Frank Puddle Flanges

pud1In the early 1980s, FRANK developed and patented the FRANK puddle flange, a sealing system in use today in millions of buildings and structures all over the world. The original.

The FRANK puddle flanges, suitable for all standard pipes in steel, plastic, stoneware, concrete and cast iron from d 32  to d 3200, have been specifically designed for the pressure-tight installation of pipelines in concrete walls, foundation plates and manholes. FRANK puddle flanges are pressure-tight water, diffusing media such as gases (e.g. radon) and hydrocarbons (e.g. oil, petrol). The FRANK puddle flange is an extremely flexible product available in a range of versions. A perfect solution for any application! Easy to install. Cost-effective alternative to conventional sealing systems.

 

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Protection against radioactive gas

Radon-resistant, gas-tight puddle flanges from FRANK

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and comes from the natural radioactive decay of uranium and thorium. These metals occur naturally in bedrock and the release of radon therefore depends on the local geology. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. The gas diff uses through the soil and is released into the atmosphere where it is found in very small concentrations. Outside of buildings, radon is therefore not a problem. The gas can however enter buildings, for example through cracks and joints, defective foundation plates in the basement or the ground floor, or along cable and pipe ducts. In this case, the radon concentration builds up gradually, often exceeding the limit values recommended by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection. Tight foundations, solid constructions and special ventilation measures help keep the radon concentration in buildings low. When installing pipes and cable ducts through building walls, we therefore recommend using the special orange FRANK puddle flanges which are tested for radon-tightness.