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Georg Fischer Piping Systems Corrosion-Free Piping Systems for Ships


Georg Fischer Piping Systems (GF Piping Systems) offers thermoplastic solutions for the safe transport, supply and treatment of water on-board ships.

The company provides high-quality, wear-resistant plastic piping systems, as well as valves, measurement and control devices, and automation and belonging services.

Its thermoplastic solutions offer an extended lifespan and reduced downtime, weight and total cost of ownership.

Corrosion-resistant plastic piping for maritime vessels

Plastic piping offers a wide range of benefits compared to metal, such as high resistance to seawater and galvanic-corrosion, making it suitable for marine applications.

The chemical distribution and dosing of acids, chlorine and bromine are the cause of many corrosion problems. GF’s plastic piping systems are resistant to corrosion, which amounts to approximately 50% of annual maintenance costs.

The company’s piping solutions, valves, measurement and control solutions also offer numerous jointing options such as solvent cementing, electro, socket and butt fusion, as well as mechanical and flanged connections. The easy-to-handle plastic components reduce time consumption and costs, from assembly and completion through to start-up and testing.

Environmentally friendly, cost-effective piping solutions

During in-depth testing, GF’s plastic pipes have been shown to have a carbon footprint up to five times smaller than that of steel pipes.

The company helps clients to reduce energy costs through targeted layout planning and optimal dimensioning for pressure needs, allowing decreased pump capacity requirements. Using plastic components contributes to a steady flow rate, as well as a stable energy requirement.

Electrofusion couplers

GF’s ELGEF Plus electrofusion couplers range from DN 300 up to DN 800, and are suitable for water and gas pumping applications.

The couplers’ ‘active reinforcement’ technology makes them resistant to adverse environments and enhances jointing. A QR code on each label links you directly to a dedicated web page, which provides access to welding instruction videos and technical instructions.

Abrasion-resistant butterfly valves

The polypropylene butterfly valve type 567 DN 600 is highly resistant to abrasion, sea water and chemicals.

The type 567 valve can be installed wherever large volumes of liquid need to be transported safely and reliably.

Signet measurement and control

Signet fluid measurement and instrumentation products deliver sophisticated, advanced flow and analytical technology, which enable accuracy and ease-of-use while minimising maintenance.

Every sensor, transmitter, controller and monitor meets the highest standards and is engineered for performance. Signet offers a wide range of sensors and instruments to measure flow, pH / ORP, conductivity, temperature and pressure.

SeaCor piping system for vessel accommodation and control areas

The SeaCor piping system is a USCG & Transport Canada approved marine thermoplastic piping system that meets the requirements of the FTP Code Part 2 (Low Smoke & Toxicity) and Part 5 (Low Flame Spread).

It can be installed in concealed spaces in accommodation, service and control spaces, and does not need to meet the additional requirements of 46 CFR 56.60-25, that require smoke detectors for plastic pipe. The lightweight, corrosion-resistant SeaCor cemented system is ideal for fresh, grey and black water systems from 0.5in to 12in.

SeaDrain White piping system

The SeaDrain® White is a piping system solution for black and grey water applications in marine passenger vessels. It is lightweight, with minimal maintenance requirements, installation time, labour and lifetime system costs.

SeaDrain White was engineered with advanced marine drainage applications in mind. Long-term system sustainability and passenger safety were critical considerations in the system design. The complete system ranges in size from 1-1/2in to 6in (DN40 – DN150), and includes all the components required to complete any installation.

SeaDrain® White 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.

About GF Piping Systems

GF Piping Systems is a division of the Georg Fischer Group, which also includes GF Automotive and GF Machining Solutions. Founded in 1802, the corporation is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and serves customers in more than 100 countries.

At more than 30 locations across Europe, Asia and North / South America, GF Piping Systems develops and manufactures products for safely transporting liquids and gases in industry, utilities and building technology. In 2015, GF Piping Systems generated sales of Sfr1.42bn and employed more than 6,000 people worldwide.

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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.

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GF Piping Systems

Ebnatstrasse 111

8201 Schaffhausen


+41 52 631 11 11 +41 52 631 28 47

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30 June 2020

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.

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3 April 2020

Georg Fischer (GF) Piping Systems will be exhibiting its range of corrosion-free piping solutions for ships at this year’s Seatrade Cruise Global event.

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15 May 2019

Georg Fischer Piping Systems has announced it will be presenting at Nor-Shipping this year. 

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28 March 2019

GF Piping Systems introduced the advanced COOL-FIT system, changing how refrigeration applications are planned, installed and operated.

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15 August 2018

GF Piping Systems has released the COOL-FIT 2.0 pre-insulated PE100 plastic piping system to meet the comfort and safety needs of the modern society.

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11 July 2018

Increasing attention to environmental impacts has affected the shipbuilding industry, which is predicted to see a steady decline in SOx and NOx engine emissions until 2025.

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4 June 2018

GF Piping Systems will be showcasing its products at the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition at the Metropolitan Expo in Athens, Greece.

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GF Piping Systems

Ebnatstrasse 111

8201 Schaffhausen


+41 52 631 11 11 +41 52 631 28 47

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