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:
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.
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.
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.
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.