A combination of scientific innovations specific to water distribution pipe systems
Proven to significantly improve the operating efficiency and working conditions of pipe-laying teams at work sites, the award-winning BLUTOP range is ideal for use within drinking water distribution networks in urban, semi-urban and rural areas.
It has been designed to facilitate the extension or renewal of existing networks and, advantageously, is dimensionally compatible with existing plastic pipe (Polyethylene/PE and Polyvinyl Chloride/PVC) networks and their related connection and maintenance accessories.
Available with diameters of between 75 and 160 mm, the ductile cast iron pipes and fittings of the BLUTOP range are expected to last more than 100 years, due to their high mechanical strength, protection against soil and water aggression, guaranteed leak tightness, and flexible junctions.
- Innovation: manufactured in Europe, the BLUTOP range benefits from the latest PAM technical advances, resulting in a lighter pipe that can be transported to hard-to-reach locations, carried on site by hand and inserted using a crowbar. The highly flexible joint facilitates pipe laying on uneven ground, in narrow trenches and confined spaces.
- Cost and time savings: the significant angular deviation (up to 6°) at joints necessitates fewer fittings and reduces the cost of works, while the easily-cleaned socket, easily-fitted pre-lubricated joint, thinner iron wall and hole-cutting tools reduce cutting times.
- Durability: the Ductan internal lining, which is inert in contact with drinking water, helps reduce head losses and, in turn, pumping costs. Also present in most PAM products, the BioZinalium protective exterior coating is designed to be very durable in underground conditions and has minimal environmental impact.
- Compliance: the BLUTOP range is accredited with a certificate of sanitary conformity for drinking water in accordance with all major European regulatory requirements.
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Ductile iron pipe solutions for the complete water cycle
We supply our PAM ductile iron pipelines throughout the world, allowing water to be transported from its source to treatment plants and places of consumption. Our solutions address water whether it is potable, raw, waste or recycled, and cover the entire water transport cycle, from its gravity supply, surface and ground water filtration and seawater desalination, treatment and storage, and distribution to consumers and industry.
As investment in renewing water supply infrastructure is declining in relative terms, there is increasing demand on pipeline service longevity. Our ductile iron pipes, fittings, valves and accessories are anti-ageing and have earned a first-class reputation for both leak tightness and pressure resistance.
We are involved in both the preservation of the quality and quantity of water as a resource and its distribution in all situations, where there may be mechanical stresses, pressure surges, or environmental constraints among other challenges.
For the supply of water alone, we have 10,000 items of pipes, fittings and joint compounds to cope with every possible situation and to withstand all hazards associated with their transport, handling, installation and operation.