Hytec South Africa enters partnership agreement with GS-Hydro
Hytec South Africa and GS-Hydro, an Italy-based multinational non-welded pipe manufacturer, have entered into a non-exclusive partnership agreement. Effective 1 November 2018, the partnership endorses Hytec South Africa as a sub-Saharan Africa distributor for all GS-Hydro components and piping systems above 42 mm.
The distributorship increases Hytec South Africa’s product and service capabilities and presents new opportunities for distributing non-welded, leak-free piping systems. This is especially the case where projects include design and engineering, as GS-Piping Systems’ assemblies can be prefabricated to a high degree prior to installation, which speeds up the installation process and reduces overall costs.
Cost savings through the lifetime of the piping systems are gained because there is a lower total installed system cost, a shorter installation time, less flushing time and reduced need for maintenance and repairs.
A 3D schematic of a typical GS-Hydro pipe installation layout design.
“These benefits lead to fewer production interruptions and much shorter downtime when interruptions do occur,” points out Hytec South Africa Engineering Manager Andre Lindeque. “The GS-Piping System’s flexibility facilitates fast and easy installation which translates to significantly lower installation costs when compared to a welded piping system.”
Hytec South Africa upholds GS-Hydro products’ 12-month warranty, and is also equipped to handle all maintenance and repairs.
Hytec South Africa currently has GS-Hydro Flaring and Bending Machines in use at its premises. The Flaring Machine provides 37° flaring with the capacity of flaring pipe sizes from 6 to 170 mm, and the bending machine has the capacity to bend pipes sized from 16 x 2 mm (wall thickness) up to 60 x 6 mm (wall thickness). Depending on the outside pipe diameter, the bend radius provided is either 2.5 or 3.0
GS-Hydro is the world’s leading supplier of innovative, non-welded piping solutions for hydraulic and other low and high pressure applications with high demands on quality, reliability and cleanliness. GS-Hydro is the original provider of non-welded piping solutions and relies on more than 40 years of experience in the field.