Georgetown, S.C. — Agru America’s newest manufacturing center in Charleston, S.C., commenced production in early April 2017. The facility, located on Charleston Harbor, is producing AGRULINE pipes with dimensions of up to OD 2500 mm (98.4 inches) designed for high-volume flow applications including gas, potable water, and wastewater.

Agru produces the large-diameter piping systems from PE100, PE100-RC or PE4710 resins allowing for better long-term hydraulic properties, which save operation costs and provide high resistance to corrosion, wear and tear and UV radiation.

With pipes available up to OD 2500 mm (98.4 in.) and 600 m (1,968 feet) in length and associated fittings, the AGRULINE piping system is designed for high-volume flow applications such as cooling water intakes for power plants, large sewage systems, sea water desalination or mining jobs. AGRULINE large-diameter pipes are available in a wide range of SDRs in accordance with recognized ISO or ASTM International pressure rating procedures.

Agru’s new production facility in Charleston, S.C., allows extrusion of up to 1,968-foot-long pipe strings right into the harbor. Such long pipelines can save significant joining and labor costs during installation since jobsite welding can be minimized or eliminated entirely. Thanks to their buoyancy in water when both ends are sealed, these pipe strings can be towed by vessels worldwide over the oceans to their final destinations. The Charleston facility can also ship pipe using more traditional logistics such as truck or rail as warranted by project requirements.