The COOL-FIT® ABS Plus Piping System from GF Piping Systems is a fully pre-insulated plastic piping system for secondary cooling and refrigeration. According to the company, the system features energy-efficient, non-corroding, maintenance-free performance. These features make it ideally suited for food production, process cooling, cold storage, beverage production, supermarkets, dairies, air conditioning, and other applications.
COOL-FIT ABS Plus has a core pipe made of ABS, which is insulated with high density polyurethane (PUR). The insulation is protected with a black polyethylene jacket that is water-tight and UV resistant, making it suitable for outdoor use. In addition, the entire system is completely diffusion and vapor tight. COOL-FIT ABS Plus is designed for conveying water-based coolants with temperatures from -58°F to 104°F at an operating pressure of up to 10 bar, and within diameters from .75 inch to 12 inch.
Company officials said the insulation quality of the system with a thermal conductivity of 0.023 W, associated to a constant thickness of insulation on both pipes and fittings, makes COOL-FIT ABS Plus the ideal system to efficiently run cooling installations. The energy loss along the lines is minimized and thermal bridges are eliminated.
This ready-to-install pre-insulated system maintains its original properties for its complete life span of 25 years. COOL-FIT ABS Plus is corrosion and incrustation proof. The nominal bore is maintained throughout the installation life time and therefore no increase in pressure drops, maintaining efficient low pumping energy requirements.
GF Piping Systems has also launched a complementary range from 10 inches to 18 inches of COOL-FIT PE Plus. Following the same principle of COOL FIT ABS Plus, the PE system only differs in the core pipes and fittings, which are manufactured in PE for this range. The company claims the jointing technology of electrofusion pre-insulated PE sockets enable an efficient and quick assembly of the system.
--GF Piping Systems