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Flowtite® Design

Design & Range

RPC Pipe Systems’ technical tam, along with Flowtite® Technology worldwide (largest GRP Pipe group in the world) can assist in pipeline and pipe design for design for your project.

Lightweight, corrosion resistant and manufactured under strict quality standards, Flowtite® Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) Pipe is suited to water, sewer and industrial applications. The manufacturing process allows for flexibility in design including the ability to change resin systems depending on the application.

The manufacturing process uses a continuous advancing mandrel which is state-of-the-art in GRP pipe production. The materials are applied to produce a series of layers which give both high pressure resistance as well as the required pipe stiffness.

Flowtite® GRP pipe is manufactured in a range of sizes from DN300 to DN3000, pressure classes ranging from PN1 up to PN35 and stiffness classes of SN5,000, SN10,000 and SN20,000.

Pipes are manufactured in lengths from 3m to 13m as standard with longer lengths to 18m available depending on the design conditions. Each length is supplied fitted with a coupling which uses the REKA rubber ring system.

Other diameter and pressure combinations are available upon request.

Flowtite® GRP Pipe manufactured by RPC Pipe Systems complies with the requirements of AS/NZS 4020 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water.

DNODMAX PN
30034535
37542635
45050735
50056035
52558735
60066735
67574735
75082635
90092335
1000102535
1100112735
1200122935
1300133135
1400143325
1500153525
1600163725
1800184120
2000204516
2200224910
2400245310
2500255510
300030656

Features and Benefits

Corrosion Resistant

  • Long and effective service life in excess of 100 years
  • No need for linings, coatings, cathodic protection or other forms of corrosion protection
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Hydraulic characteristics constant over time

 

Light Weight

  • 1/4 the weight of ductile iron and 1/10 the weight of concrete
  • Low transport costs
  • Eliminates the need for expensive pipe handling equipment


Smooth bore

  • Equivalent roughness of 0.020
  • Low friction means less pumping energy and lower operating costs

Dimensions Compatible with Existing Piping Products

  • Compatible with Series 2 PVC and ductile iron to DN750 as typically used in Australia and New Zealand

 

High Technology Pipe Manufacturing System

  • High and consistent product quality
  • All pipes tested to twice nominal pressure

 

Long Standard Lengths

  • Fewer joints reduces installation time

 

Proven jointing system

  • Rubber ring jointed using the Reka gasket system
  • Over 75 years history of use

Standards

Product standards

  • AS 3571.1-2009 Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) piping systems. Part 1: Pressure and non-pressure drainage and sewerage
  • AS 3571.2-2009 Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) piping systems. Part 2: Pressure and non-pressure water supply
  • ISO 10467 Plastic piping systems for pressure and non-pressure drainage and sewerage – GRP systems based on unsaturated polyester resin
  • ISO 10639 Plastic piping systems for pressure and non-pressure water supply — GRP systems based on unsaturated polyester resin

Design

  • AS/NZS 2566.1 Buried Flexible Pipelines, Part 1: Structural Design

Installation

  • AS/NZS 2566.2 Buried Flexible Pipelines, Part 2: Installation

Third Party Approval

  • SAI Global (5 tick logo) StandardsMark Certified
  • Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA)

Applications

  • Buried or above ground
  • Potable/Raw Water Pipelines
  • Sewer Pipelines
  • Recycled Water Pipelines
  • Sea Water Pipelines
  • Industrial Pipework
  • Slip-Lining
  • Trenchless – Jacking
  • Culvert Relines
  • Hydro-Penstocks