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Spears Mfg is pleased to announce the recent approval with the United State Coast Guard (USCG) on the use of Spears CPVC Systems as indicated below:

USCG Approved Products

EverTUFF® Industrial Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 CPVC Piping and Fittings of nominal diameter 1/2 inch to 12 inches.

OceanTUFF™ (a.k.a. LabWaste®) CPVC Schedule 40 Drainage System of nominal diameter 1-1/2 inches to 12 inches.

EverTUFF® CTS CPVC Hot & Cold Water Distribution System of nominal diameter 1/2 inch to 2 inches.

NOTE: The United States Coast Guard does not approve components such as joints, fittings, valves, and other miscellaneous components. Such components may be used provided they are installed in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and all regulations applicable to the vessel such as Subchapter F of Title 46 of the Code of Federal Regulations

These products can now be installed in USCG approved vessels in accordance with Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations §56-60.25 and manufacturers installation recommendations.


These products are suitable for fresh water, sea water, black and grey water systems, potable water systems, sanitary sewage, vents, drainage and brine systems ballast systems etc., and may be installed in concealed spaces in accommodation, service, and control spaces without meeting the additional requirements of 46 CFR 56.60-25(a)(2).

F.W. Webb Introduces NIRON, a Revolutionary Piping System, to the U.S. Market

The F.W. Webb Company is announcing an innovative polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs. Making its debut domestically after more than 30 years in wide use outside of North America, the NIRON PP-RCT Pipe and Fitting System is the most advanced piping system of its kind.

Lightweight yet extremely durable, NIRON can be installed in place of copper and steel at a faster installation pace, with less material waste and less overall cost. The product meets the highest industry standards and offers high purity options for non-toxic applications, such as food and beer production.


NIRON System Receives Coveted Massachusetts Approval

After a nearly two-year evaluation, the NIRON PP-RCT Pipe and Fittings System has passed the rigorous Massachusetts approval process for plastic piping. NIRON has received unrestricted approval for "commercial plumbing applications, potable water" – the hardest to achieve. The awarding of certification from Massachusetts is a significant milestone for the product. "With its extensive review and certification process, Massachusetts is looked at favorably by other states across the country," said Chip Curtis, a NIRON and plastic piping product expert with the F.W. Webb Company. "When Massachusetts determines a system is satisfactory, many other states are willing to accept their findings."


F.W. Webb is the Northeast's exclusive distributor of Exact Pipe Cutting Systems

The Exact Pipe Cutting System is designed and made for professional use. All pipe cutters are lightweight and easy to carry and operate on-site. You can use the Exact pipe saws to cut steel, plastic, copper, cast iron, stainless steel and multi-layer pipe. In their product range they also have special pipe saws for cutting ventilation pipe and for cut and bevel plastic pipe in one process. Exact pipe cutting systems have been used for over 10 years and their patented technology has been used globally by many leading brands. You have everything you need in one handy shoulder bag.


F.W. Webb Enters Water Works Industry

For the first time in its enduring history, the F.W. Webb Company, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year, is now in the water works business. F.W. Webb announced today it has formed the F.W. Webb Water Works Division after acquiring Water Works Supply Corp. (WWSC) of Malden, MA and Londonderry, NH.

"As a longstanding regional leader across numerous core and specialty markets, offering water works products and services is an exciting development for F.W. Webb," said Jeff Pope, president of F.W. Webb. "Most importantly, it brings a new level of expertise, quality products, and industry-leading service to customers throughout the Northeast for essential upgrades and repair of municipal infrastructure."


Now Teaming Up: F.W. Webb & Snyder Industries & Now Stocking

Widest selection of sizes up to 16,500 gallons

Snyder offers a full range of product designs, including closed or open-top vertical tanks in flat or cone-bottom styles, horizontal, containment and a complete line of UN/DOT-approved intermediate bulk containers (IBCs).

55 years of manufacturing experience

Snyder's six major manufacturing locations, including the world's Largest rotational molding facility, mold a variety of polyethylene materials including FDA and NSF 61 listed linear high-density (HDLPE) and cross-linked high-density (XLPE) resins.

Superior quality systems ensure safety

Snyder’s commitment to quality starts with an uncompromising analysis of incoming raw materials. It continues throughout the completion of finished product assembly with the application of Statistical Process Control (SPC). Moreover, Snyder executes a final quality check with its industry-leading inspection program on products before shipment.

