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Monday, 22 August 2016

That's All Folks.....!!

On Friday 19 August 2016 and after almost 25 years of continuous service, our Technical Director, Terry Duell retired from the business and sailed off in to the sunset with his chemical resistance charts tucked safely under his arm!

Terry joined us in 1991 when we were a mere fledgling company and witnessed the growth and development of the business from only six employees to the current day where we stand as one of the leading companies in our industry and part of the multi-national group, Indutrade AB.

In the early days and like many small companies, Terry’s role evolved and encompassed more and more training and technical issues and he took on the role of Technical Manager and then eventually in 2010 he was appointed as Technical Director, a role he has embraced alongside other duties including the development of our marketing department.

Of course in the good old days we never had the advantages of the internet and customers relied on being able to call Terry with any technical issues or training requirements and they were safe in the knowledge that Terry would provide first class, practical solutions to their problems.

In the modern era, customers can now use Google and other search engines to resource information but they often still need that first-hand knowledge and experience to ensure they design, install, and commission systems in accordance with industry standards and Terry was always abreast of any new product developments, ensuring our customers received the correct technical support and on-site training. 

As mentioned previously and in more recent years, Terry also took on the role of leading the IPS marketing team and over the last six years has been responsible for the publication of the IPS Handbook, now widely recognised as the leading price book for the plastic piping industry.  He also oversaw the development of the current IPS website, e-commerce site, the publication of all IPS newsletters, price lists, and all technical approvals as well as organizing and approving exhibitions, stand graphics etc. so I think it’s fair to say he’s going to be a big miss to the company!

Whilst we have no plans to replace Terry directly, we will be ensuring we have sufficient support in place to respond to customer requirements and we’ll keep you posted on any future developments.

In the meantime, I hope you will join us all in wishing Terry and his wife Maureen a long, happy, and healthy retirement.

Terry will be in touch from time to time and if anyone wishes to contact him directly then please note he has retained his mobile telephone number.

Bon voyage to Terry and a huge thank you from everyone at IPS Flow Systems! 

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

RM Pressfit in the Water Treatment Sector

Our RM Pressfit system continues to gain market share, and we are delighted with progress to date.
Particularly pleasing was the completion of a project for a waste water treatment facility in Ireland, which had a large requirement for InoxPres (Stainless Steel 316L) from 22mm Diameter to 108mm for both waste water and BioGas applications.

For the Waste water we were able to supply InoxPres 316L Stainless with standard Black EPDM seal rings for temperatures from -20°C to +120°C at a max pressure of 16 Bar.

The BioGas had a number of chemicals and gases to contend with including Methane (CH4), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Oxygen (O2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S), Ethane, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Siloxanes, Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Chloride and Fluoride. due to this we advised,  with the help of our partners RM in Italy, FKM seal rings, again with InoxPres 316L Pressfit pipe and fittings. The system is offered with a 5 year manufacturers’ warranty covering pipe, fittings and the tightness of the joint. All the joints sized 22mm -54mm were pressed with the NovaPress ACO202, and the larger 76.1mm -108mm joints pressed with the NovaPress ACO202XL. 
Prior to the start of the project we provided our Pressfit Installer Training on site, confirming that the system would be installed as per the manufacturers’ instructions,  which ensured that we are able to offer the 5 Year Warranty.  

If you are installing metal pipe work and are keen to find out about our RM Pressfit system, please contact us and we will be happy to present RM Pressfit and discuss how this system can give you an Installed cost saving on your next project. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

DuoSafe Flex

DuoSafe Flex is engineered for applications where long continuous, lengths of small diameter double contained pipe is required. It is ideal for point to point dosing applications in water treatment where there may be multiple dosing points drawing from a single chemical storage unit. The system uses high quality flexibles that are manufactured as double contained products in a single extrusion process. They are supplied either in standard coil lengths of up to 300 metres, or may be cut to specific shorter lengths or specially manufactured in longer coils should the job require it. Connections between lengths or at termination points are made using a special range of rigid PVC-U fittings.

If you would like more information on DuoSafe Flex, or other products in our Double Containment range, please contact our sales team who would be delighted to help you. Alternatively, you can download the Double Containment section of our Handbook here -  

Friday, 5 August 2016

Agru Coolsafe

Providing insulation to piping installations is an expensive and time consuming process, particularly on larger diameter pipes.

AGRU Coolsafe is a double containment pipe and fitting system made from high grade PE 100 material with a factory installed insulation foam between the inner and outer pipes. This means that the insulation is protected from both UV degradation and impact damage from operational processes. Due to the low weight and well known welding method of simultaneous Butt Welding, installation is simple with relatively short installation times.                                             
The main applications are secondary cooling systems in food and beverage production, cold stores, commercial refrigeration, ice rinks, cooling applications in commercial buildings, and data storage. In all these applications, reliable and leak proof systems are essential, therefore using proven material and welding technology gives total peace of mind.

AGRU Coolsafe can be used in application down to -30 °C and is available in sizes 90/32 up to 355/250 with Tees, 90° and 45° Bends and Reducers also available fully insulated.

For further details on AGRU Coolsafe or any other AGRU products, please contact the sales team.