Fresh food production, packaging and product storage areas require strict cold temperature-controlled environments. COOL-FIT® ABS Plus from GF Piping Systems is a complete pre-insulated plastic piping system for secondary cooling and refrigeration that meets the food processing industry’s low temperature requirements. The energy efficient system is designed for conveying a wide range of water-based coolants including water, iced water, ice slurries, as well as salt, organic salt, glycol and alcohol solutions.
COOL-FIT features non-corroding, maintenance-free performance and can handle temperatures from -58°F to 104°F (-50 °C to +40 °C) at an operating pressure of up to 10 bar, and within diameters from ¾” to 12” (d25 to d315). The system has a core pipe made of ABS, which is insulated with high density polyurethane (PUR). The insulation is protected with the option for pre-insulated pipe and fittings with outer jackets in either black or white. The white version is ideal for hygienic environments while the black outer jacket’s UV resistance makes it suitable for outdoor applications. (For larger diameter sizes in 10” to 18”, a PE system will be available Qtr 2, 2019).
The COOL-FIT system is vapor tight and 100% water-tight. These qualities prevent water absorption that can cause ice build-up, cracking, and corrosion typically found on metal type pipes. Other outstanding features include a smooth surface, which prohibits both build-up of deposits from the fluid being conveyed and the reduction of flow in the pipe.