Proven tank design and engineering expertise

Snyder’s large engineering staff is responsible for a multitude of polyethylene tank processes and design patents. Customized consulting services are available to ensure the right tank design and accessories. Resins are matched with a specific customer’s application.

News Announcement

Date 10-5-2016
Effective January 1, 2017
List Pricing for 2017

  • EPS Pressure Piping
  • Waste & Containment Piping
  • Vinyl Pipe
  • Automation
  • Other
    • Signet
    • COOL-FIT
    • LXT
    • FlowGuard Gold
    • PP & PE rods
    • Fuseal
    • PVC Schedule 80
    • PVC Schedule 40 Lrg. Diameter
GF Piping Systems Announcement

Georg Fischer Training

Georg Fischer Training is being conducted this week at our new Ballston Spa, New York facility.

Fuseal Fusion Locking Collar

F.W. Webb employees being trained on level 1 & level 2 certification.

Fuseal Fusion Locking Collar

Georg Fischer announced the release of their new 1-1/2" – 6" Fuseal fusion locking collar

After many years of proven reliability, we have improved the Fuseal rotatable collar by adding a locking feature that will prevent the collar from falling off the fitting hub during shipment and installation. To achieve this, we have molded "locking tabs" into the fusion collars and re-tooled our fitting molds to provide an exterior groove on all hubs (see picture below). When assembled at our production facility in Little Rock, AR, the collar-locking tab inserts into the groove, holding the collar tightly to the fitting while still allowing for the 360° rotation that installers have praised for many years. As part of the collar improvement, we are also introducing a new coil-winding process which greatly improves the integrity of the wound coil. Other features of the new locking collar include adding a batch button for production traceability and the slots in the collar outer wall for visual confirmation that the collar is properly locked in place.

Fuseal Fusion Locking Collar
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USCO Helps Eastern Reliability Solve Wastewater Treatment Tank Issue at Cains Foods


USCO Helps Eastern Reliability SolveIn April of 2012, Steve McGlynn of F. W. WEBB Industrial Plastics/USCO division contacted Todd MacGregor of Eastern Reliability with an opportunity to supply four (4) Specialty FRP wastewater storage and treatment tanks for Practical Application's project at Cains Foods.

Eastern Reliability immediately involved Justin Tank who competitively quoted (4) 15,000 gallon tanks. These tanks were delivered on time and on budget and have performed precisely as designed.

Eastern Reliability represents ASSMANN Polyethylene Tanks, JUSTIN FRP Tanks, MASS Tank for steel and high alloy tanks, Plastic Concepts for Plastics Fabrication, INNOMAG Chemical Transfer Pumps and EPG Pumps for Landfill Leachate and Hazardous waste site pump, control and gas applications.

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Saint-Gobain Announces Price Increase For 2014

Saint-Gobain Announces Price Increase For 2014Amid worldwide economic uncertainty and rising global energy and raw material prices, 2013 has continued to be a very challenging year for all of us even though we have tried our best to support our distribution with either no price increases or very minimal increases on a very limited number of products during the year.

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+GF+ Georg Fischer Piping Systems 2013 Trade-Up Programs

All you need to do is fill out the qualification form at, pending approval by GF Technical personnel.

Once Approved, the valve will be shipped directly to the customer site.

Choose From:

  • Ball valves (3/8" to 2"), union style Type 375 and 546
  • Butterfly valves (2" to 8") Type 563 and 567
  • Diaphragm valves (1/2" to 2") Type 514 and 515
  • Check valves (1/2" to 2") Type 561 and 562
  +GF+ Georg Fischer Piping Systems 2013 Trade-Up Programs

Limit one valve product per end user and per address. Exchange program qualifying valves will be of equal size and specification of valves being replaced. Valve must be decontaminated before return.

Signet 9900 Multi-Transmitter TRADE-UP PROGRAM

Choose From:

  • 9900-1
  • 9900-1P

Limit one 9900 product per end user and per address. Exchange program qualifying instruments will not include any other required items, such as sensors, fittings, electrodes, etc. On site evaluation and recommendations by sales personnel required for final delivery. For more details go to

SYGEF Plus Butt Fusion Fittings Optimization

New 2013 Signet Measurement and Instrumentation
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Benefits of the optimized SYGEF Plus Fittings d250 and d315

  • Advantages in installation due to compact and light-weight design
  • Dedicated PVDF tooling for production
    > Compliant with SEMI F57 requirements for leach-out and surface roughness
  • Higher safety for flange joints thanks to optimized collar thickness
  • IR weldable
  • High product reliability due to high purity chain > fully controlled processes from production to installation
  • 100% traceability
  • Shorter lead times (e.g. project business)

New 2013 Signet Measurement and Instrumentation Catalog Available Soon!

