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The ALPINAL® range

Snow on tap

It is imperative that winter sports resorts have snow cover throughout the season. The ALPINAL® range of pipes offers the ideal solution for snow professionals looking for a robust system that combines durability with excellent resistance to static and dynamic pressure.

High altitudes, high performance

ALPINAL®, which has been designed to withstand high pressures, offers reliability and safety at all times in a hostile environment that includes a severe climate and rocky, steep slopes.
These pipes, are put under considerable mechanical strains and function without failure for decades.
To ensure corrosion resistance, the exterior of ALPINAL® pipes are protected by a zinc coating covered with a layer of synthetic paint.

All of the water is converted into snow !

ALPINAL® offers absolute watertightness thanks to the way the pipes and fittings are joined:
  • using elastomer (EPDM) joints
  • using UNIVERSAL Ve or UNIVERSAL Vi socketed anchoring systems, which are extremely effective.
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Snow gun supplied by an ALPINAL network

With ALPINAL®, you don't have to move mountains

Pipes supplying snow guns are installed on mountain slopes. The range offers substantial angular deflections, which makes it possible to:
  • save money on fittings,
  • use the most direct routes possible,
  • reduce the use of earthworks and dynamiting.
Schema : angular deflection

Savings at the summit

ALPINAL® opens up the most direct channels between the area where water is drawn and to the summit. This range, with its welding-free, simple and practical assembly system, increases laying rates and saves on installation costs.
Generally anchored, ALPINAL® pipes mean that concrete stop blocks are no longer required.
ECOPOSE®, which involves using the native soil as backfill, even in the most hostile environments, reduces the need to add new materials. This economical and ecological laying technique helps increase the work rate on site.

Almost as durable as the mountain

Requiring no maintenance installation, ALPINAL® respects the fragile eco­system of plants and animals in the mountains while also taking into account the requirements of economic actors involved in leisure and sports activities in winter resorts.
Plus, ductile iron is a completely recyclable material that has a natural place in the protected mountain environment.

Ductile iron, the reference material for winter sports resorts.
DN : 80 to 500 mm
PFA : 50 to 100 bar

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