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Saint-Gobain PAM UK extends VortX roof drainage range


VortX roof outletsSaint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has extended its range of cast iron, VortX roof outlets with the launch of a new 150mm vertical body unit.

Designed in accordance with BS EN 1253, the new, BSP threaded outlet has a compact vertical body and is available with both a flat and domical grating, with the domical version achieving a flow rate of 14.5 litres per second – making it one of the highest performing cast iron roof outlets on the market. Connections to 160 OD pipework are made using a cast iron spigot adaptor.

Commenting on the launch, Mike Rawlings, Marketing Manager – Soil, Drain & Rainwater at Saint-Gobain PAM UK said:

“The high flow rate and compact body design of the new 150mm outlet offers space saving benefits to the customer, and potentially means fewer outlets are required to remove water from flat roof structures.

“Also new to the range is a stainless steel gravel guard to suit the vertical roof outlets.”

The rest of the VortX roof range includes a 100mm vertical outlet as well as balcony outlets with flat and notched gratings, along with two-way outlets, clamping rings and raising pieces. All bodies are available as spigot and BSP versions, allowing connection to cast iron, PVC and other materials.

To ensure durability, all of the flat gratings in the range are sherardised, which provides a hard wearing and anti-corrosive finish. Cast iron domical gratings, clamping rings and raising pieces in the range are supplied black epoxy coated.

In addition, cast iron roof outlet bodies are supplied in a grey epoxy coating used for EN877 pipework, performing to high standards of adhesion, chemical resistance and temperature cycling.

Cast iron has a proven track record for its longevity over the lifetime of the building. Manufactured from up to 97% recycled content, end of life cast iron products are also 100% recyclable, and can therefore be returned to the furnace to make new cast iron products.

Rawlings continues:

“The VortX range is the result of a continuous development programme that offers installers everything they need to do the job, without complicated selecting procedures.

“As all of the outlets in the range are made from cast iron, they offer robust, long lasting solutions for most construction market applications. We’ll be adding more products to the VortX range throughout 2015.”

For more information on the new range of VortX roof outlets, visit www.pam-vortx.co.uk.

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