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Supraflow equipment up to 1 bar

Grupo Torre has developed a new Supraflow equipment. This equipment is intended for operations in networks under 1 bar pressure. It’s more handy and lighter than the regular equipment, designed for operations up to 10 bar, but offering the same ease of use and low effort drilling. It is consequent to customer’s needs, and this… Read more »

Reach & RoHS environmental compliance legislation

Grupo Torre is constantly looking for the best solutions for its clients. Its products and services are designed to take care of human health and to produce the lowest possible impact on environment. Grupo Torre complies with RoHS & Reach environmental standards, a European Union regulation, conceived for the same purpose. REACH aims to reduce… Read more »

Donation to Càritas Barcelona

Grupo Torre has donated an important amount of clothes to Càritas Barcelona. This initiative was started consequent to the renovation of working clothes. Grupo Torre’s employees, by own decision, donated clothes from their own to help unemployed in formation and incorporation into the labor market. We would like here to thank all of them.

Carrefour and Pollutec 2016

Grupo Torre has been present in the «Carrefour des gestions locales de l’eau» in Rennes (France) in January and also in Pollutec 2016 in Algiers (Algeria) early February. In both events has presented its range of products for water. Professional trade visitors have shown keen interest in it.

Christmas 2015 and New Year 2016

Grupo Torre wishes all their customers, suppliers and partners a Merry Christmas and all the Best for New Year 2016.

Training in Labour Risks Prevention

Grupo Torre is aware of the importance of risk prevention related to use of computing devices in the workplace. Nowadays it is the main tool for many of our employees. Grupo Torre is aware of risk prevention importance when it comes to computing devices use in workplace. They are actually main the tool for majority… Read more »

Water stress by 2040

Following World Resources Institute (WRI) recent studies, world water demand will increase steadily in forthcoming decades. Considering climate models and different socioeconomic scenarios they establish that 33 countries out of the 167 that have been studied, will suffer from a high water stress in 2040. Population’s growth generates higher consumption from humans, cattle industry and… Read more »

Certifications SGS

Since summer 2015, Grupo Torre has chosen SGS as a responsible for certifications and verifications. SGS is the world-leading brand for inspection, verification, testing and certification. The choice is a result of the international expansion plan that Grupo Torre is developing, for which one the best tools and business partners are being chosen.

The first world producer of oil and derivates

2014 figures show US as the first world producer of oil and derivates (including natural gas) with nearly 14 million barrels/day, followed by Saudi Arabia with 12 million and Russia with 11 millions. If we refer exclusively to natural gas Russia is placed second after the US.

26th World Gas Conference – Paris

From 1st to 5th June the 26th World Gas Conference took place in Paris with around 4000 delegates from all over the world and 500 speakers. This conference is a triennial event to be hold next in 2018 in USA (Washington) for the first time ever.

AGA 2015

Last 19th and 20th May, Grupo Torre attended biennial conference of operations of American Gas Association that took place in Grapevine (Dallas, TX, US). More than 100 exhibitions of issues related with gas distribution operation were given with the audience of more than 500 operation managers of American gas companies and more than 150 exhibitors.

Análisis de la demanda mundial del agua

Following a report by Intl Moneywath, world clean water supply is approaching a stormy situation. Some 768 million people around the world have no access to clean drinking water and by 2030, the report says, the available amount of water shall be exceeded by demand. In this scenario fighting against water losses in distribution grids… Read more »

IPS standards Supraflow®

Grupo Torre has started manufacturing Supraflow® system under IPS sizes standards, for markets working with them. It integrates a whole line with Supraflow® 4″ and 6″ outlet, for mains ranging from 4″ (only for 4″ outlet Supraflow®) to 12″.

Shale gas production in USA

US is increasing its shale gas production and should reach 10 trillion cu ft by this year. World gas markets are being hit by a new bug offering player and seems to grow even more, as projections show figures of up to 20 trillion cu ft for year 2040.

Domestic micro-cogeneration

Countries with amount of population living outside urban areas, like the US, domestic micro-cogeneration units are growing. The advantage is that with only a single external energy supply (natural gas) overall energy production (electricity + heath) reaches higher efficiencies (90 to 96%) and thus overall cost diminish significantly if compared with «fuel+grid electricity» external purchase…. Read more »

Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015

Grupo Torre wishes all their customers, suppliers and partners a Merry Christmas and all the Best for New Year 2015.

