FAQ

Do you need to paint the pipes again before applying them?

The acrylic paint in the pipes is a primer that can be painted again on the top layer. Repainting is only required at points where the pipe system is visible. The use of any acrylic or glycerophthalic paint will be suitable for both metal care and environmental friendliness. Prior to lacquering, the dots to be painted should be gently stripped with sandpaper to create a more effective bond to the corrosion. If the paint is to be applied on zinc coated pipes, the possible zinc salts should be gently peeled off.

What about your prices?

With all these features, the prices of PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron pipes, which are unrivaled in their class, are also very advantageous. Saint-Gobain, the world's largest producer of cast-iron pipes, maintains a stable and competitive pricing policy with INKA in Turkey without sacrificing quality.

What kind of improvements does the RAL quality certificate bring?

EN 877, also published by the Turkish Standards Institute, is the European standard for wastewater systems consisting of pipes, fittings and accessories. This standard specifies the minimum requirements for the systems in question. The RAL quality criteria given by the Quality Association of the Gray Casting Drainage Technique (GEG) include elements that are necessary in the construction but not specified in EN 877. The controls of these criteria are also made by official authorities at least twice a year without notice.

What quality certificates do PAM-GLOBAL® pipes have?

Our manufacturing facilities have an ISO 9001 certificate and a UHP certificate issued by the German public authorities (MPA) to ensure that our products are fully under full control of the EN 877 standard. PAM-GLOBAL® production facilities have also been certified under the EN ISO 14000: 2004 certification. PAM-GLOBAL® pipes also have the RAL quality certificate as it fulfills the criteria of RAL-GZ 698, which has been audited by neutral institutions by the Quality Association of the Gray Casting Drainage Technology (GEG). Besides these, there are local certifications and quality certificates for many countries such as England, Franceand Russia.

Do you claim to be the "quietest pipe"?

In recent years it has been claimed that most of the pipes on the market are the quietest. However, the cast iron pipe is naturally quiet due to the high material density. The main cause of noise in the installation systems is the direct contact of the pipes with the concrete and the transfer of sound through the solid-solid. If desired, the contact with concrete can be minimized by using PAM-GLOBAL® clamp dampers and values of 5 dB (A) can be achieved at a flow rate of 2 l / s (registered at the Fraunhofer Institute).

Does the wavy appearance on the inner surface of the pipe cause any accumulation or clogging during flow?

PAM-GLOBAL® is the permanent manufacturing form of the floating appearance of the epoxy coating of gray cast iron pipes. This internal structure of the PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron pipe is derived from the De Lavaud centrifugal casting method. The De Lavaud method is a more sophisticated technique than the other manufacturing methods, which makes the pipes less fragile. This structure does not cause any accumulation or clogging and provides excellent flow. The PAM-GLOBAL® epoxy coating was found to have the same thickness (35-40 μm) with both a completely flat inner surface coating and both layers of lime deposited during the same time period compared to the test.

Do the coatings ignite in case of fire and release toxic gas?

The coating thicknesses of PAM-GLOBAL® pipes and fittings are well below the level of 500 μm which can threaten human health (outer coating 40 μm). In this respect, according to the fire prevention decrees in Germany, it can be used without any insulation even in emergency exit routes and stairs. The already thicker coating (130 μm) is in the pipe and does not enter the room.

What is the regulation on fire protection?

According to the decision of the Cabinet dated 27.11.2007 and numbered 2007/12937 and the fourth paragraph of Article 2 of the Regulation on the Protection of Buildings from the Fire, published in the Official Gazette dated 19.12.2007 and numbered 26735, Article 4 paragraph 4: Except the pipes passing through wet spaces in high buildings, pipes with diameters greater than 70 mm must be the least difficult to extinguish. " The regulation defines the A1 flammability class as follows: "The A1 class materials do not contribute to burning at any stage of the burn, including the fully developed fire. For this reason, it is assumed that these materials automatically provide all the features specified for the lower classes. "According to the regulation" iron "is in the upper order among the" materials which are classified as flammable class A1 without need to be tested ". According to Article 2 of Annex 2 titled "Flammability Classes according to TS EN 13501-1 of Building Materials" of the Regulation, A1 is NON FLAMMABLE. PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron pipes are included in class A1 in accordance with TS EN 13501-1, subject to the evaluation of the presence of flammable substances (pipe coating) in an unlimited manner.

