Plumbing Africa June 2014 Vol 20 No 4 - Page 11

News 9 Plumbing Africa Participating in the future Investing in the future of engineering By: Joanne Taylor – Senior Writer Marley Pipe Systems continues to invest in the future of engineering through the development of new and innovative products, said its Product Specialist, Ian Venter at the Civilution Congress, held at the Emperors Palace Convention Centre, in Kempton Park on 8 April. Marley Pipe Systems recently launched the Weholite structured wall pipe and a new HDPE pipe solution. The Weholite pipe system aims to fill the product application gaps of traditional materials, such as concrete, and is suitable under trafficked and non-trafficked areas. The pipes and systems are made of polyethylene, which gives it a lightweight, low friction coefficient ease of cutting and shaping, and has excellent chemical resistance. Traditional pipes are supplied in 2,44m lengths, but the Weholite can be supplied in lengths of 3m, 6m and 12m, equating to a possible 60% saving on jointing and it reduces the risks for the end-user and 30% cost saving total for installation. The Weholite is also ideal for extremely harsh installation conditions, such as dolomite areas, because it gives 100% resistance to root ingress, reducing maintenance costs. It comes in three stiffness classes and inside diameters ranging from 280mm to 1800mm, with a #HDPE #Pipes possibility of 3500mm when requested. One of the recent projects that this product was used for is at the Zwartkops Air Base where the pipes were supplied in 12m lengths and extrusion welded onsite. Another Marley Engineering product, Petroplas is a niche product in the market and is better suited for the petrochemical environment and industrial market. It is manufactured from precompounded PE 100 raw material and can be supplied in 6m to 50m lengths. Marley Pipe Systems supplies products to six markets namely the building sector, infrastructure, irrigation, industrial, civil sector, and mining, and offers onsite training as well as ongoing product-specific training. Marley Pipe Systems continues to invest in the future of engineering through the development of new and innovative products, said its Product Specialist, Ian Venter. “Our participation in the Civilution Congress was to showcase current products and to understand the needs of the civil engineering industry going forward and how the company can be part of this vision,” said Venter. PA Mutual benefits Marley Pipe Systems and Rho-Tech have joined forces on the construction of civil and building work for module 2 at Welgedacht Water Care Works in Springs. The partnership is powered by innovation and quality, and the project was born from the increasing need for better sewerage facilities in South Africa. The goal of this project is to increase the volume of sewage that can be discarded through the current sewerage plant. Also, the expected growth in housing developments in the surrounding area plays a pivotal role in the necessity of this project. Rho-Tech GM Mike Schutte explained the emphasis Rho-Tech places on partnering with ISO 9001-compliant suppliers — a key consideration factor when Rho-Tech chose to partner with Marley Pipe Systems — as they are renowned for manufacturing high quality pipes. “At Rho-Tech, quality is not compromised. The reasoning behind the partnership is the fact that Marley HDPE pipes are manufactured to, and carry the SABS mark of trusted quality for SANS ISO 4427, which is in keeping with the standards that Rho-Tech complies to, with specific reference to pipe extrusion and fabrication,” explained Schutte. Marley Pipe Systems is contributing to the success of this project by successfully manufacturing and supplying 600m of high quality 900mm HDPE pipe within stipulated timelines. Boasting several unique features, the HDPE pipes were selected by Rho-Tech for their good abrasion resistance, making it almost 10 times more #News #Partnerships Continued overleaf 11 >> June 2014 Volume 20 I Number 4