Frequently asked questions.

Where are Greenpipe’s products produced?

Our factory is located in the south of Sweden, just outside of Växjö, where we have our head office.
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Which materials are Greenpipe’s products made of?

The products are produced from recycled plastic from discharged car bumpers in the automotive industry which has the exact qualities that we are looking for, UV- & cold resistance and shockproof. The material is PP-EPDM (Polypropylene and ethylene propylene diene monomer rubber).
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What is a split pipe?

A divisible pipe with the possibility to open and close the pipe around an existing application, most often a cable.
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Why is a divisible cable protection used?

To give the object, most often a cable, an extra mechanical protection against wear and damages and to prolong the lifetime of the cable.
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What is the difference between N450 and N750?

Quality of divisible pipes are in many areas decided by the international standard EN 61386-24 (Conduit systems for cable management – Part 24: Particular requirements – Conduit systems buried underground). Where N450 is a lower resistance to compression than N750, thus, pipes of N750 has a higher quality.
N represent Normal impact, whereas “L” would implicate low resistance to impact.
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What is the difference between SN4, SN8 and SN16?

In some areas the quality of a divisible cable protection pipe is decided by the international standard ISO 9969 which determine the ring stiffness (kN/m²) of thermoplastics pipes having a circular cross section. Depending on pipe quality the pipe is graded with a measurement indicating quality, e.g. SN4.
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Why are protective pipes used?

To give the protected object, often cables, an extra mechanical protection. This extends the life of the cable and prevents cable breakage, preventing downtown, disruptions and extra expenses.

What is a divisible cable protection pipe?

A pipe that can be opened and installed around a new or existing application, often a cable. The two separate pipe halves are locked together with the integrated hinges and/or locking clamps.

What is the lifespan of the products?

Installed underground, the service life is very long, at least 50 years installed correctly. The pipes usually survive the life of the cable (based on accelerated tests performed in the lab). Also at above ground installations the pipes will survive for several years thanks to its robustness and high UV-protection.

How many times can you reuse the cable protection pipes in projects?

Depending on the use and handling, the pipes can often be reused in several projects and for several years due to their good quality.

Can you ship all over the world?

Yes, we use established transport companies that are working all over the world.

Where can I buy Greenpipe´s divisible cable protection pipes and complementary products?

Most commonly we sell our products via wholesalers or distributors, see https://greenpipegroup.com/reseller to find your local partner or reach out to us and we’ll help you out with a suitable contact.

How do I become a customer of Greenpipe?

Feel free to reach out to us via https://greenpipegroup.com/contact/ and we’ll help you out.

What are the benefits of Greenpipes Snipp & Snapp™ divisible cable protection pipes?

They are easy to assemble.

They are assembled quickly and without special tools.

The smart integrated-locking construction saves on the installer´s fingers and wrists.

The pipes are environmentally friendly as they are made entirely of recycled plastic. Environmental savings are up to 80% compared with production in new raw materials.

The pipes provide reliable protection against damage to the cable.

The pipes hold together lengthwise thanks to the integrated sleeves which also enables angularity up to 22.5 degrees.

The pipe´s divisible construction allows you to protect certain parts of a cable or the whole length.

There is a whole system of divisible pipes with the internal diameter ranging from 50 – 220 mm that can be connected to each other and thus switch between the different classifications.

Greenpipe Snipp & Snapp™ facilitates flexible solutions when soil conditions are of a varying nature, often called a problem solver by the installers.

Reduces blasting and removal of masses, existing masses can be used as backfill because of the pipes high quality.

Why doesn´t Greenpipe have 2 or 3 meters length of pipes?

This is because we want a user-friendly product that can be easily transported on EU-pallets and get compliance in the field. At the 1-1.2 m pipe makes it easier to angle the pipe if necessary, following the ground naturally and improves the working environment.

How tiltable are the pipes?

The Greenpipe Snipp & Snapp can be angled in the joints up to 22.5 degrees per meter.

Do the pipes really hold together?

Our pipes are known for their quality. The pipes halves holds together thanks to the innovative hinges, locking clamps and  integrated sleeve. The (female / male connection) ensures lengthwise connection between the pipes.

Can Greenpipe´s products be reused?

It is very easy to reuse the products. Simply dismantle the pipes and stack them on a pallet before shipping them to the next project.

How are the pipes delivered?

We optimize the packing solutions and the pipes are packed on a standard EIU-pallet and are always delivered assembled for easy installation. The gasket is designed to facilitate smooth handling in the field, as you can pick the pipes from the top, layer by layer without them collapsing in a pile.

