Viking’s Freedom® Residential Sprinkler System has been chosen to protect a new flexible, intelligent, and “right-sized” model home on display at year 2017’s PCBC Expo. The Flex House, presented by Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics, is a model home that features a flexible living space that is completely connected, intelligent, resilient, and sustainable. Visitors to PCBC in San Diego, June 28 and 29, can find the Flex House at Booth #705. “Viking is honored and excited to be involved in providing fire protection for this innovative living space,” said Jeff Norton, VP of Marketing for Viking. “The Flex House is truly a unique concept and we are privileged to add the sprinkler system to this state-of-the-art home.” Eco-friendly features The Flex House showcases a variety of eco-friendly features such as a fully integrated smart solar system The Flex House showcases a variety of eco-friendly features such as a fully integrated smart solar system, water conserving products and fixtures, energy-efficient HVAC and appliances and water-saving plumbing fixtures, and high-performance, net-zero energy ready materials. Along with high craftsmanship and a customizable design, the Flex House also comes loaded with standard safety features. A Viking Freedom® residential fire sprinkler system is included as standard equipment. The Flex House floor plan includes four sprinklers; two ceiling pendents for the kitchen and dining room, and two horizontal sidewall models for the living room and bedroom. Viking partnered with Green Builder Media and Shelter Dynamics to provide fire protection for this new living space. The Flex House delivers flexibility for owners to adapt their lifestyles into the home’s design and functionality, while consuming only the natural resources needed. Residential fire sprinkler systems Viking is a recognized industry leader, providing integrated fire safety products and solutions" “At Green Builder we enthusiastically support the use of fire protection systems, that’s why we include them in all of our demonstration projects” said Ron Jones, President of Green Builder Media. “Because Viking is a recognized industry leader, providing integrated fire safety products and solutions, we are proud to feature them in the Flex House. Their commitment to quality and focus on innovation make them an ideal partner.” At the PCBC expo, Viking will also have its own display (booth #825) which will feature a variety of the company’s newest and most popular products for residential fire sprinkler systems, including the new Model VK494 flat plate concealed sprinkler. For residential occupancy The 4.9 K factor Model VK494 is cULus Listed for use in any residential occupancy and is available in ordinary (155°F) and intermediate (200°F) temperature ratings. It is the first residential “flat concealed” sprinkler to be approved in both an ordinary and intermediate temperature ratings at the minimum required residential flow rates for 16 x16’, 18 x 18’, and 20 x 20’ coverage areas. Additionally, the flat plate concealed design comes in a variety of color finishes, for a smooth ceiling look that doesn’t compromise on design. “The VK494 represents the next generation of Viking’s Freedom residential sprinkler line,” said Darren Palmieri, Residential Category Manager for Viking. “This revolutionary product offers beautiful aesthetics through custom cover plate color options, while also allowing for more flexibility with system design. Because VK494 ordinary and intermediate temperature flow rates are identical, contractors can standardize on intermediate temperature models to simplify inventory and reduce job site confusion.”
Viking Group, Inc., a global provider of fire protection and life safety systems, introduced a new digital tool that assists its users in the configuration of Viking valve and trim selections. The new “Valve and System Configurator” simplifies the complex process of identifying and ordering the proper valve and trim combination for virtually any fire protection challenge. The configurator allows customers to interactively build a complete system riser for Viking’s wet, dry, deluge and preaction systems. Additional systems, including flow control, pressure regulation, and Firecycle, will be added in the spring. Valve and System Configurator “Viking offers hundreds, if not thousands, of valve and trim combinations,” said Jeff Norton, Vice President of Marketing for Viking Group. “Our digital solutions team worked tirelessly to ensure that this tool saves time and produces just the right solution for our customers’ needs.” In the configurator, customers first select their desired system type. Next, the configurator walks the user through selecting an appropriate valve, trim set, and available system options. Throughout the configuration process, a representative 3D model of the system is dynamically rendered, allowing the specific system to be analyzed from any angle. After all the selections are made, a summary is generated with a complete bill of materials including part number, description, and quantity. This list can be sent to Viking SupplyNet automatically for quoting. Finally, a zip file is provided that contains all related technical documentation for the system riser, including technical data sheets, trim diagrams, and friction loss charts.
