GF Piping Systems leads the way in long lasting, corrosion and maintenance free solutions for water distribution by offering fast, safe and customized (plug and pay, pre-fabricated) installations. Our comprehensive piping materials, jointing technologies, control systems and customized services increase efficiency, reliability, safety and longevity.  GF Piping systems result in zero leakage for up to 100 years lifetime.

Safe and cost effective operations

Our high quality PE plastic systems warrant the best total cost over long-term ownership. When compared to steel pipes, their flexibility and low weight help to reduce failures on distribution lines and better absorb natural ground movements. GF Piping Systems provide complete fitting systems and customized services in every project phase from building, maintaining and repairing networks thus contributing to safe and economical transportation of gas.

Zero leakage and sustainable

For secure transport of gas, it is essential that pipes, fittings and valves are connected safely and reliably, especially in applications where different materials are jointed. Providing the right jointing technology, either butt or electrofusion, automated monitoring and control and fitting systems for any kind of piping material, GF Piping Systems guarantees zero leakage operations. Corrosion-free systems made of PE plastic are sustainable and provide long-lasting solutions with an estimated lifetime of 100 years.

Guaranteed installation quality

GF's specialized solutions include ultrasonic non-destructive testing (NDT) technology that checks the quality of the welding during construction and during operation of the PE piping systems. It evaluates properties of the welded components and produces report on the long-term behavior of the joints components, the joints, and increases the safety of the system. GF Piping Systems can customize pipe parts, prefabricate segment fitting, and send them to the construction site. This reduces the assembly work and time on site, while increasing installation quality. Our rental pools worldwide offer various machines and tools for different jointing technologies.

Faster high quality installation and rental

GF Piping Systems can customize pipe parts, prefabricated segment fittings, and send them to the construction site. This reduces the assembly work and time on site, while increasing installation quality. Our rental pools worldwide includes a variety of machines and tools for different jointing technologies.

Highest level of safety and reliability with FM certification

Safety, reliability and regulatory compliance is one of the most important requirements for our gas utility customers. GF Piping Systems offer FM certified systems according to the ISO and AST standards and provides reliable measurements to meet stringent regulations and to comply with local specification standards.

Gas transportation lines

Efficient and effective transportation of gas over long distances, from producing regions to consumption regions, requires extensive and elaborate piping systems which are typically in the range from >d315mm (DN300) and upwards.

These pipelines are buried in the ground usually at a depth of around 1 meter and generally operate at pressures of up to 70 bar. Integrated in various project phases, our high quality, comprehensive piping systems offer modular systems and connection parts for building, operating, maintaining in large dimensions.

Gas distribution lines

Gas is fed into the local public network at a location on the outskirts of town. Supply stations reduce the pressure of the gas to make it compatible with the distribution system and at the same time meter the gas flow. Gas distribution lines generally operate at 0.1 to 10 bar and are typically dimensioned in the range of d90 to d225. Our comprehensive jointing systems are applicable for all kind of materials providing electrofusion and butt fusion technologies and polyethylene (PE100) systems to offer you full traceability for integrated sustainable quality assurance.

Gas house connections / service lines

In the last stage of the gas distribution grid, service lines bring gas from the regional grid supply system into houses, buildings or plants, passing through the gas meter, located either inside or outside the house. With our modular electrofusion systems, fittings and saddles are made to match and when put together they form reliable and leak proof connections.

Seam Gas /LNG

In LNG plants, rising coal seam gas is cleaned, transported and compressed. The gas is cooled and compressed into a liquid, which is then transported to the point of sale. Since long distances are bridged, a corrosive free solution is needed. To ensure a constant gas supply without operational interruptions, long lived, leak-proof large dimensions or customized solutions are a must.

Maintenance and Repair

Gas utilities invest greatly to ensure consistent quality in the operations and maintenance of gas supply networks.  In order to reduce gas loss, broken or damaged pipes have to be repaired immediately. GF Piping Systems offers wide range of connecting and tapping solutions. For maintenance or repair of an existing or corroded pipe, we offer high product availability of replacement parts which are quick and easy to install.

Reference – Municipal Gas supply

Periodic maintenance and continual expansion of the network infrastructure are prerequisite to securing a regional and supra-regional gas supply. In Germany, one of the largest local network operators Berlin-Brandenburg Network (NBB) ensured faultless grid operation in over 100 cities and communities in Berlin. Over a period of 15 years during which approx. 68 km of large-dimensioned gas lines were being renovated, GF Piping Systems was chosen as the experienced partner for the piping installation in large dimensions.

Reference – New restraint installation on cast iron gas line

A gas company in the Netherlands, experienced an unexpected problem while planning a diversion and coupling on a large underground gas pipe line in the Tilburg municipality. GF Piping Systems was chosen as the experienced partner to bring MULTIJOINT 3000 Plus DN 400 fittings and welding machines with flange adaptor to successfully install the coupling and leave customer with a safe feeling.

Contact

GF Piping Systems

Georg Fischer Piping Systems AG

Ebnatstrasse 111

8201 Schaffhausen

Switzerland