Can the pallets with the products stand outdoors?

The pallets with the products can be left outdoors in all weathers, but should preferably be stored under a roof.

Can you get different colors on the locking clamps?

The locking clamps are often used to indicate the pipes content, e.g. red for electrical distribution in many countries.  Yes, it is possible to get different colors on the locking clamp. We have a few standard colors (red, green, yellow, black) but it is possible to get another color on request.

Do you have many complaints?

Since the start of production over 20 years ago, we only had a few complaints. Greenpipe´s ambition is always to carefully maintain a high quality of the products. In production, tests are carried out continuously and the products are traceable thanks to batch marking.

What type of plastic do Greenpipe use?

Our products are made from recycled TPE-O, which is a mixture of polypropylene and EPDM rubber particles. By adding a UV stabilizer, you also protect yourself against the plastic’s biggest enemy – sunlight. TPE-O is excellent for recycling and the recycling code is> PP + EPDM <.

Does Greenpipe products unclude UV protection?

When pipes are placed temporarily or permanently above ground, it is important that the plastic is protected against UV radiation. What happens otherwise is that the rays enter the plastic and break up the molecules, which in turn makes the plastic brittle and very sensitive to shocks and blows.

Our products have been tested according to different aging methods. The material resists UV light very well and guarantees 10 years of UV protection. This provides security for the projects that continue for several years as you have the same quality / classification of pipes at the beginning as at the end of the project.

How well do Greenpipe products withstand heat?

When it gets hot, plastic deforms and loses its shape. Factors that control the degree of deformation include wall thickness and the heat resistance of the plastic. Deformed divisible pipe halves can be difficult to assemble / disassemble. The protection can disappear completely or partially when pipe halves can be opened. Our divisible pipes have both a thick wall thickness and properties in the plastic that make it extra durable in comparison with, for example, HDPE. The pipes have been tested to be exposed to about 34 degrees C sunlight and then gets a surface that becomes about 70 degrees C. With this exposure, it is possible to measure a 10% deterioration in quality only after 25 years in constant exposure. The plastic used has a high protection against heat and deformation. This also applies to sub-zero temperatures, which usually make plastics more vulnerable to shocks and blows.

Does Greenpipe products contain unhealty PAH?

Our products have been tested against the eight common groups in a comprehensive analysis and 0% traces of PAH have been found.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are found in various amounts in nature. These affect both animals, plants and eventually also humans. The Environmental Protection Agency is responsible for preventing and minimizing the amount of carcinogenic substances such as PAHs. In some plastics, PAH is present.

Are the pipes affected by corrosion?

Thanks to the use of plastic, our products are not affected by corrosion.

When the products are to be discarded, can the plastic be reused?

The plastic can be reused by grinding it into new granules. The plastic Greenpipe uses can be reused up to 8 times.

Which standards does Greenpipe test the products twoards?

At present, there are no separate standards for divisible protective pipes, but they follow the same requirements that apply to standard whole pipes.

Greenpipe tests against three different standards.

Swedish Standard SS 424 14 37 talks about the requirements for strength that are placed on protective pipes in different installation methods. Based on this, SPF together with Statens
Provningsanstalt (SP) / Reasearch institute of Sweden (RISE) has developed SPF Verksnorm 5200 which talks about how the pipes should be tested to meet the standard. Here, ring act resistance against a falling skewer. Based on results, the pipes are classified into three different classes; SRN (Protection, pipes, normal installation), SRS (protection, pipes, difficult installation) and SRE-P (protection, pipes, extra difficult installation, plastic pipes)

ISO 9969 is an international standard. Here, ring rigidity is tested and the inner diameter is within a certain tolerance level throughout the pipe. Based on results, the products are classified as SN4, SN8 and SN12, etc.

EN61286 is a European standard that tests ring stiffness, impact strength, flexural strength, and tolerance of inner diameter. Based on results, the products are then classified as N250, N450, N750, N1250, etc.

Which tests are performed in the production?

The production is both ISO 9001 (Qualtiy management) and 14001(Environmental management) certified.

It is important that the recycled plastic material is as clean and dry as possible. It should preferably not contain any residues such as small screws, metal chips. Product tests are performed and documented twice a day according to ISO.

Do you need any special equipment to install Greenpipe´s pipes?

Our products are easy to install and assemble without the need for special tools.

Do you need any special tools to install Greenpipe´s bases?

