Cape Town’s dire water crisis and the rapid approach of the much feared ‘Day Zero’ is shining a light on the role that corrugated, stainless steel water pipes can play in securing South Africa’s long-term municipal water supplies.

This is thanks to the introduction of a new SABS standard for these pipes after five years of research and writing and an additional one year of rigorous testing, driven largely by Sassda members Flexotube and Inox Systems. This culminated with the finalisation of the standard in May 2016, which stipulates amongst other factors, the exact composition of the stainless steel to be used, specifications on flow rates and involved comprehensive testing – i.e. pressure, vibration and oscillation – prior to the standard being awarded.

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