New 2013 Signet Measurement and Instrumentation
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GF Piping Systems is pleased to announce the new 2013 Signet Catalog. The new catalog features a new "Specials" section as well as offers a comprehensive overview of Signet products, features and benefits, and service and support information.

Please refer to pages 6–7 of the catalog for a comprehensive list of new products and product upgrades. Notable additions to the catalog are:

  • The new 9900-1BC Batch Controller
  • Signet Instrument Enclosures
  • Universal adapter for inline mounting of Signet sensors (150 300 300)

The new Specials section for special order products begins on page 378. Specials include:

  • Extended cable length on sensors
  • Submersible mag meters
  • Wet-tap pH/ORP
  • Wet-tap conductivity/resistivity
  • High-temp pH
  • High-temp/pressure conductivity/resistivity
  • Extended size fittings
  • Data loggers for Turbidity

Reminder Signet 5600 Batch Controller Retirement

Signet 5600 Batch Controller Retirement  

This announcement is a follow-up to NEWS issue 8/13 dated March 20, 2013, to remind you that the Signet 5600 Batch Controller will be officially retired on September 5, 2013. The last day to place your order will be September 5, 2013, or while supplies last. Longer lead times may occur for larger orders.

5600 Batch Controller Replacement
To provide our customers with a direct replacement, we recommend the SmartPro 9900-1BC Batch Controller System which offers several new additional features. Click the link below for more information

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Qstar Fixed & Portable Ultrasonic Flow Meters Don't Compare to Others!

QMP Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeters
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QMP Portable Ultrasonic Flowmeters

The QMP is the portable QStar Ultrasonic Flowmeter model. The use of multiple processors working in parallel means that QStar achieves an extremely high measurement rate.

Signal processing takes place in high performance DSPs which are extremely precise and operate at very high resolution. This enables the device to achieve internal resolution of under 0.001 m/s flow velocity. Since the transit time measurement is purely digital, the measurement electronics are virtually drift and calibration-free.

QMF Fixed Ultrasonic Flowmeters

The use of multiple processors working in parallel means that QStar achieves an extremely high measurement rate. Signal processing takes place in high performance DSPs which are extremely precise and operate at very high resolution. This enables the device to achieve internal resolution of under 0.001 m/s flow velocity. And since the transit time measurement is purely digital, the measurement electronics are virtually drift and calibration-free.

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Deburr & Bag It!

  • Purchase one or more Reed DEB1 Deburring Tool for plastic pipe, qualify for a free Reed Tool Bag.
  • Valid: July 1 Through September 30 2013.
  • DEB1 and DEB1-2 tools each come in CTS or IPS pipe sizes
  • Brand New DEB1MM fits metric sizes 20, 25 and 32 mm
  "Reed Pipt Tools & Vises

Get a Free Reed Toolbag!

All five DEB 1 models are eligible: 04650, 04652, 04654, 04655 and 04656.
Limit two bags per person or per address. Must purchase 2 or more deburring tools to get 2 bags.
Redemption form and proof of purchase is required. Find form on line

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Reorganization of Georg Fischer Sales Team

Reorganization of GF Sales Team Greg Martino has taken over the position of Director - Global Sales from John Mattavi, who retired in April 2013. To fill Greg's previous position, Darryl Edwards has accepted the role of National Sales Manager - Vinyl Products. Darryl brought with him a strong background in distribution before joining GF in 2003. He has served GF as an Area Sales Manager successfully and transitioned to Business Development Manager - Vinyls in 2006. In 2010, Darryl became Regional Sales Director in the South where he developed a strong team of Area Sales Managers.

