DUCTILE IRON

Ductile Iron (also known as Spheroidal Graphite Iron or Nodular Cast Iron) was invented in 1949. Ductile Iron retains the corrosion resistance of Cast Iron but has more than double the tensile strength [Cast Iron- 180 MPa (min), Ductile Iron - 420 MPa (min)]. The essential difference between Ductile and Cast Iron lies in the shape of the graphite in the microstructure of the metal. In Cast Iron, the graphite is present in plate-like flakes, which makes Cast Iron brittle. But in Ductile Iron, the shape of the graphite becomes a spheroidal nodule, which offers better mechanical properties and makes Ductile Iron sturdy, structurally stronger and shock-proof.

Why Ductile Iron Pipes?

Ductile Iron Pipes are preferred due to the following reasons:

High Tensile Strength

Ductile iron offers higher Tensile Strength than Mild Steel and retains the inherent corrosion resistance of Cast Iron due to its spheroidal graphite micro-structure. Pipes made from Ductile Iron provide substantial benefits in terms of pressure bearing ability, impact resistance and capacity to sustain external static/ dynamic loading.

Flexible and Leak Tight Joints

Ductile Iron Pipes have flexible push-on joints which do not leak at high or low pressure, even when deflected. Thus, these pipes are flexible, easy and quick to join.

Corrosion Resistant

Ductile iron pipes with external metallic zinc/epoxy coating with finishing layer of Bituminous Coating and internal cement mortar lining using large centrifugal force provides excellent anti-corrosive properties

Longer Service Life

Ductile iron Pipes have very long reliable service life of 70-90 years.

Detail of Pipes
  • Ductile Iron Socket and Spigot Pipes with push-on joints
  • Ductile Iron Flanged Pipes of customized lengths.
Ductile Iron Socket and Spigot Pipes:
Product Range

Ductile Iron Socket and Spigot Pipe with Push-On Joint conforming to IS 8329 : 2000 with subsequent amendments for Water and Sewerage.

Nominal Diameter(mm) Class Standard Length(m)
100 to 1100 K7, K9 For 100mm to 300mm - 5.5m, 350mm to 600mm – 5.5m or 6m, 700mm to 1100mm – 6m
Coating and Lining:

Internal Lining – standard product

Cement mortar lining with Portland Slag cement (IS: 455:1989) or Sulphate Resisting Cement (IS:12330:1988) conforming to Annex B of IS 8329:2000.

External Coating – standard product

Metallic Zinc Coating as per annex A of IS 8329 with finishing layer of Bituminous Coating as per Annex C of IS 8329.

Other linings and Coatings

High Alumina Cement mortar lining, Epoxy Coating and Polyethylene Sleeves can be provided for specific conditions.

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