W&O Realizes SeaCor Pipe-dream

Press Release
Monday, May 20, 2013

W&O designated preferred North American distributor of first United States Coast Guard-approved marine plastic piping system.

W&O, a global supplier of marine pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, has partnered with Georg Fischer Piping Systems to bring to market the first and only commercially available United States Coast Guard-approved marine plastic piping system in the world, known as SeaCor™.

SeaCor is the only thermoplastic piping system that meets the IMO and USCG requirements for flame spread, low smoke and toxicity. It also carries Type Approval from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

As the preferred distributor in North America, W&O will bring SeaCor to the commercial marine, military, and upstream oil and gas industries. The SeaCor plastic piping system can carry potable, grey and black water in non-essential shipboard systems and locations, including: Category A machinery spaces, accommodation spaces, control spaces, cofferdams, void spaces, and pipe tunnels. IMO regulations require installers of all plastic piping systems, including SeaCor, to be trained and qualified. W&O offers this training to its customers on-site or at a W&O facility.

"A foundation of W&O’s business is staying on the forefront of the latest industry developments and technologies, and the first USCG approved plastic piping is a game-changer for the marine industry,”" said Michael Hume, CEO of W&O. “"We are committed to providing customers with unique, cost-saving solutions that optimize vessel performance, and we believe SeaCor is one such solution that will bring further benefits to marine operations.”"

SeaCor says it provides a myriad of benefits to ship owners and operators, notably in weight and costsavings. Weight savings when using plastic versus metallic piping are substantial, ranging from 36 percent savings for 1Ž2” pipe to 57 percent savings for 6” pipe. Lighter weight plastic material allows for increased productivity in the shipyards, as the pipe is easier for workers to carry on board the ship and install. Weight savings that result from using plastic piping systems also result in increased ship efficiencies, such as reduced fuel consumption and increased cargo capacities.

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