Spears are the largest PVC manufacturer in the world, and their technical knowledge and experience is unparalleled. Waterworks have been installing and distributing PVC for almost 40 years now. So between us both, we’re sharing what we know about assembling a successful PVC connection.
Some of us are familiar with situations where stainless-steel pipelines have corroded, or more specifically cracked, on the welds. But we didn’t know it had a name, let alone why it happened or how to avoid it.
Intergranular corrosion is called IGC for short and also known as ‘Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking’. It causes significant problems across industry yet isn’t given the attention it deserves.
So, why and how does it occur, and what are the solutions? Let’s put it under the microscope.
A few cows to global powerhouse in 200 years
Since the early 1800’s the dairy industry in New Zealand has gone from farmers keeping a few domestic cows on bush blocks to now being a world leader accounting for 3% of total dairy production worldwide. Many of the most exciting innovations to influence the dairy industry globally were invented by kiwis. Waterworks are proud to have been involved in the development of this industry over the last 35 years.
Read on to see how NZ dairy has become what it is today, and where the future might take us.
If you haven’t used Europress yet, it’s probably because you’re not sure what it costs or if it has proven benefits, and you really don’t want to talk to a sales rep. You’re not alone. Engineers are often surprised to find that:
Read on to see proof of the savings and benefits Europress offers.