It is obvious that the cast iron pipes will not burn because of its material properties. Is it true that to ensure the necessary fire precautions in the buildings, it is necessary to install expensive and costly fire sets in the floor passages?

Unfounded rumor. First of all, if sound insulation is not taken into consideration, you will have to take fire precautions by concreting the remaining spaces after the pipe is paved. This method is also an approved solution by the authorities (MLAR 4.2.3). If sound insulation is to be observed, the transition gaps shall be filled with an insulation material (e.g. rock wool) specified in the regulations in the thickness and length specified in the catalog and the remaining space shall be concreted. As can be seen, expensive fire prevention accessories do not require extra costly sets or troublesome operations. PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron wastewater systems are materials that do not burn, do not fire, and do not release toxic gases. It is absolutely necessary to use a building where fire prevention measures are to be observed.

Your standard couplings are a bit different than the couplings used before. What is the reason for this change?

Existing PAM-GLOBAL® Rapid couplings on the market have been tested and successful in R90 fire tests due to the closed rubber seals. As a result of the increased fire safety requirement and the registered quality and reliability of the authorized bodies, PAM-GLOBAL® Rapid couplings are being used as standard. The next-generation PAM-GLOBAL® Rapid NG couplings, developed and marketed in 2009, take quality one step further.

What is the corrosion resistance rating of fittings and couplings?

In a wastewater installation, pipes, fittings and couplings are complementary parts of the system. If any part of the system is of a lower quality, the quality of the system will automatically decrease because the chain is broken at its weakest point. It is therefore very important that the fittings are of the same quality level as the pipes. To achieve this, the PAM-GLOBAL® fittings are covered with a cataphoresiselectro deposition which is used in car body coatings in the automotive industry. With this method, the fittings are first phosphate, then epoxy coated. In the case of a coating to be made by a normal dipping method, it is very difficult to set a standard for the coating thickness. To the extent that the fitting adheres, a minimum non-homogeneous coating will not be sufficient for corrosion protection, as it will not conform to EN 877 standards. PAM-GLOBAL® couplings are also manufactured with high quality understanding, such as pipes and fittings, and have all necessary certifications. In this way the PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron wastewater system is optimally completed.

What is the corrosion resistance for the coatings of PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron pipes?

The coating used in PAM-GLOBAL® pipes is a special coating based on a two component epoxy resin (130μm) developed with years of experience. The tests required by the EN 877 standard and beyond are easily passed (e.g. the resistance to 350 hours of salt spray test required by the standard for 1500 hours). Therefore, excellent protection against corrosion is ensured.

What are the usage areas of the cast iron pipes?

The main uses of fire resistant, durable, silent and maintenance-free PAM-GLOBAL® cast iron waste water pipes are: • Business Centers / Car Parks • Hotels / Apartments • Public Buildings / Shopping Centers • Hospitals / Factories • Schools / Sports halls and stadiums

Why cast iron pipe?

First of all, the peak pipe is long-lasting and durable. It is non-flammable and does not transmit fire; it is quiet thanks to its high surface density. Thanks to the expansion coefficient, which is almost the same as concrete, the concrete is subjected to no problems and it does not need expensive accessories such as expansion sockets because it is not affected by temperature changes. PAM-GLOBAL® pipes are manufactured according to the De Lavaud method and are subject to heat treatment; they are easily cut, they break hard. Effective inner and outer coatings provide superior corrosion resistance.

What is the difference between Pont-à-Mousson cast iron pipes and PAM-Global® cast iron pipes?

Exactly the same pipes, only the sales center changed. Production facilities are still in France as they used to be. PAM is an abbreviation of Pont-à-Mousson anyway. The brand name changed to PAM-GLOBAL® in accordance with the globalized world.