Grooved end piping system provides faster and easier connections

Mike Edwards   

Products AlfaRapid Chemline Plastics PE pipes piping connections PVC

Chemline Plastics has introduced AlfaRapid grooved end system of mechanical piping connections. The pipe clamps, fittings, and valves are designed for use with rolled or cut grooved PVC or PE pipes.

With all the typical advantages of plastics, (corrosion resistance, no accumulation of corrosion products, high chemical resistance, and low weight) the system has replaced metallic systems, the company says.

Flexible pipe couplings are constructed of glass-reinforced polyamide and stainless steel bolts in sizes ranging from 1½ to 6 in.

The couplings are said to offer quick alignment, installation, and disassembly, as well as compensate for expansion, shrinkage, and bending, eliminating the need for piping accessories to correct these issues.

The coupling gasket acts as a damper to reduce vibration and noise. A range of grooved end pipe fittings in polypropylene are available 1-1/2 to 4 in.

The connections are suited for applications including membrane water treatment, irrigation equipment, and in areas where seismic stress is present.

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