Recycled/reclaimed water piping system
Aquatherm Lilac is durable and has corrosion-resistant polypropylene material.
Aquatherm Lilac, developed exclusively for applications such as toilet/drain water, rainwater collection, laundry/cleaning, irrigation, and similar uses, serves up a durable and corrosion-resistant polypropylene material that is extremely easy to design and install. However, this fully recyclable, environmentally friendly alternative to plastic and metal piping is also installed without the use of any toxic materials, glues and resins, or open flames. Like Aquatherm’s other systems, Aquatherm Lilac uses a simple heat fusion connection to create seamless connections that when properly executed last a lifetime, while eliminating worries about the cost (and theft) of copper and other metals. Lilac currently meets ASTM F2389 and CSA B137.11 standards.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.