Water Journal : Water Journal May 2012
new products & services 94 MAY 2012 water water business As much of the NPI alignment traversed a transmission power line corridor, one of the key selection criteria that favoured FLOWTITETM was its immunity to the detrimental effects of stray currents and saline soils. Additionally, the continuously wound structure of FLOWTITETM GRP pipe, which includes distinct protective, hoop and stiffening layers, largely mitigated the risks of third-party interference over the life of the pipeline. In some regions the use of long- leg shallow-angled curvilinear bends eliminated the need for concrete thrust blocks and site welding, resulting in lay rates only marginally slower than for straight sections. Rubber ring joints and long-length pipes yielded installation rates as fast as 1000m per day, with a typical day achieving 500m to 600m. The efficiency of the FLOWTITETM manufacturing process allowed Iplex Pipelines to meet the stringent time, cost and quality constraints in which almost 2400 truckloads of pipes and fittings supplied over the construction phase. Overall the client, contractors and designers of the Western Corridor Recycled Water Pipeline and Northern Pipeline Interconnector projects were extremely satisfied with the project's outcome, achieved through the use of FLOWTITETM pipe material and Iplex's professional approach to such a critical water infrastructure project. Looking forward to the future, Iplex and RPC are currently involved in the design and planning of a number of major Australian water projects in difficult environments that take advantage of FLOWTITETM pipe's unique properties. The outlook for Australian-made GRP pipe is secure, as more and more asset owners and designers seek materials not susceptible to galvanic corrosion and recognise the cost-saving benefits provided by FLOWTITETM GRP pipe. NANOH2O DELIVERS HIGHEST SALT REJECTION SEAWATER REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANE NanoH2O Inc, manufacturer of the most efficient and cost-effective reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for seawater desalination, has launched new additions to the QuantumFluxTM line of RO membranes -- the Qfx SW 400 R and Qfx SW 400 SR. Both products feature industry-leading 99.85% stabilised salt rejection and NSF Standard 61 Certification, enabling operators to meet stringent water quality standards, even under the most challenging water conditions. In pilot tests, the new QuantumFlux high-rejection membrane elements produced exceptional permeate quality, surpassing competitive membranes with the same flux. When used in combination with NanoH2O's highest flux Qfx SW 400 ES membrane, the new Qfx SW 400 SR and Qfx SW 400 R high-rejection membranes allow our customers to run at higher system flux without increasing feed pressure or fouling potential, while still delivering excellent permeate quality. "We have been pilot testing a combination of the Qfx high rejection DELIVERING PUMPING SOLUTIONS Call us to discuss your applications: Melbourne 03 9793 9999 Sydney 02 9671 3666 Brisbane 07 3200 6488 Email: email@example.com Web: www.brownbros.com.au HYDROVAR, the modern variable speed pump drive is taking pumping to a new level of flexibility and efficiency. Designer and manufacturer of high efficiency, low speed floating and fixed surface aerators from 3kW to 220 kW with an unmatched 5 year, unlimited hours guarantee. By-Jas offers flexible financing and delivery solutions including rental, purchase and fully maintained operating leases. Ring now for a current stock list. Other products in our range include settling tanks (12 designs), packaged sewage and water treatment plants, reuse filters and clarifiers to Class B and Class A standard. For more information, contact: By-Jas Engineering Pty Ltd PO BOX 424, HASTINGS VIC 3915 Tel: (03) 5979 1096 Fax: (03) 5979 1524 www.byjas.com.au Large bore GRP pressure pipe, Western Corridor Queensland.
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