Pipe systems gain Massachusetts approval
The Massachusetts Office of the Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters approved Aquatherm’s Greenpipe polypropylene-random pipe systems for use statewide in plumbing applications.
The Massachusetts Office of the Board of Registration of Plumbers and Gas Fitters approved Aquatherm’s Greenpipe polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe systems for use statewide in plumbing applications. The approval applies to Aquatherm Greenpipe, including ½- to 14-in. pipe and more than 400 fittings and valves. Aquatherm’s low material, installation, and maintenance costs, combined with environmental friendliness, position it as a sustainable piping system, and it already has the following model codes and listings: FM Approved for light hazard, concealed sprinkler piping; Intertek listed to ASTM E84 flame/smoke; IAPMO Plumbing and Mechanical listing; NSF 14, 61, and 51 listing; International Code Council (ICC) IPC, IRC, IMC; Uniform Mechanical Code (UMC); and National Standard Plumbing Code (NSPC).
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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