket-type wrenches. The new XT1 wrench is designed for exposed and recessed pendent and upright XT1 sprinkler styles. Viking has also developed a new, significantly smaller guard for XT1 sprinklers, to protect the sprinkler when installed in areas where there is risk of external damage.
Moving forward, XT1 will serve as Viking’s design-basis for most of its commercial sprinkler models. The first XT1 sprinkler models introduced include Viking’s Quick Response and Standard Response, 5.6 (81) and 8.0 (115) K-factor upright and pendent commercial sprinklers. In total, 12 new XT1 sprinklers are now available.