GF Piping Systems to be Featured on “Tanked” – Animal Planet’s Popular TV Reality Show October 24, 2014

Oct 19, 2014 9:00 AM

IRVINE, Calif. – Oct. 20, 2014 – GF Piping Systems, the leading supplier of pipe, fittings, manual and actuated valves, and sensors and instrumentation for a wide variety of applications including water treatment, cooling and chemical conveyance, will be featured on “Tanked”… the popular reality TV show on Animal Planet.  The show will air on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at 7pm PST (10pm EST) and again at 10pm PST.  Check your local listings to find the Animal Planet network and be sure to set your DVR’s…don’t miss it!

The Tanked show follows the operations of Las Vegas based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, owned by brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King, who build fabulous aquariums for successful clients everywhere – like this one at the new U.S. headquarters for GF Piping Systems in Irvine, California. 

The 1,100 gallon saltwater aquarium is 5-feet deep, 5-feet wide, 6-feet long and includes GF Piping System’s Schedule 80 PVC and ecoFIT™ polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings, more than a dozen manual ball and diaphragm valves, an electrically actuated ball valve, plus several sensors with associated instruments mounted in an adjacent control panel.  The tank is installed in the market segment showroom of the company’s new facility where, along with other exhibits, GF products are shown in common applications in Water Treatment, Process Industries, Life Sciences, Microelectronics, Marine, and Food & Beverage markets. 

“The plumbing and aquatic animal life support equipment on this beautiful fish tank showcase our product capabilities for commercial aquariums, water parks, and for broader applications in the water treatment market in general” explains Brian LaBelle, GF Piping Systems’ Director of Business Development, Water Treatment and Energy.  “For demonstration purposes we are monitoring dissolved oxygen, using a conductivity sensor to monitor salinity and temperature, pressure for tank level, ORP for ozone, turbidity for water clarity, and paddlewheel and insertion mag flow sensors for UV-balancing and batch control.”

Topping off the sensation factor at this unique installation is a giant 48” diameter butterfly valve model measuring 12 feet tall with a 10 foot long handle to promote GF’s upcoming new product – an all plastic Type 578 Lug Style Butterfly Valve in sizes 2 to 12-inches.

Team Tanked GF small sizeThe GF Piping Systems’ ‘Tanked Team’: From left: James Jackson, Head of Business Unit Americas for GF Piping Systems; Brett Raymer, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing’s COO; Brian LaBelle, GF Piping System’s Director of Business Development, Water Treatment & Energy; Wayde King, Acrylic Tank Manufacturing’s CEO/Founder; and Tom Sixsmith, GF Piping Systems’ Senior Technical Director.
image002The 1,100 gallon saltwater fish tank showcases how GF Piping Systems are used in water applications to monitor water level, clarity, turbidity, and flow rate as well as transport the water via piping systems operated with manual and automated valves.
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