RCW Water Control Valve
RCW Water Control Valve

RCW Deluge System

About this product

The Globe Model RCW is a hydraulically operated external resetting differential latching style valve designed for use where quick-opening and total flooding of sprinkler system piping is desired. The Model RCW valve is used as an automatic water control valve in deluge applications, including electric, wet pilot, dry pilot actuation. The Model RCW valve serves as the primary water control valve installed in the water supply to a deluge sprinkler system incorporating open sprinklers or nozzles.


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Technical Data Sheets

GFV205-20190829CM (.pdf)


RCW Sell Sheet (.pdf) download

AutoCAD & Revit Files

GFV205-RCW Deluge (.zip) download

Frequently Asked Questions

The State of California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) requires manufacturers and distributors to provide special warnings to consumers for products that contain certain chemicals. The list, which must be updated at least once a year, has grown to include approximately 900 chemicals. Examples of chemicals on the list: alcoholic beverages, lead, nickel, wood dust, and Diesel/gasoline engine exhaust. Globe Fire Sprinkler cares about our customers' safety and hopes the information provided in our Proposition 65 warnings assist with your purchasing decisions. The appropriate warning labels are required for all physical and internet sales.


Model RCW – 4 and 6-inch Automatic Water Control Valve: Where external resetting differential latching style valves are specified for use in deluge type sprinkler systems they shall be specifically listed for such use. Automatic water control deluge valves shall be ductile iron construction intended for use in vertical orientations. The bronze clapper assembly shall be mechanically seated by the pressure within the diaphragm holding the bronze plunger rod and stainless-steel roller arm in the set position against the clapper assembly. Water pressure release and operation of the valve is accomplished from wet pilot, dry pilot, or electric actuation. Automatic water control valves shall be rated for use at the maximum service pressure of 300 psi., and shall be UL listed and FM approved. Automatic Water Control Deluge Valve shall be Model RCW with Deluge System Trim Kit; as manufactured by Globe Fire Sprinkler Corporation.


 WARNING:  Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.