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#SVL400 - Model F Deluge Valves

"Automatic" Sprinkler 150 Gordon Drive Exton, PA 19341 USA Tel: (610) 363-1400 800-626-2682 Fax: (610) 524-9073 800-858-6857

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General ................................................................................................................................................................... 1 Approvals ................................................................................................................................................................ 1 Description / Operation .......................................................................................................................................... 1 Figure 1 - Operation Diagram: Model F Deluge Valve Set Position .................................................................. 2 Figure 2 - Operation Diagram: Model Model F Deluge Valve Operating Position ............................................. 2 Technical Data ........................................................................................................................................................ 3 Ordering Information .............................................................................................................................................. 4 Deluge Valve Trim Space Requirements .............................................................................................................. 4 "Automatic" 2-1/2 Model F Deluge Valve Assembly - Parts List ......................................................................... 5 "Automatic" 2-1/2 Model F Deluge Valve Basic Trim Setup 76-DV-2F for Wet Pilot Operation - Parts Drawing & List ................................................ 6 "Automatic" 4 Model F Deluge Valve Assembly - Parts List ............................................................................... 7 "Automatic" 4 Model F Deluge Valve Basic Trim Setup 76-DV-4F for Wet Pilot Operation - Parts Drawing & List ................................................ 8 "Automatic" 6 Model F Deluge Valve Assembly - Parts List ............................................................................... 9 "Automatic" 6 Model F Deluge Valve Basic Trim Setup 76-DV-6F for Wet Pilot Operation - Parts Drawing & List .............................................. 10 "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Wet Pilot Actuation ................................................................................. 11 General ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 Installation ...................................................................................................................................................... 11 Piping ............................................................................................................................................................. 11 Graph A: Wet Pilot Limitations for 2-1/2 Model F Deluge Valve .............................................................. 12 Graph B: Wet Pilot Limitations for 4 Model F Deluge Valve .................................................................... 12 Graph C: Wet Pilot Limitations for 6 Model F Deluge Valve .................................................................... 12 "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Dry Pilot Actuation .................................................................................. 13 General ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 Graph D: Dry Pilot Actuator Pressure Curves .......................................................................................... 13 Installation ...................................................................................................................................................... 13 Piping ............................................................................................................................................................. 13 Optional Alarms ............................................................................................................................................. 13 Trouble Alarm ........................................................................................................................................... 13 Fire Alarm ................................................................................................................................................. 13
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"Automatic" Model B-1 Dry Pilot Actuator - Symbol 76-750 - Parts List & Drawing ......................................... 14 Dry Pilot Actuation Trim Options ......................................................................................................................... 14 Dry Pilot Actuation - Owners Air Supply (76-DPO) - Replacement Parts List & Drawing ............................... 14 Dry Pilot Actuation - Nitrogen Supply (76-DPN) - Replacement Parts List & Drawing .................................... 15 "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Electric Actuation ................................................................................... 16 General ........................................................................................................................................................... 16 Installation ...................................................................................................................................................... 16 Electric Actuation Trim Option - Parts List & Drawing .............................................................................. 16 Technical Data ...................................................................................................................................................... 17 Ordering Information ............................................................................................................................................ 17 Testing and Maintenance ..................................................................................................................................... 18 Testing ............................................................................................................................................................ 18 Testing Waterflow Alarm Devices ............................................................................................................. 18 Flow Test at Main Drain Valve (Main Drain Test) ...................................................................................... 18 Testing of Deluge Valve ............................................................................................................................ 18 Test-Partial Flow ....................................................................................................................................... 19 Test-Full Flow ........................................................................................................................................... 19 Testing of Foam Companion Valve ........................................................................................................... 20 Testing of Dry Pilot Actuation System ....................................................................................................... 20 Maintenance ................................................................................................................................................... 20 Clapper/Clapper Latch ............................................................................................................................. 20 Diaphragm Actuator .................................................................................................................................. 21 Clapper Facing ......................................................................................................................................... 21 Seat Ring .................................................................................................................................................. 21 Alarm Line Strainer, Pilot Line Strainer & Air Supply Strainer ................................................................... 21 Alarm Test Valve & Main Drain Valve ....................................................................................................... 21 System Control Valve, Alarm Control Valve, Pilot Ball Valve & Air (or Nitrogen) Supply Valve ................. 21 Dry Pilot Actuator ...................................................................................................................................... 21 Electric Solenoid Valve ............................................................................................................................. 21 Deluge Valve and Trim ............................................................................................................................. 21 Resetting of System ................................................................................................................................. 21 System Pressure Test Records ........................................................................................................................... 23

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DATA SHEET #SVL400

MODEL F
Deluge Valves

General
The "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valve is a waterflow control/alarm device designed for installation in the main supply to a deluge system of sprinklers or nozzles. Its purpose is twofold. First, the valve holds back the water, keeping it from flowing into the system until such time that the detection system operates (see Description/ Operation). Second, the valve provides the means to actuate a fire alarm when water flows into the system. The alarm may be accomplished in two ways: (1) Mechanically by means of water flow to a water motor alarm and/or (2) electrically via a water-pressure-actuated alarm switch (circuit closer) connected to an electrically operated signaling device such as a bell or light. The Model F Deluge Valve is made in three sizes: 2-1/2" (63.5 mm), 4" (101.6 mm) and 6" (152.4 mm). Each valve is provided with a basic trim package that includes water supply connections for wet pilot line actuation, manual control connections, drain connections, alarm outlets and an alarm test by-pass. Optional trim packages are available to provide connections for dry pilot line and electrical operation. Alarm and supervisory devices may be provided separately. Note: The Model F Deluge Valve is designed for use with water. If it is to be used as a companion valve to control foam concentrate for a foam/water system, the valve and the diaphragm actuator must be thoroughly flushed and regularly inspected (see Maintenance on page 12).

