Transport, handling, storage and installation
When transporting pipes, flat-bed vehicles shall be used. The bed shall be free from nails and other metallic protuberances, which may damage the pipes. When handling the pipes, take care to prevent damage.
Plastics products can be damaged when in contact with sharp objects or if dropped, thrown or dragged along the ground. In case of unloading pipes from the trucks with a crane use textile belts.
If loading or unloading pipes using forklifts, ensure that only fork lift trucks with smooth forks should be used. The impact resistance of plastics products is lowered at very low temperatures.
We recommend special attention to handling pipes and fittings when the ambient temperature is below -5°C.
When storing pipes and fittings on site, the contractor must store the pipes on flat surfaces without sharp objects (stones or bumps).
When stored on a longer term (6+ months) it is recommended to protect pipes from solar radiation in a manner that does not obstruct the ventilation.
Installation of the protection pipes will be made according to the instructions provided by the supplier.