CalAir’s quickly erected polymer pipe system that needs no specialised labour to install or modify, was specified by the Zinifex smelter in Tasmania recently.
A major attraction was the speed with which the polymer Pro-Pipe II reticulation system could be installed, its easy handling (at one eighth the weight of comparable galvanised steel) as well as its clean, non-corrosive quality.
The system also overcomes safety problems with piping used in aggressive environments, where corrosion can cut product lifespan and remove safety colour coding used to indicate its contents.
The Zinifex Hobart smelter has installed the system to supply flushing water to gypsum removal towers and for upgrading safety showers.
Zinifex mechanical project engineer Brian Pook says installation the system only took a couple of days and is easy to change as production needs change.