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AQUATHERM PROVES BEST CHOICE FOR INJECTION-MOLD PROCESS COOLING

The plant’s facility maintenance supervisor chose to replace the steel piping with Aquatherm Blue Pipe, which is completely non-corroding and will not break down, weaken, or scale.

Location/Date
Lawrence, KS Spring 2017

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Unlike the existing carbonsteel piping, Aquatherm PP-R piping systems won’t corrode, rust, or scale, eliminating future downtime caused by pipe corrosion
  • Because Aquatherm PP-R is so lightweight, the piping systems are easy to fabricate in advance and lift and heat-fuse onsite, even the project’s 16-in.-dia. pipe
  • An inherent low thermal conductivity makes insulating Aquatherm unnecessary in some indoor applications, saving on installation costs and creating a cleaner, more uniform installation

CRAFTSMEN’S SKILL WITH AQUATHERM ELEVATES NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

A skilled and experienced team delivered a long-lasting, dependable, and aesthetically pleasing piping system... that delivered delivered many other benefits.

Location/Date
Calgary, AB, Canada Spring 2017

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®, Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • The lighter weight (and the ability to custom-fabricate offsite and transfer to the site) presented considerable labor and cost savings over steel pipe – an estimated savings of 50%.
  • The mechanical contractor appreciated being able to offer the owner a piping system with a service life of 60-plus years, low operating and maintenance costs, and a low likelihood of jobsite theft.
  • Unlike metal pipe, Aquatherm PP-R piping systems require no open-flame welding or solder, so no flame watch was required.

THE WISE MAN’S CHOICE FOR GLYCOL PIPING AT A NORTH CAROLINA BREWERY

After seeing first-hand that Aquatherm’s heat-fusion welding technique creates perfectly homogeneous joints without borders, seams, or bubbles, the brewery owner didn’t want to consider any other piping product.

Location/Date
Winston-Salem, NC January 2017

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm PP-R piping systems proved simple to install, even for first-timers.
  • A two-man crew laid more than 600 ft. of Aquatherm Blue Pipe in just a few days.
  • Recyclable Aquatherm piping installs cleaner and neater than most systems.

POLYPROPYLENE PRESSURE PIPING SYSTEM IMPROVES SERVER RELIABILITY

PP-R met all of the USU staff’s needs, with no leaks, easy expandability, and many other benefits.

Location/Date
Logan, UT

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • No welding fumes in the data center
  • No condensation on the chilled water lines thanks to PP-R’s natural insulation value
  • Saved significant floor space

NEW HYDRONIC HEATING SYSTEM WORTH THE EXTRA SCRATCH FOR ONTARIO CHICKEN FARMER

Piped entirely with Aquatherm PP-R piping, the new heating system is safer, cleaner, and more efficient than any the poultry farmer has ever used or seen.

Location/Date
Listowel, ON, Canada Fall 2016

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Unlike metal pipe, Aquatherm PP-R piping systems require no open-flame welding or solder.
  • A two-person crew installed the entire system in less than a week, using safe and efficient heat fusion to create nearly 200 connections.
  • With 2,000 ft of pipe to suspend, the project would have been extremely difficult to install had metal pipe been used rather than lightweight Aquatherm PP-R piping systems.

A PIPE RUNS THROUGH IT

Aquatherm provided extensive savings while also contributing indirectly to LEED points and delivering a robust system.

Location/Date
Big Fork, MT Spring 2014-Winter 2015

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Using Aquatherm instead of copper saved an estimated $100,000 in piping and installation costs.
  • Aquatherm’s heat fusion process eliminated the need for glue or solder on pipe joints.
  • Aquatherm Blue Pipe has natural insulating properties which can enhance the efficiency of cold systems like the glycol processes used to brew beer.

FOR THE LOVE OF BEER

Aquatherm’s corrosion-resistant qualities and 10-year warranty gave the owners peace of mind.

Location/Date
Nashville, TN Fall 2015

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Using Aquatherm instead of copper saved about $12,000 on upfront costs.
  • Aquatherm’s R-1 value per inch ensured the piping wouldn’t crack or break when used for the glycol system.
  • Aquatherm, with its heat-fusion technique, was easy even for the owners to install themselves.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA TAPS AQUATHERM TO SOLVE STEEL CHILLED-WATER PIPING FAILURE

A mechanical contractor was able to direct-bury Aquatherm polypropylene-random piping systems without insulation while eliminating any concerns of corrosion or deterioration.

Location/Date
Gainesville, FL Summer 2015

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm’s quick heat-fusion process enabled two installers to weld 11 individual 20-in. butt fusions in less than eight hours.
  • Aquatherm pipe was buried without insulation because it has a thermal conductivity k-factor of 0.15W/mK.
  • Perfect for environmentally conscious institutions, as direct-buried Aquatherm PP-R pipe will not leach into ground water.

ENGINEERING FIRM SELECTS, INSTALLS AQUATHERM PP-R PIPE FOR THERMAL-STORAGE SYSTEM

Getting trained and certified on Aquatherm pipe installation and doing the work themselves saved $85,000—while also meeting a tight timeline.

Location/Date
Maitland, FL Summer 2015

Product
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Despite this being the OCI’s first Aquatherm installation, they didn’t have a single fusion weld fail.
  • The design team liked that Aquatherm Blue Pipe can be direct buried without extra insulation.
  • Aquatherm Blue Pipe won't corrode or weaken over time.

DETROIT HIGH SCHOOL CHOOSES AQUATHERM PIPE FOR SECOND PROJECT

Aquatherm North America fabricated some sections of the chilled-water piping system, saving installation time as well as labor costs.

Location/Date
Detroit, MI Spring 2015

Product
Aquatherm Green Pipe®

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm was an easy choice because a previous successful piping project on campus features a leak-free Aquatherm Blue Pipe® system.
  • Aquatherm North America’s initial inventory of its new 4-in. SDR 17.6 Blue Pipe sold out quickly, so the company worked with the owner to find a comparable small-diameter Green Pipe that still would provide the needed volume.
  • The R-1 value per inch of the SDR 7.4 Green Pipe provides ongoing energy savings.

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