Description / Operation
The Model F Deluge Valve depends on water pressure acting on a diaphragm actuator to keep the clapper closed against the main water supply pressure. The valve operates when the pressure in the diaphragm actuator is relieved. In the set position (see Figure 1 on page 2), the clapper is held closed by the latch. And the latch, in turn, is held in place by force applied to it by a push rod in the diaphragm actuator. Water pressure to the diaphragm actuator is maintained through connections to the main water supply taken upstream of the System Control Valve. These connections also supply water pressure to a wet pilot line of sprinklers, or to a dry pilot actuator or electric solenoid valve, depending on the type of detection system used. When fire opens a pilot sprinkler or operates an electrical detector, water pressure in the pilot line is relieved. This causes a loss of pressure in the diaphragm actuator. And without pressure acting on the diaphragm, the push rod cannot hold the clapper latch in place. The main water supply pressure then forces the clapper open. Water flows through the deluge valve into the system piping and through the alarm line connections to sound the water motor alarm and/or operate the pressure-actuated alarm switch (see Figure 2 on page 2). Operation of the manual control station at the deluge valve also relieves the water pressure in the pilot line and operates the valve. The water working pressure range of the Model F Deluge Valve is 20 psi to 175 psi. Upon completion of each Model F Deluge Valve installation, a partial flow or full flow test is to be conducted. Record the system water pressure and the diaphragm actuator operating pressure. See page 23 for chart.

Approvals
Model F Deluge Valves are listed or approved by various testing and inspection organizations concerned with product evaluation. These include: Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Factory Mutual (FM) Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC)

The valves are listed/approved with specific trim and for installation in accordance with the applicable requirements of NFPA 13. Therefore, no substitutions or omissions, in part or in full, are allowed. All devices are listed/approved for a maximum water working pressure (WWP) of 175 psi (1206.6 kPa or 12.1 bar).

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"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Flange/Flange

Technical Data
Available Sizes: .................. 2-1/2" (63.5 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) 6" (152.4 mm) Inlet & Outlet: ...................... Class 125 Flanged Water Working Pressure: .... 175 psi (1206.6 kPa or 12.1 bar) Setup: .................................. Wet Pilot Actuation Dry Pilot Actuation
P r e s s u r e in p s i ( k P a )
7 .0 (4 8 .3 ) 5 .0 (3 4 .5 ) 3 .0 (2 0 .7 ) 2 .0 (1 3 .8 )

Electric Actuation Installation: .......................... Vertical Only Listings & Approvals: .......... UL Listed FM Approved ULC Listed Pressure Loss: For use in hydraulic calculations, the pressure loss through the deluge valve may be expressed as equivalent feet of pipe: 2-1/2" Valve = 5 Ft 4" Valve = 18 Ft 6" Valve = 22 Ft Shipping Weights: 2-1/2" Valve = 57 lbs 4" Valve = 109 lbs 6" Valve = 201 lbs Conversion Factors: = 25.4 millimeters (mm) = 6.895 kilopascals (kPa) 0.0689 bar 1 gallon = 3.785 liters (L) 1 inch 1 psi 76-DV-2 Trim = 33 lbs 76-DV-4 Trim = 37 lbs 76-DV-6 Trim = 37 lbs

m m ) 4 in . (1 0 1 .6 m m )

1 .0 (6 .9 )

0 .5 (3 .4 )

0 .1 (0 .7 ) 1 0 0 (3 7 9 )

2 0 0 3 0 0 (7 5 7 ) (1 1 3 6 )

5 0 0 (1 8 9 3 )

1 0 0 0 (3 7 8 5 )

. lo w

in g p m

( L /m in .)

Pressure Loss Curves

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6 in . (1 5 2 . 4 m m )
2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 (7 5 7 0 ) (1 1 3 5 5 )

2 -1 /2

in . (6 3 .5

"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves


Ordering Information
"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves
2-1/2" (63.5 mm) Valve Item/Setup Deluge Valve only (without trim) Basic Trim Setup for Deluge Valve: Wet Pilot Actuation Trim Options for Dry Pilot Actuation Valve (less actuator): Note: Dry Pilot Actuator is to be ordered separately and in addition to the trim option. Dry Pilot Actuation/Owners Air Supply to connect to Basic Trim Setup for supply from reliable source of owners air. Optional: 1/2 Safety Valve for Owners Air Supply*. Dry Pilot Actuation/Nitrogen Supply to connect to Basic Trim Setup for supply from nitrogen cylinders (less cylinders). Optional: Nitrogen Cylinder Restraints. 1/2 x 14-1/2 Proof Coll Chain 2 required. Missing Link 1 required. Dry Pilot Actuator - Automatic Model B-1 Trim Options for Electric Actuation to connect to Basic Trim Setup: Electric Solenoid Valve 115-120 VAC, 60 Hz (not FM Approved). Electric Solenoid Valve 24 VDC. Note: Other voltages are available on special order. See data page on Electric Solenoid Valve. Symbol Number 76-100 76-DC-2F Part Number 8076100 1602005 4" (101.6 mm) Valve Symbol Number 76-500 76-DV-4F Part Number 8076500 1602006 6" (152.4 mm) Valve Symbol Number 76-900 76-DV-6F Part Number 8076900 1602007

76-DPO

1601628 5116002

76-DPO

1601628 5116002

76-DPO

1601628 5116002

76-DPN

1601627

76-DPN

1601627

76-DPN

1601627

79-866 109-103 76-750

1109105 1109103 1601603

79-866 109-103 76-750

1109105 1109103 1601603

79-866 109-103 76-750

1109105 1109103 1601603

134-311 134-310

34-3111 134-310

134-311 134-310

34-3111 134-310

134-311 134-310

34-3111 134-310

Optional Alarms: Note: Connections for an Alarm Switch are included as part of the Basic Trim Setup. Connections for Low Air (or Nitrogen) Pressure Alarm Switch are included in the Dry Pilot Actuation Trim Options. The switches, however, must be ordered separately. For technical data on Automatic switches, see the Electric Alarm Devices data sheet. * The 1/2 Safety Valve is an optional item to be provided only if required. Valve is set to operate at 55 psi. Fasteners required to secure one end of chain to structure must be ordered separately.

