BaySystems Pearl, a JV of Bayer MaterialScience and Pearl Insulation LLC have developed suitable polyurethane systems for the insulation of the pipes and pipe joints for the massive Dubai Waterfront project. UAE's pioneer in piping systems, Abu Dhabi Pipe Factory (ADPF) has been given the responsibility to deliver pre-insulated pipes for the district cooling system and it has chosen BaySystems Pearl as one of its partners in this endeavour. Dubai Waterfront is set to become a new district at the coast of Dubai, in front of the Jebel Ali Palm. Nearly double the size of Hong Kong it will be inhabited by almost 1.5 mln people. For this huge venture the remaining 15 kilometers of the natural coast will be developed as well as 55 kilometers of new coast will be built into the sea which means a growth of 70 kilometers at Dubai's coastline.
The pipes that are laid in the ground are made of glass fiber reinforced polyester (GRP), a special plastic material that provides a high resistance to corrosion and degradation and is significantly lighter than steel. The pipes arrive at the respective construction site already pre-insulated with the Baytherm® polyurethane foam system, a special grade of highly effective insulation foam from BaySystems Pearl. Once installed in the ground the pipe joints get filled up with a special Baytherm® polyurethane system. This system ensures a continuous insulation throughout the length of the installed pipeline. Baytherm® systems developed by BaySystems Pearl for district cooling applications, provides an effective and energy saving way of creating a comfortable atmosphere inside of residential and commercial buildings.