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Last edited 08 Nov 2020
Mechanical type dry pipe valve
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB part of BRE Global) sets the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively. LPCB’s Loss Prevention Standards (LPS) are applied in fire and security sectors around the world.
LPS 1041 – 1.3, Requirements and testing procedures for the LPCB approval and listing of dry pipe valve sets, published by BRE Global in 2014, defines a mechanical type dry pipe valve as a: ‘Type of dry pipe valve in which a mechanism acts to produce a force which is multiplied through a series of levers, links, or latches to maintain the water sealing assembly in the closed position. Operation of this type of valve is generally independent of water pressure.'
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