Christmas Post 2015

GF Piping Systems would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable Christmas, and New Year. We look forward to a busy 2016 for all. Please note that our blog will be not be monitored during the festive season from COB Wednesday 23 December 2015, until Wednesday January 6, 2016. Please note our offices throughout Australia will be closed on Thursday December 24, 2015, and will reopen on Monday January 4, 2016. Contact our customer service team to ensure we can meet your requirements before we close for the festive...

Effective handling and transporting of pipes

Vehicles used to transport pipes must be capable of accommodating the full pipe length. The pipes must be supported to prevent them bending or deforming. The area where pipes rest (including side supports) should be lined with padded sheeting or corrugated cardboard to avoid damage by protruding rivets or nails. To prevent damage, pipes and fittings must not be slid over the transport vehicle’s loading area, nor should they be dragged along the ground to their place of storage. Due care must be taken with loading and unloading. If lifting gear is used, this must be fitted with special pipe grips. Throwing pipes and parts down from the cargo surface is unacceptable. Impacts must be avoided at all cost, especially at ambient temperatures below 0°C where many plastics (e.g. PVC) have significantly lower impact resistance. Pipes and fittings must be transported and stored so that they cannot be soiled by earth, mud, dirty water, etc. It is recommended sealing pipes with protective end caps to prevent dirt entering the pipes....