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Why use plastic pipes rather than metal ones?
Over 30 years of research, advancements and experience have proven plastic pipes to be capable of outperforming metal ones in terms of withstanding higher temperature and pressure, resistance to calcification and corrosion, in addition to cost savings and easier installations and repairs. Also bear in mind the health hazards of actually ingesting metal in water.
What are the operational conditions of API’s Apitherm pipes?
Apitherm Class 2 pipes are designed to withstand 10 bars of water, pressure at 70 °C for a timespan of 50 years.
Apitherm Class 5, that are of greater thickness, are designed for applications of high heat, such as radiators.
PP-RCT is the only plastic material that is designed for such applications.
Why choose API over other brands?
The variuos certificates mentoined make API a pioneer in the pipe market and a serious competitor to imported and local brands.
In addition, our team of highly skilled employees and experts in the field of plastic processing, testing, installation,
and design is available to assist you free of charge, at any time.
Do Apitherm pipes need insulation?
Very low conductivity of PP-RCT (0.2 W/mK) eliminates the need for insulation to retain water temperature.
What warranty is given to Apitherm pipes?
Our team of plumbers will inspect and pressurize your pipes. After approval, two warranties are issued. One is issued for 15 years that will cover your plumber’s work, and one for 50 years covering the performance of our pipes. Your pipes are expected to live as long as your building does.
Do Apitherm pipes elongate?
Apitherm pipes elongate while producing an elongation force of only 2-3% more than metal pipes. The Alupipe is available with aluminum wrapping to reduce the overall elongation of the pipe and is coated with an outside layer of PE to protect it from UV rays in sun-exposed applications.
To what norms do Apitherm pipes comply?
Apitherm pipes and fittings are manufactured according to DIN8077 / DIN8078 and EN-ISO15874 standards. Our operations have been awarded prestigious certificates of quality, like the ISO9001:2008 for quality procedures, German SKZ for pipe quality, and TZW for drinking water applications. Such certifications better explain and confirm our products’ high quality and norm compliance.
Why use PP-RCT as opposed to other plastics?
PP-RCT is a new innovation in plastics that is capable of withstanding much higher pressure and temperatures than the standard PP-R.
Its strength allows for a thinner wall design, that in return permits a higher water flow, and induces cost savings.
What are the main uses of Apitherm pipes?
Apitherm pipes are to be used for drinking and potable water, as they do not leave any taste or odor. However, they are not recommended for diesel use.
Do Apitherm pipes require insulation?
By nature, polypropylene is highly insulating to heat loss (0.2 W/m.°C compared to steel 50 W/m.°C). However application of external insulation is left to consultants in areas of extreme temperatures.