The Fachgemeinschaft Guss-Rohrsysteme (FGR®) e. V. is a technical and scientific association whose membership comprises European companies producing pipes, fittings and valves made of ductile iron.The association also operates under the English-language name European Association for Ductile Iron Pipe Systems ∙ EADIPS®. Through its public relations work, the association endeavours to ensure that there is an idea that is firmly rooted in the minds of those who make professional use of these products or who take a specialist interest in them, namely that all the tasks connected with the transportation of drinking water, waste water and sewage can be performed easily, safely, reliably and economically with the ductile iron pipe system (pipes, fittings and valves).
The FGR (Fachgemeinschaft Guss-Rohrsysteme e. V. - Cast Iron Pipe System Association) originated from the Deutscher Gießerei Verband or Germany Foundry Association and for decades it represented and co-ordinated the interests of German member companies producing pipes and fittings made of ductile iron in the following areas: standardisation, technical consultancy and advice and training and education. The FGR operated from 1953. The beginning of 2010 saw the FGR become a European association (EADIPS®/FGR®) representing the interests of member companies producing pipes, fittings and valves made of ductile iron.
To inform the public about the specific specialised knowledge which exists on the subject of ductile iron pipe systems (pipes, fittings and valves) and about training and education at all levels relating to ductile iron pipe systems. To present the technical and scientific advantages of the ductile iron pipe system for transporting drinking water, waste water and sewage and for all installation techniques. To promote the use of ductile iron pipe system among planners, installers and operators. To collaborate on national, European and international standardisation on all matters relating to the use of ductile iron pipe systems.
The newsletter, NEWS - DUCTILE IRON PIPE SYSTEMS, will be appearing ten times a year as from 2010 and tells you about current pipeline projects and current activities of the EADIPS®/FGR®.
The EADIPS®/FGR®'s annual journal DUCTILE IRON PIPE SYSTEMS appears once a year and an English version is being made available as from 2010. It is stored as a PDF file and can be printed out. You can find the annual journals for earlier years on our German-language website.
The EADIPS®/FGR® Manual entitled 'Ductile iron pipe systems' provides a comprehensive range of knowledge about ductile iron pipe systems (pipes, fittings and valves). Only the updated chapters appear in English.
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