GF Piping Systems Launches SeaDrain® White Piping System for Paint and Corrosion-free Drainage Solution
SeaDrain White marine drainage pipe system for black and grey water drainage, is lighter in weight, lighter on maintenance requirements, lighter on installation time and labour, and lighter in lifetime system costs than competing metal systems.
Made of polypropylene plastic, SeaDrain White takes less CO₂ to manufacture, making it an eco-friendly alternative to metals, and it is suitable for cruise ships, passenger ferries, and luxury yacht installations, in both new-build and retrofit construction. As a plastic piping system, SeaDrain White offers numerous advantages over traditional metal systems and will provide a long, maintenance-free life.
SeaDrain White also reduces the risk of bacterial contamination of the ship, with factory tests over 100psi (6 bar) conducted. The ultra-smooth inner surface of SeaDrain White means encrustation is a thing of the past, and reduced downtime is a thing of your future. The unique push-fit and lock mechanism of the SeaDrain Fast-Lock® jointing system makes installation up to five times faster than alternative metal solutions.
“SeaDrain White is the first purpose-built thermoplastic piping system specifically engineered for marine drainage applications,” said Mike Beutler, GF’s Innovation Lead – Customer solutions. ” With applications from service lockers, open decks, balconies, class A0, and class A60 fire-protected decks, to customer-facing areas, you can see the difference throughout its lifetime versus metal.”
The bright white external coloring includes additives for UV resistance against discoloration, negating the need for external paint. Therefore, achieving both pleasing aesthetics and reduced work hours across an install of up to 24,000ft of balcony piping alone.
Made entirely from a non-corroding thermoplastic, SeaDrain White is engineered for a minimum of 25 years life compared to five to ten years for metal alternatives.
With a single tool, SeaDrain Fast-Lock is quick and easy to install for line sizes 4in (DN100) and below. Automated electrofusion is available in all sized 1½” (DN40) to 6in (DN150). With multiple jointing options, SeaDrain White makes it easy to transition between food preparation (USPH) and general use application spaces