An essential part above ground and underground piping networks is valve pits. They are used to provide means for installation of different types of valves such as gate-valve, butterfly, breather valves, isolation valve, etc… each of them serve an important function (start and shutting off the flow, Regulating flow, breathing and air release ….) Farassan’s GRP manholes are fabricated using Faratec™ technology. GRP pipes and resin reinforced with fiberglass fabrics are joined together by hand lamination process and special design assures proper mechanical properties to withstand external loads as well strong sealing properties.
Valve pits are custom made based on client’s requirements or according to international standards such as:
- ISO 9001
- 163 Publication
- EN 15383
In general, when GRP pipes are installed vertically as in the case for Valve pits, external circumferential forces have a minimal effect on the pipe structure. Therefore pipes with low stiffness class (2500 Pa) could be used to construct the pits and Valve pits even when the Valve pit is installed in depth of up to 6 meters.
- Installation and maintenance of Valves and other accessories
- Pumping stations
- Placement of chemical injection equipment
- Air release and breathing of the pipeline
- Redirecting the flow of fluid
- Providing access to inspect pipeline
- Cleaning the main lines
- Changing the flow condition of the fluid