The traditional qualities of ductile cast iron pipes at the service of irrigation
The IRRIGAL range uses the traditional qualities and strengths of ductile cast iron pipes to meet the requirements of irrigation networks. The ductile iron pipes and fittings of this range are available in diameters of 100 to 600 mm.
IRRIGAL pipes, which are recognisable by their green colour, are produced with a BioZinalium external coating of a layer of zinc-aluminium 85/15 alloy, enriched with copper, with a minimum surface density of 400g/m²), applied by spraying molten metal onto the surface of the iron, using an electric arc spray gun, from ZnAl (Cu) alloy wire and a protective layer of Aquacoat (semi-permeable), a water-based green acrylic of average thickness 80 microns applied using a spray gun, plus an internal protective layer of cement lining that is compatible with irrigation water.
IRRIGAL fittings come with an Aquacoat coating or epoxy powder coating for:
EXPRESS mechanical joint fittings;
STANDARD push-in joint fittings;
Optimal performance: the pipes, fittings, lining and coating found in the IRRIGAL range combine to create a pipeline which offers high speed flow, flexibility for curved routes, watertightness, and resistance to the corrosiveness of cultivated land containing fertilizer and other substances.
Straightforward installation: as with all of PAM pipes, installation is simple and can be done with standard site tools, avoiding the need for specialists. This robust, leakproof solution is perfectly suited to the requirements of irrigation projects.
Ductile iron pipes and products dedicated to watering systems
Out of all the worldwide challenges facing water resources, irrigation takes the lead. Approximately 70% of the world's consumption of soft water is intended for agriculture, with 22% designated for industry and only 8% available for domestic consumption.
Many watering systems are inefficient because the water disappears due to evaporation and the lack of soil and crop nourishment. Irrigation, as a watering solution, requires an efficient and reliable pipeline system. We have specially designed range of ductile iron pipes and PAM products for irrigation purposes.