Krah Community - ImProfil Magazine #12
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Article 1
Krah E-Box 44
The new generation of electro-fusion machines for large diameter
Article 2
The HAS-System
An innovative fitting welding system for joining branches
Article 3
Large Diameter structured HDPE pipes in marine projects
Download the full presentation of Carlo Avanzini here
See also: Heating, cooling and energy saving with helically wound pipes (Energy from wastewater and warmed up soil)
PONTIS - the bridge between a Krah-machine and the office
PROFITank - Static Design Software for vertically installed thermoplastic tanks
Krah Pipes Manila Inc. at the Innovation in Infrastructure Congress
New Krah Pipes Webpage, designed especially for the usage of Krah Pipe Producers
Information: Current Market Prices for Commodities in Middle and Eastern Europe
Dear customers and friends,

this time our newsletter “ImProfil” will be a little different to what you are used to. We are mainly going to focus on the last Krah Community Meeting in Tuscany, Italy. The KCM is getting more and more popular among our customers, employees and potential customers.
People want to know more about the meeting and the attendants. Also, it is open for new speakers with interesting themes around the application of large diameter pipes, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in taking part.

We already could welcome a new member from the Philippines in the Krah community this year: Krah Pipes Manila Inc., represented by Nobukazu Kotake.He used the opportunity to get to know other members of KCM and to get more information about their experiences with the Krah pipe production. Krah Pipes Manila was now also presenting their product range for the first time at the "Innovation in Infrastructure Congress" at the 24th November in Manila.

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One of the biggest highlights during the KCM was obviously the presence of Carlo Avanzini and his presentation about marine projects.

Carlo Avanzini is a huge specialist when it comes to installation, design and calculation of large sea outfall and intake pipes, was a big honour for us. In his presentation he explained the historical development of sea outfall pipes made of polyethylene and the associated chances and risks. With his presentation he made it possible for all of the international attendants to get their hands on this subject and to exchange ideas and suggestions (download full presentation)

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Another special guest was Bernhard Läufle, who is an external German specialist on the field of geothermal energy and warmth from sewage. He introduced the technique of drain water heat recovery. In an interesting presentation he gave the community an understanding of how much energy could be saved with the installation of a heat exchanger on every Krah sewage pipe. (read more about waste water heat recovery)

How interesting and important the topic of saving energy is, was also shown on another presentation of Andreas Wittner, Henze GmbH. He impressively presented the advantage of pipe insulation and usage of insulation-materials on profiled plastic pipes.

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Furthermore, Krah presented its complete program of plastic welding machines for joining Krah pipes and fabrication of manholes and fittings. The demonstration of the new electro-fusion machines convinced all attendants technically and economically (read more about Krah E-Box 44). Also the easy handling of Krah hand welding extruders impressed everybody.

Last but not least, Krah presented together with Henze the HAS fitting system with which branches in profiled and solid-wall pipes can be joined. Worldwide, no other system provides comparable efficiency. (read more about the HAS-System)

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Another topic of the meeting were different software solutions around pipe production and application. Christopher Kirchhöfer and Alexander Krah presented the newest edition of Pontis. Pontis is a software that allows you to monitor and analyse your Krah machine from everywhere you are. It doesn’t show you data or screenshots, it moreover shows you the direct problem so you can immediately intervene. You don’t even have to be in the company, it works from everywhere where you have internet, even from your smartphone (read more about Pontis).

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Stephan Füllgrabe from Plaspitec presented the software ‘PROFITank’ for technical design and calculation of thermoplastic tanks. PROFITank convinces with user-friendly usage and the possibility to create a static proof for nearly every operation condition a multitude of load cases like wind, temperature, weathering, chemical load, assemblies, earthquake, can be considered. (read more about PROFITank)

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But we did not only come together for the business part. We didn’t miss out on having fun and an amazing time together. When so many international specialists and experts come together it’s always great pleasure to do things ‘out of the business’, to get a personal insight and to just get to know each other a little bit better, which is also important in doing business.

So we used the opportunity to build up new contacts and to strengthen already existing ones during the time we had together.
After two days, filled with meetings, presentations and business talks, we finished the day in a very special way: We had a cooking contest for preparing real Italian Pizza, made in a wooden oven, which was accompanied by the Mediterranean lifestyle, folklore and Italian wine.
On the very last day the KCM closed with the possibility to have an interesting guided round tour in San Marino, before everyone went home again.

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(more impressions from the KCM meeting can be found here)

 

A special thank you also to our host, CENTRALTUBI.

CENTRALTUBI, who has been successfully working with Krah pipe production for several years, is one of the leading companies of the Italian SYSTEM GROUP. SYSTEM GROUP provides a full production range and solutions for the construction of underground networks for conveying fluids and for the passage of cables. Thanks to the local presence of numerous companies of the SYSTEM GROUP, various visits to companies and their production sites were conducted in addition to the meetings.

The production sites of the companies Centraltubi, Italiana Corrugati, Futura, PEBO, Sab, Rototec were visited and all visitors could take vision of the organization and the possibilities for good collaborations. Read more about Centraltubi, one of the leaders in the polyethylene pipe market, and about PEBO and their product range of polyethylene resins and special compounds for the pipe and fitting market. You will find further information of the System Group at www.tubi.net

 

Obviously there were a lot more interesting topics, presentations and themes but it would simply take too long to name all of them in this introduction. Nevertheless, there are three important things left I want to point out:


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Krah Calendar 2016 It’s that time of year again where we try our best to sweeten up your daily work routine with one of our premium-quality picture calendars. Not only you will be able to see some of our astonishing products and pipes, but also you will be met with some beautiful women who love to present the Krah products. The pictures were taken in a lot of different countries all around the world that we have been working with for a long time. In the past years we were always met with a lot of positive responses by our customers regarding this calendar. As usual you can’t buy our calendar, there is only a limited number for customers that we send the calendar to. So if you are interested in having such a calendar for 2016, do not hesitate to write an E-Mail to calendar2016@krah.net


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What is going to be new from 2016 on as well is, that from then the name of Krah will mainly stand for 2 products, KRAH for our range of machines and KRAH PIPES for our pipe systems, so you can immediately see who you are dealing with without any confusion. In addition, our homepage will be separated in two, www.krah.net for our range of machines www.krah-pipes.com for our pipe system, nevertheless they will be linked between one another. Customers of Krah machines can integrate the www.krah-pipes.com website on their own website if requested, so they don’t have to make a completely new website. The www.krah-pipes.com website will constantly be kept up-to-date by our employers.

With the new Krah design there will be new marketing articles available which can be drawn from us from January 2016 on.

Furthermore there are many new Krah-pipes brochures available, such as

  • pipe brochures,
  • installation and transport instructions,
  • E-fusion brochures
  • and technical submittal brochures for our pipes.

These brochures can either be downloaded on our website or, if requested, ordered in paper form from our company.

Our draft is now being constantly refined and should be completed at the latest in October 2016 so it’s ready for the international trade fair “K” in Düsseldorf.


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Handbook on large plastic pipes And finally, probably the most exciting thing for me is that we are going to publish a technical handbook. The Krah Community Book is basically a collection of different technical information, instructions and guidelines from different companies that are dealing with pipe production.

You will be met with illustrated portrayals and detailed information of pipe production, technology, assembling, application, fabrication and jointing procedures. You will even find information about the material our pipes are made of. Furthermore you can have an insight of what happens behind the installation, e.g. planning and developing of new ideas and technologies. Our international customers present different possibilities and advantages of the Krah pipe production.It will be interesting to read for engineers, planners, operators and contractors, but also for customers that are interested in how our technology of pipe production or assembling works. The book is already in printing so make sure to order one.

Now where we gave you a little flashback to this great experience we want to make you excited for the next meeting. The next Krah Community Meeting will take place during the next K trade fair from the 19.-26. October 2016 in Düsseldorf.

After all this information I now wish you lots of fun while reading our technical articles, presentations and revisions and hopefully the year 2016 will be even more successful for you than this year!

Yours sincerely,
Alexander Krah

Get it here


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