How Much Insulation is Needed for PP-R HVAC Systems?

How Much Insulation is Needed for PP-R HVAC Systems?

Current building energy codes and standards require pipe insulation on service hot water and HVAC piping. While requirements vary, none of the model codes differentiates pipe insulation requirements based on pipe material. Naturally, the amount of insulation needed...
This is Why PP-R Pipes are Better Than Metal

This is Why PP-R Pipes are Better Than Metal

For decades, POLOPLAST has provided PP-R (polypropylene random copolymer) pipes to engineers, building owners, and contractors around the world as a durable and safe alternative to steel or copper pipes for HVAC systems and many other applications. PP-R is an...
Can PP-R Be Combined with Copper Piping?

Can PP-R Be Combined with Copper Piping?

For decades, copper tubing has been a common plumbing and piping material in use across the United States, and it continues to be a popular material to this day. For this reason, many of our customers want to know if POLOPLAST’s PP-R piping systems can be combined or...
The Best Pipes for Chiller Plants

The Best Pipes for Chiller Plants

POLOPLAST America’s world-renowned polypropylene (PP-R) piping systems have numerous advantages that make them ideal for use in chiller plant construction and repair. But are our PP-R pipes really the best solution for chiller plants? Let’s review the evidence: 1....
How Thermal Fusion Reduces the Risk of Leakage

How Thermal Fusion Reduces the Risk of Leakage

Almost nothing is worse for a piping system than a leak. Leakage reduces flow rates, increases electricity costs for pumping, cuts profits, increases treatment and maintenance costs, creates back-siphon contamination risk, and requires continual monitoring and...
UV Radiation Kills Other Pipes. Not Ours.

UV Radiation Kills Other Pipes. Not Ours.

If you’re planning to install plastic piping outdoors or inside a structure flooded with sunlight, be careful: Exposure to UV radiation will discolor most polypropylene (PP-R) pipe and could weaken the polymer over time. That’s bad news for a product prized for its...