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The right cast iron pipe system for every bedding

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

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

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

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

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

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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A secure drinking water supply even at times of flooding

A secure drinking water supply even at times of flooding

From the afternoon of 8 August 2007 until the morning of 9 August 2007, the volume of rainfall in the Swiss valley of the River Birs reached unexpected dimensions: between 90 and 120 mm of rain fell there in just 15 hours. “Normally this represents the total average rainfall for a month …

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New generation of resilient seated gate valves

New generation of resilient seated gate valves

The INFINITY gate valve design from ERHARD with the usual flange connection to EN 1092-2 is now be supplemented in the product range by a version with PE welding ends. Depending on the pressure stage, the resilient seated gate valve according to EN 1074 …

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A new generation of underground hydrants

A new generation of underground hydrants

A new generation of underground hydrants With the new generation of underground hydrants, ERHARD GmbH & Co. KG in collaboration with the BAYARD company from France is bringing a revised design in two versions onto the market. PREMIUM with a PUR cone and fully...

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The technical service life of gaskets

The technical service life of gaskets

The technical service life of gaskets In the context of the requirements of the drinking water directive and the associated national and European hygiene requirements for organic materials in contact with drinking water, the long-term behaviour of elastomer sealing...

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Enamelling – secret ingredient for successful use

Enamelling – secret ingredient for successful use

Today, more than 130 million m³ of purest drinking water flow annually through a 1,700 km long pipeline network from Lake Constance to the Odenwald forest. The 183 members of the Zweckverband Bodensee-Wasserversorgung (towns, municipalities and other special-purpose water supply associations) supply 320 municipalities …

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100 cast iron drinking fountains combat the plastic bottles

100 cast iron drinking fountains combat the plastic bottles

With the presentation of the “Blue Community” certificate on 23 October 2018 Berlin has officially received the Blue Community designation. With this certificate, presented to the Berlin Senate, the City subscribes to the principles of a Blue Community, thereby committing itself to the following four principles …

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Circulago – Heating and cooling from the waters of Lake Zug

Circulago – Heating and cooling from the waters of Lake Zug

Circulago is a future-oriented project to supply the town of Zug and the southern part of Baar with environment-friendly heating and cooling energy derived from the water of Lake Zug. With the so-called people’s initiative “2000 Watts for Zug” with the aim of developing the values of a 2000 Watt society …

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Interim pipelines in ductile cast iron are the best

Interim pipelines in ductile cast iron are the best

When supply pipelines or sewage systems still in operation need to be replaced, renovated or even repaired, the engineering involved for ensuring a secure supply or disposal service in the meantime is not to be underestimated. In branched local networks supplying drinking water, the section concerned can usually be closed …

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Hydrants made of cast iron with spheroidal graphite

Hydrants made of cast iron with spheroidal graphite

Hydrants are water supply network shut-off devices that enable fire brigades, road maintenance companies and street cleaning companies, among others, to directly withdraw water from the public water supply network. Hydrants are also used to flush and ventilate pipe networks. A distinction is made between underground and pillar hydrants …

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SkiWelt Brixen im Thale equipped for the future

SkiWelt Brixen im Thale equipped for the future

In July 2018, a construction project was started in Brixen im Thale in preparation for the major Zinsberg cable railway planned for next year. During the course of this construction work, the existing snowmaking pipeline is being rerouted and its pipe dimensions enlarged …

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Turbine pipeline for the Seebachschleife hydropower plant

Turbine pipeline for the Seebachschleife hydropower plant

Seebachschleife is located in the municipality of Bayerisch Eisenstein in the Regen district of Lower Bavaria, Germany. As far back as 1934, the glassgrinding factory in Seebachschleife – now a listed building – was using water power as its energy source. In 1997 the hydroelectric power plant changed hands …

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Energy from water – clean electricity for Dorfgastein

Energy from water – clean electricity for Dorfgastein

The Austrian Federal Forestry Office (Österreichische Bundesforste AG or ÖBf) has special responsibility for the natural resources and habitats of the Republic of Austria. Sustainability is the number one principle here: only take out as much as grows back. In order to be able to supply around …

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1,900 m of ductile iron pipes

1,900 m of ductile iron pipes

Burst lining technique The water supply association for the city and district of Offenbach (ZWO) supplies a total of 14 towns and communities with all or part of their water requirements from six of its own waterworks. The association operates long-distance supply...

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Renewal of the drinking water supply in Val Terbi

Renewal of the drinking water supply in Val Terbi

Swiss Canton of Jura In the Swiss Canton of Jura, to the east of the Canton’s capital of Delémont, a merging of municipalities on 1st January 2013 joined the three villages of Vermes, Vicques and Montsevelier to become the political municipality of Val Terbi. It was...

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Wasser Berlin International 2017 EN

Wasser Berlin International 2017 EN

Member companies and EADIPS are exhibiting From 28.03.2017 until 31.03.2017 the Wasser Berlin International 2017 exhibition will be taking place with the participation of EADIPS. We warmly invite you to visit the EADIPS shared stand 319 in Hall 1.2. Member companies...

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Resistance to root penetration

Resistance to root penetration

Ductile iron pipe systems: “Root penetration in sewers” is known to be an obstacle to flow from the camera inspections regularly carried out inside piping systems. In private drains, root penetration often only becomes noticeable when blockages and backing up occur,...