Deluge Valve Trim Space Requirements


2-1/2" (63.5 mm) Dimension A B C D E* F* G H Valve 8-3/4 (222.2 mm) 9 (228.6 mm) 9-3/4 (247.6 mm) 10-1/2 (266.7 mm) 12 (304.8 mm) 24 (609.6 mm) 10-1/2 (266.7 mm) 9 (228.6 mm) 4" (101.6 mm) Valve 9-1/2 (241.3 mm) 10-1/4 (260.3 mm) 9-3/4 (247.6 mm) 15-3/4 (400.0 mm) 12-1/2 (317.5 mm) 24 (609.6 mm) 7 (177.8 mm) 12-1/4 (311.1 mm) 6" (152.4 mm) Valve 9 (228.6 mm) 11-1/4 (285.7 mm) 11 (279.4 mm) 13-1/2 (342.9 mm) 15 (381.0 mm) 24 (609.6 mm) 5 (127.0 mm) 18 (457.2 mm)

J 9-1/4 (234.9 mm) 10-1/4 (260.3 mm) 5-1/4 (133.3 mm) K* 48 (1219.2 mm) 48 (1219.2 mm) 48 (1219.2 mm) * These dimensions represent minimum recommended clearances.

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"Automatic" 2-1/2" Model F Deluge Valve Assembly

Special Note: When a complete valve assembly is provided, the Diaphragm Actuator (21), O-Ring (22), Stud Bolts (18) and Nuts (19) are boxed separately and placed inside the valve for shipment. In the field, place the O-Ring on the Diaphragm Actuator and install hand tight only. DO NOT WRENCH.

Parts List
"Automatic" 2-1/2" Model F Deluge Valve Assembly - Symbol No. 76-100
Item Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Body Seat Ring Handhole Cover Nameplate Drive Screws: #0 x 1/4 2 required Handhole Gasket Hex Head Cap Screws 1/2 x 1 Long 6 required Handhole Cover Insert Clapper Subassembly Clapper Stop Stop Spring Stop Hinge Pin Clapper Facing Facing Retaining Plate Clapper Face Screw 3/8 x 5/8 Long Flat Head Hinge Pin Hinge Pin Bushings (2 in Body) 1/2 Plug 2 required Clapper Latch Latch Bushing Latch Hinge Pin Stud Bolts 5/8 x 2-1/4 long 2 required Hex Nuts 5/8 2 required 1/4 Plug 1-3/4 Diaphragm Actuator O-Ring 0.614 I.D. x 0.75 O.D. Bronze Brass Bronze Brass Rubber Cast Iron Brass Brass Brass Brass Bronze Brass S.S. Steel Steel Cast Iron Rubber 76-102 76-225 76-110 76-103 Part Name Valve Body Subassembly Cast Iron Brass Cast Iron Aluminum Steel Rubber Steel S.S. Material Symbol Number S76-100 76-202 76-241 S76-303 76-303 76-204 76-239 76-228 76-232A 76-205 76-226 Part Number 8076601 8076003 8076025 1420097 1417181 8076331 8076313 8076005 1076239 8076021 1076233 8076035 1420266 8076019 2096103 8076602 8076018 8076110 1402361 1600749 2016102 8076603 1419236

Items are not shown in detail. These items are not field replaceable.

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"Automatic" 2-1/2" Model F Deluge Valve

Basic Trim Setup 76-DV-2F for Wet Pilot Operation


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"Automatic" 4" Model F Deluge Valve Assembly

Special Note: When a complete valve assembly is provided, the Diaphragm Actuator (20), O-Ring (21), Stud Bolts (17) and Nuts (18) are boxed separately and placed inside the valve for shipment. In the field, place the O-Ring on the Diaphragm Actuator and install hand tight only. DO NOT WRENCH.

Parts List
"Automatic" 4" Model F Deluge Valve Assembly - Symbol No. 76-500
Item Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Body Seat Ring Handhole Cover Nameplate Drive Screws: #0 x 1/4 2 required Handhole Gasket Hex Head Cap Screws 5/8 x 1-1/2 Long 6 required Handhole Cover Insert Clapper Subassembly Clapper Stop Stop Spring Stop Hinge Pin Clapper Facing Facing Retaining Plate Clapper Face Screw 1/2 x 1 Long Hex Head Hinge Pin Hinge Pin Bushings (2 in Body) 3/4 Plug 2 required Clapper Latch Latch Bushing Latch Hinge Pin Stud Bolts 5/8 x 2-3/4 long 2 required Hex Nuts 5/8 2 required 1/4 Plug 2 Diaphragm Actuator O-Ring 0.796 I.D. x 1.075 O.D. Bronze Brass Bronze Brass Rubber Cast Iron Bronze Brass Brass Brass Bronze Bronze Bronze Steel Steel Cast Iron Rubber 76-502 76-425 76-427 76-503 Part Name Valve Body Subassembly Cast Iron Brass Cast Iron Aluminum Steel Rubber Steel S.S. Material Symbol Number S76-500 76-402 76-441 S76-403 76-403 76-404 76-439 76-432 76-405 76-426 Part Number 8076501 8076402 8076441 1420113 1417181 8076413 8076403 8076404 1076439 1417168 1076432 8076405 1420694 8076426 2096104 8076502 1076425 8076427 1402363 1600749 2016102 8076503 1419144

Items are not shown in detail. These items are not field replaceable.

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"Automatic" 4" Model F Deluge Valve

Basic Trim Setup 76-DV-4F for Wet Pilot Operation


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"Automatic" 6" Model F Deluge Valve Assembly

Special Note: When a complete valve assembly is provided, the Diaphragm Actuator (22), O-Ring (23), Stud Bolts (19) and Nuts (20) are boxed separately and placed inside the valve for shipment. In the field, place the O-Ring on the Diaphragm Actuator and install hand tight only. DO NOT WRENCH.

