Social megatrends such as climate change or digitalization have already reached the water sector and represent a tough challenge for companies involved. What does a sustainable and connected future entail? Under the motto “Connections for Life,” the GF Piping Systems exhibition at IFAT 2022 will introduce innovative solutions that make piping systems more efficient, sustainable, and digital.
Utilities will be one of the focus areas. As an expert in flow solutions made of plastic, GF Piping Systems has been striving to help its customers solve water loss and infrastructure problems. With its latest innovation, the NeoFlow pressure regulating valve, utility customers will benefit from its intelligent balancing and precise and optimized pressure management. Another highlight, the ELGEF Y-Tapping Saddle, introduces a pioneering design that helps to improve flow characteristics, while the tool-free assembly and a patented electrofusion heating element simplify the installation process.
Furthermore, with IR PVC-U, GF Piping Systems will introduce the world’s first infrared welded PVC-U piping system allowing reliable joints in a machine-controlled process. A groundbreaking solution for the chemical processing industry and water treatment applications.
Process automation will also play an important role at IFAT. Industrial companies rely on sustainable and modern solutions to prepare for the future. GF Piping Systems will also present the Ball Valve 543 Pro, which, when connected with a newly developed pneumatic actuator, provides process automation technology that is completely manufactured from plastic – benefiting its customers with a maintenance-free and long lifespan like the piping system. The Ball Valve is suitable for a wide spectrum of applications and requirements.
Additionally, GF Piping Systems will showcase its leading specialized solutions. High-tech industries, in particular, need solutions that are sustainable and fulfill very specific requirements. In this context, the company will demonstrate ultrasonic non-destructive testing for pipe connections and introduce virtual reality training methods that help customers achieve the best possible quality and operational safety.
Ingo Pfirrmann, Head of the Business Unit Utilities at GF Piping Systems in Germany, is excited ahead of IFAT 2022: “For many years, we have been using plastic as a sustainable, cost-effective, and highly efficient material for our flow solutions. At IFAT, we want to highlight how our latest innovations and piping systems can future-proof our customers’ installations thanks to modern materials, innovative technologies, and connected products. Whether used for water supply, industrial systems or production processes.”