The American Cast Iron Pipe Company, also known as ACIPCO, is located in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on an over 800 hectares site, with over 242,000 square meters of plant under roof. ACIPCO is the largest individual iron pipe casting plant in the world and has approximately 3,000 employees.
Daily production is more than 1,800 metric tons of all diversified products. Major product lines are:
4" - 64" and 100mm - 1600mm centrifugally cast ductile iron pipe per AWWA and ISO specifications.
4" - 64" and 100mm - 1600mm ductile iron fittings per AWWA and ISO specifications.
3" - 16" swing check valves, 4" - 12", 16", and 24" resilient seated gate valves, tapping sleeves, indicator posts, and fire hydrants per AWWA standards.
100mm - 1400mm O.D. centrifugally cast steel tubes, static castings, and fabricated assemblies.
10 3/4" - 24" API electric resistance weld steel pipe.
ACIPCO enjoys a reputation for its quality products and high business integrity and is a leader in new developments in the industrial fields it serves. The Company is an equal opportunity employer and has a reputation for good employee relations and participation.
ACIPCO International Sales - Ductile Iron Pipe and Fittings
ACIPCO Pipe and Fittings are available in sizes 100mm - 1600mm for water, sewage, or other liquids. Our centrifugally produced pipe exhibits proven, long-life and high-strength qualities. Our joints provide restraint against external forces or against separation due to internal pressures for use in special situations where concrete reaction blocking is not practical. We also offer flanged pipe with threaded flanges for water or other liquids in accordance with ISO 253.
At ACIPCO, our ductile iron has ductility, strength and impact resistance far greater than that of gray iron; yet it retains the proven corrosion resistance of gray iron. Characteristics that make it an ideal piping material for conveying water and other liquids.
Choose from a wide range of joints and fittings, including the Fastite® Joint, Flex-Ring® Joint, Lok-Ring® Joint, Flanged Joint, and the Mechanical Hookbolt Joint.
In addition, ACIPCO makes many special welded fabrications to meet special construction requirements. By utilizing special fabricated outlets, we are able to eliminate many costly fittings and the number of joints to be installed, thereby reducing material costs for you.
Fastite Joint Pipe
ACIPCO Fastite Joint pipe in sizes 100mm through 1600mm for water, sewage, or other liquids, has the proven long-life and high-strength qualities inherent in pipe produced centrifugally in accordance with AWWA C151 and ISO 2531. In addition, this significant ACIPCO development -- a dependable, single-gasket, push-on-type joint meeting the requirements of AWWA C111 -- affords the customer lower joint cost and time-saving advantages in installation. It provides exceptional strength and flexibility, and has been widely accepted by engineers, contractors, and utility officials since the early 1950s. For added flexibility during construction, and for possible elimination of bends, a liberal 5° allowable deflection is standard in all sizes through 800mm, offering 535mm offset in a nominal 6m length of pipe. Extra deflection can be provided in larger diameter pipe with special Fastite deflection bells.
Restrained Pipe and Fittings
ACIPCO manufactures pipe joints that provide restraint against external forces or against separation due to internal pressures for use in special situations where concrete reaction blocking is not practical. Available in sizes 100mm - 1600mm. For more information, please select from the choices on the right.
One method of restraining a pipeline is to provide a welded-on thrust collar on one or both sides of the point requiring restraint and to use concrete poured around the collar for support against undisturbed soil surrounding the pipe.
At a bend, the fitting would have to be of a restrained type, adequate to withstand total thrust involved. The required number of thrust collars would be dependent on the magnitude of the thrust force to be restrained and the allowable load per collar.
Restrained Joint Pipe
In many piping installations, the restraining of forces due to internal pressure at fittings, at valves, or at dead ends is a major consideration. In most underground piping, the restraining of such forces is normally accomplished by concrete reaction blocking which generally provides the most economical and practical means of pipeline restraint.
In some special situations, the concrete reaction blocking is not practical. For such projects, ACIPCO has developed pipe joints that provide restraint against external forces or against separation due to internal pressure. Restrained joints are provided in sizes 100mm-1600mm
Lok-Ring Joint Ductile Iron Pipe
ACIPCO Lok-Ring Joint Ductile Iron pipe, utilizing the sealing features of the time-proven Fastite Joint and an essentially boltless restrained connection, provides an easily assembled positive restraint against endwise separation due to thrust resulting from internal pressure or external forces. Only a minimum of time is required to complete the Lok-Ring installation.
Flanged Pipe and Fittings
ACIPCO produces 100mm - 1600mm ductile iron flanged pipe with threaded flanges for water or other liquids in accordance with ISO 2531.
ACIPCO Flanged Pipe
Flanged pipe is generally specified for aboveground service for air, water, sewage, and other liquids where rigid, restrained joints are needed. It is widely used in industrial piping systems, pump stations, water treatment plants, sewage treatment plants, and for other interior piping.
Long runs of flanged pipe should normally include a provision for expansion and contraction, such as flexible joints or couplings at strategic intervals.
Pipe may be furnished with one end flanged and the other end with Fastite® bell, plain end, or other type end as may be required.
The underground use of the flanged joint is generally not desirable due to the rigidity of the joint.
Pipe Barrel and Flanges
- Ductile iron flange
- Ductile iron pipe barrel
- ACIPCO standard pipe threads, ANSI B2.1, adapted to ductile iron outside diameters
- Pipe end and barrel machined simultaneously to a flush finish
- Shroud for thread protection