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Fluid Category 5

Quick Guide

Fluid Category 5 protection: Fluid representing a serious health hazard because of the concentration of pathogenic organisms, radioactive, or very toxic substances.

Quick Questions:

Are you using a hose pipe for wash down or filling purposes in a non-house situation?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Do you have animal bowls, feeds or troughs onsite?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Are baths or showers used for assisted bathing where healthcare is provided?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Is a hose union tap installed in a bin store?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Are you using industrial or chemical plant?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Are you using grey water recycling systems?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Can bathroom hoses be submerged below the spillover level of a WC?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Are you using insecticide or fertiliser applications?

YES - FC5 Protection Required

Please note that the local water suppliers have the final say on fluid categorisation, and can risk assess individual applications. In some instances they will accept alternative arrangements (Topic B08). Please contact your local water authority for more information on this.

Click here to view our range of Fluid Category 5 backflow prevention devices, including the Boost-A-Break and Midi Break sets with AB air gaps, and DC Pipe Interrupters
For more information, email technical@arrowvalves.co.uk or call us on 01442 823123