FCBlog1014-GFPiping

The 1,100 gallon saltwater fish tank showcases how GF Piping Systems' technology is used in water applications to monitor water level, clarity, turbidity, and flow rate as well as transport the water via piping systems operated with manual and automated valves.

GF Piping Systems, a supplier of pipe, fittings, manual and actuated valves, and sensors and instrumentation for applications including water treatment, cooling and chemical conveyance, will be featured on “Tanked,” the popular reality TV show on the Animal Planet network. 

"Tanked" follows the operations of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing, owned by brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King, who build aquariums for clients everywhere, like the one at the new U.S. headquarters for GF Piping Systems in Irvine, Calif (pictured above). 

The 1,100-gallon saltwater aquarium is 5’ deep, 5’ wide, 6’ long and includes GF Piping System’s Schedule 80 PVC and ecoFIT polyethylene (PE) pipe and fittings, more than a dozen manual ball and diaphragm valves, an electrically actuated ball valve, plus several sensors with associated instruments mounted in an adjacent control panel. The tank is installed in the market segment showroom of the company’s new facility where, along with other exhibits, GF products are shown in common applications in water treatment, process industries, life sciences, microelectronics, marine, and food & beverage markets. 

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“The plumbing and aquatic animal life support equipment on this beautiful fish tank showcase our product capabilities for commercial aquariums, water parks, and for broader applications in the water treatment market in general,” says Brian LaBelle, GF Piping Systems’ Director of Business Development, Water Treatment and Energy. “For demonstration purposes we are monitoring dissolved oxygen, using a conductivity sensor to monitor salinity and temperature, pressure for tank level, ORP for ozone, turbidity for water clarity, and paddlewheel and insertion mag flow sensors for UV-balancing and batch control.”

Topping off the installation is a giant 48” diameter butterfly valve model measuring 12' tall with a 10’ long handle to promote GF’s upcoming new product—an all plastic Type 578 Lug Style Butterfly Valve in sizes 2” to 12”.

The episode of "Tanked" featuring GF Piping Systems will air on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at 7 p.m. PST (10 p.m. EST) and again at 10 p.m. PST.