The Fachgemeinschaft Guss-Rohrsysteme (FGR) e.V. is a technical and scientific association whose membership comprises European companies producing pipes, fittings and valves made of ductile iron.  The association also operates under the English-language name European Association for Ductile Iron Pipe Systems ∙ EADIPS. Through its public relations work, the association endeavours to ensure that there is an idea that is firmly rooted in the minds of those who make professional use of these products or who take a specialist interest in them, namely that all the tasks connected with the transportation of drinking water, waste water and sewage can be performed easily, safely, reliably and economically with the ductile iron pipe system (pipes, fittings and valves).


A challenge: leak detection on long-distance pipelines

The locating of leaks on long-distance pipelines is one of the major challenges for service providers and measuring instruments. With the “Ortomat MTC” correlating datalogger and the Hydroport system from the vonRoll hydro company some astounding results can be achieved …

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Implementing the sponge city principle

The effects of climate change have been more noticeable than ever before in Europe and also in Germany over the last couple of years. Long periods of high temperatures in combination with low rainfall in the spring and summer of 2018 and 2019 put a strain on us humans and also had visibly harmful effects on the natural world …

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Quality leap for TRM cast iron pipes

For the traditional manufacturer of ductile iron pipes based in the Tyrol – Tiroler Rohre GmbH – the emphasis is consistently placed on innovation and further development. For two years, the TRM research department was working together with an Austrian cement producer on a new type of fibre cement mortar for the external coating of pipes …

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The right cast iron pipe system for every bedding

Cast iron pipes were the basic stock when it came to the installation of urban drinking water supplies 150 years ago. With increasing requirements from users for efficiency and simultaneously increasing chemical and mechanical loads, an innovative foundry industry responded with some sophisticated solutions.

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Ductile cast iron pipe as a problem solver

The Devoll hydropower project in Albania: Statkraft AS has built two hydropower stations on the River Devoll, some 70 km to the South-East of the Albanian capital of Tirana: Banjë and Moglicë. The two together will have a capacity of 256 MW and an annual production of around 729 GWh.

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Economically superior

Investing in ductile iron pipe system pays for itself in low installation and operating costs with, at the same time, an extremely long operating life!

Environmentally superior

Ductile iron pipe systems can be shown to produce true sustainability!

Technically superior

The technical performance of ductile iron pipe systems ensures the highest safety and reliability in all areas of the water industry!

Annual Journal 54
– 2020 –

auch verfügbar/also available: German