Parts List
"Automatic" 6" Model F Deluge Valve Assembly - Symbol No. 76-900
Item Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Body Seat Ring Stud Bolt 3/4 x 2-3/8 Long Handhole Cover Nameplate Drive Screws: #0 x 1/4 2 required Handhole Gasket Hex Head Cap Screws 3/4 x 1-1/2 Long 7 required Handhole Cover Insert Clapper Subassembly Clapper Stop Stop Spring Stop Hinge Pin Clapper Facing Facing Retaining Plate Clapper Face Screw 1/2 x 7/8 Long Hex Head Hinge Pin Hinge Pin Bushings (2 in Body) 3/4 Plug 2 required Clapper Latch Latch Bushing Latch Hinge Pin Stud Bolts 3/4 x 3 long 2 required Hex Nuts 3/4 3 required 1/4 Plug 3 Diaphragm Actuator O-Ring 1.375 I.D. x 1.625 O.D. Bronze Bronze Bronze Brass Rubber Cast Iron Bronze Brass Brass Brass Bronze Brass Bronze Steel Steel Cast Iron Rubber 76-902 76-911 76-910 76-903 Part Name Valve Body Subassembly Cast Iron Brass Steel Cast Iron Aluminum Steel Rubber Steel S.S. Material Symbol Number S76-900 76-602 76-641 S76-703 76-703 76-604B 76-639 76-628 76-632C 76-605A 76-626 Part Number 8076901 1402367 8076102 8076141 1420123 1417181 8076715 8076713 8076104 1076639 8076128 1076645 8076105 1420693 8076126 2096104 8076902 8076911 8076910 1402371 1600750 2016102 8076903 1419198

Items are not shown in detail. These items are not field replaceable.

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"Automatic" 6" Model F Deluge Valve

Basic Trim Setup 76-DV-6F for Wet Pilot Operation


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"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Wet Pilot Actuation

General
The basic trim setup for the "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valve is for wet pilot actuation. The basic detection system, therefore, is the wet pilot line of sprinklers. This system consists of standard automatic fixed-temperature sprinklers (1/2" orifice x 1/2" NPT) spaced throughout the protected area and connected to the deluge valve by means of pilot line piping either 1/2" or 3/4" in size, depending on the requirements for the particular installation. Water pressure is maintained in the pilot line through a restricted connection from the main water supply which is taken upstream of the System Control Valve. When a sprinkler operates, the flow through the open sprinkler is at a rate greater than that which can pass through the orifice restriction in the water supply connections. This causes a drop in the pilot line pressure. And with this drop in pressure, the diaphragm actuator can no longer hold the clapper latch in place. The deluge valve operates and water flows into the system (see Description/Operation). Operation of the manual control station at the deluge valve also relieves the water pressure in the pilot line and operates the valve. Note: Wet pilot lines are not to be installed in areas subject to freezing temperatures. finds that the height limitation is approximately 30 ft. for a 100 psi supply pressure. Since the pilot sprinklers must be at an elevation of 50 ft., it is obvious that a 1/2" pilot line cannot be used. The designer must now determine if a 3/4" pilot line will be satisfactory. On Graph A, moving up the vertical line at 100 psi until it intersects with the horizontal one for 50 ft., the designer finds the point to be between two curves. Interpolating, he determines that for this height and pressure a 1/2" pilot line may have a length of approximately 235 ft. It is obvious, then, that a 3/4" pilot line can be used, since multiplying the 235 ft. length by the factor of 4 gives a value well above the 350 ft. length involved. In other words, an installation can be provided with 3/4" pilot line piping up to 940 ft. long when the pilot sprinklers are located at a height 50 ft. above the deluge valve. Example: Including a rise of 50 ft., the distance from the most remote 1/2" orifice pilot sprinkler back to the 2-1/2" deluge valve is 350 ft. The water supply pressure at the valve is 100 psi. The designer must determine if an installation with a 1/2" wet pilot line is within the length/height/ pressure limitations set for the valve. Referring to the 350 ft. curve on Graph A, the designer

Installation
Wet pilot lines for 2-1/2", 4" and 6" Model F Deluge Valves are to be installed within the limitations shown on Graphs A, B and C on page 12. The curves on each graph show the maximum length of 1/2" pilot piping that may be provided with the deluge valve in relation to the height of the pilot line above the valve and the water supply pressure at the valve. The limitations are shown for pressures up to 175 psi, the maximum water working pressure of the Model F Deluge Valves. The length/height/pressure relationship of the pilot line, pilot sprinkler and water supply is one of hydraulics. The curves on Graph A, B and C are based on a 1/2" pilot line. If the size of the line is increased to 3/4", the lengths shown on each graph may be increased by a factor of 4.

Piping
Pilot line pipe may be 1/2" (or 3/4") steel or copper. If steel pipe is used, it must be galvanized. Fittings used with steel pipe may be cast iron or malleable iron. Fittings need to be galvanized only when required because of external conditions.

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Graph A: Wet Pilot Limitations for 2-1/2" Model F Deluge Valve


1 0 0 (3 0 .5 ) 9 0 (2 7 .4 )
0 1 . M M ) ) ) mM ) )

P ilo t L in e H e ig h t in . e e t (M )

8 0 (2 4 .4 ) 7 0 (2 1 .3 ) 6 0 (1 8 .3 ) 5 0 (1 5 .2 ) 4 0 (1 2 .2 ) 3 0 (9 .1 ) 2 0 (6 .1 ) 1 0 (3 .0 ) 0 0

M a x im u m E q u iv a le n t L e n g th o f 1 /2 " P ilo t L in e w ith 1 /2 " P ilo t S p r in k le r s *

0 2 0

. .

(6 t.

0 2 5

(7 t.

2 6 .

) .2 M (1 5 . t. 5 0

M . .7 . t 0 0 6 M 23 50 (1 9 t. . . 2 1 0 (1 3 5 t. . 7 0 1 3 4 0 . ( . t 0 0 0 5 4 5 5 5

2 6 .4 ( 79 1

0 6 0

M ) 2 .4 ) 1 5 6 M . ( . t 1 6 7 . . ( t 0 . M ) 2 .9 (1 8 . t.
.2 M )

2 0 (1 3 8 )

4 0 (2 7 6 )

6 0 (4 1 4 )

8 0 (5 5 2 )

1 0 0 (6 9 0 )

1 2 0 (8 2 7 )

1 4 0 (9 6 5 )

1 6 0 1 7 5 (1 1 0 3 ) (1 2 0 7 )

W a te r S u p p ly P r e s s u r e in P S I (k P a )

Graph B: Wet Pilot Limitations for 4" Model F Deluge Valve


P ilo t L in e H e ig h t in . e e t (M )
7 0 (2 1 .3 ) 6 0 (1 8 .3 ) 5 0 (1 5 .2 ) 4 0 (1 2 .2 ) 3 0 (9 .1 ) 2 0 (6 .1 ) 1 0 (3 .0 ) 0 0 2 0 (1 3 8 ) 4 0 (2 7 6 ) 6 0 (4 1 4 ) 8 0 (5 5 2 ) 1 0 0 (6 9 0 ) 1 2 0 (8 2 7 )

M a x im u m E q u iv a le n t L e n g th o f 1 /2 " P ilo t L in e w ith 1 /2 " P ilo t S p r in k le r s *

2 M ) . (1 5 . 5 0 . t

5 M ) t. (3 0 . 1 0 0 .
1 .0 M ) 2 0 0 . t. (6

3 0 0 . t. (9 1 .4 M )

1 4 0 (9 6 5 )

1 6 0 1 7 5 (1 1 0 3 ) (1 2 0 7 )

W a te r S u p p ly P r e s s u r e in P S I (k P a )

Graph C: Wet Pilot Limitations for 6" Model F Deluge Valve


P ilo t L in e H e ig h t in . e e t (M )
7 0 (2 1 .3 ) 6 0 (1 8 .3 ) 5 0 (1 5 .2 ) 4 0 (1 2 .2 ) 3 0 (9 .1 ) 2 0 (6 .1 ) 1 0 (3 .0 ) 0 0 2 0 (1 3 8 ) 4 0 (2 7 6 ) 6 0 (4 1 4 ) 8 0 (5 5 2 ) 1 0 0 (6 9 0 ) 1 2 0 (8 2 7 )
) .2 M (1 5 . t. 5 0

M a x im u m E q u iv a le n t L e n g th o f 1 /2 " P ilo t L in e w ith 1 /2 " P ilo t S p r in k le r s *

. 7 5
1 5 0

2 5 0

(3 M ) . t. 2 .9 1 0 0 t. (2 ) .7 M . (4 5 2 0 0 . t. M ) 6 .2 . t. (7 t. 3 0 0 .

M ) 0 .5
M ) 1 .0 t. (6
M ) (9 1 .4

7 M ) . (1 0 6 . 3 5 0 . t

1 4 0 (9 6 5 )

1 6 0 1 7 5 (1 1 0 3 ) (1 2 0 7 )

W a te r S u p p ly P r e s s u r e in P S I (k P a )

* If the size of the pilot line is increased to 3/4, the lengths shown on each graph may be increased by a factor of 4.

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"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Dry Pilot Actuation

General
An optional actuation setup for the "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valve is for dry pilot actuation. With this setup, the detection system is the dry pilot line of sprinklers. Suitable for installation in areas subject to freezing temperatures, the dry pilot detection system consists of standard automatic fixed-temperature sprinklers (1/2" orifice x 1/2" NPT) spaced throughout the protected area and connected to a dry pilot actuator at the deluge valve by means of 1/2" pilot line piping. The system is pressurized with either compressed air or nitrogen. When a sprinkler operates, the air or nitrogen pressure in the pilot line is released. This relieves the pressure on the dry pilot actuator, allowing it to open and relieve the water pressure in connections at the deluge valve. Water pressure to the dry pilot actuator and on the diaphragm actuator is maintained through a restricted connection from the main water supply. When the dry pilot actuator opens, the flow to drain is at a rate greater than that which can pass through the orifice restriction. This causes a drop in the water pressure and with this drop in pressure, the diaphragm actuator can no longer hold the clapper latch in place. The deluge valve operates and water flows into the system (see Description/Operation). Operation of the manual control station at the deluge valve also relieves the water pressure and operates the valve. Graph D shows the air pressure (or nitrogen pressure) to be maintained in the dry pilot line for water pressures up to 175 psi (see upper curve). The graph also shows the air pressure at which the dry pilot actuator operates in relation to the water supply pressure (see lower curve). The difference between the two curves indicates the pressure drop required for operation of the actuator.
P ilo t L in e A ir P r e s s u r e in P S I (k P a )
4 0 (2 7 6 ) 3 0 (2 0 7 ) 2 0 (1 3 8 ) (6 9 ) 0 0 2 5 (1 7 2 ) 5 0 (3 4 5 ) 7 5 (5 1 7 ) 1 0 0 (6 8 9 ) 1 2 5 (8 6 2 ) 1 7 5 1 5 0 (1 0 3 4 ) (1 2 0 7 ) 1 0
s s u re n e P re P ilo t L i

will operate when the pilot line pressure reaches 15 psi (a drop of approximately 16 psi).

Installation
The dry pilot detection system for the Model F Deluge Valve is very similar to the piping in a dry pipe system in that it consists of lines of sprinklers containing air under pressure. It should be installed and tested, therefore, in a manner similar to that required for a dry pipe system (see NFPA 13). There are two trim options for dry pilot actuation - one for owners air supply and another for supply from nitrogen cylinders. The trim option for owners air is based on the supply being from a reliable source. If any other device or equipment is required (a drum drip or air tank, for example) it must be provided separately. The trim option setup does include an outlet for a safety valve which may be ordered as an optional item. The trim option for nitrogen supply does not include the nitrogen cylinders. These must be provided separately. Fasteners to secure them to the building structure can be ordered as optional items. For air or nitrogen pressures to be maintained in the dry pilot line for various water supply pressures (up to 175 psi), refer to Graph D.

Piping
Pilot line pipe may be 1/2" steel or copper. If steel pipe is used, it must be galvanized. Fittings used with steel pipe may be cast iron or malleable iron. Fittings need to be galvanized only when required because of external conditions.

Optional Alarms
A pressure switch may be added to the dry pilot detection system to (1) sound a trouble alarm on loss of air or nitrogen pressure from the system and/or (2) to sound a fire alarm when there is a substantial loss of system pressure, as when a pilot sprinkler operates. An outlet for the optional switch is provided in each trim option for dry pilot actuation. For technical data on "Automatic" pressure switches, see Electric Alarm Devices data sheet. Trouble Alarm. The pressure switch used to signal low air pressure is to be set to indicate trouble (e.g., sound a trouble horn) on a loss of 6 psi in pilot line pressure. Fire Alarm. The pressure switch used to signal operation of a pilot sprinkler is to be set to actuate a fire alarm (e.g. sound a bell) on a loss of 15 psi in pilot line pressure.

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Graph D: Dry Pilot Actuator Pressure Curves Example: The water supply pressure at the deluge valve is 100 psi. The designer must determine the pilot line pressure to be maintained. Referring to the upper curve on Graph D, the designer finds that a pilot line pressure of approximately 31 psi is required for a water supply pressure of 100 psi. He also notes that the dry pilot actuator

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"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves

"Automatic" Model B-1 Dry Pilot Actuator - Symbol 76-750 - Parts List
Item No. 1 2 3 4 Part Name Housing Assembly Actuator Body Actuator Cover Hex Head Cap Screws 5/16 x 1 Long 8 required Hex Nuts 5/16 8 required Diaphragm /Valve Mechanism Diaphragm Diaphragm Plate Seat Ring Guide Disc Spring Symbol No. 76-742 76-743 76-744 76-745 76-746 76-747 76-748 76-749 Part No. 1601619 1601620 1420055 1600746 1601621 1601622 1601623 1601624 1601625 1601626

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Dry Pilot Actuation Trim Options

Dry Pilot Actuation - Owners Air Supply (76-DPO)

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Dry Pilot Actuation Trim Options

Dry Pilot Actuation - Nitrogen Supply (76-DPN)

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"Automatic" Model F Deluge Valves - Electric Actuation

General
An optional actuation setup for the "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valve is electric actuation. With this setup, the detection system is an electric fire detection system. Water pressure to the electric solenoid valve and on the diaphragm actuator is maintained through a restricted connection from the main water supply. When the electric solenoid valve opens, due to a signal from an electric control panel, the flow to drain is at a rate greater than that which can pass through the orifice restriction. This causes a drop in the water pressure at the diaphragm actuator and with this drop in pressure, the diaphragm actuator can no longer hold the clapper latch in place. The deluge valve operates and water flows into the system (see Description/Operation). Operation of the manual control station at the deluge valve also relieves the water pressure and trips the valve.

Installation
The electric solenoid valve is installed into the basic deluge trim as shown in the illustration below.

Electric Actuation Trim Option

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Items 2 through 6 are included with the basic trim set-up for the Model F Deluge Valve. Refer to print 76-DV-2F, 76-DV-4F or 76-DV-6F for bill of material.

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Electric Solenoid Valves

Technical Data
For AC Service: .................. 110 VAC, 50 Hz 120 VAC, 60 Hz For DC Service: .................. 24 VDC 120 VDC 125 VDC 250 VDC Water Working Pressure: .... 175 psi (1206.6 kPa or 12.1 bar) - Normally Closed Listings: ............................... UL Listed for fire protection service

Ordering Information
"Automatic" Solenoid Valves

Model No. 73218BN4UNLVN0C111P3 73218BN4UNLVN0C111C2 73218BN4UNLVN0C111C6 73218BN4UNLVN0C111N9 8210A107 24 VDC 120 VDC 250 VDC 120 VAC, 60 Hz 110 VAC, 50 Hz 24 VDC 125 VDC 250 VDC 10 10 10 16.7 16.8 26.6 26.6 Voltage 120 VAC, 60 Hz 110 VAC, 50 Hz Wattage 10

NEMA Rating 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X 1, 2, 3, 3S, 4 & 4X

Symbol Number 134-311 134-310 134-312 134-313 134-316 134-315 134-317 134-318

Part Number 5118025 5118026 5118029 5118030 -

Note: Solenoid valves suitable for installation in areas requiring explosion-proof equipment are available on special order. These switches are non-stock items and are available on special order.

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Testing and Maintenance

Reference NFPA 25, Recommended Practice for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Sprinkler Systems.

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With the Main Drain Valve closed, note and record the reading on the Water Pressure Gage at the Deluge Valve. Open the Main Drain Valve slowly until it is wide open. Then, check to make sure that a full steady flow of water is discharging from the main drain pipe. Note: If a full steady stream is not discharging, check the main drain piping further for possible obstructions.

Testing
Before proceeding with any tests involving water flow, certain precautions need to be taken. 1. Check the location where the test connection discharges to make sure that all is clear and that there is no possibility of the water flow causing damage or injury. Check the end of the test connection to make sure that it is unobstructed. To obtain a satisfactory test, there must be an unrestricted flow of water when the test valve is wide open. Check for alarm connections to a central station or fire department. If such connections are found, give proper notice to the signal receiving station before proceeding with the test.

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Allow the water to flow until the reading on the Water Pressure Gage drops and stabilizes. Then, record this reading. Note: The first and higher pressure reading is the static pressure. The second, lower reading is the residual pressure with a given flow discharging from the main drain pipe.

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Close the Main Drain Valve slowly. Caution: If alarms have been temporarily shut off, they must be returned to service. If alarms connected to a central station or fire department, notify the signal receiving station when the test has been completed.

Testing Waterflow Alarm Devices NFPA 25 recommends that the waterflow alarm devices be tested quarterly. For a system using the Model F Deluge Valve, the primary way to test these devices is by first closing the Alarm Control Valve, then opening the Alarm Test Valve. These two valves, provided as part of the deluge valve trim, must be operated in this sequence to keep water from entering the system. The waterflow devices can be tested without operating the system, since the water supply for the alarm test line is taken from a point below the deluge valve clapper (see Description/Operation). A test of the waterflow devices may also be obtained when a full flow test is performed (see Test - Full Flow). Caution: If alarms connect to a central station or fire department, notify the signal receiving station when all tests have been completed. Flow Test at Main Drain Valve (Main Drain Test) NFPA 25 recommends that a water flow test be made quarterly from the main drain valve at the system riser. The purpose of this test is to show whether or not the normal water supply is available to the system. By comparing static and residual pressure readings with those previously established, a main drain test can indicate the presence of closed valves or other obstruction in the supply piping. The procedure for conducting a Main Drain Test is as follows:

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Compare both readings with previously recorded or normal readings. Note: If the readings compare favorably, the water supply may be considered satisfactory. If, however, the pressure readings vary to any great extent, the condition should be investigated to determine the cause. Some possible causes are: Partially or totally closed system control valves. Clogged or frozen water mains. Serious leakage at valves or mains.

