Model: ¾ IC/FP-035 Cartridge
IC/FP (Freeze Protection) valves are ideal for the protection of piping, safety showers, condensate systems, fire lines, spray nozzles, or as backup protection on traced systems, where an unrestricted flow is required under normal operating conditions. Its sensitivity to water temperature makes this valve ideal for applications where water conservation or wastewater disposal are a prime concern.
Typically, freeze protection is effected by cracking open manual bleed valves. This method is at best risky. Human error or plugging of partially cracked valves annually accounts for millions of dollars in freeze damage. IC/FP valves eliminate this type of problem by automating protection, reducing water consumption, and eliminating damage and down time. The unique ram-type plug and seat provide reliable, tight shutoff longer than any other design available. The easily replaceable precalibrated cartridges minimize downtime during maintenance. All IC/FP valves are covered by an 18 month prorated warranty.
The IC/FP will screw into any 3/4" NPT threaded opening with adequate internal clearance. When the fluid temperature approaches freezing, and freeze damage is imminent, the thermal actuator modulates the valve open. When the makeup water temperature returns to the safe range, the valve then modulates closed, minimizing water loss. Due to the actuator’s placement in the fluid stream, this valve is unaffected by ambient air temperature, and opens only when the water is in danger of freezing, being open at 35°F (1.7°C), and closed at 40°F (4.4°C)