No, the foundation is installed similar as a base of concrete, i.e. filling and compacting according to local requirements, e.g. the AMA facility 17 CEB.53 in Sweden.

Do you need any machines to lift the pipes to desired position?

No, the pipes are easy to lift and place in correct position by hand. We always have the fitter’s work environment in mind when we design and develop products.

Which are the benefits of using Greenpipe´s anchoring products?

The Greenpipe Eco Anchor is easy to carry and lift thanks to its low weigh, it´s carrying handles and no sharp edges. This provides a smooth and easy installation of the products in the field and minimizes crushing damages and back pain.

How does Greenpipe work with sustainability?

Greenpipe wants to contribute to the UN’s global goals for sustainable development as effectively as possible. That is why we focus in particular on three of Agenda 2030’s goals where we as plastic pipe manufacturers see ourselves able to make the biggest difference.

Goal no 8. Decent work and economic growth

A safe and secure workplace. We work continously to improve our employee´s health and saftey. Greenpipe products are developed to (help) assist our customers making a safer environment for its staff.

Goal no 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainable industry, innovation and infrastructure are core values for Greenpipe. Innovative products and focus on local presence and sourcing we contribute and encourage sustainable production, circularity and improved infrastructure.

Goal no 11. Sustainable cities and communities

This is our main goal. We are focusing on enabling and facilitating sustainable infrastructure and simplifying the creation of tomorrow´s society. The goal is to contribute in a multitude of ways, without negative impact.

Why should I use the Environmental calculator?

The environmental calculator calculates the environmental savings in oil and Co2 and reports how much recycled plastic is used per unit. When you have filled in your chosen products, you have the option of creating a PDF that shows the current environmental savings.

Can Greenpipe Eco Base size 108 base withstand ground moment stability of 6.1 kNm?

Our drag tests show that we meet these requirements and guidelines

Can Greenpipe Eco Base size 60 base withstand torque stability of 2.4 kNm?

Our drag tests show that we meet these requirements and guidelines.

Which charging stations are suitable for Greenpipe 1Base?

Through Greenpipe’s unique lid solution, it is possible to mount the charging station directly on the lid, which means that Greenpipe’s 1Base solution fits almost all charging stations on the market.

How to install Greenpipe’s bases?

We always recommend that you install our bases in the same way as a concrete foundation, i.e. filling and compacting according to local requirements, e.g the AMA facility 17 CEB.53 in Sweden.

Which are the main advantages of your divisible cable protection pipes compared to other marine cable protections?

Thanks to the plastic material (PP-EPDM), they are extremely light (4 – 7 kg), which makes logistics, handling in the field and installation easier. Our products are also easy to install, usually without the need for tools. The articulated pipe half shells have neutral buoyancy under water. As we use plastic in our pipes, these will not be affected by corrosion.

Is it easy to access a cable in water if a fault occurs?

Yes, it makes it easier as the pipes are one meter long and can be snapped on and off.

How to fixate the pipes to the seabed?

With the help of our sea weights, you can fix the cable to the seabed in moving water. Furthermore, thanks to integrated mounts there’s the possibility to bolt the cable protection pipe to a rock surface. Other methods used are e.g. concrete mattresses or rock berms in combination with our divisible pipe.

How to protect a cable with pipes at shore-end installations?

The cable is installed in the divisible cable protection pipes down to a depth corresponding to two meters below the water level  or similar local standards.

Is it possible to use Greenpipe´s pipes for certain installations?

Thanks to the fact that the pipes are divisible, you can easily protect parts of the route such as grounded sections, crossing cables, stony seabed or parts with moving waters.

Can the pipes be mounted below the water surface?

The pipe’s are constructed to be mounted by divers on existing cables, even in limited visibility.

Can the pipes be mounted against a rock surface?

With the use of the pipe’s integrated mounts and an expander bolt the pipe is mounted to a rock surface.

Can Greenpipe’s divisible cable protection pipes be lifted and moved after installation?

With the integrated sleeves ensuring lengthwise connection between the pipes it is possible to lift and move the cable protection pipes if needed.

Is it possible to install the cable protection pipes temporarily above ground?

Yes, thanks to the robustness and the UV-protection the pipes can be installed above ground for several years.

Will Greenpipe’s cable protection pipes withstand installation above ground for several months?

Yes, thanks to the robustness and the UV-protection the pipes can be installed above ground for several years.

Can Greenpipe’s cable protection pipes be dismantled and used in the next project?

Yes, simply dismantle the pipes and send them to next installation.

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