BECETEL Symposium 2014

Last November, BECETEL (Belgian Research Center for pipes and fittings) held its annual Symposium with international participation. Grupo Torre was present showing their products in Georg Fischer both, and presented the paper “Solutions for under pressure operations in water and gas grids”. This presentation got a lot of interest and information was requested from within… Read more »

System Torre® training courses

Last October 20th and November 7th, Mr. Josep Maria Ripoll gave several training courses at Red de Gas headquarters in Madrid. The course was titled «Gas pipe bagging off, branching and tapping tees for lom and medium pressure». Grupo Torre gives regularly courses, to keep their systems installation standards at highest level.

ROS-GASEXPO in St Petersburg (Russia)

From 7 to 10 October of this year, Grupo Torre was in St Petersburg (Russia) to take part in ROS-GASEXPO, the country’s largest trade fair for the gas industry. Nearly all the Russian gas companies were present, including Gazprom, plus a significant number of firms from elsewhere, including representatives from Europe, the USA and China…. Read more »

Supraflow® 160

As part of the range of applications for the Supraflow® system, Grupo Torre has developed the Supraflow® 160. This under-pressure tee represents the logical continuation of the 90 and 110 models, thus completing a family of products to cater for operations ranging from outlets of 90 mm up to 160 mm, and with the same…

Smart Water Supply Networks

Smart water networks are starting to prove effective. It is estimated that they have already saved around 10,000 million euros a year worldwide. In the next 10 years, nearly 5,000 million people, two thirds of the world’s population, will be affected by problems relating to the supply of water. The root causes are demand exceeding… Read more »

Full-scale hydraulic pump tests

At the beginning of this year, after several months of tests, a bank of full-scale hydraulic pump test stands used to carry out tests on rated operating conditions of component parts in water supply networks entered into operation. This facility has a system with a DN 160 main circuit, with a transparent testing section and… Read more »

New acquisition

Grupo Torre is always at the forefront of technology and quality, and has recently acquired the latest breakthrough in state-of-the-art 3D printers, the Stratasys Uprint SE Plus with Fused Definition Modelling Technology. Combined with Siemens software for developing 3D designs, we can speed up the production of models and prototypes that assist in project implementation.

Hydrogen tests in natural-gas networks

Towards the end of last year, the German multinational E.ON opened its “power-to-gas” facility in Falkenhagen, which is located in the east of the country. This innovative project involves the industrial-scale injection of hydrogen into the natural-gas system. This facility uses wind energy to power the electrolysis that converts water into hydrogen (H2), which is… Read more »

Supraflow® in “Pipeline & Gas Journal”

“Pipeline & Gas Journal” chose Supraflow® presentation news in the US as a major interest article. It was included under “What’s new in products and services” for its interest due to major enhancements in safety, operations time and cost. For more information: http://www.pipelineandgasjournal.com/whats-new-may-2014

Solid edge training course

Along March and April a Solid Edge training course was imparted in our installations. It was addressed to the membership of the Technical Office. Furthermore it was carried out by Procue, which is a company that works giving design solutions and providing mechanical prototypes. All this inside the continuous training of our employees with the… Read more »

H2O – Accadueo

H2O – Accadueo is the International Exhibition of technologies for the treatment and distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment. This year, the conference was held from May 23rd to 25th in Ferrara (Italy). It is a “must attend” event due to both the importance of the topics addressed as well as the economic and… Read more »

IWEX 2012

The United Kingdom’s largest trade show dedicated to water technologies and waste water treatment, the International Water and Effluent Exhibition (IWEX), is one of the five fairs included as part of Sustainability Live. IWEX brings together international suppliers to demonstrate their products and services with the aim of helping organizations and water supply companies face… Read more »

World Water Day

World Water Day was created within the scope of the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992. On December 22nd of that same year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring that March 22nd be declared annual World Water Day. The theme this… Read more »

IWEX 2011

One more year, Grupo Torre will be present at IWEX, sharing a stand with our distributor, Sarco Stopper. Come visit our stand to find out about all the latest developments at Grupo Torre. IWEX is the most important trade fair in the UK dedicated to water and effluent treatment technology. Dates: 24/05/11 – 25/05/11 –… Read more »

EFIAQUA 2011 (Spain)

This year will be the first Edition of Efiaqua, International trade show for efficient management of water. Innovative proposals and will show sevice sector business. Efiaqua be held from 16 to 18 February 2011 at Feria Valencia.

