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By: Hultec  11-11-2011
Keywords: Potable Water, Pressure Pipes , Restraint System

Hultec SA introduces the bode 3S seal to its range of products in the Southern African market

The Hultec Group have for several years worked in partnership with the leading German seal producer, bode GmbH, developing solutions for specific water transmission applications. As part of this cooperation Hultec SA (Pty) Ltd are pleased to announce that they will in future be carrying a full range of bode 3S rings in their inventory in South Africa.

The 3S bode gasket design has long been popular in many global markets and has had several imitators, including the Palmer 1 product in Southern Africa. Available in both EPDM and SBR the bode gasket meets a number of international standards.

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The latest sealing technology for PVC pipes is coming your way!

Just what the Southern African market for potable water and sanitation has been waiting for: the Rieber sealing system for pressure pipes and non-pressure pipes.

The Rieber seal is steel reinforced and is incorporated into the pipe-end socket during the manufacturing process, making the seal an integral (locked-in) part of the pipe and ideally suited for water pressure and sewer and drainage pipes.

The Rieber sealing system provides many advantages over conventional seals for pipe manufacturers, specifiers, installers and end users. These are described in detail on this website.

Pipe manufacturers who have already changed or are in the process of changing to Rieber are:

  1. DPI Plastics.
  2. Flo-Tek Pipes and Irrigation.
  3. Marley Pipe Systems.
  4. Pipe-Tech Manufacturing.
  5. Ubuntu Plastics.

At this stage not all sizes (50 to 500 mm) are being made with the Rieber system but all sizes are expected to be available by year end.

Hultec is proud to announce that the Company has been accepted as a member of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA).

We fully support the objectives of SAPPMA and will actively assist in providing improved pipe sealing technologies and strive to increase the confidence levels and knowledge of consulting engineers, contractors, municipal water authorities and clients in the use of SAPPMA products.

SAPPMA aims to create absw13hultew13hulteolute quality, trust and integrity throughout the value chain of the Southern African Pipe Industry.

We undertake to adhere to the Code Of Conduct, including ISO 9001: 2000 Accreditation and compliance to relevant product standards such as SABS, ISO, CEN and ASTM, etc.

Keywords: Potable Water, Pressure Pipes , Restraint System

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The thrust forces which result at joints due to changes in the direction of flow or changes in the diameter size of a pipeline must be counterbalanced to prevent joint separation. The basic design of joint restraints is outlined in the American Water Works Association Manual Of Water Supply Practices M23, PVC Pipe – Design and Installation.