Globe ARV Adjustable Relief Valve

Apr 6th, 2018
Globe ARV Adjustable Relief Valve

It's no longer necessary to stock 5 different Fixed Pressure settings.

Globe's Model ARV, the only Listed Adjustable Relief Valve for fire protection applications, is generally available. The ARV is designed to relieve excess pressures due to potential thermal expansion issues up to 310 psi (20.6 Bar) and is suitable for system working pressures from 175 psi (12 Bar) psi up to 300 psi (20.6 Bar).

Globe designed the ARV to save sprinkler contractors time and money: there's no need to remove the relief valve and drain the system to conduct a required System Hydro Test. Installers can optimize their savings by pairing the ARV with Globe's Model UMC Universal Manifold Check, which cuts time for floor control and shotgun riser assemblies by at least 1/2. Globe's Model QD Quick Drain, a UMC accessory, saves 1/2 the time of traditional hard piped drains, allowing for even quicker installations.

The Globe UMC is available in many configurations, allowing you to order the type that meets your specific needs — and eliminates the need to order separate riser manifolds and control, check and relief valve kits.

The ARV is cULus Listed, FM Approved, and patent pending. See Technical Data Sheet GFV575 for a complete product description.

  • All wet systems require a Listed or Approved minimum ½” relief valve since the 2010 edition of NFPA-13.


Please contact us for a distributor to order the ARV.


About Globe Fire Sprinkler


Globe Fire Sprinkler is a family owned fire sprinkler manufacturer, headquartered in Michigan. We celebrated 100 years of continuous production of Globe Sprinklers and Valves in 2014; the Globe name has persisted in its enduring identity since the introduction of the first Globe Issue "A" Sprinkler in 1914. Globe developed the earliest lever-fulcrum dry pipe valve, Globe Save All center strut sprinklers, and eventually became the first US company to utilize 5mm and 3mm Glass Bulbs in its commercial and residential sprinklers. Its modern era began in 1988 with the guidance and dedication of Golden Sprinkler Award recipient Robert Worthington, P.E. until his passing in 2016. The Worthington family continues to own and operate Globe, under the leadership of Steven Worthington and a team of some of the industry's most seasoned professionals. Globe's heritage as a leading sprinkler manufacturer is reflected in the introductions of the RCW, UM, UMC valves, and other new products the company develops to meet the demands of the world market. The company proudly maintains strong relationships with approval authorities including Underwriters Laboratories Inc, FM Approvals and the Loss Prevention Certification Board (UK). Globe has the LPCB (UK) certification for ISO 9001:2015 series Quality Assurance, therefore exhibiting proof of the quality it continuously builds into each of its 100% factory-tested products.