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Polypipe’s Ridgistorm-XL Seals achieve prestigious WRc approval

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Polypipe’s Ridgistorm-XL Seals achieve prestigious WRc approval

Polypipe has received WRc approval for the addition of rubber seals to its innovative Ridgistorm-XL system.

The rubber seals, available for pipe diameters from 750mm to 1800mm, offer an alternative to Ridgistorm-XL’s patented electro-fusion jointing system.

They are ideally suited for use in drains, sewers and attenuation tanks and on certain projects, can also improve the jointing time for a speedier installation.

The connection method involves the use of two rubber seals inserted into the spigot end of the Ridgistorm-XL pipe, sealing the joint.

In order for the Ridgistorm-XL seals to be WRc approved, the system was tested in accordance with the requirements of BS EN 1277:2003 to ensure that they provided a leak tight connection.

Certification and testing plays a vital role in Polypipe’s product development, as Emma Thompson, Marketing Communications Manager at Polypipe, explains: “As the leading manufacturer of plastic drainage products we invest heavily in product innovation and as part of this continuous development we seek to achieve independent third party accreditation wherever possible.

“We are delighted to achieve WRc status for our Ridgistorm-XL seals. Industry recognises the stringent levels of testing involved in attaining WRc accreditation and this quality benchmark gives customers even greater confidence in selecting Ridgistorm-XL seals for their project requirements.”

Polypipe’s water management solutions experts work closely with clients from the early stage design process. They can provide full guidance and best practice advice for contractors and ground workers when using the new rubber seal joints.