LAWRENCE, Mass. – Asahi/America, Inc. introduces Asahitec PP-RCT piping systems for plumbing and HVAC applications. Asahitec PP-RCT is the latest advancement in polypropylene polymers, and has a wide range of benefits including greater pressure capabilities at higher temperatures than conventional PP materials.
Asahitec is comprised of two systems: Climatec for hydronic heating applications, and Watertec for potable water. Pipe in both systems is manufactured with patented Fibercore technology, which minimizes expansion and contraction by up to 75 percent, in turn reducing installation costs by minimizing expansion loops and supports.
Fibercore PP-RCT pipe consists of three co-extruded layers that make one homogenous pipe. The middle layer is a mix of short fiberglass strands and PP-RCT, which is isolated by an inner and outer layer of solid PP-RCT.
Asahitec includes both molded socket fusion fittings (20 mm-125 mm) and molded butt fusion fittings (160 mm-315 mm), and molded large diameter fittings up to 630 mm. Asahitec is NSF 14-pw certified for potable water applications and features lead-free brass adapter fittings.
Asahitec is complemented by Asahi/America’s extensive welding equipment fleet and valve product line. Ideal Asahitec applications include potable water, HVAC, food and beverage grade water and water distribution.