Uponor PEX pipe and ProPEX® expansion fittings are now available in 2.5-in and 3-in sizes. The company says the new sizes offer professionals the ability to specify, design, and install even more commercial plumbing and hydronic piping systems with PEX.
Uponor North America has introduced six new ProPEX® Lead-free (LF) Brass CPVC Adapter Fittings for transitioning from CPVC to PEX in commercial plumbing and hydronic distribution piping systems. The fittings, which are available in 1.25-, 1.5- and 2-in sizes, are offered in a spigot and a socket adapter and all feature Uponor’s ASTM F1960 ProPEX expansion system for connecting to PEX piping.
ISCO Industries has added Polystar™ PP-RCT polypropylene pipe and fittings to its product line. ISCO says PP-RCT is completely corrosion resistant, offering the best quality supply for equipment and bottom-line.
Flaretite’s new bonnet seal fits all standard ¼ in flared SAE fill connections. The company says these seals make any fill connection fitting permanently leak-free, and still allow serviceability should the connection require servicing.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.