AGF’s preassembled fire sprinkler solution offers easy install and optimal flow performance

Posted by Janet B. Stroud — April 22, 2024 — AGF, a leading provider of innovative fire protection solutions, has announced the integration of its renowned, domestically made Model 8511 Sprinkler Floor Control manifold with the Zurn Model ZW5004 adjustable pressure reducing valve into one preassembled solution, offering “unmatched” efficiency and reliability for the fire sprinkler industry.

Model 8511 Sprinkler Floor Control manifold with the Zurn Model ZW5004 adjustable pressure reducing valve

AGF Commercial RiserPACK Model 8511Z assembly includes Model 8511 Sprinkler Floor Control manifold with Zurn Model ZW5004 adjustable pressure reducing valve. Image courtesy of AGF. Click image to enlarge.

The AGF Commercial RiserPACK Model 8511Z assembly is meticulously crafted in the USA using high-quality schedule 10 pipe, ensuring superior durability and performance. This assembly incorporates the AGF Model 2511 TESTanDRAIN valve with a pressure relief valve and drain trim, flow switch, pressure gauge, and AGF Universal 3-way gauge valve, along with a 2 ½” Zurn ZW5004 hose valve. The 8511Z manifold was designed specifically for floor control applications where a downstream drain outlet, capable of full flow is required for Pressure Reducing Valve acceptance testing and future inspection and testing requirements.

The integration of the Zurn ZW5004 Series Pressure Tru Field Adjustable Pressure Reducing Floor Control Valve adds another layer of functionality and versatility to the AGF RiserPACK 8511Z assembly. The ZW5004 Valve is a 2-1/2″ Pressure-Tru Valve featuring an angle body and grooved connections. Certified as a floor control valve, an indicating valve, and a check valve in automatic sprinkler systems, it is also listed as a standpipe valve for CLASS I and CLASS III systems. With the ability to regulate pressure under both FLOW and NO-FLOW conditions, the ZW5004 Valve offers unparalleled precision and control. Field adjustments are made effortlessly thanks to its low torque design, requiring only 9 ft lb of torque. Despite its compact profile, the larger handwheel ensures smooth operation, even in tight spaces.

Jim McHugh from AGF Manufacturing stated:

The integration of AGF’s Model 8511 Sprinkler Floor Control with the Zurn ZW5004 Valve reflects our dedication to meeting the evolving needs of the fire protection industry. By providing these trusted products as a preassembled component, our goal is to streamline installation and guarantee reliability for fire protection contractors. This collaboration delivers a holistic solution that encompasses reliability, efficiency, and user-friendliness, establishing a new benchmark for fire sprinkler systems.

The combined features of the Model 8511Z Sprinkler Floor Control and Zurn ZW5004 pressure-reducing valve make them ideal for a wide range of applications, including retrofit projects and new installations. Their compatibility and superior performance ensure optimal flow performance, making them indispensable assets for any fire protection system, says AGF.

For more information about the AGF Commercial RiserPACK Model 8511Z integrated fire protection assembly, visit AGF.