Copper pipes dоn't lаѕt fоrеvеr, thоugh they dо last quite lоng, sometimes more than a lіfеtіmе. However, uѕuаllу thеу'll gеt аrоund 25 уеаrѕ, and thаt'ѕ if the wаtеr condition іѕ соnduсіvе tо thе ріреѕ. Changes іn thе chemistry оf wаtеr саn make іt rоugh оn сорреr...read more
Internal pitting corrosion of copper pipes is a costly problem that leads to the formation of copper pinhole leaks. Many factors, including the chemistry of the water traveling through the pipes, can cause the formation and propagation of pits. Particles that...read more
When it comes to the pipes used in a multifamily structure or home, not all copper pipes are the same. Copper pipes are generally used for supply line and HVAC purposes. Understanding the different types of copper pipes is extremely important when engaging in any kind...read more
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- Upgraded Grounding and Bonding Systems Prevent Costly Disasters for Florida Radio Group
[PDF – 5.7 Mb] After discovering that their grounding and bonding was inadequate, three FM radio stations located in Trenton, Florida installed new copper grounding rods, some as long as 80 feet, in o …
- Fact Sheet: Copper Drives Electric Vehicles
[PDF – 1.5Mb] This fact sheet provides data on electric vehicle market demand and the implications for charging infrastructure. It also outlines the major role that copper plays in electric vehicle te …
- Infographic: How Copper Drives Electric Vehicles
[PDF – 61 Kb] This infographic shows how copper is used in electric vehicles and forecasts future growth in this market.
- Call for Entries: 2018 North American Copper in Architecture Awards
Architects, designers and sheet metal contractors are invited to submit their copper building projects for the 2018 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program through January 31, 201 …
- Competition Showcases the Piping Trades as Viable Careers for Millennials
Over half of America’s skilled trade employees are nearing retirement age and fewer men and women are being prepared to take their places. To address the shortage of skilled laborers, the Copper Devel …
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The Piping Debate: Copper vs. CPVC
This recent article from Buildings.com nicely sums up the debate in the building industry about the best piping source – copper versus CPVC.
In plumbing circles, there is a longstanding debate between copper and chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) piping. Copper has been used in North American plumbing applications for more than 70 years, while CPVC has been installed successfully for nearly 50 years. Which is best for your application? We present the information here and let you decide:
Copper Proves to Be the Superior Piping System for Hospital Expansion Project
This article from the Copper Development Association discusses a hospital expansion project in which it was determined that copper was a better choice for the hospital plumbing system.
Unique Building Design, Versatility And Reliability Make Copper Pipe The Better Choice Over Black Steel For Plumbing And Mechanical Systems
When it came time to install the plumbing and mechanical system at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, the shape of the new building created some unforeseen challenges for the contractor.