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Lochinvar Selects PP-R Pipe for its New Testing Loop

Lochinvar® Corporation Manufacturing Facility, Boiler Testing
Products Used
Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
Lebanon, TN
Winter 2011

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Blue Pipe did not require insulation like black pipe would have thanks to its natural R-value
  • The thermal expansion resistance — up to 75% compared to plastic piping in operating temperatures up to 200 °F was essential to the job
  • The lighter weight of PP-R compared to steel provided solid labor savings

The Challenge

Lochinvar engineers sought a solution that would satisfy the requirements for testing water heaters, boilers, and pool heaters while being corrosion-proof.

The Solution

Aquatherm was installed to avoid long-term corrosion or degradation issues.

Corrosion-proof pipe and its extensive warranty helped convince cutting-edge manufacturer to try heat-fused Aquatherm.

Featuring a corporate history dating to the early 20th century and cutting-edge technology such as the Crest® Condensing Boiler, Lochinvar® Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters, boilers, pool heaters and storage tanks.

The company's headquarters in Lebanon, TN, sits on 125 acres featuring administrative offices; an engineering technology center with an engineering R&D testing lab; a state-of-the-art, 100-seat amphitheater-style training facility; plus eight manufacturing lines and distribution.