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Opti-Flow Controller®

Double knock control panel for fire sprinkler systems.

Residential sprinkler systems are an excellent way to protect you and your property from fire, however potential leaks or unwanted discharges of water can cause devastating damage if not controlled correctly. The Opti-Flow Controller® significantly reduces the risk of excess water damage in residential and domestic properties.

Double knock control panel for domestic sprinklers

Double knock control panel for residential sprinkler systems.

Traditional residential sprinkler systems can produce flows up to 240lpm. This can be damaging not just for the property it is protecting but any surrounding properties.

The Opti-Flow Controller® offers ultimate peace-of-mind with additional protection against fire and water damage. It operates with a double knock system and has an automatically-operating valve that will close or open depending on if there is a pipework leak or real fire. The valve will only reopen when smoke is detected by the smoke detection system.

Protection against fire and water damage.

The system includes a control panel, valve monitoring, flow switch, actuated ball valve, relay base, detector or fire alarm and power supply. All components can be discreetly hidden to combine safety with beautiful open plan living.

The Opti-Flow Controller® is easy-to-install, can be retrofitted to existing residential sprinkler systems or incorporated into a new water mist system design.

The Opti-Flow Controller® must be installed by a fully accredited fire suppression company, visit find an installer to find someone local to you.

Product Details.

For technical specifications on the iCO Opti-Flow Controller®, please refer to the data sheet.

Control panel for sprinkler systems

The iCO Opti-Flow Controller® is for use on sprinkler systems where an unwanted release of water may cause irreparable damage to the building fabric or its contents.

Escape of water from sprinkler systems can happen for a variety of reasons. The primary reasons include:

  • Mechanical damage to sprinklers or pipework
  • Poor installation
  • Degradation of CPVC pipework due to contamination from other building materials
  • Frost damage
iCO Opti-Flow Controller® Double-knock control panel for residential sprinklers

System design

The iCO Opti-Flow Controller® is comprised of the following components:

A iCO Opti-Flow Controller®

B Valve monitoring

C Flow switch

D Actuated ball valve*

E Fire alarm activated output relay

F Detector or fire alarm

G Power supply

Key Features.

For more features on the iCO Opti-Flow Controller®, please refer to the data sheet.

Operation of the System.

Under normal conditions the sprinkler system will operate as normal. The sprinkler pipe work is full of water with all valves open.

In the event of a fire the smoke from the fire will trigger the fire detection system and the heat from the fire will operate the sprinkler. The sprinkler system will operate as normal with all valves open.

In the event of power, battery or smoke detection failure the valve will failsafe open. Ensuring the property and its contents are protected from potential fire.

In the event of a leak or accidental damage the water will run for 5 seconds. If the smoke detection does not operate, the actuated ball valve will close to stop the water running. If the smoke detection then operates due to a real fire, the ball valve will reopen to allow water to run through the system and control the fire.

After a system operation the actuated ball valve will close to stop the flow of water. If an unlimited run time is selected, the valves will remain open and the system will continue to run indefinitely until manually stopped.

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The iCO Opti-Flow Controller® must be designed and installed by a suitably accredited company.