A solution was sought for the design and manufacture of four seawater manifolds to control discharge of water on a high performance racing/cruising yacht. The main requirement was that each manifold should be as compact and light weight as possible and for this reason it was decided to use welded socket PP-R plastic pipe.
The concept and layout of each manifold was carefully designed and drafted using CAD software before manufacture. Each manifold weighs less than 1kg and yet is extremely robust and cable of operating under high pressure.
Marine Power Systems are experts in PP-R piping systems and prefer this material for domestic and cooling water systems onboard vessels. PP-R offers much lower cost, weight and ease of installation than traditional steel or copper pipework systems, meaning greater benefits for vessel owners.