Newsline George Fischer Pty Ltd ISSUE 35 September 2009 www.georgefischer.com.au Inside Newsline this month Destination China. We visit GFPS in the Pearl of the Orient. Read more on page 2. ELGEF Plus for pressure sewerage applications. The right choice for the job. See page 3 for the full story. Win a Portable DVD Player. Just answer three simple questions to be in the running. Full details on back page. Newsline ISSUE 35 • September 2009 GF Passport - Destination China Dust off your passports, we are visiting annual sales meetings and annual dealer the Pearl of the Orient - yes, we’re heading meetings. Mr Yuan says, “it is normally to China. the time that people from different Since opening the first office in Beijing in locations gather together to know each 1996, GF has been a key player in the piping other, to learn together and to have fun system market in China. The operation together”. has over the years, expanded to include Manufacturing in Shanghai is in close is a customer, Zhoushan Shipyard, which additional sales offices in Shenzhen and cooperation with GFPS HQ in Switzerland. required the refit of a 5000 CTC (Car Chengdu. GFPS China has a production Production on the site includes PB, PE- Transport Carrier). The problem with base in Shanghai and a brand new state of RT, PE, PP-H pipes and fittings, PVC the current carrier was two-fold; high the art production facility currently under pipes, PVC ball valves and butterfly weight and sea water corrosion in the construction in Beijing (due for completion valves. With ISO certified production, ballast system (using rubber lined steel in 2010). GFPS China continues to go from GFPS China supply products to other GF pipe), and corrosion in fresh and waste strength-to-strength. locations in the region. water systems). The solution offered Their strongest market segment is by GF China to the customer was the Building Technology, and with the Beijing use of PB and PE for the hot and cold factory dedicated to producing products water, PVC-U for waste water and PE for this market, they solidify already for the ballast system. This installation excellent foundations. Other strong resulted in no concerns over corrosion, markets include Water Treatment, and the weight comparison of plastics Chemical Processing, Microelectronics to steel systems was exceptional. If this and Ship Building. wasn’t enough to delight the customer Though it is not always smooth sailing! the pricing was practically the same The biggest challenge faced in their as with steel pipe, ensuring the project market is the low level cost of plastics. stayed under budget. The number of current staff is Not only do they face competition from Did you know Expo 2010 will be held in approximately 230 but with the opening of international players, but also from the Shanghai? It’s a very busy and exciting the Beijing factory this is set to increase. thousands of local, low level plastic pipe time for the Shanghainese, and for GFPS Teamwork is essential with the amount producers, with most of them being of who have been working on the project for of staff and the various locations around poor quality and at very cheap prices. a few years now to ensure that Expo 2010 the country. It is also important for staff However, as is the case around the is a success on the world stage. to communicate and get together when world the advantages offered by GFPS If you have any inquiries about this article, possible. Managing Director, Yuan Lihui - range and quality of products, as well please contact the Shanghai office on ensures success by having all staff, and as the technical know-how are always +86 21 581 33 33 3, or email your inquiry the vast dealer network in China attend appreciated by customers. One example to china.ps @ georgfischer.com. Solutions for Hot Tapping & Drilling Under Pressure Drilling under pressure is an installation procedure where you do not have to shut off the distribution line to make a new branch off or any other connection to the pipeline. This installation technique gives the water and gas companies a reduction in their installation costs. At the same time it increases the comfort of the end-user, as during under pressure drilling, the supply of water and gas to the end user isn’t interrupted. The main field of application for drilling devices are distribution lines in the potable water and gas network. The lines used in the network appear mainly in the range from DN50 to DN300. These pipes have a design pressure of up to 16 bar for water, whereas actual working pressure seldom exceeds 8 bar. In the gas distribution 60 Seconds with... lines we see low pressures going up to 4-5 bar. The W410 Enzo Bova tapping tool enables easy drilling water and gas distribution Nat. Sales & Marketing Manager lines which are still under pressure. The drilling device type W410 is extremely compact and lightweight and is suitable for making a connection to spigot How long have you been at GF? I started in March 2000 ends in d63 up to d200 thanks to the modular system. It is What was your first job? Working in the IT department for especially useful for branches above 2”on all kinds of pipe a Council preparing punch cards for data storage. Soon lost material. any interest in pursuing a career in IT. In this case a high quality connection is made to branch saddles Favourite part of the day? Coming home to meet the family mounted on PE pipes, such as the ELGEF® branch fitting. For at the end of the business day. the PE pipes we have drilling sizes available in diameter 63mm Best advice you’ve ever been given? Don’t leave what you and 84 mm. The W410 is also the right drilling device to make can do today for tomorrow. flange to flange connections. Available in flange sizes DN50 up Favourite movie? Rocky I to DN200, it’s the perfect fit to a flanged valve. u Stay tuned for our latest promotion on the new W410 Tapping Pastimes/Hobbies? Coached junior soccer team over the Tool, commencing 1 October 2009. For further information or past 6 years with one premiership and 2 finalists trophies. to find out more, contact us on 1300 130 149 or email australia. Favourite food? Seafood. Love a fresh snapper and chips. email@example.com. 