Extending the performance potential of GF’s renowned pipework products into new territory, the manufacturer’s COOL-FIT 2.0 collection offers the speed and versatility of a three-in-one system for the circulation of chilled water or other low-temperaturep liquids. In fact, the COOL-FIT 2.0 pipe, insulation and jacket combination can carry saline, glycol or alcohol – as alternatives to pure water – at temperatures down to freezing point. Furthermore, this adaptability is matched by excellent energy conservation characteristics, as well as ease of installation and total corrosion resistance: delivering ultimate reliability as customers worldwide have come to expect from GF Piping Systems. Pipes range from 32-140 mm in diameter and are tested to 16 bar, while the installed weight is as little as one-sixth of that of metal alternatives. The benefits extend from 25% higher energy efficiency and 50% faster fitting to excellent chemical & UV resistance and reduced maintenance implications. At the core of the offer is a carrier pipe formed from industrial grade polyethylene (PE) to provide strength at low temperatures. All components are factory insulated with closed cell, GF’s High Efficiency (GFHE) insulation offering a thermal conductivity of 0.022 W/mK; while the outer sheathing is of black high-density polyethylene (HDPE) or stainless steel. This combination provides good load-carrying strength, UV resistance and durability as well as combating condensation and mould growth. COOL-FIT 2.0 can carry liquids at temperatures from +60 degrees centigrade down to zero, while the polyurethane and outer HDPE or stainless steel jackets increase impact resistance and simplify pipe support through extended spanning capabilities.
Importantly the system is installed using GF Piping System’s already well-proven electro-fusion pipe welding process, improving speed and reducing mess during assembly, and offering a completion indicator for fail-safe reliability. The comprehensive range of accessories includes Tees, Elbows, Crosses, Sockets, Connection Hoses, Adaptors, Reducers and other transition fittings, while there is also a wide selection of insulated valves. The COOL-FIT 2.0 range therefore presents the most versatile collection of pipework and fittings for contractors and consultants meeting the challenge of distributing very low temperature liquids for air-conditioning and other building services applications, as well as data processing and industrial processes. Together with a full after sales service from GF Piping Systems in Coventry, the manufacturer offers specification support including energy loss and temperature differential calculations. Contractors can further call on the company for on-site advice and installer training.