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Product Application

Flowtite Versatility yields higher performance at lower cost, for multiple applications.

Light-weight, corrosion-resistant and manufactured under strict quality standards, Flowtite pipe is available in over five pressure classes and four stiffness classes. Diameters from DN 100 – DN 3000 can be supplied and lengths up to 12m.

Growing awareness of the operational cost savings and superior corrosion resistance offered by fiberglass-reinforced pipe by Flowtite operations has resulted in widespread use for the following applications:

  • Water transmission and distribution (potable and raw water)
  • Sanitary sewerage collection systems and outfalls (direct bury and sliplining)
  • Storm sewers
  • Hydroelectric penstock lines
  • Seawater intake and outfalls
  • Circulating cooling water, make-up and blowdown lines for power plants
  • Industrial applications

In replacing other materials Flowtite pipe delivers long, effective service life with low operating and maintenance costs. And, Flowtite pipe is usually the lowest cost option up front too.

Flowtite technology is committed to a leadership role when it comes to process and product improvements. We carry out basic "materials” research, which has led to significant improvements.

We are also assuming a leadership position in GRP pipe specification development. Flowtite technology personnel hold positions of authority in nearly all, significant, global standardization organizations. This includes International Organization for Standardization (ISO), American Society For Testing Materials (ASTM), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Committee for European Normalization (CEN). In fact, it was Flowtite technology personnel that carried out the basic research and chaired the ASTM committees responsible for revising the water and sewer pipe standards that currently exist today.

Product Advantages

Corrosion Resistant Material

Corrosion Resistant Material
  • Long effective service life
  • No need for linings, coatings, cathodic protection, wraps or other forms of protection.
  • No corrosion surveys required.
  • Low maintenance cost.
  • Hydraulic characteristics essentially constant over time.

Light weight (1/4 weight of ductile iron or steel, 1/10 weight of concrete)

  • Easy nested transported, providing great savings in transportation costs.
  • Easy and economic to install. No need for heavy and expensive handling equipment.

Excellent hydraulic characteristics

  • Extremely smooth bore.
  • Low friction loss means less pumping energy needed and lower operating costs.
  • Compared to metal and concrete pipes, the same flow rate can be conveyed using smaller diameter GRP pipe
  • Minimum slime build-up can help lower cleaning costs
  • Lower wave celerity than other piping materials can mean less costs when designing for surge and water hammer pressures

Multiple joints system

  • Tight, efficient joints designed to eliminate infiltration and exfiltration.

Coupling, flange, butt & wrap, lock joints

  • Ease of joining, reducing installation time.
  • Accommodates small changes in line direction without fittings.
  • Suits site and use conditions.

Long standard lengths (6,12,14 and 18 meters)

  • Fewer joints reduce installation time and coupling costs.
  • Lower delivery cost through nesting GRP pipes into one another.

High technology pipe

  • Consistently high product quality worldwide, which ensures reliable product performance.
  • Manufacturing systems producing pipe that complies to stringent performance standards (AWWA, ASTM, BS, DIN, ES, SASO, TSE, etc.)

Flexible conditions

  • Can be used in high cover depths with different soil.
  • Additional surge pressure up to 40% of the design pressure without the need to increase the pipe pressure rating.
  • Can resist seismic loads.
  • Field adjustment : the pipe can easily be cut at site at any point along its length.
  • Can absorb structural settlements.

Advantages of GRP Pipe Systems for Irrigation

No Vapourisation

The amount of water wasted is up to 50% in conventional open irrigating systems due to leakage in transmission and network lines, vaporization and operational losses. This leads to waste of limited water resources and larger distribution and drainage networks, resulting in increased costs and additional energy consumption in pumping systems. This can be prevented by a GRP piping system. The prevention of evaporation allows huge cost savings at installation, in operation and at maintenance.

Tailor made capacity and construction

Individual design studies and hydraulic calculations provide customers with tailor made GRP pipe solutions. This prevents water losses and the resulting larger networks and higher pumping costs.

Preventing Erosion

Uncontrolled water flow on surfaces with steep slopes leads to corrosion. High pressure GRP pipe irrigation systems help prevent this problem.

Low Operational Costs

GRP pipe system networks have advantages that allow high standards of automation, traceability and controlled water distribution. Additionally, cleaning the open trenches from grass and the negative effect of weeds in canals is prevented.

Bigger Irrigation Areas

Pressurized irrigation systems avoid open canals in the fields. The productive area is bigger resulting in higher yields per square meter.

Economic Investment

Closed systems have become technically practicable and economically wise. Although the initial investment is higher, lower servicing and operating costs reduce the costs dramatically during the lifecycle of a pressurized GRP pipeline and make it cheaper than the current traditional systems.

Safe and Environmentally Friendly

  • Irrigation water usually contains some pesticides, which are necessary for efficient agriculture, and transport in GRP pressure piping systems protects the environment, humans and animals from health problems.
  • On the other hand, the irrigation water is also isolated from outside factors such as waste products, wastes and biological dirt.
  • There is no risk, especially for children, of falling into open trenches and drowning.
  • Closed, buried pipe systems also do not obstruct the traffic flow.
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