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PP-R Pipe Provides Great Value on Direct Bury Application at District Energy Plant

Detroit Thermal, Steam/Condensate, Direct Buried
Products Used
Blue Pipe®
Location / Date
Winter and Spring 2014

Aquatherm Advantages

  • Aquatherm pipe provided labor savings thanks to heat fusion and its lighter weight compared to steel
  • For some direct-buried sections of the project Aquatherm pipe didn’t require insulation, where steel pipe would have
  • Ownership liked the cleaner nature of PP-R and the reduced risk of theft that Aquatherm pipe offer
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The Challenge

With several thousand feet of mostly direct-buried pipe needed, the engineering team sought a pipe system that would hold up to the corrosive condensate


The Solution

Aquatherm Blue Pipe® was an ideal solution thanks to its corrosion resistance and its light weight compared to steel