Amiantit Europe is the European division of the Saudi Arabian Amiantit Company SAAC and it coordinates all manufacturing and sales activities of Amiantit in Europe. A multicultural management team with a shared vision guarantees best support and customers are serviced by many local sales and manufacturing organisations within Europe. Based on extended expertise, Amiantit Europe offers optimized GRP pipe systems for many different applications. Depending on customers` requirements, three European manufacturing sites in Germany, Poland and Spain supply Flowtite GRP (Glass-fibre Reinforced Polyester) pipes up to 4,000 mm and also other GRP piping solutions to many industries and countries.
With the technical and financial resources of the Amiantit Group standing behind it, Amitech Germany GmbH brings directly to the European market Flowtite glass-fiber reinforced plastic pipes and accessories. With access to the latest technologies Amitech Germany Gmbh is in the ideal position to offer their customers the best product for any application. Why settle for less?
As a leading supplier of complete solutions for pipe & manhole systems to the sewer, water, and industrial markets, Amitech Germany GmbH can supply materials of the highest quality and performance. More than 30 years of experience on different pipe projects in many countries makes us the experts in the industry. Our modern and effective production facilities all over the world offer cost effective high quality products combined with service and continous support.
Flowtite pipe is manufactured using the continuous advancing mandrel process which represents the state of the art in GRP pipe production. This process allows the use of continuous glass fiber reinforcements in the circumferential direction. For a pressure pipe or buried conduit the principle stress is in the circumferential direction, thus incorporating continuous reinforcements in this direction yields a higher performing product.
Using technology developed by material specialists, a very dense laminate is created that maximizes the contribution from three basic raw materials. Both continuous glass fiber rovings and choppable roving are incorporated for high hoop strength and axial reinforcement. A sand fortifier is used to provide increased stiffness with placement near the neutral axis in the core. With the Flowtite dual resin delivery system, the equipment has the capability of applying a special inner resin liner for severe corrosive applications, while utilizing a less costly resin for the structural and outer portion of the laminate.
In order to deliver consistently high quality products, Amitech Germany GmbH follows strict quality control and quality assurance guidelines.
Raw materials are delivered with vendor certification demonstrating their compliance with Flowtite quality requirements. In addition, all raw materials are sample tested prior to their use. These tests ensure that the pipe materials comply with the specifications as stated.
The manufactured pipe’s hoop and axial load capacities are verified on a routine basis. In addition, pipe construction and composition are confirmed.
All pipe is subjected to the following control checks:
- Visual inspection
- Barcol hardness
- Wall thickness
- Section length
- Diameter (outside diameter controlled)
On a sampling basis, the following control checks are performed:
- Pipe stiffness
- Deflection without damage or structural failure
- Axial and circumferential tensile load capacity
A common element shared by all standards is the need for a pipe manufacturer to demonstrate compliance with the standards’ minimum performance requirements. In the case of GRP pipe, these minimum performance requirements fall into both short-term and long-term requirements. The most important of these, and generally specified at the same level of performance in all the previously defined standards, is joint-initial-ring-deflection, long-term ring bending, long-term pressure and strain corrosion capability.
Flowtite pipe has been rigorously tested to verify conformance to the ASTM D3262, ASTM D3754, ASTM D3517 and AWWA C950 requirements.
Flowtite has the necessary certification for sewage-, pressure- and potable water pipes for example in Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Benelux, Hungary, Romania, Scandinavia and in the Baltic States.
The Amitech Germany GmbH is certified according to ISO 9001 by the TÜV.
Flowtite Versatility yields higher performance at lower cost, for multiple applications.
Light-weight, corrosion-resistant and manufactured under strict quality standards, Flowtite pipe is available in over five pressure classes and four stiffness classes. Diameters from DN 100 – DN 3000 can be supplied and lengths up to 12m.
Growing awareness of the operational cost savings and superior corrosion resistance offered by fiberglass-reinforced pipe by Flowtite operations has resulted in widespread use for the following applications:
- Water transmission and distribution (potable and raw water)
- Sanitary sewerage collection systems and outfalls (direct bury and sliplining)
- Storm sewers
- Hydroelectric penstock lines
- Seawater intake and outfalls
- Circulating cooling water, make-up and blowdown lines for power plants
- Industrial applications
In replacing other materials Flowtite pipe delivers long, effective service life with low operating and maintenance costs. And, Flowtite pipe is usually the lowest cost option up front too.
Flowtite technology is committed to a leadership role when it comes to process and product improvements. We carry out basic 'materials” research, which has led to significant improvements.
We are also assuming a leadership position in GRP pipe specification development. Flowtite technology personnel hold positions of authority in nearly all, significant, global standardization organizations. This includes International Organization for Standardization (ISO), American Society For Testing Materials (ASTM), American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Committee for European Normalization (CEN). In fact, it was Flowtite technology personnel that carried out the basic research and chaired the ASTM committees responsible for revising the water and sewer pipe standards that currently exist today.