Plenumline™ Mechanical Joint

IPEX Plenumline™ is a robust acid waste system made from flame-retardant Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF).

  • Easy to install
  • Ideally suited to plenum applications
  • Manufactured from flame retardant PVDF

 

Plenumline is an extremely resilient acid waste system, made from flame-retardant PVDF thermoplastic, designed for challenging conditions including highly restrictive return air plenum applications and high-temperature corrosive chemical waste situations.

Plenumline mechanical joint acid waste systems easily displace costly and difficult-to-install glass and metal systems. With Plenumline, time-consuming methods associated with conventional heavy and brittle systems are replaced by a time proven mechanical joint system that takes only 30 seconds to complete.

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PRODUCT DETAILS

Available in schedule 40 1½” to 4” sizes.

Plenumline mechanical joint acid waste systems easily displace costly and difficult-to-install glass and metal systems. With Plenumline, time-consuming methods associated with conventional heavy and brittle systems are replaced by a time proven mechanical joint that takes only 30 seconds to complete. Once the Plenumline nut is locked in place, the end-user is assured of many years of trouble-free service. In addition, mechanical joint systems can easily be dismantled and re-used, making Plenumline ideal for modular designs and future expansions.

SPECIFICATIONS

GENERAL

Acid waste drain and vent system, as shown on drawings, shall be IAPMO listed, Schedule 40, FR-PVDF as manufactured by IPEX to include pipe supplied in 10 ft. lengths and matched fittings, traps and neutralization tanks from the same manufacturer. It shall also include recommended adapters to connect to other piping materials, where applicable.

 

MATERIAL

Pipe and fittings shall be made from Kynar 740-02, flame retardant PVDF conforming to ASTM F 1673, with a limiting oxygen index (LOI) of 60, Resin must have a vertical burn rating of 94 V-0. Kynar 740-02 resin based on testing to ASTM E84 (UL 723) must have surface burning characteristics greater than or equal to a flame spread 5 and smoke development 35.

 

FITTINGS

Fittings shall be third party certified to ASTM F 1673 and ASTM E84, and IAPMO approved, be of all plastic construction and a tapered elastic retaining ring shall be designed to lock into a machined groove on the mating piping. All fittings shall have integrally molded union connections. No metallic grab rings or clamps shall be allowed. Fittings shall be Plenumline™ or approved equal.

 

INSTALLATION AND TESTING

Installation and testing shall be in accordance with the contract drawings, the manufacturer's recommendations and the local plumbing codes. Testing with compressed air including air booster over water is prohibited. The entire system shall be installed free of stress and in proper alignment. Horizontal supports shall provide a wide bearing area and be free of burrs or sharp edges. Support spacings shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations and local plumbing codes. Vertical piping shall have riser clamps at each

floor. Pipe supports shall be installed so that horizontal piping is in uniform alignment and with a uniform slope of at least 1/8" per foot, or in accordance with the local plumbing code requirements.

CASE STUDIES

IPEX Plenumline helps North Carolina State University in Comprehensive Renovation

IPEX Plenumline helps State University in comprehensive renovation of the laboratory space for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, as well as the modernization of the mechanical, electrical, lab systems, classes and office spaces.

 

IPEX Helps Put Canada on the Medical Research Map

The MaRS (formerly an acronym for Medical and Related Sciences) Discovery District in Toronto is Canada's answer to remain globally relevant in the race for innovation leadership.