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Ames 3000SS

Stainless Steel Double Check Detector Assemblies

Series 3000SS Double Check Detector Assemblies prevent the backflow of fire protection system substances from being pumped or siphoned into the potable water supply. It consists of a compact construction and short lay length, ideal for retrofit installations. It features a lightweight stainless steel body, thermoplastic and stainless steel check valves, and low head loss. Series 3000SS can be installed in the horizontal or vertical "flow-up" positions. It is designed for installation on applications identified by local authorities as non-health hazard, such as on fire protection systems. Maximum Working Pressure: 175psi (12.06 bar).


2 1/2 to 12 in. (65 to 300mm)

A Double Check Detector Assembly shall be installed on fire protection systems when connected to a drinking water supply. Degree of hazard present is determined by the local authority having jurisdiction. The main valve body shall be manufactured from 300 Series stainless steel to provide corrosion resistance, 100% lead free* through the waterway. The double check detector assembly consists of two independently operat - ing, spring loaded check valves, two UL, FM, OSY resilient seated gate valves, and bypass assembly. The bypass assembly consists of a meter (cubic ft. or gallons), a double check including shutoff valves and required test cocks. Each cam-check shall be internally loaded and provide a positive drip tight closure against reverse flow. Cam-check includes a stainless steel cam arm and spring, rubber faced disc and a replaceable seat. There shall be no brass or bronze parts used within the cam-check valve assembly. The check valve seats shall be of molded thermoplastic construction. The use of seat screws as a retention method is prohibited. All internal parts shall be accessible through a single cover on the valve assembly. The valve cover shall be held in place through the use of a single grooved style two-bolt coupling. The bypass line shall be hydraulically sized to accurately measure low flow. The bypass line shall con - sist of a meter, a small diameter double check assembly with test cocks and isolation valves. The bypass line double check valve shall have two independently operating modular poppet check valves, and top mounted test cocks. The assembly shall be an Ames 3000SS.