The Viking Corporation, a global pioneer in fire protection and life safety systems, has released an updated version of its “Valve & System Support” smart phone app. In addition to wet and dry systems, this new release includes select deluge and preaction systems. For each system type, customers have access to a wealth of information including technical data, service and repair videos, system animations, and detailed troubleshooting support. Augmented Reality Feature “For our customers, it's truly like having a Viking technical representative available on demand, 24/7.” said Jeff Norton, VP Marketing. “We’ve added an innovative Augmented Reality (AR) feature allowing users to easily identify key components of each system using their phone or tablet camera.” Once the camera has recognized the valve, a model of the valve trim is overlaid on top of the valve, including labels of key trim components. This feature provides service technicians with a quick orientation to a given Viking system. Product Maintenance And Repair Videos The application features 30 new product maintenance and repair videos. If repair to a valve is recommended, customers can quickly identify the service parts needed and submit a request to Viking SupplyNet for the required parts. Users can also follow detailed, step-by-step troubleshooting for a wide variety of service and maintenance topics, and review dozens of FAQs, conveniently organized by system type. The Viking Mobile App is available for both Android and iOS. Customers can download from Google Play or the Apple Store by searching for “Viking Valve.” Additional deluge, preaction, and flow control systems are scheduled to be included in future releases.
The 30th Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress will be held Sept. 12-15, 2018 at the Amway Grand Plaza and DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The World Burn Congress is the largest gathering of the burn community, connecting attendees with support, resources, and each other. This annual international conference unites nearly 1,000 burn survivors, their families, caregivers, burn care professionals, and firefighters for three days of transformational healing. For many, it is the first chance to connect with others on the journey of recovery from a burn injury. Anyone who has been touched by a burn injury is welcome to attend. developed from collaboration Viking is proud to support the work Phoenix Society is doing to bring physical and emotional healing to survivors" Viking Group, Inc. is a Diamond Sponsor of this year’s event. “Viking is proud to support the amazing work the Phoenix Society is doing to bring both physical and emotional healing to burn survivors. We’ve seen first-hand the difference they’ve made in so many lives.” said Jeff Norton, Viking’s Vice President of Marketing. “We are looking forward to a great four days in Grand Rapids.” For nearly 40 years, The Phoenix Society has been dedicated to empowering anyone affected by a burn injury. Their burn recovery programs have been developed from collaboration with burn survivors, families, firefighters, and members of the medical community. Each year, 40,000 people are hospitalized with a burn injury. resources and support The Phoenix Society strives to reach everyone impacted through initiatives that include: Peer support through Phoenix SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), now available in over 70 burn centers across North America. Each year, nearly 1,000 members of the burn community come together at the Annual Phoenix World Burn Congress. Since 2013, more than 80 burn survivor students have benefited from Phoenix Education Grants to further their post-secondary education. Thousands of people find resources and support through The Phoenix Society’s website.
The Viking Group, Inc., a global provider of fire protection and life safety systems announced the launch of a new mobile app to provide technical assistance to installers and service technicians in the field. The Valve & System Support App acts like a virtual assistant, providing instant access to technical data, instructional videos, system maintenance and repair instructions, and replacement parts directly from a phone or tablet. “At Viking, we are constantly challenging ourselves to find new and innovative ways to provide service and support to our installers,” said Jeff Norton, Viking’s vice president of marketing. “This mobile app is a first in our industry, and a true breakthrough in our ability to provide detailed, real-time technical assistance for our products.” best-in-class support Installers have the added confidence of knowing that Viking's technical expertise is at their fingertips" The Valve & System Support App provides a full suite of resources for maintenance of Viking’s line of Wet and Dry Valve systems via an intuitive, step-by-step diagnostic process. Users can select common maintenance and repair operations and walk though simple prompts to keep their fire protection systems in top working order. The app also provides access to instructional maintenance and repair videos, technical datasheets, and manuals. Sprinkler contractors can request spare parts directly from the app. “Our goal is to provide best-in-class support through our technical services division,” said James Lake, Viking's Vice President of Training and Technical Services. “And now through our mobile app, installers have the added confidence of knowing that Viking's technical expertise is on the job site and at their fingertips.” valve system maintenance operations Features of the mobile app include the following: Step-by-step walkthroughs for common valve system maintenance operations Frequently asked questions and common part replacements Quick access to technical datasheets, product manuals, and twenty-one new service and repair videos “Get Help” feature to contact Viking Technical Services Find a Viking SupplyNet distribution or fabrication facility Support for the following Viking systems: Model F Dry Valve Model G Dry Valve Model J-1 Alarm Check Valve EasyRiser Check Valve EasyPac Riser Assembly Additional systems, including deluge and preaction, will be added in future releases The new Viking Valve & System Support App is available now for both Android and iOS on Google Play and the Apple Store.