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Watts Flood Protection Valve Prevents Against Costly Flood Damage

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Education

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Product(s) Installed:

Customer

University of Massachusetts Life Sciences

Location

Amherst, MA

Scope

Protect valuable laboratory research from flood damage or destruction due to backflow preventer discharge.

What Client Needed

The Life Science building’s mechanical space location made adjacent critical spaces vulnerable to possible flood conditions from installed large capacity RPZ Backflow Devices. Due to the irreplaceable nature of research conducted on the facility’s lower levels, ensuring proper drainage and protection from flooding was critical.

Solution

20 Watts 113-6RFP Flood Protection Shutdown Valves

Result (ROI)

Economical cost-effective solution

Rand Refrigeri
Chief Plumbing Engineer
RDK Engineer

"We could have come up with a solution, like designing a pump system, but the Watts Flood Protection Valve was a more economical solution."