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CHEM-PRO C2 & C3 Diaphragm Metering Pump Improvements

Signet 7310 Switching Power SuppliesNew 2013 Version

  • Increased Feed Rate Resolution, From 1% to 0.1%
  • Remote Start/Stop Standard On All Models
  • 4-20mA Output Available
  • Upgradeable Firmware
  • Large Singl Piece Junction Box - 40% Larger
  • Terminal Block Connectors Inside Junction Box
  • Larger, More Intuitive Control-Pad
  • Protective LCD Snap-On Cover
  • Prfibus, Profinet, Ethermet, Etc., Available

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Georg Fischer Announcement

- Due to recent changes in RoHS COMPLIANCE

Signet 7310 Switching Power SuppliesWith The Signet 7310 Switching Power Supplies provide regulated output voltage in compact and lightweight plastic housings for DIN Rail mounting. The series includes five different output capacities from 0.42A to 4A (10W to 96W), all of which accept universal AC line voltage input and meet worldwide standards for performance and safety. These units meet the power requirements for a single system, multiple Signet instruments or other devices requiring 24 VDC operation.

  • Universal AC input/Full range
  • Protections: Short circuit/Overload/Over voltage
  • Cooling by free air convection
  • Install on DIN rail TS-35/7.5 or 15
  • NEC class 2 / LPS compliant
  • Built in DC OK active signal
  • LED indicator for power on
  • No load power consumption < 1W for 7310-7024 and < 0.75W for others
  • 100% full load burn-in test

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Georg Fischer Announces Discontinued Valve Bracket

DiscontinuedValveBracketThe Retrofit Ball Valve Bracket for EA11/21 and PA11/21 to ball valve Type 346 is now discontinued and out of stock.

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NEW! Signet 9900-1BC Batch Controller Introduction

Signet 9900-1BC Batch ControllerIntroducing a second generation Signet 9900 SmartPro Transmitter featuring Batch Controller capabilities. The new 9900 Transmitter (Generation II) supports the same multiple parameters and now also Batch Systems. Customers have the flexibility to convert their 9900 Transmitter (Generation II) into a Batch Controller System by simply plugging in the new Batch Module and Relay Module, thereby maintaining the product's original.

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Signet 5600 Batch Controller Retirement

Effective Sept. 5 2013

Signet 5600 Batch Controller RetirementRead more: click here or on the image on the left for a copy of the full PDF.

HAYWARD PRODUCT BULLETIN: FLV Series Bag Filter Basket Change

With the release of the new Signet 9900 SmartPro™ Transmitter, certain ProcessPro Transmitters are being discontinued.

HAYWARD PRODUCT BULLETIN: FLV Series Bag Filter Basket ChangeEffective January 10, 2013, we will offer a solid basket as standard for all FLV Bag Filter Double Length Vessels and effective February 4, 2013 for all Single Length Vessels as well. The change will not affect pricing for the FLV nor delivery of the product. There will only be a small modification in the part numbers.

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FINAL REMINDER! Signet ProcessPro™ Retirement

With the release of the new Signet 9900 SmartPro™ Transmitter, certain ProcessPro Transmitters are being discontinued.

FINAL REMINDER! Signet ProcessPro™ RetirementEffective January 1, 2013, the ProcessPro Transmitters listed in the table on the next page will no longer be available for purchase.

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New Retaining Nuts for Signet Integral Products

We are offering a total of three retaining nuts to our Signet product line to improve compatibility and durability of Integral products.

The retaining nuts being offered are PP Black, PVDF Natural, and the already existing Valox Yellow

Retaining Nuts for Signet Integral Products The PP and PVDF retaining nuts will be available for the following products below. Valox retaining nuts can be ordered separately.

  • 2537 Paddlewheel Flowmeter
  • 551 Magmeter Flow Sensor
  • 8150 Integral Battery Powered Totalizer

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Georg Fischer Announcement New DIASTAR Six… Low Cost Without Compromise

Georg Fischer Announcement New DIASTAR Six The DIASTAR Six offers a cost-effective solution with a long working life for elastomer diaphragms up to 6 bar. It is available Fail Close, in PVC or CPVC with EPDM diaphragms only. Its small size makes it an attractive option for tight installations.

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Signet ProcessPro™ Retirement

Signet ProcessPro RetirementWith the release of the new Signet 9900 SmartPro™ Transmitter, certain ProcessPro Transmitters are being discontinued. Effective January 1, 2013 (See attachment for details)

Please be informed that the "W20" Series solenoid coils are being superseded.

