Subsoil drainage

Flo-pipe

Flo-Pipe™ is a slotted HDPE subsoil drainage pipe available from Kaytech Engineered Fabrics.

It is optimally slotted for maximum infiltration with minimal blockage. Fabricated from the highest quality HDPE available, the twin wall sandwich design provides strength and flexibility.

The smooth inner wall ensures high flow velocity while the corrugated outer wall withstands massive confining pressure. Flo-Pipe™ is the ideal product for civil, mining, municipal and domestic use.

Flo-Pipe™ has been engineered to be easily installed by unskilled labour. The yellow marking on the top of the pipe ensures correct position of the slots. The convenient length and lightweight construction makes transport and handling easy. The durability and flexibility of the Flo-Pipe™ minimizes breakages due to poor handling and bedding conditions.

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) is one of the most chemically resistant polymers available. Flo-Pipe™ can therefore be used in severely adverse conditions such as effluent waste and industrial applications, or for freshwater reticulation.

Flo-Pipe™ can safely be exposed to the harsh African sun for up to one year without negative effects.

 

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