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With History of Success, John E. Green Selects Aquatherm PP-R Piping for School Expansion 

TN2/10.04.17 We would like to share the following articles of the Mechanical Contractor Association of America (MCAA) with you. It reports on the use of aquatherm blue pipe and aquatherm green pipe in an expansion of the University of Detroit. In particular, this report goes into details with the handling and the initial experience with our systems.

The complete report can be found here.


U of D Jesuit’s chilled-water system features Armstrong pumps and Daikin air handling units, like the one seen here. To meet the construction schedule and save on labor costs, John E. Green had some sections of the new system fabricated at aquatherm North America’s Lindon, UT, facility. 


Pipefitter Foreman Josh Umphrey (left) and Pipefitter Jason Young of John E. Green found that aquatherm pipe is much lighter than metal pipe, so they can work faster and save on labor costs. The light weight and heat-fusion joining process also improve jobsite safety.


On the roof of the new STEM center, John E. Green paired aquatherm’s Green Pipe with a 142-ton Daikin air-cooled scroll compressor chiller. Because of their light weight compared with metal pipe, aquatherm fabricated spools were carried manually to the roof without a mechanical assist.


John E. Green installed aquatherm Green Pipe for U of D Jesuit’s 45° F chilled-water application, keeping the building cool even on hot, humid days. 


The chilled-water aquatherm Green Pipe in hangers on the rooftop of U of D Jesuit’s new STEM center required protection from ultraviolet rays because it is exposed to sunlight.


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