Tamperproof Hose Union Bib Tap Category 3
Part Number: SPED
Tamperproof Standpipe enclosure with Hose Union tap for a hose pipe where the risk is Fluid Category 3 (for Category 4 risks see model SPBA with RPZ Valve).
When closed, the Standpipe conceals the tap and hose connector. Tamper-proofing is achieved using the optional padlock. The Standpipe has two operating positions; mid-position - front cover slides down to expose the Hose Union tap leaving the hose connection concealed, and lower-position - front cover slides down further when filling buckets. The hose can be left connected in all positions. A Padlock is required to secure the cover in the top (shut) and mid positions.
The robust galvanised steel housing provides a degree of frost protection. All panels are nylon powder coated dark green, whilst the handle, staples and fasteners are stainless steel.
The Standpipe is supplied fully assembled and tested. A DZR Brass fitting for MDPE is included and all serviceable components are accessible from the front.
The Standpipe can be bolted to a concrete floor or mounted on the optional “Pile”. The galvanised Pile can be buried in soft ground or in an area to be subsequently concreted. M12 stainless bolts are provided to bolt the Pile and Standpipe together. The mating flanges would normally be positioned 30 mm above ground but for aesthetic reasons in gardens the flanges may be buried up to 50 mm beneath the soil surface.
The Standpipe features a low loss Double Check Valve providing Fluid Category 3 protection and affords a good flow even in low pressure areas by virtue of high-flow cartridges. In potentially prolonged freezing conditions - isolate supply at source - and leave tap open.
For taller version with retractable shelf for supporting a bucket - see "WaterPoint" - model SPWP
Every external hose union tap shall be located in a tamperproof housing; comprising of a galvanised steel body, finished with a dark green nylon coating – model SPED - manufactured and distributed by Arrow Valves Ltd - Tel 01442 823123 www.arrowvalves.co.uk. The tap size shall be DN151 and the inlet connection shall be suitable for 252 MDPE3. The unit shall be suitable for Fluid Category 3 protection and feature a low headloss Double Check Valve Assembly and full-bore spherical servicing valve. When mounted in soft ground a hot dip galvanised pile shall be used with stainless steel fasteners. No below ground connections shall be made and a 2-pipe Tee Assembly installed in the lower part of the standpipe where the pipe is to continue. The tap outlet shall have a quick release brass plug and socket arrangement. A weatherproof keyed4 padlock shall be provided.
Amend as required:
 20 or 32 (15, 22 or 28 copper)
(Fluid Categories 1 – 3)
• Private, residential & public gardens
• Retail parks
• Golf courses & bowling greens
• Caravan sites
• Commercial & industrial yards (can be Cat 4)
• Garden centres (can be Cat 4)
• Marinas (can be Cat 5 for large craft)
• Schools & car parks
• Garages & vehicle washing areas (often Cat 4)
• O&M Manual - SPED