5 unusual applications of John Guest fittings & pipes
The John Guest Speedfit Technology in our fittings and pipes are known throughout the plumbing industry for delivering reliable, leak-proof connections. However, did you know that our technology is used in some really unusual areas?
From high-performance Ferrari car models to the jungle in Indonesia and even in some Marvel movies, you can find John Guest fittings and pipes used in many varying applications.
Check out our top 5 weird and wonderful projects below!
1. Push-fit Fittings Are Featured in Ferrari’s High-Pressure Power Steering System
Our push-fit connectors are typically used by plumbers for speedy, leak-proof connections, but did you know it’s also being used in the Ferrari 458 and California models?
The original fittings range was originally adapted and designed in the mid-90s for Fiat Group, but it has now found its way into Ferrari’s high-pressure power steering system. Able to withstand high pressures of up to 120 bar, it was enough to entice Ferrari to put it into their speedy cars, particularly due to its high reliability!
2. Keeping Cool with Spanish Supermarkets
Ever wondered how fresh fruit, meat, fish and vegetables stay fresh for so long in Spain, amidst their sweltering summer temperatures?
It’s all thanks for the misting system designed and developed by RAMARPUL that use our push-fit connectors. The system helps hydrate the food through micro water droplets, which are created by the misters, thanks to a thin layer of moisture which is evenly distributed over the food.
The system reduces ice consumption and keeps produce fresh by providing moisture throughout the day.
3. John Guest in the Jungles of Indonesia
Our Speefit Technology is often found in weird and wonderful places, normally in urban environments. Now though, we’re going wild in the Jungles of the Pacific, teaming up with LightWell.
LightWell is a project that aims to provide safe water systems to marginalised remote communities. The LightWell initiative is a vision from David Hobday, Managing Director of Cable Ways, who found there was a real need for water and light in the jungles of Indonesia.
LightWell units are standalone self-contained water purification and lighting systems. Simple to install and integrate, no matter the size or remoteness, all thanks to our push-fit solutions. Great to be involved in such a meaningful project!
4. Cameo Appearance in Marvel’s Deadpool
Deadpool is undoubtedly one of the best films of 2016. Featuring Ryan Reynolds as the main antihero of the same name, it was funny and a huge breakaway from the conventional superhero films.
Although John Guest’s Speedfit Technology wasn’t used in an actual application, our beady eyes did spot our inch acetal union tee came on during a scene where Ryan Reynold’s character Wade Wilson was undergoing his superhero transformation!
5. John Guest Mixes It with Paint Innovation
Many plumbers out there will know that the JG Speedfit range fits plastic and copper pipes together with its innovative push-fit connections. But did you know that our pipes can carry much more than just water?
One of the recent innovations that John Guest’s fittings and tubes have been part of are the paint mixing machines used across Italy’s DIY Stores in The Mini Mixer.
Developed by Alfa Colorpaint Dispenser, the Mini Mixer is a high-speed cycloid mixer that is used by retailers to mix colour samples at the point of sale and in laboratories.
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