SUPERLIT e-bulletin 2016 - Release #: 1
The plain of Manyas revives with Superlit
The deliveries of 23 Km DN 600 to DN 3400 mm, PN 6 bar, SN 5000 GRP pipes awarded by the contractor company SETAŞ İNŞ. TİC.SAN.A.Ş to SUPERLIT to be used in Manyas Plain Left Coast Irrigation Project has started.
The project scope covers also all kinds of irrigation facilities needed for the irrigation of 10 571 hectares of agricultural land.
Malatya Testing Laboratory as well has been accredited by TÜRKAK
SUPERLIT Düzce Testing Laboratory is the first laboratory in Turkey accredited by TÜRKAK in accordance with the TS EN ISO / IEC 17025 standard for testing Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GRP).
Our independent testing laboratory revised the existing certificate in 2016 and expanded the scope of test methods. In the meantime SUPERLIT Malatya Testing Laboratory as well has been accredited by TÜRKAK and started to give service.
SUPERLIT laboratories offer its GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester Pipe) testing services according to ISO, EN, ASTM international standard test methods.
Superlit GRP pipes and fittings will be used in Isparta Maraton HEPP Project
Superlit and Samur Enerji ve Elektrik Sistemleri have come to an agreement on the supply of the GRP pipes and fittings to be used in Maraton HEPP the construction of which is ongoing in Isparta.
Superlit produced 1,4 Km DN 2100 and DN 2200 GRP pipes and fittings for the project which has 3,84 MWm capacity and aims 10.594.041 kWh power generation.
Glass fiber-reinforced polyester said to be “greenest” pipe material
Sweco Norway, part of Sweco AB, initiated a new thesis research that compared four pipe materials. The master student, Katrine Fjeldhus, conducted the study under supervision of two academic supervisors representing the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The life cycle assessments were conducted with an analysis tool called SimaPro analysis.
Pipe materials investigated were ductile iron, PVC (polyvinyl chloride), GRP (glass fiber-reinforced polyester) and PE (polyethylene).
The purpose of the life cycle assessment was to consider the scope and distribution of environmental loads associated with pipe material, as a result of raw material extraction, material production, transportation, use and maintenance and finally waste management/disposal.
Material investigated account for more than 80% of the total length of the municipal water distribution network in Norway. In connection with the current, ongoing installation of new drinking water pipes in Norway, the same materials account for about 98% of the total pipe length. The life cycle analysis considered two pipe dimensions, 200mm and 600mm. The purpose of investigating two different dimensions was to uncover if environmental impacts changed significantly as the pipe diameter increased. Impacts pipe materials have in respect of climate change, including raw material, energy and transport. PVC stands out as having by far the largest contribution, both for raw materials and overall. GRP stands out in a positive way with a contribution of less than 2,000kg CO2-equivalents, which is about half of the emissions associated with ductile cast iron, representing the second smallest total contribution.
The thesis indicates that climate change is influenced by the use of pipe material, and that GRP provides lesser environmental load than other common pipe materials. PE and PVC accounts for the most significant negative impacts, according to the thesis.
For more information, click here to view the entire thesis.
The newest members of SUPERLIT family
Mr. Sayed Osman, who works as an Export Sales Engineer in our Istanbul Office has a baby boy.
Mr. Turgut Cakir, who works as an Asst. Team Leader of Coupling in our Duzce Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. Enes Kurnaz, who works as an Asst. Process Operator of Coupling in our Duzce Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. Baris Ayvaz, who works as a Process Operator of F.W. Manufacturing in our Duzce Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. Bulent Akdogan, who works as a Machine Construction Draftsman of Manufacturing in our Duzce Factory has a baby girl.
Mr. Kenan Erdogan, who works as a Quality Control Technician in our Duzce Factory has a baby girl.
Mr. Gokhan Koc, who works as an Environmental Cleaning Operator in our Duzce Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. Zeki Kalayci, who works as a Project Design and Support Leader in our Duzce Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. yunus Sahin, who works as an Asst. Process Operator of Coupling in our Malatya Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. Engin Yigit, who works as a Process Operator of F.W. Manufacturing in our Malatya Factory has a baby boy.
Mr. Ertekin Yildirim, who works as an Asst. Team Leader of Fittings in our Malatya Factory has a baby girl.
Mr. Murat Adiyaman, who works as an Asst. Process Operator of Fittings in our Malatya Factory has a baby girl.
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