FSS historically used compression, single skin, stainless steel pipe on similar jobs, but this particular application needed a bunded version. FSS worked with Geberit in Germany to develop a suitable pipe, complete with 10 year warranty. FSS is now the only company in the world that can offer a bunded press-fit pipe of this type and the only company approved by Geberit to fit it.
Jonathan Barnett, managing director for FSS, said, ‘In our opinion, Geberit Mapress is vastly superior to welded or threaded steel, presenting a better and cheaper alternative. Now, combined with bunding, we have developed with Geberit a unique product that specifically meets the challenges of our sector.’
Keeping downtime to a minimum
As Geberit Mapress requires no hot works installation could be completed without the need to empty tanks and put in temporary storage facilities. Any future modifications can be easily done; drain the line or attach a new fitting, for example.
Jonathan concluded, ‘Following the success of this project, FSS has been asked to look at using this new piping solution for water, coolants, gases and waste products in sensitive areas where leaking is not an option.’