INDUSTRIAL laser supplier Bristow Laser Systems has adopted an especially formulated lightweight polymer water piping system to help make its equipment easy and simple to install with high reliability in service.
The CalAir Pro-Pipe II second generation polymer piping used by BLS is CXPP40, an especially formulated high performance block co-polymer polypropylene that offers pressure capability at elevated temperatures.
In addition to being more than a third stiffer than standard polymer piping, Pro-Pipe II can carry air, other gases and water at temperatures from -20°C up to 100°C - levels typically 40 degrees higher than earlier types of piping.
Bristow Laser Systems managing director Peter Bristow says the polymer piping is simple to install without the need for specialised tools or the expense of skilled labour.
"It is a particularly easy system for us to install. We use between 32 and 40 metres in our general installations, which usually carry water at about 20 degrees Celsius. Because of its good thermal properties, we don't have to use lagging, which is another advantage.
"ProPipe is also very reliable and secure in service, giving us the quality standards we require to complement the high construction and reliability standards of our complete advanced laser systems," he said.
BLS designs and manufactures CLC controlled lasers capable of cutting mild steel, stainless steel, aluminium, wood, acrylic and other materials.
The lasers incorporate advanced digital drives and control systems coupled with the most advanced laser generators available, says Mr Bristow.