The last major development of our production line was four years ago, when we changed from KR700 to KR750. This year (2014) after a long time of small improvements and complete new developments, we have finally completed our new generation of our KR-serie – the "KR800". The first machine of this new line is shipped to our customer in Poland to conquer the market in East Europe. We are convinced this machine will be only the beginning of a new successful generation of production lines for spiral pipes.
(proved in China)
It is very normal and common, that German machines are being copied, especially in the area of plastic processing machines. Everybody is upset, but only few companies take legal measurements against it.
Also our machines are more or less successfully counterfied and copied by approximately 5 Chinese companies. The great thing about it is, that they do not only copy the hard- and software but also our name.
In the following abstract an overview is given about the basic rules and standards for large diameter plastic pipes. The main focus made from German/European view on the thermoplastic pipe materials Polyethylene and Polypropylene.
In the list the standards are marked according their relation to:
It is of prime importance for the industry to be geared to the established standards.
Without adequate standards there would be no orientation on the free market. This concerns designer, planer, fabricators, operator, testing institutes as well as the manufacturers and his quality management. Of course this does apply also for large diameter thermoplastic pipes. Especially, because thermoplastic materials are with around 70 years of experience still a young material group, which results in immense drive and innovation.
From 3 to 6 June 2014 the 5. Krah Community Meeting (KCM) took place. The group of 30 participants, consisting of customers, potential parties, external technical consultants and Krah employees met in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, in order to discuss about new projects and developments. In total 12 different nationalities were present.
The following abstract provides a brief description of the Al Ghubrah Project with information regarding installation of Large Diameter Marine Intake and Outfall Pipelines, especially regarding the typical work phases: Survey, Design and Construction.
The Al Ghubrah Desalination Project is formed under the Independent Water Project Scheme in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The project is sponsored by Muscat City Desalination Company SAOC (MCDC); contracted to the joint venture M/s International Water Treatment Co LLC (formed by WABAG, CADAGUA, & GALFAR). The project is located approximately 20 Kms on the eastern side of Muscat city. The Intake and Outfall Pipelines are produced locally as solid wall Krah-Pipes at United Gulf Pipe Manufacturing Co LLC based in Rusyal Industrial Estate, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.