W20 Series solenoid coils are being supersededWe are pleased to announce that we will be superseding this standard coil with a new, "W24" Series coil… featuring a fully rectified, lighted Z-COOL DIN Connector as a standard feature! This means that the new coil will use a fraction of the energy previously required, has virtually no limitations on cycling, and remains cool to the touch -- no matter how long it is energized! For those customers already using the Z-COOL DIN with a 20 watt coil, it is no longer an adder. The new W24 coil is rated for higher ambient temperature than its predecessor. The "old" W20 was rated for continuous duty at a maximum ambient temperature of 102 degrees F. The new W24 is now rated for continuous duty up to a maximum ambient temperature of 122 degrees F. With many applications outdoors, not to mention the elimination of radiant heating, this is a critical product improvement.

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Georg Fischer: COOL-FIT® ABS Plus Fitting Connections

Georg Fischer Selects F.W. Webb as Full-Line Distributor In our continual improvement and development of the COOL-FIT ABS products, we are changing 9 fittings in our COOL-FIT ABS Plus product offering. We are unifying our fittings to all have d × dijoining connections. As these changes are phased in, we will have a mix of fittings offered with the di × diand d × diconnections. We will try to ship all fittings in the same order with the same connections as much as possible; however, there will be times where this is not possible and we apologize in advance for the inconvenience.

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Georg Fischer Selects F.W. Webb as Full-Line Distributor

Partnership delivers world's most comprehensive plastic piping portfolio
to Northeast Region

Georg Fischer Selects F.W. Webb as Full-Line Distributor Bedford, MA – F.W. Webb Company, the largest distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling and industrial supplies in the Northeast, today announced that its industrial plastics division has been selected by Georg Fischer LLC, a global leader in engineered thermo plastic piping systems, as a full-line strategic partner. The partnership marks a significant expansion for the two companies and provides a seamless resource of expertise and product to the Northeast.

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Georg Fischer Type 523 Metering TU Ball Valve

Georg Fischer

523 Metering TU Ball ValveThe Type 523 metering ball valve is ideal solution where precise flow control is needed. It has a special V-notch ball and operates with a 180º turn versus a 90º turn most ball valves have. The Type 523 has an integrated scale to indicate degrees of opening and provides a very linear flow curve. Polypropylene, PVDF, and PVC are the available materials (CPVC and ABS on request). The design is completely updated, allowing the user to read the scale from all possible angles. The new circular scale, repeated on both sides of the valve, makes it easy to read from all directions. The improved scale display creates a high contrast, which aids in reading of the valve position. Additionally, arrows on the scale indicate the flow direction through the valve. The optimized shape of the ball and 180° rotation allows for more precise control of your process flows. You can also mount an electric actuator (EA21) with a positioner to aid in fully automating your flow control system.

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Georg Fischer Removes FM Approval Certification Mark On Some Products

Harvel, Inc. Over the past several years, the demand for FM certification has diminished. With high costs to re-certify and maintain the certificate, Georg Fischer Signet has decided to discontinue FM approval on the following products:

  • 515 Paddlewheel Flow Sensors
  • 525 Metalex Paddlewheel Flow Sensor
  • 5090 Sensor-Powered Flow Monitor

This will become effective June 30, 2012. For orders placed before June 30, 2012, but shipped after June 30, customers must be notified the Signet products that they are ordering will not have an FM mark. With the discontinuance of the FM Approval, the 6400 Intrinsic Safety Barriers will also be discontinued from the Signet product offering. Please see the part numbers below:

  • 6400-9001 159 001 466
  • 6402-9001 159 001 486

The FM Approval certification mark will be removed from the products noted above. These devices will no longer be approved as safe for use in hazardous (classified) locations. Design, performance, and all other specifications for these products remain unchanged.

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Georg Fischer Acquires US Market Leader In Industrial Piping Systems

Harvel, Inc.Georg Fischer announced that it has agreed to acquire Harvel Plastics Inc., the US market leader for industrial plastic pipes. This is another step in the implementation of Georg Fischer's strategy to further expand its piping systems business worldwide.

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Assmann Corporation Adds Black Crosslink Tanks

Assman TanksAssmann Corporation has added Black tanks to their listing for both Potable Water in Linear polyethylene and also Chemical storage tanks for Crosslink polyethylene.

Keep in mind Assmann tanks are the ONLY Crosslink tanks certified to the NSF 61 standard. Their Crosslink tanks do not require an additional liner to meet the NSF 61 certification.

Assmann is also the only Crosslink tank manufacturer that uses the Schulink XL-350 resin.

The NSF 61 certification is becoming a very pressing issue in the municipal water treatment market. Many engineers are excited that Assmann has the NSF certification.

