Anvil Announces New Seismic Bracing Product Line for the Fire Protection Industry

Portsmouth, NH., (May 16, 2011) — Anvil® International, one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping support systems in the world, announced the launch of a new line of seismic bracing products for the fire protection market. Anvil International is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA), a leading North American provider of water infrastructure products and services.

Anvil’s new line of fire sprinkler seismic bracing products includes structural attachments, pipe attachments, pipe restraints and accessories. All products are UL-listed, FM approved or both.

“We understand the challenges that engineers, architects and contractors face in meeting building code requirements and we are committed to providing them with the highest quality seismic bracing solutions,” said Dean Taylor, Anvil’s Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Fire sprinkler seismic bracing products control and restrain the movement of a sprinkler system as a result of structural motion. Anvil’s seismic product line accommodates both lateral and longitudinal support for Fire Protection systems.

Anvil also launched a free web-based solution to simplify product selection. The tool allows fire protection system designers to calculate whether or not their system meets seismic load requirements and to create product submittals.

For more information about Anvil’s fire sprinkler seismic bracing products visit

About Anvil International
Anvil International is one of the largest and most complete manufacturers of pipe fittings, pipe hangers and piping supports systems in the world. For more than 150 years, Anvil has provided the highest–quality pipe products and services with integrity and dedication to superior customer service. The company offers expertise and product solutions for a wide range of applications, from plumbing and mechanical, HVAC, industrial and fire protection, to mining and oil and gas. Anvil offers products and services worldwide. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Pennsylvania (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Tennessee (ISO 9001:2008 certified), Texas (ISO 9001:2008 certified) and Rhode Island (ISO 9001:2008 certified). Anvil is a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA). For more information, please contact Anvil’s corporate offices at 603–418–2800, 2 Holland Way, Exeter, NH 03038, or visit