GF Piping Systems announced today its introduction of the COOL-FIT® PE Plus pre-insulated polyethylene piping system at the AHR EXPO, Booth #2471, Feb. 3-5, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
The COOL-FIT® PE Plus system is the next evolution of the COOL-FIT product line, offering a technological leap in process cooling. The new system builds on the excellent performance of its predecessor by providing even higher thermal efficiency, significantly reduced maintenance and operational costs, and faster installation time. The system is ideal for food and beverage production, pharmaceutical production, refrigerated storage facilities, data centers, dairies, fruit and vegetable processors, slaughterhouses, breweries and supermarkets.
COOL-FIT PE Plus includes a complete range of pre-insulated pipe, fittings, valves and hoses that efficiently convey brine, glycol, ethanol, and cooled water in temperatures from 58°F to 140°F (60°C to -50°C). All surfaces are sealed and vapor tight and 100% UV-resistant. The system is 100% maintenance-free and will not corrode over time. These characteristics reduce expensive operation interruptions and maintenance.
COOL-FIT PE Plus offers up to 25% more energy efficiency than competitive systems. This is accomplished with low heat conductivity from its plastic construction and its robust foam insulation. The smooth interior surface of the medium pipe prevents deposit build-ups to ensure reliability and eliminate pressure loss. Insulation on both fittings and pipe are bonded together, preventing condensation build-up between the two.
The COOL-FIT PE Plus system has both insulation foam and an outer jacket manufactured at the factory, which eliminates traditional post-insulation work at the construction site and significantly reduces installation time. Further installation ease is accomplished by the fact that it weighs just a fraction of metal solutions, allowing roof mounting in locations often problematic for other systems. The number of hangers and supports needed is also minimized. Use of electrofusion joining technology is fast, simple and user-friendly and eliminates the need for solvent cement or VOC approvals.
"In 2001, the original COOL-FIT ABS Plus piping system changed the way secondary refrigeration applications were planned, installed and operated," says Dan Strömberg, GF Piping Systems Market Segment Manager for Cooling. "Today, the new version of the system is further transforming the process cooling landscape with even better thermal efficiencies and savings."