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Type 514, 515, 517, 519 High Flow Diaphragm Valve

Type 514 - 519 diaphragm valves from GF Piping SystemsThe Type 514-519 diaphragm valves from GF Piping Systems incorporate features never before seen in a plastic diaphragm valve. The valve has Cv values that average at least double the conventional design. This high-flow design allows the valve to be used where diaphragm valves were previously not possible due to flow restriction. In addition, the new design eliminates the four bolts used to hold the valve together. This eliminates a corrosive weak point. The Type 519 zero-static version uses the pipe wall as the weir and provides for maximum purity and drainability. The valve is available in PVC, CPVC, PP, PP-n, and PVDF. Standard versions can handle up to 150 PSI. All PVDF and an optional PVC version allow for pressures as high as 240 PSI.

Update to Signet Product Streamlining

Signet Product StreamliningThis announcement updates NEWS 13/10 (dated May 13, 2010), regarding GF Piping Systems streamlining the Signet product offering.

We are changing various Signet products in terms of product availability. Changes since the last announcement have been highlighted for your reference.

The following fittings listed in the tables below will be retired on 7/15/2011. These will have extended lead times.

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Hayward Flow Control Announces Launch of Re-Designed Ball Valve

In a recent press release, Hayward Flow Control said that it "is pleased to announce the launch of our new design large diameter TB Series True Union Ball Valve with actuation ready features."

large diameter TB Series True Union Ball Valve with actuation ready features.The new design incorporates an actuation mounting pad per ISO5211 and an integral panel mount foot pad.

Sizes range from 2-1/2" (DN63) to 6" (DN150). Available materials include PVC and Corzan© CPVC.

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+GF+ & Harvel Announce Price Increases of CPVC Piping: Schedule 40 & 80 Pipe


Georg Fischer price increases become effective on October 20, 2010. The CPVC Schedule 80 is affected with an increas of 6%. From more information, follow this link, click on the image, or download the attached PDF.

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Harvel Plastics increased the CPVC Schedule 40 & 80 Pipe prices by 6% as of October 15, 2010. For more information, click on this link, on the image, or on the PDF icon to download the related PDF document.

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Hayward Flow Control Products:
Stimulus Package "Buy American" Requirement

Hayward Flow Control Products created a document to clarify how Hayward products comply with the "Buy American" requirement contained in Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The attached PDF begins, "This act clearly states that none of the funds made available through the act can be used for a project for construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the steel, iron, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States."

To read the full document and get the information you need, please click on this link or on the picture above.

Introduction to Thermoplastics Welding in Industrial Fabrication

Welding Tecniques The use of thermoplastic materials is not well known in the overall world of fabricated products. While thermoplastics may have limitations with regard to the operating temperature or operating pressure of a fabricated structure, they very often present an excellent alternative to metals due to some inherent characteristics. Depending on the application, thermoplastics may far outlast metals in the areas of corrosion, resistance to chemicals or abrasion...

Read more by clicking on this link for a 2 page introduction and overview of thermoplastic welding technique.

New TM300-F-GX Turbine Meter from GPI

the TM300-F-GX Turbine MeterGreat Plains Industries Inc. (GPI) has just released the TM300-F-GX, a 3-in. turbine meter designed for water applications. The meter provides local display with measured units in gallons, liters and cubic feet. It displays total flow, a resettable total and rate of flow. In addition to local indication, the meter provides push-button set 4-20 mA output. The meter will accurately handle flow rates up to 600 gpm, feature Van Stone flanges, schedule 80 PVC construction and a one-piece turbine design. These meters are specifically designed for high-flow monitoring applications in skid systems for the water and wastewater markets.

GF Piping Systems Recall and Warning Notice

Effective immediately, GF Piping Systems is issuing a voluntary recall of all Signet integral PVDF paddlewheels due to potential leakage. This notice affects all PVDF integral paddlewheel sensors with a manufacturing date prior to September 1, 2010. Current and future orders will be fulfilled with product manufactured after this date. We request that all GF distributors involved in sales of Signet Instrumentation act in accordance with this recall and notify customers who have purchased product with integral mount sensors. Failure to follow this request may result in injury to persons and/or damage to property.

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Important Information For a Strong Plastic Piping System

Important Information For a Strong Plastic Piping SystemThe procedures described in this link will make strong, pressure-tight joints in the shop or in the field. However, it is the knowledge of the operator/installer performing the solvent cementing function that is of critical importance for a successful job.