The Aquatherm Red Pipe system is used to create fire fighting installations (sprinkler systems) and for the installation of fire hydrants in buildings. It is not fit for the transportation of drinking water.

The Red Pipe is being used with great success at international level, however, in the USA it has been started to be used since some months, by being introduced in the market by McElroy Company.

Formally known as Aquatherm FireStop Fusiolen PP-R (random polypropylene), Aquatherm Red Pipe belongs to the family of pipe systems Aquatherm PP-R which includes Green Pipe, Blue Pipe and Lilac Pipe which is growing in popularity in the USA due to its longevity and reliability.

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  • It has many advantages before the classical metal pipes:
  • The joining system by thermofusion assures a complete tightness of the installation.
  • The thermofusion provides ease of use and flexibility in the assembly which means a time reduction of installation.
  • It is reduced the losses of pressure due to friction as it has a low roughness coefficient.
  • It is not produced corrosion of the pipe, what increases the service years of the installation that assures us a useful life of more than 50 years, a decrease of the maintenance costs and an increase of the safety of the installation, as it is reduced the risk of obstruction of the sprinklers.
  • There is a notable decrease of the weight of the materials, which implies a reduction of the load that supports the floor and an increase of the productivity in the assembly: less number of workers and machinery to be used in the works of installation and reduction of the elements of elevation.
  • It doesn’t need to be painted. The colour of the pipe system coincides with the use done in this type of installations.
  • Through the technique of weld-in saddle it can be assembled branches in a quick way and at a very low cost.
  • Significant reduction of the times of installation due to the mentioned advantages

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McElroy trained nine people of APS FIRE with the Spider125™ and with the Spider125 with universal clamping by socket welding pipes from 32mm up to 75m of Red Pipe.

The workers who tried this method said that it is very simple and very clean. Very light and easy to use.

It is also more silent and without the need of noisy threading machines, which is a benefit in the works that are often performed during the working day.

The Aquatherm Red Pipe piping is ecological. It doesn’t react with most of the chemical products, it is recyclable and it requires less processes of fabrication than the metals, as it is made of carbon and hydrogen, which doesn’t have harmful chemical products and it doesn’t release toxic gases if it burns.

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Aquatherm Red Pipe is available in diameters of pipes which go from 25mm up to 110mm and it can be used in a wide range of applications. The pipe and the fittings have a qualification of 50 years, as well as the guarantee of the Aquatherm of 10 years in materials, labour and accidental damages.

The new Red Pipe system will be a great actualization for buildings and will provide higher safety for the future.

If you think the new pipe system REDPIPE is of interest and you want to know more about it, contact us by writing your comment on our post, or through an e-mail to am@aristegui.info.

Below we are attaching a link to one of our posts where you will find information about socket welding, the method used for this kind of pipes: welding methods.