Steve Clark has worked as a professional engineer (P.E.) in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He has worked as a development and applications engineer for the Trane Company and as an HVAC and energy engineer for consulting engineering companies, including his own firms, with an emphasis on building energy efficiency. He currently serves as president for North America for the German-made polypropylene-piping manufacturer Aquatherm. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Aquatherm, visit www.aquathermpipe.com.
While it’s often viewed as “new” and lumped in with other plastics, polypropylene pipe has in fact been used around the world for nearly 40 years and is highly engineered — offering HVAC application benefits that many other plastics can’t. It also offers several advantages over metal HVAC pipe systems.