PROGEF® Natural PP

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PROGEF® Natural PP provides economic and pure system solutions for chemical sanitized water application and abrasive fluids.

This unpigmented material has excellent resistance to particular disinfectants and chemicals.

GF is the only supplier who can truly offer a complete piping system solution for reliable slurry supply. This added value for our customers is maximized by using PROGEF® Natural for large diameter slurry supply lines, and SYGEF® PFA, our flexible High Purity Piping System solution for the smaller hook-up dimensions!


Product Overview

Technical Data:

Size Range:

  • d20 - d90 mm (½" - 3")

Pressure Rating:

  • d20 - d63, SDR11: PN10 (150 PSI)
  • d75 - d110, SDR17.6: PN6 (90 PSI)

Operating Temperature:

  • 0°C - 80°C (32°F - 176°F)

Joining Technology:

  • BCF Plus Fusion
  • IR Plus Fusion

Standard Ratings:

  • FDA CFR 21 177.1520
  • USP 25 Class VI
  • ASME-BPE

Material:

  • Polypropylene Random Copolymer (PP-R)

Fields of Application:

  • Pharmaceutical Grade water
  • Purified water for Life Science applications
  • Cost effective, pure distribution of Lab Grade DI water and critical biological fluids
  • Specified water applications in microelectronics
  • Chemical processes (i.e. Chemical Mechanical Polishing or Planarization)

Advantages:

  • Excellent resistance against certain disinfectants and chemicals (mainly alkaline solutions)
  • Ensures top quality water to USP standards
  • Translucence
  • High product quality
  • High temperature resistance
  • Bead and crevice free weldability

Specification

PROGEF® Natural (PP-R) Specification

PART 2 - PRODUCTS – MATERIALS

2.1 POLYPROPYLENE (PP-R) PIPE AND FITTINGS

  1. Polypropylene Pipe shall be manufactured from a polypropylene random copolymer material, unpigmented and translucent. Pipe 63mm (2”) and smaller shall bemanufactured to SDR 11 dimensions with a pressure rating of 150 psi (PN10) when measured at 68°F (20°C). Pipe size 90mm (3”) shall be manufactured to SDR 17.6 dimensions with a pressure rating of 90 psi (PN6) when measured at 68°F (20°C). Pipe internal surface finish shall be Ra ≤ 32.0μin. Pipe shall be manufactured in sizes from 20mm (½”) to 63mm (2”) and 90mm (3”).

  2. Polypropylene Fittings shall be manufactured from a polypropylene random copolymer material, unpigmented and translucent. Fittings 63mm (2”) and smaller shall be manufactured to SDR 11 dimensions with a pressure rating of 150 psi (PN10) when measured at 68° F (20°C). Fitting size 90mm (3”) shall be manufactured to SDR 17.6 dimensions with a pressure rating of 90 psi (PN6) when measured at 68°F (20°C). Fittings shall be available in sizes from 20mm (½”) up to 63mm (2”) and 90mm (3”). Fittings shall be manufactured and cataloged for either BCF® (Bead and Crevice Free), IR® (Infrared), butt or socket fusion joining methods.

  3. All components of the pipe and fitting system shall conform to the following applicable ASTM Standards, D4101, D638, D2837, D2122, and shall conform to FDA CFR 21 177.1520, USP 25 Class VI and ASME-BPE. All pipes shall be marked with manufacturer’s name, pipe size, wall thickness, type, quality control mark and pressure rating information. Fittings shall be embossed with a permanent identification during the production process to ensure full traceability.

  4. Piping shall be PROGEF® Natural PP Piping System as manufactured by GF Piping Systems.

2.2 VALVES

  1. Ball Valves: Ball valves shall be full port, true union end constructed of polypropylene with EPDM or FPM seals available, manufactured for installation in PROGEF® Natural Piping system, Type 546 as manufactured by GF Piping Systems.

  2. Diaphragm Valves: Diaphragm valves shall be constructed of polypropylene with EPDM or PTFE Seal configurations, manufactured for installation in PROGEF® Natural piping system, Type 515, 517 and 519 (Zero Static) as manufactured by GF Piping Systems. Diaphragm valves shall be rated for 150 psi when measured at 68°F (20°C). Pneumatic valve actuators, if required, shall be supplied by GF Piping Systems to ensure proper system operation.

  3. Three-Way Ball Valves: Ball valves shall be L-Port/T-Port type constructed of polypropylene with EPDM or FPM seats available, manufactured for installation in PROGEF® Natural piping system, Type 543 as manufactured by GF Piping Systems.

  4. Butterfly Valves: Butterfly valves shall be constructed of polypropylene with EPDM or FPM seats available, manufactured for installation in PROGEF® Standard Piping system, Type 567 (wafer style) or Type 578 (lug style) as manufactured by GF Piping systems.

PART 3 - EXECUTION

3.1 HANDLING

  1. Material shall be stored in original packaging and protected from environmental damage until installation. Pipe shall be supported sufficiently to prevent sagging. Care shall be taken not to gouge or otherwise notch the pipe in excess of 10% of the wall thickness.

3.2 INSTALLATION

  1. System components shall be installed using the [Socket, IR® (Infrared) Butt Fusion or Standard Butt Fusion] joining method according to current installation instructions as delivered in print or documented online at www.gfpiping.com. An on-site installation seminar shall be conducted by GF personnel who are certified to conduct said seminar. Seminar topics shall include all aspects of product installation (storage, set up, support spacing, fusion process, machine care, testing procedure, etc.). At the conclusion of the seminar, all installers will be given a written certification test and will be required to prepare and complete one fusion joint of the type being implemented on the project. Upon successful completion of said test, the installer will be issued a certification card verifying that they have met the requirements of the manufacturer with regards to knowledge of proper product installation and testing methods.

  2. Only the following GF Piping Systems fusion units may be used to install the PROGEF® Natural piping system:

    For IR Fusion Installation – IR63 Plus, IR225 Plus, IR-315 Plus, Infrared Butt Fusion Machines

    For BCF® Fusion Installations – BCF Plus

  3. Under this specification, the contractor shall be responsible for the purchase or rental of the proper machine required to meet the intent of the specification and be used for installation of the product on site.

  4. Installer shall ensure that all pipe and fittings used for Pure Water Piping are components of the same system. No mixing of various manufacturers pipe and or fittings shall be allowed.


3.3 TESTING

The system shall be tested in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations. Following is a general test procedure for Georg Fischer plastic piping. It applies to most applications. Certain applications may require additional consideration.

For further questions regarding your application, please contact your local GF representative.

  1. All piping systems should be pressure tested prior to being placed into operational service.

  2. All pressure tests should be conducted in accordance with the appropriate building, plumbing, mechanical and safety codes for the area where the piping is being installed.

  3. When testing plastic piping systems, all tests should be conducted hydrostatically and should not exceed the pressure rating of the lowest rated component in the piping system (often a valve). Test the system at 150% of the designed operational pressure, i.e.: If the system is designed to operate at 80PSI, then the test will be conducted at 120PSI.

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