We had the opportunity to talk to Aquatherm while we were at the Craft Brewers Conference and BrewExpo America in April. The company was promoting the quality, versatility and value that its polypropylene pipe product brings to the infrastructure business — especially for craft brewing operations. We interviewed Aquatherm’s media guru Barry Campbell, which is a story we’ll post up soon, but until then, Campbell sent over some interesting teasers about this progressive wonder pipe. Here we go…
- Aquatherm does not react with water or glycol, so it will never corrode in cooling systems. And it does not become brittle over time or fail when exposed to extreme temperatures. It is freeze-resistant and it can handle 180°F water at 100 psi, so it’s ideal for heating systems as well. Traditional piping materials use either foreign substances (glue or solder) or mechanical connections (gaskets or threads) to hold a system together, and these connections eventually fail. Aquatherm pipes are connected via heat fusion, which is a fast, reliable process that makes seamless, leak-free connections.
- To form a connection, the material is melted, joined together, and then allowed to cool. The materials become one solid piece, making the joint as strong as the pipe itself. To accommodate system expansion, Aquatherm also offers a unique option: fusion outlets that can be added by drilling into the pipe and heat-fusing a fitting directly into the pipe wall. This delivers significant labor, material and downtime savings.
- Aquatherm can be used in most of a brewery’s systems (chiller, domestic water supply, heating and cooling, clean/purge, reclaimed/recycled and food contact applications, etc.), providing greater uniformity throughout the building. And the company backs its product with a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty that covers replacement, personal injury and even lost profits, up to roughly $20 million per incident.
Learn more by visiting the company’s website or watching the video above and keep a look out for our interview with Campbell soon.