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Cast Iron Drainage Pipe and Fittings

Drainage Central supply Hargreaves Foundry Drainage Cast Iron Pipe and Fittings. Being one of the country’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of cast iron drainage products for above and below ground. Their ranges include Cast Iron traditional rainwater, cast iron soil products through to modern cast iron, socketless, above and below ground cast iron systems that meet international standards and carry third party certification.

Halifax Drain Cast Iron pipe and fittings is a socketless, mechanically jointed cast iron drainage and wastewater system. It is designed to minimise installation difficulties and maintenance costs over its lifetime. This is a fit and forget system.
Cast iron drainage products are proven to be reliable, durable and strong. They are safe, non-combustible, quiet and with minimal maintenance will last the life of a building. Cast iron is sustainable and can be fully recycled without any loss of its original properties.

Pipes for the Cast Iron Halifax Drain are only available in 3m lengths. Cast Iron has greater tolerance to movement in the surrounding ground than clay pipes which reduces the need for replacements. Due to the uniformity of the pipes, they can be cut at any point to allow for differences in the project's requirements while still being able to form a good seal with a coupling.

A wide selection of cast iron drainage fittings are available in below ground cast iron (Halifax Drain) ranges, which should cater for the majority of pipe system requirements for the given diameters. Irrespective of the shape and size of the fittings, they have been specially designed to allow connection to the pipes via one of the available, specialised Halifax couplings. While the majority of fittings dimensions are not specified in the EN877 standard, all products are subject to inspections against the Hargreaves Foundry Drainage specifications by our 3rd party certification bodies, which ensures that uniformity of product is maintained.

Halifax Drain fully complies with BS EN 877:1999 + A1:2006 Incorporating Corrigendum 2008 and certificated by BSI Kitemark (Cert No. KM 684754) and BBA (Cert No. 06/4401). These products have passed
all the initial testing and rigorous on going testing to ensure the BS EN 877 is met. Independent testing is carried out on an annual basis.

Paint Finish

The Halifax Drain system pipes are lined internally with a two part grey epoxy finish which provides improved performance when exposed to aggressive substances. The pipes in this system are coated with an average dry film thickness of 170 microns. Pipes with an exterior coating in grey and interior coating in yellow have average dry film thicknesses of 130 microns and 170 microns respectively. Fittings are also epoxy coated in grey.
Halifax Drain coatings have been tested successfully for resistance to attack by salt spray, waste water, hot water cycling and solution of acid at PH2 and alkalis at PH12.

What is the Benefits of using Cast Iron Drain Pipe

  • Quiet in operation – Intrinsic sound-deadening properties of cast iron reduce acoustic insulation costs
  • Fire resistant – As a material Cast Iron is non-combustible and has an A1 fire rating which reduces risk and removes the requirements for fire collars
  • The paint finish has been tested and proven to offer high performance when exposed to aggressive substances
  • Inherent strength and low maintenance requirements of cast iron combined with high quality surface coatings offer a fit and forget solution
  • Correctly installed and maintained cast iron pipe systems can last in excess of 100 years
  • Cost effective over the whole life of a building
  • Extremely low waste at end of life – scrap castings can be fully re-cycled
  • High pressure couplings designed for use in high-rise buildings
  • The system can be easily modified and adapt to changes to the building in later life with minimal extra cost which helps keep the whole life costs down
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