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Aquatherm PP-R Piping Helps Speed HVAC Retrofit at U.S. Candy Company's HQ


Project
U.S. Candy Manufacturer’s Office Space
Geothermal
Products Used
Aquatherm Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
South Central U.S.
August 2012

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm’s heat-fusion welding technique allowed the mechanical contractor to fuse the piping system quickly, finishing the project a month ahead of schedule
  • Because of Aquatherm’s light weight and simple heat-fusion process, the mechanical contractor’s projected labor costs came in under budget
  • Aquatherm provided a leak-free piping system
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The Challenge

After four months of repairing leaks, a candy manufacturer finally approved a retrofit on a carbon-steel geothermal loop when a wall shared by an expensive data center was affected


The Solution

Even with unique time and space constraints, the mechanical contractor chose Aquatherm PP-R piping systems, and the project still was completed under budget and ahead of schedule


With an ever-expanding market presence and an annual portfolio with billions of dollars in sales, a privately held manufacturer distributes its confectionery and gum in more than 150 countries. Adding to its success, its U.S. subsidiary produces what are perhaps the company’s best-known candy brands.

In January 2012, the company’s South Central U.S. factory and executive offices began experiencing leaks throughout their HVAC system. About 14 years young, the geothermal loop—a Schedule 10 carbon-steel grooved piping system—had developed pinhole leaks.