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
Copper Industry News from Copper.org
- 15 Copper Buildings Receive Architectural Honors
The North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards program recognizes the use of copper in building design projects. See who won this year!
- CDA’s Energy Expert to Examine Copper’s Pivotal Role in the Energy Revolution at NEMA’s Wire and Cable Industry Forum
Technical advancements are rapidly changing the electrical marketplace and the capabilities of the technologies our society depends upon. To fuel the energy revolution, a reliable, plentiful and effic …
- CDA’s Sustainable Energy Director to Chair the Platts Transmission Planning and Development Conference
Zolaikha Strong to highlight Copper’s Role in Grid Technology at Key Industry Event
- Copper Industry Sustainable Energy Director to Highlight Copper’s Significance in Renewable Energy Growth and Production at Intersolar North America 2018
The Copper Development Association’s (CDA) Director of Sustainable Energy, Zolaikha Strong, will discuss copper’s impact in the operation of and electrical infrastructure required for renewable energy …
- Copper in the Arts: Issue #106
Copper coins, copper in the home, and more in this month's issue.
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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.