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Additionally, they have 64 operating Would you prefer to receive Newsline by email? pressure sewer systems in Australia Here at GF Australia, we are always looking for ways to and another 20 in construction. reduce our footprint on the environment. So we’ve decided Improved technologies in pressure our Newsline readers should have the option of receiving sewerage pumps and in piping systems Newsline via email. If you would prefer your issue of have lead to pressure sewerage systems Newsline delivered straight to your Inbox please email, being commonplace in many regions. jillian.simpson @ georgfischer.com with “Subscribe to Newsline” in the subject field. Numerous large systems (with several Please also include your full name and company details in the body of the email. hundred pump units) have been installed throughout NSW, VIC and QLD, with a proven performance history. A pressure sewerage system comprises QUARTERLY SPECIALS of a Pressure Sewer unit installed at each Stock Code Description Qty Price Per Unit Now Available - Ball Valve 163567027 Butterfly Valve 567 CPVC/FPM 30 $455.30 Type 375 160DN150 6” With the Type 375 ball valve, GF Piping 167317042 Diaphragm Valve 317 PP-H/PTFE 7 $1,766.00 d160DN150 Systems now have a new addition to their expanding ball valve range. The 375 Ball 175360417 Ball Check Valve 360 PVDF/FPM 29 $668.50 Valve is ideally suited for basic applications d63DN50 encompassing the water processing and water treatment sector, as well as other 175567028 Butterfly Valve 567 PVDF/FPM 4 $1,584.60 applications involving water. The 375 d225DN200 ball valve is made from UPVC/EPDM, and has a size range from DN15 to DN50. 199208211 Ball Valve 208 UPVC/EPDM 12 $814.30 d90DN80 For further information, 199233068 Ball Valve 233 UPVC/EPDM 32 $325.50 visit the product 2”DN50 section of our website www. 700244851 Diaphragm Valve 315 PP-H/EPDM 30 $165.70 georgefischer. d50DN40 com.au, or call For further details on these specials or to place an order, please contact Larry Kelly on 1300 130 149 or email, larry. our office on firstname.lastname@example.org quoting “Newsline September Specials”. Please note, prices are excl-GST, and only valid on these 1300 130 149. quantities, while stocks last. Prices quoted are ex-works Riverwood. Newsline ISSUE 35 • September 2009 Published by Upcoming Events Upcoming Exhibitions / Conferences George Fischer Pty Ltd Event Date Venue Production Ana Sarac CSG & CSM Conference 1-2 December 2009 Brisbane, QLD ana.sarac@ georgfischer.com Ozwater 2010 8-10 March 2010 Brisbane, QLD Contributors If you know of/have an event coming up and would like others to know about it, please send Jillian Simpson the details to email@example.com for inclusion in Newsline. Ana Sarac Clarity after Signet 4150 Turbidimeter Launch AUSTRALIA Riverwood - Head Office Unit 1/100 Belmore Road North In early June, GF launched the Signet 4150 Turbidimeter throughout Riverwood NSW 2210 Australia via a series of presentations. The first was at the Arts Tel: +61 (0)2 9502 8000 Centre, Melbourne in conjunction with our local distributor Piping & Fax: +61 (0)2 9502 8090 Automation Systems. This was followed by another presentation at Email: australia.ps @ georgfischer.com our WA distributor, Fusion Piping Systems premises. Using a working model of the Signet 4150 Turbidimeter allowed Brisbane potential buyers to view a live demonstration of the ease of functionality of the Unit 7, 30 Raubers Road Turbidimeter. The two features which were of most interest were the ultrasonic Banyo QLD 4014 self cleaning glass cuvette, and the easy calibration of the unit, the demonstration Tel: 1300 130 149 of which was certainly a highpoint. Tyson Green from Odatech commented on the Fax: +61 (0)7 3267 6400 Turbidimeter, “Very impressive unit and the maintainability looks very user friendly”. Overall the feedback has been positive and it was generally agreed that the Signet Townsville 4150 Turbidimeter could potentially be very successful in the Australian market Tel: 1300 130 149 place. Fax: 1300 884 122 If you would like further information on the Signet 4150 Turbidimeter please contact Simon Naef, simon.naef@ georgfischer.com. Melbourne 51 Stubbs Street, Employee of the Quarter Kensington, VIC, 3031 Tel: +61 (0)3 9376 0988 Congratulations to Teresa Aravanis, winner of Fax: +61 (0)3 9376 0933 Employee of the 2nd Quarter for 2009. Teresa always delivers her greetings with a smile, and Adelaide has been with for Georg Fischer for over 9 years, Tel: 1300 130 149 as our dedicated receptionist. The GF staff praised Fax: 1300 884 122 Teresa with such valuable comments as she is aware that customers come first, very reliable and Perth friendly and for constantly learning other tasks to 25 King Edward Road help out the team. Teresa certainly lives by her Osborne Park WA 6017 email tag line “always happy to help”. This again reflects the core values of GF. It is Tel: +61 (0)8 9204 2122 wonderful that the GF staff have acknowledged Teresa, and well done once again. 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