Alloy water heaters
PVI Industries' water heaters are manufactured from AquaPLEX, which allows water to be stored at greater than 200 F continuously without effect.
PVI Industries’ water heaters and storage tanks are manufactured from AquaPLEX, an engineered duplex alloy with 21% chromium content. AquaPLEX combines the grain structures of both 300 and 400 series stainless steels, offering the benefits of both and exceeding the corrosion resistance of either material alone. Tanks made from AquaPLEX require no lining or anode rods of any type. Water can be stored at greater than 200 F continuously without effect. After the tank is fabricated and welding is completed, the AquaPLEX material is completely immersed in a pickling and passivation bath. This process imparts a passive chromium layer on the tank surface that is highly resistant to general aqueous corrosion. Additionally, the product is resistant to chloride stress corrosion cracking. AquaPLEX is approved by the ASME code for water heater fabrication, making it a nonproprietary tank material. Water heaters and storage tanks are available with capacities of up to 900 gallons with gas, oil, electric, steam, or boiler water as the energy source.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey