11 June 2019

Straub Pipe Couplings appoints Mechanical Rotating Solutions as South African distributor

Submitted by Mario Smit
Straub Pipe Couplings appoints Mechanical Rotating Solutions as South African distributor

Straub pipe couplings has proven itself the world over to be the best pipe-coupling product on the market available today. Based on the original STRAUB coupling technology, which has been demonstrated in more than 40 million pipe connections worldwide, Straub Couplings are the easiest way to join pipes of all materials.

Straub couplings require no special tools or pipe-end preparation and utilising its innovative progressive sealing effect it ensures that when the pressure in the pipe rises, the contact pressure on the sealing lips increases due to the flow through the pressure equalisation channel.

Furthermore, its progressive anchoring effect ensures that when the axial tensile load on the pipe rises, due to increased internal pressure or external influence, the teeth continuously penetrate deeper into the surface of the pipe to compensate.

As a South African agent of Straub products, Mechanical Rotating Solutions is able to procure, install and commission the right Straub connection, which will meet the project-specific requirements fully. Straub Couplings come fully assembled and ready to install.

A torque wrench is the only tool required to do the job. Lightweight and with a low profile, Straub couplings are easy to handle and can be installed in the tightest of spaces. The unique lip seal design seals on even rough pipe surfaces. STRAUB couplings are used to join virtually any plain end pipe or tube including steel, stainless steel, ductile iron, FRP, PVC, CPVC, C900, concrete pipe, copper and CuNi piping.

The removal of a suction pipe for pump maintenance or repair usually requires that either the flange bolts are manually removed, which is highly time consuming, or are removed utilizing a cutting torch which entails acquiring the necessary permits to conduct welding, flame cutting, soldering and similar operations in a plant. Utilising Straub couplings such as the Straub Open Flex cuts pipe disassembly down to 15 minutes!

Whether for water management, renewable energy sectors, industry, shipbuilding and offshore: the STRAUB product range offered by Mechanical Rotating Solutions, stands for sophisticated coupling solutions for pipe systems made from all materials. Mechanical Rotating Solutions offers the complete range of Straub pipe couplings enabling pipe connections for practically all conceivable pipe diameters, for the same or different types of pipe materials, various media and temperatures as well as for a wide range of the operating pressure values.

Straub Couplings are proudly supplied by Mechanical Rotating Solutions, a supplier of world class Mechanical Seals, Rotating and Engineering Protection, Sealing Equipment, and an accredited agent for AESSEAL® MRS is accreddited to ISO 9001:2000, and ISO 14001:2004 quality and environmental standards as well as the OHSAS 18001:1999 Occupational Health and Safety standards. MRS have the full support of AESSEAL® Engineering, Draughting and Quality Services.

Among its product offering and related turnkey solutions, the company is currently servicing the Mpumalanga area with the AESSEAL® product range of mechanical seals and systems, Labtecta Bearing Isolators, Belzona Engineered Coatings and Superbolts, as well as supplying the whole of South Africa with innovative Straub pipe couplings, KSB pumps and valves, and the full HCP range of pumps.