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Sustainable GRP hydropower pipe systems

We help turn fresh water into renewable energy for generations

 

Hydropower supplies more than 70 % of all renewable electricity worldwide. As readily accessible locations are used up, hydropower engineers are turning to remoter and geologically challenging sites to generate the power we need for cities and industries. Amiblu GRP hydropower solutions are easy to install and adapt to all kind of terrains. They help achieve more kWh with better returns and lower water hammer than any other pipe. With environmentally friendly raw materials in the pipe production (e.g. PET resins) as well as CO2 savings in transportation and installation thanks to the pipes’ light weight, Amiblu GRP penstocks support and speed up the transition to fossil-fuel free energy production.

Advantages of Amiblu hydropower pipe systems:

  • Corrosion-free: No need for special coatings or cathodic protection
  • Low friction and head loss for maximum energy output
  • Low water hammer: 50 % of steel and ductile iron
  • Tested and certified quality: Approved for hydropower applications worldwide
  • Abrasion resistant: Special solutions for extreme wear (Flowtite Orange)
  • Resistant against UV light: Ideal for above-ground installations
Flowtite Grey pipe illustration

Extra impact resistant, uniaxial pressure pipe with main reinforcement in the hoop direction. Used in hydropower, irrigation, water mains, and other pressure applications. Allows for backfill particle size up to 64 mm (sieve size). Flowtite pressure pipes > DN 100 without Flowtite Grey properties are available on request.

Diameter range (DN)300-4000 mm
Pressure (PN)up to 32 bar
Nominal lengthsup to 12 m
Stiffness (SN)5000/10000 N/m²
Hobas pressure pipe illustration

Centrifugally cast Hobas pipe, typically used for penstocks, irrigation, water mains and other pressure applications.

Diameter range (DN)200-3600 mm
Pressure (PN)1-16 bar
Nominal lengths6 m
Stiffness (SN)5000/10000 N/m²
Flowtite Orange pipe illustration

Extremely wear-resistant uniaxial pressure pipe that is designed e.g. for mining slurry pipelines. Can also be used in other applications with extreme wear exposure and high flow velocities.

Diameter range (DN)300-4000 mm
Pressure (PN)up to 32 bar
Nominal lengthsup to 12 m
Stiffness (SN)2500/5000/10000 N/m²
Amiblu Sand Trap illustration

Reliable, highly efficient solution for removing solids in small hydropower systems. Protects the turbine from wear.

DN main pipeup to 3600 mm
DN penstockup to 2800 mm
Cleaning rateup to 0.5 m³/s
Flowtite Grey pipe illustration

Extra impact resistant, uniaxial pressure pipe with main reinforcement in the hoop direction. Used in hydropower, irrigation, water mains, and other pressure applications. Allows for backfill particle size up to 64 mm (sieve size). Flowtite pressure pipes > DN 100 without Flowtite Grey properties are available on request.

Diameter range (DN)300-4000 mm
Pressure (PN)up to 32 bar
Nominal lengthsup to 12 m
Stiffness (SN)5000/10000 N/m²
Hobas pressure pipe illustration

Centrifugally cast Hobas pipe, typically used for penstocks, irrigation, water mains and other pressure applications.

Diameter range (DN)200-3600 mm
Pressure (PN)1-16 bar
Nominal lengths6 m
Stiffness (SN)5000/10000 N/m²
Flowtite Orange pipe illustration

Extremely wear-resistant uniaxial pressure pipe that is designed e.g. for mining slurry pipelines. Can also be used in other applications with extreme wear exposure and high flow velocities.

Diameter range (DN)300-4000 mm
Pressure (PN)up to 32 bar
Nominal lengthsup to 12 m
Stiffness (SN)2500/5000/10000 N/m²
Amiblu Sand Trap illustration

Reliable, highly efficient solution for removing solids in small hydropower systems. Protects the turbine from wear.

DN main pipeup to 3600 mm
DN penstockup to 2800 mm
Cleaning rateup to 0.5 m³/s

Amiblu hydropower projects around the globe

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