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Plastics Pipe Institute launches geothermal and polypropylene pipe committees

July 31, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

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PPI also joined the Geothermal Exchange Organization and was a first-time sponsor for the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association (IGSHPA) Conference, held in March 2018.

The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) has created two new groups within its Building and Construction Division (BCD): the Geothermal Steering Committee and Polypropylene Pressure Pipe Steering Committee.

Geothermal ground source activities will be the focus of the BCD, and the committee’s activities include working to update geothermal standards and codes; collaborating with related organizations; publishing documents; and serving as a technical resource for geothermal system designers with regards to plastic piping technologies.

The polypropylene pressure pipe group reflects the rapid growth and continuing acceptance of the pipe in the North American market, PPI said.

Its first publication related to polypropylene pressure pipe, PPI TN-57 Proper Integration of Copper Tubing and Components with PP-R Piping Materials for Plumbing Applications, was published June 2018.

The purpose of this technical document is to provide information regarding proper integration of copper tubing and components with random copolymerized polypropylene piping materials for plumbing applications. www.plasticpipe.org



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