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Stream renaturation in Villmergen (Canton of Aargau)

Stream renaturation in Villmergen (Canton of Aargau)

Relocation of a DN 400 transport pipeline The community of Villmergen lies in the South-East of the Swiss Canton of Aargau and is particularly famous as the site of the historic battles in the two religious wars of the Swiss Federation (the “battles of Villmergen”) in...

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30 years of ductile cast iron driven piles

30 years of ductile cast iron driven piles

On the occasion of a technology transfer (licence agreement) between the companies Tiroler Röhren- und Metallwerke AG and AB Gustavsberg in 1986, the ductile driven pile came to Austria, where its history of success began. 7 million metres have been produced in 30...

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Rerouting of a drinking water pipeline

Rerouting of a drinking water pipeline

Grey cast iron pipelines in a groundwater protection zone replaced  The municipality of Fehraltorf is a suburb of the Swiss cities of Zürich and Winterthur. Together with the supply of water to the adjacent districts of Illnau-Effretikon and Russikon, water for...

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Portable line at Berlin Tegel Airport

Portable line at Berlin Tegel Airport

BLS makes it possible In the vicinity of Berlin Tegel Airport, Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB) is planning to renovate a DN 1000 sewage pressure pipeline. During the construction phase the section of pipeline will be taken out of operation and additional measures will...

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Expansion equalisation on slippery slopes

Expansion equalisation on slippery slopes

Ski resort Ehrwalder Alm (Austrian, Tyrol) In the Ehrwalder Alm ski resort (Austrian Tyrol) various development and extension projects are currently underway. Firstly, the pistes are being extended and consolidated. And secondly the snowmaking equipment is being...

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Technical snowmaking systems

Technical snowmaking systems

Snowmaking equipment for Bergbahnen Westendorf The last winters proved it: natural snow occurring later and later along with ever shorter periods of cold weather are putting new demands on technical snowmaking systems. Therefore Bergbahnen Westendorf is currently...

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IFAT 2016

IFAT 2016

Highlights of EADIPS FGR members at the fair Thanks to cast iron pipe systems – consisting of pipes, ­fittings and valves – drinking water and wastewater have been simply, safely and economically transported for centuries. In this process, security, serviceability,...

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IFAT-Premiere

IFAT-Premiere

Tiroler Rohre With its own stand under the umbrella of the Lower Austrian Chamber of Commerce (WKO), TRM (Tiroler Rohre GmbH) made its debut appearance at IFAT: “It was a first appearance for us as Tyrolean iron pipe specialists”. The diversity of visitors from...

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Supervised drinking water network

Supervised drinking water network

vonRoll hydro: Catcher Monitoring System  While quality parameters of drinking water used only to be measured in the untreated water and at the waterworks, as well as after treatment, these days data on the complete infrastructure right through to the house connection...

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Quality products for the Middle East

Quality products for the Middle East

Duktus (Wetzlar) GmbH & Co. KG At this year’s IFAT, the EADIPS FGR presentation at the Forum in Hall A5 was given by Peter Waßmuth (Duktus (Wetzlar) GmbH Co. KG). The presentation, entitled “The implementation of infrastructure measures in the Middle East with...

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An eye on export business

An eye on export business

Keulahütte GmbH A particular focus of discussions on the Keulahütte GmbH Stand at the fair was expansion of export business. IFAT 2016 was the ideal meeting place for this with a multitude of familiar, but also new international clients. Although the timing of the...

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The best packaging for drinking water

The best packaging for drinking water

Düker GmbH The corrosion protection of ductile cast iron valves and fittings has to meet all requirements in terms of hygiene when used in drinking water systems. Products which fulfil these requirements are produced from glass, for example. When used for the lining...

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Two brands from TALIS Management Holding GmbH

Two brands from TALIS Management Holding GmbH

ERHARD GmbH & Co. KG and Ludwig Frischhut GmbH & Co. KG TALIS, a world-leading supplier of solutions for the entire water cycle, presented itself at this year’s IFAT as a strong association with all nine of its brands – also including the EADIPS FGR members...

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Drinking water pipeline in Fribourg

Drinking water pipeline in Fribourg

Replacement of a drinking water supply pipeline in the canton capital of Fribourg On one of the most important traffic corridors in the city, the Boulevard de Pérolles, between the main railway station, the city centre and the university it became necessary to replace...

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EADIPS FGR to the IFAT 2016

EADIPS FGR to the IFAT 2016

Visit us at IFAT: EADIPS FGR and their member companies are on show 30 May to 03 June 2016 The World’s Leading Trade Fair for Water, Sewage, Waste and Raw Materials Management EADIPS FGR and their member companies are exhibiting at the IFAT 2016 International Trade...

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Cross-border drinking water supply

Cross-border drinking water supply

Joint effort to secure cross-border drinking water supply The region of Vienna (A), Györ (HU), Bratislava (SK), Sopron (HU) and Eisenstadt (A) are developing dynami-cally socially, economically and in terms of tourism. So that, together, they could secure their water...

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Pipes for the installation in utility tunnels

Pipes for the installation in utility tunnels

Again pipes with BLS® score In some parts of Berlin-Tegel Airport the fire-extinguishing water system was in need of renovation. Ductile iron pipe systems were used, installed in the utility tunnel under the circular airport building. This meant that disruptions to...

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