Blog producing pipes, fittings and valves made of ductile iron

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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Spectacular pipe mounting in the vertical

After a little more than a year of construction time, in September 2019 the new hydropower station in Finhaut, Switzerland, was able to be put into operation. However, achieving the Finhaut microgeneration unit took ten years overall: from project planning in 2008 until the start of construction work in summer 2018.

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Large-dimension interim pipeline with cast iron systems

Positive locking and flexible thrust-resistant systems have extended the range of application of ductile cast iron systems and shown that they can withstand all loads produced by internal and external forces. In the construction and during the operation of pipelines with restrained joints in tunnels and under bridges, when used with the application of trenchless installation techniques …

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Anergy networks with ductile iron pipes

The main focus of the so called Swiss Energy Strategy 2050 lies in the use of local, renewable energy sources. Their most important aims are a sustainable guarantee of energy supply, consistent development of existing energy efficiency potentials, reduction of CO2 emissions and full utilisation of existing potentials of new renewable energy sources.

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Briefly introduced: New generation of strainers

The ERHARD Strainer F3 10 in straight seat design is suitable for the protection of control valves, water meters, etc. It is used in water supply, water treatment, irrigation networks and pumping stations. It is offered in the nominal widths DN 50 to DN 250 and in the pressure stages PN 10, PN 16 and PN 25.

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