Polypropylene-Random Pipe Eliminates Electrolysis in Tennessee VA Hospital

August 2011
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Aug2011, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p22
The article focuses the effort of James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tennessee to eliminate electrolysis in its galvanized-steel water line. It notes that a discovery was made that the hospital's galvanized pipe was deteriorating due to the presence of electrolysis. It adds that the electrolysis was caused by the union of two dissimilar metals. It also discusses the hospital's installation of polypropylene-random (PP-R) pipe from Aquatherm Inc. to achieve its goal.


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