F.W. Webb launches a long-lifespan polypropylene pipe system
F.W. Webb has announced a new polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs.
The Niron PP-RCT pipe and fitting system is lightweight yet durable, and can be installed in place of copper and steel at a faster installation pace, with less material waste and less overall cost according to the manufacturer.
The product complies with industry standards and offers high purity options for non-toxic applications, such as food and beer production.
Ranging from fluid transport to highly engineered infrastructure systems, the piping system’s applications include hydronic heating, HVAC, water (potable, chilled, recycle, glycol, brine), liquid chemicals, compressed air, and geothermal gas.
Niron pipe is made from beta crystalline PPR polypropylene (PP-RCT) in a multi-layering manufacturing process.
Niron pipes, enhanced with a fiberglass centre, is as stable as traditional metallic pipe, with the same limited thermal expansion.
Its insulating qualities offer greater energy efficiency (keeping substances close to desired temperatures) and noise mitigation for better acoustics, F.W. Webb reports.
‘NIRON pipe is exceptionally strong and can withstand harsh conditions, including freezing temperatures, extreme heat, high pressure, chemicals, and above and below ground exposure,’ says Christopher Ziu, the Niron products manager for Houston-based Nupi Americas.
‘It has a tested lifespan of 100 to 150 years, the longest of any polypropylene pipe on the market today.’
The Niron system offers installers the flexibility of four simple fusion methods, requiring no traditional arc welding.