Formable corrugated steel joints AISI 304 and AISI 316L designed to compensate for any structural movements in gas and water systems
When talking about seismic safety, the danger posed by the failure of the structure must be considered, but the consequences and dangers caused by the damage to the systemsmust also be taken into account. The latter behave in a more fragile way than the structures in which they are located: at the end of earthquakes, essential services such as water or gas supply networks are often seriously compromised.
The reliability of the pipes is therefore of primary importance, minimising the possible critical issues within a system is the first rule of careful design, which must take into account both the resistance of the systems to the action of the earthquake, and the flexibility that the system networks must guarantee.
Eurotis PLT-CSST stainless steel formable corrugated pipes are able to absorb oscillations or vibrations ensuring sealing. They represent a valid solution for designers and installers who, today more than ever, must design and build systems in accordance with seismic regulations.
Eurotis compensation joints
Eurotis offers a series of omega compensation joints in AISI 304 and AISI 316L stainless steel, from DN15 to DN50, ready for installation.
Development of custom joints
Eurotis also offers a service of designing customised joints according to different plant requirements. It is sufficient for the designer or installer to provide the following information:
- Pipe sizing (DN);
- Maximum movement on the 3 axes (normally 10/15 cm);
- Indication of the shape (omega Ω or S);
- The outlet thread.
The Eurotis technical office will then develop the proposal, developing a shared project with the customer, formulating an offer, until the required joints are provided quickly.
Seismically tested pipes
Eurotis PLT-CSST stainless steel formable pipes are seismically tested. Tests carried out by the specialised laboratory ISMES/BECOME A LAP of CESI SpA have demonstrated the reliability of Eurotis systems even in extreme situations such as an earthquake. The tests were also carried out taking into account the requirements of the European Euro-codes (in particular Euro-code 8 on earthquake resistance) and the “NTC 2008” standards drawn up by the Higher Council of Public Works, approved by Decree 14/01/2008 of the Ministry of Infrastructure and published in the Official Gazette no. 29 of 04/02/2008.