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The Follow-Up Files: Aquatherm Stands the Test of Time in Chemical Transport Application

Webb Chemical Service Corp. has been in business for nearly 60 years, and the company’s long and successful history and ongoing growth have always been buttressed by its commitments to quality and the environment.

Location/Date
Muskegon, MI Installed: Summer and Fall 2012; Follow-Up: Fall 2019

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®, Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Chemically inert, Aquatherm was approved to transport chemicals including ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, caustic potash, caustic soda, sodium bisulfate, and phosphoric acid
  • Aquatherm’s heat fusion technique creates a homogenous piece of pipe with no leak paths
  • Aquatherm’s 10-year, multi-million dollar warranty provided Webb Chemical’s leadership with peace of mind

The Follow-Up Files: Aquatherm Delivers Long-Term Performance at Florida Data Center

Blue Pipe® helping protect clients’ data 24/7 year after year

Location/Date
Jacksonville, FL Original installation Winter 2013-2014; Follow-Up January 2020

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm’s heat fusion joining process creates a connection with no leak paths
  • Aquatherm pipe will never scale or corrode, so its performance in mission-critical applications will not change over time
  • Aquatherm pipe has an anticipated life span of 50-plus years—much longer than steel pipe. It can be expected to provide trouble-free operation for decades

THE FOLLOW-UP FILES: AN EPIC SAGA AT EPIC BREWING

Aquatherm helps Epic Brewing keep the beer flowing as it expands its Denver brewhouse

Location/Date
Denver, CO 2012 - 2019

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®, Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm pipe’s chemical resistance makes it the ideal material to transport glycol and many other chemicals
  • The light weight of Aquatherm pipe meant that a single installer could install the pipe, even overhead, much faster than steel or copper
  • It is easy to tap into existing lines and add new lines using saddle fusions with Aquatherm pipe

THE FOLLOW-UP FILES: SUPERCOMPUTERS STAY COOL WITH AQUATHERM

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory selected Aquatherm in 2012 and again in 2018 for ‘mission supercritical’ cooling of some of the world's fastest supercomputers

Location/Date
Livermore, CA, 2012 and 2018

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Heat fusion provides virtually leak-free joints for the life of the pipe
  • Heat fusion uses no glues, solvents, VOCs, or fumes that could contaminate the data center environment
  • Aquatherm pipe lasts much longer than steel pipe and will provide scale- and corrosion-free operation for 50+ years

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BREWED, SOMETHING BLUE

‘Drop the H’ Brewing Co. selects Aquatherm Blue Pipe for good looks, high performance. and durability

Location/Date
Pittsburg, KS June - September 2019

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Reliable and virtually leak-free Aquatherm pipe offered the worryfree dependability that this brewer wanted for his fist brewpub
  • The mechanical contractor’s installation team was impressed by Aquatherm’s light weight, speed of installation, and the fact that zero leaks were found during the pressure test
  • In a brewery designed to show off the brewing process, looks were important to the owner, and he loves the colorful Aquatherm pipe

PLASTICS EXPERTS SELECT AQUATHERM FOR NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY

New process cooling system showcases flexibility, advantages of Aquatherm pipe

Location/Date
Washington, IL - Spring 2018

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®, Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The versatility of Aquatherm pipe was valuable to a plastics manufacturer that was looking to reconfigure its process cooling system
  • The virtually leak-free performance of Aquatherm was important in the facility’s new underfloor piping system
  • Because it was installed by Aquatherm-trained technicians, the pipe’s comprehensive warranty provides the owners with peace of mind for years to come

HAPPY AS A PIG? AQUATHERM PIPE EXCELS IN TOUGH AGRICULTURAL APPLICATION

Aquatherm Blue Pipe moves 1.2 million BTUs generated by five 399,000 Btu condensing boilers at this pig barn.

Location/Date
Southeastern Ontario, Canada Autumn, 2017

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm pipe holds up well in the corrosive indoor environment in a pig barn — an environment that quickly corrodes metal pipe
  • The inherent insulation value of Aquatherm delivered the heat to where it was needed rather than radiating it into the barn’s 1.2 million Btu mechanical room
  • Aquatherm’s environmental friendliness and heat fusion that joins pipes with no open flames or solder were also important on this project

PP-R PIPE, PROTOTYPE FUSION MACHINE LEAVE NOTHING TO CHANCE AT SPECTACULAR NEW HOTEL AND CASINO

Aquatherm pipe in sizes ranging from ¾-in. to 24-in. was installed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Location/Date
Hollywood, FL 2017 - 2019

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®, Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The speed with which Aquatherm polypropylene- random (PP-R) pipe can be heat fused compared to welding steel was crucial on this project
  • The ability to fabricate piping assemblies and deliver them to the site allowed the contractor to maximize the amount of fusion work completed each day
  • The durability and longevity of PP-R pipe were key in a facility that is operational 24/7/365

A PEACH OF A PROJECT

The 22-story Windsor Over Peachtree condominium building features commanding views of downtown Atlanta and the surrounding area. Aquatherm pipe in place at Windsor Over Peachtree. Its virtually leak-free performance impressed the installing contractor.

Location/Date
Atlanta, GA. December 2017 - July 2018

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The virtually leak-free performance of heat-fused Aquatherm pipe impressed the contractor — only five leaks were detected out of more than 4,000 fusion welds
  • The ability to fabricate risers offsite presented considerable installation time savings over steel pipe, and dramatically reduced system downtime in an occupied building
  • As this was an occupied building, the ability to install new pipe without welding or open flame was of paramount importance to the building owner

AQUATHERM TAMES AGGRESSIVE WATER IN RETROFITS, NEW CONSTRUCTION AT UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

A major university in Western Canada was seeking a piping material for its residence halls and other campus buildings that would stand up well to the area’s aggressive water.

Location/Date
Vancouver, BC, Canada Multiple projects completed or anticipated approximately 2015 - 2019

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®, Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The hydrophobic nature of Aquatherm pipe and its resistance to corrosion, erosion, and scaling were important to the client in an area of aggressive water.
  • Aquatherm’s custom fabrication services were employed by the customer to save time and labor on the job-site.
  • The light weight of Aquatherm pipe, as well as its low likelihood of jobsite theft, were appreciated by the contractor throughout multiple projects.

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