Testing of Deluge Valve NFPA 25 recommends that the deluge valve be inspected and tested at least annually. It is recommended that the deluge valve be inspected and tested on a quarterly, semiannual, or annual basis depending on the ambient conditions present at the valve installation. More frequent inspection and testing may be required if the water supply or ambient conditions are unusually corrosive, or of such a nature to have an adverse effect on the operation of the valve or fire protection system. If the valve is used as a foam or companion valve, the valve should be tested at least quarterly.

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The usual procedure is to operate the deluge valve without permitting a full flow of water into the system. But periodically, as recommended by the Authority Having Jurisdiction, a full flow test should be provided to check the complete function of the system. These two test procedures are designated, respectively, as Test-Partial Flow and Test-Full Flow. Note: Deluge valves should be tested during warm weather.

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Record the system water pressure and the diaphragm actuator pressure at the time the valve operates. Compare this data with initial installation test records. Note: If the diaphragm actuator operating pressure exceeds plus or minus 20% of the operating pressure recorded at the time the valve was installed, the cause should be determined and the condition corrected (see Maintenance).

8. Note: Before proceeding with any test of a deluge valve, the water supply line to the system should be thoroughly flushed. The system main drain may be used for this purpose; however, if there is a hydrant on the supply line, it should be used to flush the piping before the main drain is opened. Caution: If the deluge valve is used as a foam companion valve, the deluge valve must be thoroughly flushed with water immediately after any foam concentrate or foam/water mixture gets into the valve body to prevent corrosive deposit buildup. Failure to do so may result in an inoperative valve. Test-Partial Flow. The procedure for testing the deluge valve without a full flow of water is as follows: 1. Open the Main Drain Valve slowly until it is wide open. Then check to make sure that a steady full flow of water is discharging from the main drain pipe. Allow the water to flow at full pressure long enough to clear the water of any accumulation of scale or foreign material. Slowly close the Main Drain Valve. Close the System Control Valve, then open it just slightly until there is enough pressure to raise the clapper to a stopped position when the valve is operated. The deluge valve is now ready for testing. At the Manual Control Station, pull the handle to open the enclosing box, then, while watching the diaphragm actuator pressure gage, slowly pull the interior operating lever down. Water should discharge from the drain tubing to relieve the pressure in the diaphragm actuator line and operate the deluge valve. Note: The deluge valve may also be tested by opening the test valve on the pilot line to simulate the operation of a pilot sprinkler or by applying heat to an electrical detector. 6. When the deluge valve operates, note the pressure reading for the diaphragm actuator and quickly close the System Control Valve and open the Main Drain Valve. 6.

Thoroughly clean the Deluge Valve and Diaphragm Actuator, renew parts as required and reset the valve (see Resetting of System).

Test-Full Flow. After making the necessary arrangements and taking the necessary precautions to discharge water in the protected area, a full flow test of the system may be conducted as follows: 1. Open the Main Drain Valve until it is wide open. Then check to make sure that a steady full flow of water is discharging from the main drain pipe. Allow the water to flow at full pressure long enough to clear the water of any scale or foreign material. Slowly close the Main Drain Valve. At the Manual Control Station, pull the handle to open the enclosing box, then, while watching the diaphragm actuator pressure gage, slowly pull the interior operating lever down. Water should discharge from the drain tubing to relieve the pressure in the diaphragm actuator line and operate the deluge valve. Note: The deluge valve may also be tested by opening the test valve on the pilot line to simulate the operation of a pilot sprinkler or by applying heat to an electrical detector. 5. Record the system water pressure and the diaphragm actuator pressure at the time the valve operated. Compare this data with initial installation test records. Note: If the diaphragm actuator operating pressure exceeds plus or minus 20% of the operating pressure recorded at the time the valve was installed, the cause should be determined and the condition corrected (see Maintenance). After the deluge valve operates, allow the water to flow into the system and discharge at the sprinklers or nozzles. Then, check for proper coverage of the protected area. When the flow test is complete, close the System Control Valve and open the Main Drain Valve. After draining the system, thoroughly clean the Deluge Valve and Diaphragm Actuator, renew parts as

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required and reset the valve (see Resetting of System). Testing of Foam Companion Valve If the deluge valve is used as a foam companion valve, the valve should be tested every three months. The procedure for conducting a foam companion test is as follows: 1. 2. 3. Close the System Control Valve. Remove the hand hole cover. Depressurize the diaphragm actuator by pulling the lever on the Manual Control Station. See if the latch moves as the pressure in the diaphragm actuator decreases to zero. Manually lift the clapper. If the clapper cannot be manually lifted, thoroughly clean the valve. Any evidence of foam concentrate or foam mixture should be flushed out of the valve body with water. Caution: If the deluge valve is used as a foam companion valve, the deluge valve must be thoroughly flushed with water immediately after any foam concentrate or foam/water mixture gets into the valve body to prevent corrosive deposit buildup. Failure to do so may result in an inoperative valve. 5. Reset valve (see Resetting of System).

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Close the Inspectors Test Valve and Pilot Line Ball Valve. Inspect the Pilot Line Strainer. If necessary, clean the strainer. Check all low points on the dry pilot line and drain any accumulated condensate. Purge the line if any foreign material is found. To place the actuation system back in service, slowly open the Air Supply Control Valve. Turn the valve to full open when the pressure gage indicates a steady pressure. Note: Refer to the Dry Pilot Actuator Pressure Curves for pilot line air pressure setting required for the particular water supply pressure.

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Slowly open the Pilot Line Ball Valve and restore water pressure on the Diaphragm Actuator and Dry Pilot Actuator. Then, remove the hand hole cover and check to be sure that the Clapper latch is properly engaged on the Deluge Valve Clapper. Note: If the dry pilot actuator should fail to reset, remove it from service and check it for obstructions. Clean the device and replace parts as necessary.

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Slowly open the System Control Valve. When water starts to discharge from the main drain pipe, slowly close the Main Drain Valve.

Testing of Dry Pilot Actuation System The dry pilot actuator, pressure switch and related equipment should be tested and inspected at least annually. The following procedure is recommended for testing the dry pilot actuator and pressure switch: 1. Close the System Control Valve and open the Main Drain Valve. Close the Air (or Nitrogen) Supply Control Valve. Check the operation of the Pressure Switch and Dry Pilot Actuator by slowly opening the Inspectors Test Valve to bleed the air (or nitrogen) from the actuation system. Note: The pressure switch should operate to sound a trouble alarm when the dry pilot line pressure drops by 6 psi. With continued loss of pressure, the dry pilot actuator should operate and allow water to discharge to drain. Note: If the dry pilot actuator should fail to operate, remove it from service and check for obstructions. Clean the device and replace parts as necessary.

