FAQ IP-plus welding system

For which applications is a welded wastewater pipe system recommended?

Wastewater piping systems with higher requirements are used by many operators
as a welded version in order to protect our environment as best as possible
against pollution from wastewater.

  • Industrial plants with hazardous wastewater
  • Gas stations and tank farms
  • Agricultural plants (biogas plants, silo plants)
  • Public sewage disposal
  • Drainage systems in drinking water protection zones
  • Foundation pipes cast in concrete
  • Recycling centers
  • etc.

What is the advantage of the IP-plus welding process over conventional PE-HD electrofusion sockets?

The IP-plus welding process shortens installation time compared to
electrofusion sockets due to shorter welding and cooling times and the fact that time-consuming peeling work is no longer necessary. Through an innovative
The pipe-laying method allows the imputed times for the pipe to be
welding can even be reduced to almost zero. The “TWIN welding cable” allows welding of two connections simultaneously. In combination with the KG 2000 pipe system, there are enormous material cost advantages compared to PE-HD pipes.

Which pipe systems can be welded with the IP-plus welding system?

The IP-plus welding system can be used for pipes made of polypropylene according to DIN EN 14758 (KG 2000), fittings sockets in accordance with DIN EN 1852 and for all PP components whose pipe beads have been manufactured in accordance with the above-mentioned standards.

Can PE-HD pipes and PP pipes be welded together?

No, PE-HD and PP materials cannot be welded together
in principle. To join the two pipe materials, we recommend using the
use of flange connections.

What dimensions are available?

Dimensions DN 110 to DN 500 are available for KG 2000. For pipe system according to DIN EN 1852 dimensions DN 160 to DN 400 are available.

Can the IP-plus welding system be processed with conventional PE-HD welding equipment?

No, the conventional welding equipment does not master the innovative “multi-voltage welding process”. The necessary welding equipment can be purchased from SABUG or borrowed.

Is it possible to document the welding results?

Yes, there are 3 options for documentation:

  1. Handwritten on a form, which can be downloaded as a PDF document from the homepage www.sabug.de.
  2. By means of a USB stick, the welding data can be read out from the welding device and displayed as a PDF document (please format the stick as “FAT32”).
  3. By means of the “Caldersafe technology”. Here, the cell phone is connected to the welding device via an app and the welding results are sent by e-mail.

Do I have to remove the oxide layer on the pipes before welding with the IP-plus welding system?

No, the IP-plus welding process safely breaks down the oxide layers during welding and renders them harmless. The pipes only need to be free of grease and clean. Please use a PP cleaner.

Can I also use other cleaning liquids than PP cleaner?

No, only a PP cleaner offers the possibility to professionally prepare the weld joint. Gasoline, nail polish remover, brake cleaner or methylated spirits will cause leaks.

Do I have to take a training course to use the IP-plus welding system?

Yes, the IP-plus welding system is always used when there is a special requirement for the sewage pipe systems. As a rule, the user’s expertise must also be proven during the acceptance procedure.

>> Trainings

Do I need prior knowledge to participate in a training course of the IP-plus welding system?

The training courses are structured in such a way that even users without prior knowledge
can quickly grasp the procedure. However, there should be a manual training.

Can I tie concrete manholes directly?

Yes, but the concrete manholes must be equipped in the concrete plant with original manhole chucks of the PP pipe system to be connected. Manhole linings made of other materials cannot be welded.

Is the IP-plus welding system sold directly to civil engineering contractors or operators?

No, the IP-plus welding system can only be purchased from specialist civil engineering dealers.

FAQ Tank and container systems

For which applications are the SABUG tank and container system designed?

The tanks are designed to be installed in the ground. Of course, above-ground containers are also possible.

What material are the containers made of?

The SABUG container systems are basically made of the highly resistant and strong material PE-HD. The material has all the necessary certificates.

For which live loads are the containers designed?

All tanks are calculated for live loads SLW 60 (10 t wheel load). With a minimum ground cover of approx. 1.00 m. This is also proven in the statics supplied.

In what sizes are the tanks available

All containers are adapted and optimized to the customer’s requirements. The tanks can be manufactured in diameters from 600 mm to 3000 mm and lengths up to 15.00 m in one piece (volume from 6 – 150 m³). Larger tanks are also possible, but must be welded together on site by the SABUG welding team.

Is it possible to install the tanks in groundwater?

Yes, the tanks are calculated in the case of groundwater for a groundwater level up to the top of the ground. If desired, also above. Deformation or collapse of the container is thus ruled out.

Can a tank float up in the presence of groundwater?

No, if groundwater is present, we recommend installing the SABUG buoyancy control directly. The calculation is performed individually and free of charge.

Do the containers have DIBt approval?

All tanks are manufactured in accordance with the requirements of the AwSV and are individually approved by the experts at the construction site. All necessary papers and documents are always supplied by SABUG.

Does the tank need to be monitored for leakage or similar?

According to the new AwSV, all containers > 25 m² must be equipped with leakage monitoring and overfill protection. The company SABUG offers the appropriate sensor technology with the containers. Ask us!

How to unload the containers?

The SABUG container systems are very light despite their high stability. This results from the special manufacturing process with hollow chamber profiles. The container can usually be unloaded without problems with the excavator, which also excavates the excavation pit.