Comprehensive know-how for applications in the water cycle

May 7, 2012 7:00 AM

Georg Fischer Piping Systems presents applications in the water cycle at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012 from May 7 to 11. Diverse systems are on exhibit to show how water is distributed safely. Sand filter and reverse osmosis systems also fall within the professional expertise of GF Piping Systems. A working ultrafiltration system for water treatment is demonstrated daily. Also on display are large PE dimensions up to d2000 for gas and water distribution, which will complement the GF Piping Systems product range as of summer 2012.

In water and gas supply with pipelines, distribution networks and house connections or hydrants, a reliable joint has top priority. Pipes, fittings, valves and other components must be joined safely and reliably. At the trade fair GF Piping Systems presents for the first time large dimensions, products for building sand filter, ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis systems as well as the new Signet 9900 SmartPro™ transmitter with single-channel interface and superior display visibility.

Coming in summer 2012: Big dimensions in PE for highest demands

GF Piping Systems offers high-quality solutions now in PE up to d2000mm for gas and water distribution. As of summer 2012 customers will have access to a new range of connection fittings for large pipe installations. For the first time on offer: a complete, modular and perfectly coordinated installation system consisting of fitting, peeling tool, clamping device and tapping tool.

One billion adhesive joints

When GF Piping Systems developed its own adhesive, it laid the foundation for reliable and safe adhesive joining of plastic pipes. The Tangit adhesive is manufactured today by the Henkel Company and is continually developed further in cooperation with GF Piping Systems. Fitters have manifested their trust in this jointing technology with over one billion adhesive joints. We are the only provider with 50 years of experience to grant a lifetime warranty on the complete system (pipe/fitting/valve/adhesive joint).

Clean drinking water – the blue gold

Treating used water by means of a sand filter, ultrafiltration or reverse osmosis is vital today. GF Piping Systems is a leading supplier of products which are built into such systems. Plastic pipes, in PVC or PE, are ideal for water treatment systems. A wide range of mechanical joints are available to connect filter cartridges, as well as plastic and metal pipes.

PROFIT, a combined socket/spigot system, permits building very compact systems. Process control is handled by diaphragm valves and ball valves with pneumatic actuators and ball valves with electric actuators. Process values are measured with pressure, flow, conductivity, turbidity and temperature sensors. By enhancing the quality in water treatment systems for an optimal treatment process, we aim to contribute to a better quality of water.

Signet 9900 SmartPro™ transmitter with single-channel interface and superior display visibility

This year Georg Fischer Piping Systems has launched the new Signet 9900 transmitter worldwide. The analytical instrument offers multi-parameter capabilities, flexible modularity and high display visibility, even in dark environments, thanks to automatic backlighting. The Signet 9900 transmitter provides a single-channel interface for many different sensors, including flow, pH/ORP, conductivity/resistance, pressure, temperature, level control, salinity and other sensor types that emit a 4 to 20 mA signal. The single-channel, multi-parameter capability and field-upgradable modularity allow customers to increase their service level while also maintaining reduced inventory.

Georg Fischer – Adding Quality to People’s Lives
GF Piping Systems is one of three companies within the Georg Fischer group and a leading supplier of plastic and metal pipe systems with a global market presence.
Our portfolio offers connection technology, fittings, fixtures, sensors and pipes for the treatment and distribution of water as well as the safe transport of industrial fluids and gases. GF Piping Systems supplies leading innovative technical solutions for domestic engineering applications, the chemical process industry, food & beverage, life sciences, the microelectronics, shipbuilding, energy, water and gas supply industries as well as potable water treatment. Our distributors in more than 25 countries and representatives in a further 80 countries guarantee customer service around the clock. Production facilities in Europe, Asia and the US are customer focused and comply with all local requirements. Georg Fischer’s registered offices have been located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, since the company was founded in 1802.

Key figures - GF Piping Systems 2011
More than 5’040 employees worldwide (as of 1 March 2012)
1’174 million CHF turnover
137 million CHF EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)

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Attila Albert

Attila Albert
Public Relations & Communication
Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd.
Ebnatstrasse 111
8201 Schaffhausen

attila dot albert #at# georgfischer dot com