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George Fischer splits Cool-Fit into piping trio

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The Cool-Fit range of piping for chilled water, air conditioning and general cold water services from leading manufacturer George Fischer have recently been split the range into three sections “to ensure that the new GF range covers all eventualities in the field.”

The core product, Cool-Fit ABS pipe, now sits alongside the more sophisticated, pre-insulated Cool-Fit Lite and Cool-Fit Plus. All products in the Cool-Fit range use solvent cement jointing designed to be “quick, simple and reliable,” and are backed by an extensive range of accessories to ensure that installation is as simple as possible.

Although they are tough, durable and highly corrosion resistant, the light weight of these plastic pipes when compared to traditional materials makes them a compelling offer; they are approximately one sixth the weight of the stainless steel equivalent.

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) is a complex, versatile polymer and GF has chosen an ABS formula for Cool-Fit that gives an optimum combination of toughness and strength, making it especially suitable for low temperature applications, says the firm. The pipes are in a gravel grey colour, available in 5 metre lengths and in sizes from 16 mm up to 315 mm diameters. Sizes up to 225 mm operate to a nominal pressure of 10 bar at 20º degrees and those above, a nominal pressure of 6 bar.

The Cool-Fit Lite products are pre-insulated with a layer of Armaflex Class O insulation, blown onto the ABS pipe to ensure a tight and secure fit. Dust, fibre and CFC free, this elastomeric nitrile rubber layer has a vapour barrier to prevent condensation and contains an inhibitor to reduce mould and bacterial growth in addition to providing protection against energy loss. Cool-Fit Lite can be used with solutions of salt, glycol and alcohol as well as pure water and has a minimum working temperature of -40º degrees Centigrade.

Top of the Cool-Fit family tree is the Cool-Fit Plus range. Here, the carrier pipe and fittings are coated with high density polyurethane closed cell foam (PUR) and then a HDPE outer jacket designed to offer excellent impact resistance, and aids installation by simplifying pipe support. It has a minimum working temperature of -50º, is UV resistant making it ideal for outdoor situations and, like the Lite products, is compatible with solutions as well as pure water.

The accessory range for the Cool-Fit system includes bends, tees, crosses, sockets, plus adaptors and reducers of many types and a variety of valves. Ensuring simplicity for the installer, solvent cement, pipe cutters and sealing tape are also provided. The system also has the advantage of the full backing of Georg Fischer Coventry-based sales department, who can offer on-line technical design advice including calculations of energy loss and temperature differences as well as on-site advice and installation training if these are required.

George Fischer Sales Limited Paradise Way, Coventry CV2 2ST, Tel. 024 76 535535 Fax. 024 76 530450  uk.ps@georgfischer.com

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