Product Spotlight - March 2020

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It’s no secret that corrosive waste can take its toll on piping systems. Often the first areas to show the wear and leaks are the system’s joints and fusions. In an effort to combat that issue, GF Piping Systems has developed a durable joint system that is also easy to install.

Fuseal Fast-Lock polypropylene is a mechanical joint system for waste drainage systems designed to significantly cut down on installation time and costs. The Fast-Lock system includes new fittings in sizes 1 1/2 to 4 inches in flame retardant Fuseal polypropylene that connects with both flame retardant and nonflame retardant pipes. The only tool needed for pipe installation is an off-the-shelf cordless drill or hand tool. Unlike cemented systems, it does not require special cement or applicators and there aren’t any toxic fumes. Most important, there are no cure times to wait for, which can be hours or days. The Fast-Lock system is immediately ready for operation.

“Fast-Lock is different from anything else on the market — somewhat similar products require more steps and are therefore more time-consuming,” says Alphonse Anderson, Engineered Piping Systems product manager for GF Piping Systems. “The new system fulfills a market need for an easier-than-ever method of corrosive waste piping installation. For contractors, time is money, so any savings on labor is highly valued.”

The system is pressure rated due to the design of the sealing and clamping mechanism of the Fast-Lock Collar. This is a necessary property to maintain proper operation of vacuum and pumped draining systems that have intermittent pressure requirements. Another popular feature of the Fast-Lock system is the small dimension of the outer collar, which not only allows for installation in tighter spaces, such as between walls where other systems will not fit, but also makes system layout easier for contractors and piping designers.

The Fuseal Fast-Lock system comes standard with the mechanical joint collar, which can be easily converted to an electrofusion joint by changing to an electrofusion collar in the field. Fuseal polypropylene piping systems have excellent chemical resistance and physical properties, which make it suitable for handling the corrosive waste mixtures of acids, bases and solvents present in laboratory, industrial, or food and beverage processing drain, waste and vent (DWV) applications. 800-854-4090; www.gfps.com.



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