n IMIESA - A new material for SA? : material

Volume 30, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... IMIESA SEPTEMBER 2005 - 43 MATERIAL A new material for SA? by Nicholas McDiarmid The use of ductile cast iron pipes is steadily increasing throughout Africa, but various local groups in the piping industry still see it as an underused option in the supply of bulk water and distribution networks, where the bias remains with steel products. They promote ductile cast iron pipes as an advantageous alternative that may highly appropriate in the South African context. What is cast iron? Cast iron is made by adding larger amounts of carbon to molten iron than ..

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