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BLUTOP

Water

The BLUTOP® range

 
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As the final link in the water cycle before consumption in our homes, distribution pipes play a crucial role in ensuring a reliable supply of high-quality water. BLUTOP® is a dependable, proven solution for small-diameter pipes, eliminating the need to choose between flexibility and corrosion resistance, between competitiveness and durability, and between innovation and tradition.

Product Specification

100% compatible with plastic pipes
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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
The BLUTOP® solution was developed in keeping
with the principles of sustainable development and
delivers outstanding environmental performance.
EXTENDED SERVICE LIFE
As investment in renewing water supply
infrastructure is declining in relative terms, water
network managers are demanding longer service
lives. Ductile iron components are not prone
to ageing. Their mechanical properties remain
constant over time.
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LEAKTIGHTNESS
Reducing the amount of water lost in leaks from
pipe systems is a major issue. BLUTOP® delivers a
two-pronged solution, as ductile iron components
(including pipes, fittings, valves and accessories)
have an excellent reputation for both leaktightness
and pressure resistance.
LESS ENERGY REQUIRED FOR PUMPING
Improving leaktightness reduces head losses,
which in turn saves energy.
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INSTALLATION
BLUTOP® revolutionises pipe installation and use.
Pipe-laying operations are quicker because pipes
and fittings can be transported by hand and
inserted using a crowbar.
OPERATION
The BLUTOP® pipe range is compatible with
existing plastic pipe networks and their related
connection and maintenance accessories
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WATER QUALITY
In accordance with the major European regulatory
requirements, drinking water Certificates have
been obtained for all materials used in the
BLUTOP® range (DUCTAN® coating, epoxy,
elastomers, lubricating paste and repair products).

 

Technical DetailsFeatures & Benefits
  • Diameter range: OD 75, 90, 110, 125 and 160
  • Manual push-fit joint:
  • Non restrained (Blutop)
  • Self-restrained (Blutop Vi)
  • Coatings:
  • Pipes: BioZinalium*, Zn-AL (Cu) alloy 400g/m2 + Aquacoat (single component water-based paint)
  • Fittings: Blue Epoxy 250μm
  • Linings:
  • Pipes: Ductan thermoplastic 300 μm, nominal adhesion 8MPa
  • Fittings: Blue Epoxy 250μm
  • 6 degrees of angular deflection
*The new BioZinalium coating system will progressively replace our current Zinalium (ZnAl alloy) + epoxy coating system as stocks are replenished.
  • Lighter pipe system, no cement mortar lining
  • Manual handling
  • Ductile iron mechanical properties intact
  • Compatible with plastic pipes
  • Easy to assemble
  • Use of excavated material as backfill
  • Eco friendly
  • Recycled and infinitely recyclable
  • Less energy consumption linked to transport
  • Self-anchoring gasket available for restrained pipes application
  • Better hydraulic capacity than same OD plastics
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Standards & Approvals

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Contact

Technical Enquiries:
+44 (0)115 930 0700 
technical.pipes.uk.pam@saint-gobain.com
Customer Services:
+44 (0)115 930 5000 
sales.uk.pam@saint-gobain.com

Images

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Videos

How to assemble a Blutop pipe
The ductile cast iron pipes and fittings of the BLUTOP® range are available with diameters between 75 and 160 mm. The BLUTOP® range is ideal for drinking water distribution networks in urban, semi-urban and rural areas. It has been designed to facilitate the extension or renewal of existing networks.
How to assemble a bend on a BLUTOP ductile iron pipe? Saint-Gobain PAM
The ductile cast iron pipes and fittings of the BLUTOP® range are available with diameters between 75 and 160 mm. The BLUTOP® range is ideal for drinking water distribution networks in urban, semi-urban and rural areas. It has been designed to facilitate the extension or renewal of existing networks.
How to realize a connection with BLUDRILL on pipe BLUTOP? Saint-Gobain PAM
How to realize a connection with BLUDRILL on pipe BLUTOP? Saint-Gobain PAM
How to fit a tee on BLUTOP pipe with a crowbar ? Saint-Gobain PAM
How to fit a tee on BLUTOP pipe with a crowbar ? Saint-Gobain PAM
How to realize a cutting of a pipe in ductile iron BLUTOP? Saint-Gobain PAM
Cutting a BluTop cast iron pipe- Saint-Gobain PAM UK
lubricating the spigot end of a BLUTOP ductile iron pipe
How to lubricate the spigot end of a BluTop ductile iron pipe- Saint-Gobain PAM UK
Cutting and chamfering BLUTOP ductile iron pipe with BluCut machine - Saint-Gobain PAM
A perfectly clean cut: the BluCut machine allows you to make a perfectly clean and regular cut - thanks to his integrated guide and its rotary support for pipes. A regular chamfer: no more need to care about the chamfer, the new bluCut solution takes care of all in a single step. Can be used with many ductile iron pipe ranges: NATURAL, BLUTOP
How to set up a sleeve on a BLUTOP pipe ? Saint-Gobain PAM
How to set up a sleeve on a BLUTOP pipe ? Saint-Gobain PAM

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See also

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PAM solutions cover the entire water transport cycle.
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