The characteristics of ductile cast iron are exceptional and essential compared to other materials, such as gray cast iron, steel, or plastic for water transport applications. Unlike pipes made from steel plates, ductile iron pipes do not have any weld joints, resulting in a much stronger pipe.
Ductile iron pipe. Drinking Water and Sanitation.
Joining systems types for ductile iron cast pipe
TYTON® ductile iron pipe
Known as a flexible automatic gasket, it was designed to be used in a wide range of drinking water and wastewater or sewage projects. TYTON® joint pipe, or equivalent, has become an international standard, as well as the most representative joining system on the market.
Ductile Cast Iron Piping
Construtec has several Fastening systems for ductile cast iron pipes: Standard Fastened Joint, with counter flange and bolts, TYTON SIT PLUS® with metal inserts in the TYTON® joint itself and the Lok & Play® Dual Chamber Fastening systems.
Ductile iron pipes features
- Resistance and elasticity
Ductile iron is a carbon iron alloy containing free graphite in the form of a sphere. This molecular structure makes the ductile iron absorb the force and react in a plastic and elastic way before reaching the breaking point. That is, the impact energy is converted to deformation.
Ductile iron is a recyclable material in itself. It maintains its properties and quality unchanged and follows an environmentally friendly manufacturing process, as certified by ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
Advantages of ductile iron cast pipes
- Joints can be made by any operator, it is not necessary to use welding equipment.
- It supports very high pressures.
- Simple assembly, even in complex areas.
- Everything is coated in fabrication, no on-site coating operations are required.
- Does not require maintenance.