GPS PE PIPE SYSTEMS
Suppliers of: Compression Fittings, Polyethylene Pipes, Pipe Connectors, Electrofusion Pipe Fittings, Pipe Jointing Systems, Water Pipes & Fittings, Pipe Coatings, Barrier Pipe and Fittings Systems, Pipe Coils, Polyethylene Barrier Pipe, Traceable Polyethylene Pipes.
GPS PE Pipe Systems is a market leading manufacturer of high performance piping products for gas, water, sewerage and industrial applications.
Specialising in polyethylene (PE) pipe systems, we help deliver gas and clean drinking water to thousands of homes and businesses across the UK and abroad.
We are a UK manufacturer with a 100-year heritage and a global reach. Having pioneered PE pipe systems in the UK, we continue to lead innovation today, supplying products to many of the leading utility, engineering and construction companies.
We manufacture a wide choice of products with the aim to provide our customers from various industry sectors with total pipeline solutions. Our product range, from cost effective ducting solutions right through to the industry leading Protecta-Line barrier system, is one of the most comprehensive in Europe and we constantly improve and update it to ensure that our customers remain at the forefront of safe and reliable gas and water distribution systems.
Main Product Ranges:
Excel (PE100) Pipes:
Excel is a High Performance Polyethylene (HPPE) pipe for water and sewage duties. It is made from the tough PE100 polymer, which is a stronger, higher density material than PE80, demonstrating high resistance to rapid crack propagation (60°C to -30°C) as well as to long term stress cracking.
Our PE80 pipe is manufactured from MDPE rather than HDPE PE80. MDPE has a higher long term stress crack resistance than traditional HDPE PE80.
Protecta-Line Barrier Pipe System:
Protecta-Line is an award winning, fully integrated barrier pipe and fittings system. Its tough multi-layer construction ensures that any contaminants remaining in brownfield sites and former industrial land cannot permeate into the water supply.
Excel 3C Coils:
Excel 3C is a factory sealed Excel (PE100) pipe coil that is approved by the Secretary of State for installation without pre-chlorination. It can save up to seven days in installation time and vastly reduce the quantity of hypochlorite solution required.
Frialen Electrofusion Fittings:
FRIALEN electrofusion fittings are manufactured by our sister company Friatec and GPS PE Pipe Systems are their sole UK distributor. The unique design of FRIALEN electrofusion fittings incorporates exposed heating coils to provide consistent heat transfer during fusion and to achieve maximum bonding between the materials. FRIALEN fittings are lightweight, resistant to corrosion, have excellent chemical durability and exceptional fusibility.
Ease of pipe system installation by electrofusion and butt-fusion can be greatly assisted on-site with the use of pupped fittings. We make a wide range of Pupped Fittings featuring extended spigots in various sizes made from either Excel (PE100) Black/Blue or PE80 Yellow.
Long Spigot Fittings:
Long Spigot Fittings are suitable for electrofusion and on-site butt-fusion without any additional pupping needed (provided that machines with narrow clamps are used). Long Spigot fittings are available in SDR11 and SDR17/17.6, in sizes from 315mm to 630mm (dependent on fitting) and come in a wide range of shapes.
Backing rings and gaskets for leaktight detachable flange joints.
Further Technical Information is available to download through the BPi Download Library or via the Manufacturer’s own website.
These files are provided by the manufacturer. While Building Products Index takes every care to ensure the information is correct and up to date, we cannot be held liable for any out of date or incorrect information in them. Please check with the supplier before specifying or purchasing products.
GPS Duck Foot Bends G0010
Published [21/03/17]File size [286 KB]
GPS ENVIRO-LINE PIPE FOR WATER RE-USE
ENVIRO-LINE PIPE FOR WATER RE-USE
Published [21/03/17]File size [920 KB]
GPS EXCEL 3C Pipe Coil
Published [21/03/17]File size [491 KB]
GPS Excel G0020 LARGE DIAMETER PIPE SYSTEMS
EXCEL (PE100) LARGE DIAMETER PIPE SYSTEMS
Published [21/03/17]File size [984 KB]
GPS GS008 PE80 Pipe
GPS have developed a Yellow PE80 / MDPE SDR13.6 pipe to replace SDR11 pipe in sizes 63mm and 75mm
Published [21/03/17]File size [398 KB]
GPS IT005 Pipe System Brochure
polyethylene pipe systems for water, gas and other applications
Published [21/03/17]File size [6299 KB]
GPS Protecta Line Mechanical Fittings
Published [21/03/17]File size [1314 KB]
GPS Protecta-Line Ferrule Off-Take
Protecta-Line Ferrule Off-Take
Published [21/03/17]File size [567 KB]
GPS PT003 4 Protecta Line Barrier Pipe Fittings
BARRIER PIPE AND FITTINGS SYSTEM
Published [21/03/17]File size [3347 KB]
slim flange steel reinforced flange adaptor that allows bore-size-for-size jointing of a PE pipe to a metal flange.
Published [21/03/17]File size [3459 KB]
GPS Traceable Pipe & Fittings G0025
TRACEABLE PIPE AND FITTINGS
Published [21/03/17]File size [223 KB]
GPS Trade Price List 2016
Published [21/03/17]File size [2387 KB]
Manchester Gas Mains Replacement
A project to maximise gas flow using trenchless installation methods on a critical stretch of the mains infrastructure in Manchester was hailed as a success thanks to GPS PE80 piping.
GPS PE Pipe Systems worked with the North West Gas Alliance, a partnership between National Grid and Balfour Beatty Utility Services, to carry out the work as part of an ongoing mains renewal programme.
The project, on Hathersage Road in Manchester, concerned a 328m stretch of gas main that serves an area close to the city’s general, maternity and children’s hospitals and the University of Manchester campus. The North West Gas Alliance specified 560mm SDR21 PE80 pipe to line the existing 24” Victorian cast iron pipes to maximise the internal bore, thereby enhancing capacity in the main without cost or disruption of open cut works.
Richard Scott, site manager for North West Gas Alliance said:
“This is the first time we have used the 560mm PE pipe and previously for this application we would have had to specify 630mm, which would have been too large for the original pipe’s 600mm internal diameter, necessitating open cut works. That would have made the installation significantly more costly, caused greater upheaval over a longer period of time and had environmental implications in terms of removing and replacing road surfaces. However, as a 500mm pipe would not have provided sufficient capacity, without the new 560mm size there would have been no alternative. Thanks to the 560mm pipe we have successfully completed the mains renewal in a relatively short trenchless programme and the project will help us achieve our aim of guaranteeing safe and reliable gas delivery for the next 50 years.”
The pipe was supplied in 12m lengths which were butt-fused together to create a continuous string of pipe. North West Gas Alliance engineers dug an insertion pit and a reception pit at either end of the 328m section and the pipe was inserted into the original cast iron main and pushed through using specialist equipment.
Additional connections were made using electrofused Frialen couplers to provide back up capacity in the system. Valve connections were made at each end of the section using 560x500mm SlimFlanges, the unique GIS PL3 compliant PE flange adaptors that allow connection of PE pipe to a metal flange/valve of the same nominal bore.
To underpin the integrity of the pipe, the main pipe layer on the project attended a training course to ensure that the electrofusion process was carried out correctly. The installation was then subjected to an integrity test before the final connection was made.
Bob Walters from GPS PE Pipe Systems commented:
“The use of SDR21 has provided further proof of the increased confidence in PE piping. It is also a good example of specifying pipes for realistic pressure and achieving sizeable cost savings along the way. Successful completion of this project is another key milestone for the sector and a further demonstration of the versatility of our product range.”
Taking Centre Stage for Anglian Water
We welcomed Anglian Water on site last week to film a new customer video to communicate plans of a £5 million investment in two new water mains replacement schemes in Ipswich.
Our PE pipe is being supplied for both schemes in the Claydon and Stoke Park areas of the city, with more than 17km of our pipe being utilised to replace sections of the network that have come to the end of their useful life.
The video is part of a complete communications package to ensure residents and businesses affected by the schemes are kept informed about the planned work being carried out in the area. Anglian Water filmed the piece at our site to show viewers the pipe that is being installed as part of this scheme.