Social media has become a big thing today. We’re enjoying the many possibilities like communicating the latest news or product information with the world. However, the increasing media activities do have a shady side as well.
Fake news are a considerable thread today. The biggest concerns of the affected companies are the number of people who are going to believe what they read or hear and then, spread the news in minutes over the whole wide world. Is the news-spreading someone a respectful personality in the industry, the news will be true for the next level of readers. We can imagine that a lot of working hours in marketing and sales need to be invested to identify fake news and arrange necessary correction requests to the editors. As a matter of fact, fake news and unauthorized brand use is causing additional costs and damages to the affected companies. Generally behind every well-known brand like Krah is a quality assurance which is manifested in their quality and performance procedures. A high level of quality is the assurance to avoid failures in the project or causing even high costs by occurred incidents during the production. A name and brand was built up during years with a good marketing strategy and a good sustainable product reputation.
For comparison of costs first of all it has to be considered, that the pipe costs are only 10-20% of the total project costs. The main part of project costs are caused by civil engineering works, disturbance of overground infrastructure and of course by soil and water management! That means the influence by using a cheap pipe system to the total project costs is very low. In fact, it should be paid more attention to the fact that for the owner the financial depreciation is responsible for around 30% of the annual costs, which means by using higher quality and reaching longer service life time the costs can be reduced significantly!
We have decided to restructure our series “ImProfil of..” and will from now on call it “Introducing....”. We have chosen our technical colleague Jochen Blickheuser to be the first one in the new layout. In the future we will also present members of our Krah Community.
Jochen has been in the company since 1986. If anyone has seen almost every department of the company – he has. He started as tool manufacturer, a few years later he moved to the construction department. When there were some restructurings he was Quality Manager for “Frank & Krah” from 1998-2006. After that he became application engineer, and now he has been in the technical sales department for almost three years.
Jochen is our “frequent flyer”. He knows the world like the back of his hand. The longest supervision journey was in Argentina in 2013/2014. He stayed there for 9 whole months. Obviously he returned home for a few days in-between to see his wife and at that time 6-year-old daughter. Travelling is his passion and he is always happy to visit our customers or partners to discuss new business or to supervise them with any technical questions. His speciality is our E-Fusion-Technology (for further information about Electrofusion on krah-pipes.de please click here).
To provide a high quality pipe system, all Krah pipes have to pass the following minimum quality control requirements. In case of inside pressure applications, additional tests can be applied.
Additional to the own, in-house quality control a third-party, random inspection is recommended, to ensure a high quality product – the Krah Pipe System. The third-party quality control should take place twice a year. The company´s internal Quality Assurance department should provide a form for the checking. All samples checked shall be considered representative for the whole production. Raw material tests should be carried out before adding the product to the production cycle. Undamaged / non affected samples can be sold afterwards. Those tests made in Krah-Production Plants are exceeding the requirements of the international standards like DIN16961, ASTM F894, etc.
SOCIETY OF PLASTICS ENGINEERS INDIA, (SPE India), are pleased to announce Plastic Pipes 2017 International Conference to be held on 23rd and 24th November, 2017 at Hotel Leela, Mumbai and Krah Pipes will be there (again).
Society of Plastic Engineers India is a global leader in arranging Seminars, Technical Conferences and has always being successfully managing Seminars, and Technical Conferences, and have always managed to create a platform for Techno-Commercial discussions within the Plastics Industry. Being a recognized body, there is no doubt that participants will go back with a lot of information and knowledge after the event.
Worldwide the demand for plastic pipes is projected to grow > 5% per annum through 2019 to about 20 million KM from the current size of about 14 million KM. Construction applications make up the largest share of plastic pipes demand. Although construction spending is reportedly decelerating in China, the world’s largest plastic pipe market, plastic pipe demand in the country is still projected to rise by about 9% annually. Due to the ongoing efforts to expand the access to potable water and sanitation systems, the growth in plastic pipe demand is also expected to be robust in many developing countries. Technological advancements and improvements in polymer resins have caused an increase in share of plastic pipes in sectors including telecom, energy and industry.As far as India is concerned, plastic pipes is a well-established product since the first installation of PVC pipes in 1960s. The sector has grown substantially in last 5 decades and has reached the size of ~ 2.5 MMT. Their acceptance is increasing due to the long term performance, ease of installation and the awareness towards the ‘life cycle cost’ concept. Nationwide infrastructure development, rapidly increasing urbanization, Government’s focus on irrigation and the ‘make in India’ drive are some of the major factors facilitating the growth of plastic pipe industry in the country Alexander Krah will present the newest developments in large plastic pipe systems.