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Irontite Ductile Pipe

Since its introduction to Australia in the 1950’s ductile iron pipe has been recognised as an industry standard for water and wastewater systems. Over 60 years of field experience has proven its strength, durability and reliability. The Ironite® ductile pipe range is manufactured by Jindal SAW Limited, a leading manufacture of ductile iron pipelines with over 30 years of experience and a history of continuous reinvestment into research and development, staying at the forefront of new technology and design.

Product Details

Standards and Approvals

Irontite® ductile iron pipes are manufactured to the Australian Product Standard under third party accreditation quality assurance systems confirming to ISO 9001.

  • AS/NZS 2280 “Ductile iron pipes and fittings”
  • AS/NZS 4020 “Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water”
  • AS 1646 “Rubber joint rings for water supply, sewerage and drainage purposes”
  • AS 1831 “Spheroidal or nodular graphite iron castings”
  • AS/NZS 4087 “metallic flanges for waterworks purposes”
  • ISO 16132 “Ductile iron pipes and fittings, seal coats for cement mortar linings”

Polyethylene sleeving:

  • AS 3680 “Polyethylene sleeving for ductile iron pipes”
  • AS 3681 “Guidelines for the application of polyethylene sleeving to ductile iron pipelines and fittings”

Irontite® ductile pipe has been appraised by Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) – PA 1802.

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Rubber Ring Seal

The Irontite® elastomeric gasket provides a leak tight flexible jointing system. EPDM T-type elastomeric gasket is used for the jointing system, unique to the Jindal SAW pipe. These rings can be easily identified by the green markings on the face of the seal. The EPDM rubber ring seal conforms to AS 1646.

Joint Deflection

The elastomeric seal joint deflection recommended by Irontite DI pipes is shown in the table below and conforms with AS/NZS 2280. The effective length of each pipe is 5.5m.

Recommended joint deflection and offset:

Nominal Size DN Recommended Joint Deflection, Ѳ (Degrees) Offset, δ (m) Radius, R (m)
100 - 300 3.5 0.34 90
375 - 600 2.5 0.24 126
750 1.0 0.10 315

 

Colour and Markings

All Irontite® ductile iron pipes are marked in accordance with the requirements of AS/NZS 2280:2014

  • Manufacturers name: Jindal SAW Australia/NZ
  • Iplex logo and Irontite® branding
  • Nominal size: DN 100 to DN 750
  • Pressure classification PN20, PN35, FC
  • Number of the standard AS/NZS 2280

Pipes not suitable for drinking water are marked Not suitable for drinking water' continuously along the length of the pipe with legible lettering of minimum 20 mm height.

Other marks include application limit of LPS, batch numbers for traceability and codes for manufacturing location.

In addition, the PN20, PN35 and Flange Class pipe has green, red and blue colour coding respectively, on the socket end.

Environmental Credentials

Jindal SAW manufacturing plants have been certified as compliant to ISO 9001 by Bureau Veritas certification.

SO 18001:2007 certification confirms manufacture to occupational health and management systems.

In addition, the manufacturers have been certified to ISO 14001:2004 Environment management system — Requirements and ISO 14064.1:2006 Greenhouse gases —Specification with guidance at the organisation level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals to demonstrate assurance to sustainable development and as a guarantee of product and services that meet the requirements of respect for the environment by quantifying, monitoring, reporting and verifying greenhouse gas emissions. All ductile iron pipes are 100% recyclable.

Irontite® Blue PN35 Ductile Iron Pipe

Ideal for potable water applications Irontite Blue’s range from DN100 to DN750 has an internal lining of cement mortar offering excellent resistance against corrosion while providing superior hydraulic performance. The cement lining creates a smooth and dense internal surface. The external coating of Zn-Al primer (mean mass 400 gm/m²) + blue liquid epoxy (min. 80 µm DFT) protects the pipe against damaging and corrosive effects of the soil and can be buried without sleeving in soils with a resistivity lower than 500 Ω cm (please check with local water authority).

Alternative options for internal and external linings are available.

Irontite® Red PN35 Ductile Iron Pipe

For sewerage and waste water applications Irontite® Red’s range from DN100 to DN750 has a cement lining using calcium aluminate cement and a red epoxy external coating of Zn-Al primer (mean mass 400 gm/m²) + red liquid epoxy (min. 80 µm DFT) protects the pipe against damaging and corrosive effects of the soil and can be buried without sleeving in soils with a resistivity lower than 500 Ω cm (please check with local water authority).

Alternative options for internal and external linings are available.

Irontite® Lite PN20 Ductile Iron Pipe

Irontite® Lite range from DN225 to DN750 is available in both blue and red epoxy external coating of Zn-Al primer (mean mass 400 gm/m²) + liquid epoxy (min. 80 µm DFT) for both potable, sewerage and waste water applications with options for internal linings.

ISO sizes are also available in this range.

 

Irontite® Flange Class Ductile Iron Pipe

Irontite® Flange Class pipe ranges from DN100 – DN750, with the external coating of Zn-Al primer (mean mass 400 gm/m²) + blue liquid epoxy (min. 80 µm DFT) and unlined internal coating. The Irontite® Flange Class is available for custom flanged pipework with a bitumen cement internal line finish or thermal bonded coating up to 2.7m in length.

Ironitite® Polyurethane Lined PN35 Ductile Iron Pipe

Ironitite® polyurethane lined pipe is specifically designed to withstand aggressive conditions, very soft water and mineral water applications where cement mortar lining is not suitable. The solvent free, two component system is centrifugally applied to coat the inside of the pipe mitigating any risk of detachment. Alternative options are available for external costings to suit any projects requirements.

Restrained Joints

Restrained joints are used to mechanically arrest the axial movement of a pipeline, making them ideally suited for installations over loose soil or marshy land where one cannot provide anchor blocks at tee points or bends, when varying topographies or gradients are encountered, or in high-pressure pipeline applications. Jindal SAW offer two types of restrained joints - the MRJ and the JSAW Lock Pipe.

JSAW MRJ Pipes

This joint comprises of an assembly of two pipes (socket and spigot) with glands, split ring and a set of hook bolts, nuts and washes. The spigot end of the pipe is to be provided with a weld bead. The socket of the pipe to be joined will have a circumferential projected collar.

JSAW Lock Pipe

Critical to restraining pipe axial movement in major underground water piping systems, JSAW-LOCK jointing technology offers an easy to install, superior pipeline restraint solution.

The system is a restrained semi-flexible push-in-joint connecting socket and spigot ductile iron pipes (AS and ISO sizes). The complete assembly is self-restraining and thus aids in transferring thrust forces along the entire system – eliminating the need for thrust blocking alternatives.

JSAW’s Joint locking system is sustainable within high pressure applications by the way it automatically deflects high angular surges. With the JSAW LOCK joint, the system is pre-designed to cater for pressures between 100-25 bar in DN100-DN1800 respectively. Lock Joints are custom built to project specifications to confidently withstand pressure surges over a long life-time.