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Viking Adds ELO Option to Mirage® Line of Concealed Sprinklers

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hastings, Michigan, USA – Viking Corporation, a worldwide leader in fire protection and life safety systems, has extended its leading Mirage® line of commercial concealed sprinklers to include an 11.2 (161) K-Factor, Extra-Large Orifice (ELO) sprinkler. This new quick response sprinkler, model VK469, is specifically designed for applications requiring both a higher water density and the appearance of a flatplate concealed sprinkler. This includes applications such as casinos, exhibition halls, hotel lobbies, airport terminals, places of worship, and certain retail environments.

The new Mirage® ELO sprinkler is cULus listed for up to and including Ordinary Hazard Group II occupancies. It has a 165°F (74°C) temperature rating and features a flat cover plate with ½” (13 mm) of vertical adjustment. The sprinkler’s cover plate is available in four standard finishes and a nearly unlimited variety of custom finishes.

The new sprinkler’s extra-large orifice allows for higher water densities to be applied even when limited water pressure is available. The VK469 may also eliminate the need for a fire pump, or reduce the size of the pump if required. On existing systems, replacing large orifice sprinklers with the new Mirage® ELO may provide the higher densities needed to increase the occupancy’s hazard classification.

Viking Group is a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative fire protection and life safety systems. For nearly 90 years the company’s products and services have protected lives and property worldwide from the devastating effects of fire. For more information on Viking’s complete line of quality fire protection products and services, please visit or call 800-968-9501.