10. Seal, lock or otherwise secure the System Control Valve in a full open position (per NFPA 25). The system is now ready for service. 11. If alarms connect to a central station or fire department, notify the central receiving station that the system has been returned to service.

Maintenance
It is recommended that the Model F Deluge Valve be inspected and tested on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis, depending on the ambient conditions present at the valve installation. More frequent inspection and testing may be required if the water supply or ambient conditions are unusually corrosive, or of such a nature as to have an adverse effect on the operation of the valve or fire protection system. Several areas to be routinely inspected are: Clapper/Clapper Latch. After each test, inspection, or before resetting, inspect the clapper and latch mating surfaces. These surfaces must be smooth. Inspect the surface on the end of the latch against which the shaft of the diaphragm actuator presses to hold the clapper closed. This surface must also be smooth. Refinish the clapper nose and roller latch tail surface using No. 220 grit sandpaper followed by crocus cloth, to obtain a smooth finish. Clean these surfaces with laquer thinner and allow the surfaces to dry.

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Inspect the clapper facing, then install the clapper and latch in the valve. Diaphragm Actuator. The diaphragm actuator must be kept free of all foreign matter that could impair its operation. After removing the diaphragm actuator from the valve body, check that the piston stem of the diaphragm actuator is free to move to both ends of its stroke. Flush out any debris inside the diaphragm actuator. If repairs are needed which cannot be accomplished in the field, the device should be replaced. Clapper Facing. The rubber clapper facing should be checked for wear or damage, and to determine that it is free of dirt and other foreign substances. If found to be worn or damaged (e.g., foreign matter imbedded in the surface), the facing should be replaced. If it is dirty, it should be cleaned, but compounds which could damage the rubber facing should never be used. Seat Ring. The seat ring should be cleaned thoroughly and checked for damage. If it is found to be damaged, the complete valve assembly should be replaced. Alarm LIne Strainer, Pilot Line Strainer & Air Supply Strainer. The strainers in the alarm line, pilot line and air supply should be checked and cleaned thoroughly. Alarm Test Valve & Main Drain Valve. All controlling valves normally closed when the deluge valve is in the set position should be checked to be sure that they are fully closed and not leaking. System Control Valve, Alarm Control Valve, Pilot LIne Ball Valve & Air (or Nitrogen) Supply Valve. All controlling valves normally open when the deluge valve is in the set position should be checked to be sure that they are in the fully open position and sealed, where required. Dry Pilot Actuator. The dry pilot actuator must be kept free of all foreign matter that could impair its operation. It should be checked periodically for proper operation and then cleaned as required. If repairs are needed that cannot be accomplished in the field, the device should be replaced. Electric Solenoid Valve. The electric solenoid valve should be checked periodically for proper operation. Deluge Valve and Trim. The overall setup should be checked for visible leaks and physical damage to the valve and connections (e.g., broken gages).

Resetting of System. After operation, The "Automatic" Model F Deluge Valve must be reset and the system restored to service as soon as possible. 1. Close the System Control Valve (OS& Y, PIV or other). Caution: In the event of a fire, the system control valve is to be closed only after it has been determined that the fire has been extinguished. 2. Open the Main Drain Valve and allow the system to drain completely. Leave the valve open. Close the Ball Valve in the water supply to the pilot line connections. If a dry pilot actuator is used, also close the Air Supply Control Valve. If the Deluge Valve operated automatically, restore the actuation system to service. Wet Pilot Actuation. Replace the sprinklers that operated. Dry Pilot Actuation. Replace the sprinklers that operated and restore air pressure to the dry pilot line. Electric Actuation. Reset the detection devices and/ or control panel. 5. If the Deluge Valve was operated from the Manual Control Station, reset the station as follows: Push the operating lever up, close the hinged cover and insert a new break rod in the small hole through the top of the enclosing box. Remove the Handhole Cover from the Deluge Valve and raise the clapper to a wide open position. Thoroughly clean all interior parts of the valve including the diaphragm actuator. Perform maintenance on Clapper and Clapper Latch as given in Maintenance section under Clapper/Clapper Latch. Check parts for freedom of movement. Carefully inspect Clapper Facing and Seat Ring for damage. Caution: Never use compounds or abrasives on the Clapper Facing or Seat Ring. Use bare fingers or cloth to remove grit deposits. Do not scar the Seat Ring surfaces. 8. Release the Clapper Stop and Lower the Clapper to the Seat Ring. Caution: Never use grease or other sealing material on the seat rings.

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Holding the Clapper down, bring the Clapper Latch up into position by opening the Ball Valve to pressurize the Diaphragm Actuator. The Clapper should now be held in the closed position.

14. Conduct a Main Drain Test to make sure the water supply is satisfactory (see Flow Test at Main Drain Valve). 15 Conduct a test of the alarm devices (see Testing Waterflow Alarm Devices). 16. Seal, lock or otherwise secure the System Control Valve and Alarm Control Valve in an open position (per NFPA 25). The System is now ready for service. Caution: If alarms connect to a central station or fire department, notify the signal receiving station that the system has been returned to service.

10. Replace the Handhole Cover and Gasket, tightening the Cover Bolts (Cap Screws) evenly and securely. 11. Slowly open the System Control Valve. When water starts to discharge from the main drain pipe, slowly close the Main Drain Valve. 12. Turn the System Control Valve to its full open position. 13. Open the Alarm Control Valve - if it has been closed to silence alarms.

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System Pressure Test Records

System Water Pressure Pressure Initial Periodic Date

Diaphragm Actuator Operating Pressure Pressure Date

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This information is only a general guideline. The company reserves the right to change any portion of this information without notice. Terms and conditions of sale apply and are available on request. 4/02 Printed in USA (SLV400.PMD)

"Automatic" Sprinkler 150 Gordon Drive Exton, PA 19341 USA Tel: (610) 363-1400 800-626-2682 Fax: (610) 524-9073 800-858-6857