A flexible riser is an elongated pipe that is used to transfer materials from one area to another. Used extensively to transport materials from the sea bed to drilling units (and by oil and gas agencies to transfer fuel throughout the city) these units are flexible, can withstand a lot of pressure, and can conveniently handle horizontal or vertical movements. While often used in commercial applications, a flexible rising main is also widely used for residential purposes for applications such as bore wells. To get a hold of shallow ground water, these risers reach sub levels and transfer ground water to the surface at incredible speed, working as vertical transportation devices. When you’re trying to choose one of these units for your commercial or residential applications, here are some tips to help you decide on the right one.
Check on the material composition of riser pipes and determine which one is needed for your application. There are several online directories that give you guided information if you’re unsure about what to choose.
Look for flexible rising main manufacturers who have acquired goodwill and references over the years. Registered companies that are known to have a good reputation will have high quality products on hand that will last for a long time.
Ask for samples so that you can compare quality and choices open to you before you freeze on an option.
Get quotes and sample prices for the flexible riser you plan to go with. Compare prices with quality primarily in mind and select the most viable option where you can be sure you will benefit for a long time.
If you are looking for customized flexible rising main options, check with companies dealing with the product and if they provide the option for customization. Some companies offer analysis devices and riser designs at the outset, and these are robust and profitable.
If you’re looking for a flexible rising main for home use, check if it can be connected to submersible underground pumps or whether their application is limited to commercial purposes.
Check on the rate of operation of the rising pipes. While this primarily depends on the level and condition of ground water, some flexible riser components help speed up the lifting of ground water.
If you’ve already purchased a submersible pump, check on its compatibility level. While these risers can be used with different kind of pumps, it pays to be extra sure so that you won’t end up with a nasty surprise while installing it.
Check if the flexible rising main you’re about to choose is bacteria and iron (rust) resistant, and whether there is a warranty on it. A warranty will ensure that you’re getting a reliable product and that the manufacturer is trustworthy. Most risers include resistance factors making maintenance simple, and they are usually durable and efficient.
Finally, check on additional features that can be availed at the quoted price. Some manufacturers have a multitude of risers within the same range, and with a bit of research you may find rising pipes with additional features, at just marginally higher costs.
When choosing a flexible rising main, check with reputed manufacturers who can provide you with high quality products along with a decent warranty. Before finalizing on a flexible riser, ask for samples and check on multiple price quotes and features so that you can pick the one that meets your requirements. If you need a customized solution, check with manufacturers whether you can get a deal that encompasses your requirements regarding functionality as well as pricing.