12º Carrefour 2011

Local gestions des l’eau celebrates this year its 12th edition Carrefour de l’eau. The fair will host over 180 exhibitors, seminars, workshops and forums for all water professionals. Open its doors from 26 to 27 January 2011 in the Parc des Expositions de Rennes.

Pollutec 2010 – Lyon

As the world leader in the environment exhibition market, Pollutec gathers in one single platform all the segments pertaining to environment, including technics, equipments, technologies and services for the prevention and treatment of pollution of all kinds and, more generally, for the preservation of the environment and the implementation of sustainable development. Dates: From 30th… Read more »

WRAS

Recently we have achieved the WRAS approval for our Golf and Giga tees. The Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) is the UK Water Industry’s approval scheme and is a recognized standard all over the world.

International trade show for the environmental sector takes place in Munich from 13 to 17 September. Here you can visit the exhibition dedicated to innovations and developments of new products into the sectors of water, wastewater, solid waste and recycling. For more information: http://www.ifat.de

Barcelona Tech Summer Sessions

International conferences on energy, water and mobility organized by the fundación b_TEC This year will be the 5th edition of this conference, organized by Fundació b_TEC in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) and the University of Barcelona (Universitat de Barcelona). Different activities (seminars, courses,… Read more »

On April 22nd, we held a training programme in our facilities on Risk Prevention in the Workplace, specifically targeted at the metallurgical industry and for all our employees. This programme was taught by Mr. Jordi Pujadas, Expert in Risk Prevention at MC Prevención, the company in charge of managing work-related risk prevention for Grupo Torre…. Read more »

New Giga PVC-O. They can be installed on polyethylene and suspension polyvinyl chloride (PVC-O) oriented strand pipes for up to a nominal maximum pressure of 16 bar in water. Designed to for large diameter branches and  by-pass diversions. The different materials that make up the Giga tees are electrically insulated to prevent galvanic type corrosion…. Read more »

Sustainability Live 2010 · IWEX · Birmingham

This is one of the most important trade fairs in the United Kingdom dedicated to sustainable development-based projects and solutions. It consists of a series of conferences which describe the current situation in the industry and present new ideas and solutions. You’ll find Torre® products at our distributor’s stand, Sarco Stopper. Dates: 04/20/10 – 04/22/10… Read more »

World water day

On March 22nd, 1992, the United Nations created World Water Day. This year the theme is “Clean water for a healthy world”. Water is the basis of life on Earth and, for this reason; it must be clean and within everyone’s reach. Poor water quality harms the environment and people’s well-being.

New Cedec PE under pressure branch tees

Our new Cedec PE branch tees include an exclusive system to attach under pressure PE branches on polyethylene pipes (up to a maximum of 16 bar). Cedec under pressure direct coupling branch tees can be plugged in directly, an exclusive system allowing you to join the PE branch pipe directly to the saddle. It is… Read more »

New under pressure tapping tee Supraflow®

Supraflow® under pressure tapping tees are indispensable when installing large-volume by-pass diversions, whether branching, networks or standard by-pass assemblies. Pipe perforation is made by means of a «zero chip» cutter, housed inside the tee and retaining the disc and all the chips produced. The ability to install 90 and 110 mm diameter PE pipe electrofusion…

IWEX, Birmingham (Great Britain)

Grupo Torre will be present at IWEX show (Birmingham 20 to 22/4/10) at his exclusive distributor Sarco Stopper stand. Do not forget to visit us to see our new products!

Carrefour de l’eau (Francia)

We participated in this international trade fair to promote our branching tees, Supraflow® and Cedec PE. For further information, visit: http://www.carrefour-eau.com/2010/co/3coupdoeil.html

New electrofusion Giga PE

We’ve launched a new product onto the market, the new Giga PE flanged tee. This new electrofusion, under-pressure collar is installed on polyethylene pipes registering a nominal pressure of up to 16  bar for water or 10 bar for gas. Our R&D&I Department has developed this product in different sizes to be able to adapt to your… Read more »

New Grupo Torre facilities

Grupo Torre, with more than 130 years’ history, has moved to new facilities located in Badalona (Av. Maresme, 122). The new headquarters spans 2,000 m² and is divided into two areas: Administration and Production. Our offices are located in the administrative area where clients will receive personalized attention during our working hours: 9 am to 2… Read more »