Product News: Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment
PP-R Piping System offers PP-R to copper sweated connections.
Press Release Summary:
June 6, 2014 - Used in PHVAC applications, polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems feature straight, threadless transition from PP-R pipe to copper sweated connections. This facilitates fitting out installations entirely in PP-R. While PP-R portion of stub-out is mold-injected PP-R and connected via heat fusion, copper portion is connected using copper solder joints or compression fittings. Straight Aquatherm-to-copper stub-outs come in ½, ¾, and 1 in. dia and respective lengths of 11, 11, and 18 in.
Original Press Release
Aquatherm Straight PP-R to Copper Sweated Connections for HVAC Plumbing Applications
Press release date: June 2, 2014
Lindon, UT – Aquatherm’s polypropylene-random (PP-R) piping systems, which are increasingly being used in a variety of PHVAC applications, now feature a straight, threadless transition from PP-R pipe to copper sweated connections. This new transition allows for installations to be more easily fitted out entirely in PP-R, particularly on commercial and industrial plumbing applications using Aquatherm.
Now with straight Aquatherm-to-copper stub-outs, which come in ½-inch, ¾-inch, and 1-inch diameters, and are 11-in., 11-in., 18–in. long respectively, installers can easily transition to a fancoil unit, zone valve, heat pump, or other HVAC components with sweated connections using PP-R. Aquatherm teamed up with Sioux Chief Manufacturing to create this new stub-out, which represents a more mainstream transition method for copper sweated connections.
The PP-R portion of the stub-out is mold-injected PP-R manufactured in Germany from the same material as Aquatherm Green Pipe® and Aquatherm Blue Pipe® (formerly Climatherm®) and is connected via heat fusion. The copper portion of the stub-out is manufactured in the U.S. by Sioux Chief and is connected using standard copper solder joints or compression fittings. The fitting is a combination of a custom Aquatherm PP-R socket with the copper added by Sioux Chief. The fused PP-R portion is covered under Aquatherm’s warranty and the copper portion is covered under a Sioux Chief warranty.
According to Aquatherm North America President and CEO Adam Clark, “This product has been requested by many who want a more convenient way to transition to HVAC sweated connections. Previously, installers would have to use a threaded copper part before transitioning to HVAC components with sweated copper connections but this part makes it simple.”
All Aquatherm systems are connected via heat fusion – which bonds the pipe and fitting at the molecular level creating joints that last a lifetime while eliminating toxic materials, glues and resins, and open flames from piping installations.
Aquatherm’s low material, installation, and nonexistent maintenance costs, combined with environmental friendliness and code approvals, allow contractors, engineers and building owners to Save The Day when it comes to piping applications. For more information, please visit www.aquatherm.com or call 801-805-6657.