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Asahi/America, Inc. - ECTFE (Halar®) Piping Sulfuric Acid Best Practices

Based on Asahi/America's decades of experience supplying single and double contained piping systems with sulfuric acid, we are pleased to provide material compatibility recommendations, specific to ECTFE (Halar®) piping. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Fertilizer Manufacturer

A fertilizer company in Florida was experiencing corrosion of their compressed air piping system caused by this type of chemical coating created during production. They had tried replacing the pipe using different metals, including aluminum, but the issues continued. A better, more permanent solution was needed. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - 4 Considerations for Valve Automation

Aside from the control system itself, the most comprehensively discussed component of any process system is the valve. Whether the application is a simple open/closed manual valve, severe service flow control valve or critical isolation valve, engineers and suppliers spend hours discussing, specifying and designing valve packages that can withstand a multitude of factors for operation. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Advanced PE Piping System - Shipyard

In 1998, a dry dock company located in northern Florida built a new 600-foot-long pier, which included all ship construction service pipelines for maintenance purposes. The company did not want the same metal pipe corrosion issues on the new pier they had experienced the year before. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Thermoplastic Valves and Their Performance

Thermoplastic valves offer a dependable and economical way to handle corrosive chemicals in some of the harshest environments. When comparing nonmetallic valves to metal valves there are many criteria the specifier must consider, including:

Process pressure

Temperature boundaries (high & low) of material

Corrosion resistance

Abrasion resistance

Cost (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Why Plastics vs. Metals

There are numerous factors the design community must consider when choosing the proper material for a specific application. Some of these factors include: type of media, temperature, pressure, flow rate, environment, local codes, project cost, project schedule, and total install cost. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Thermoplastic for Compressed Air - Safe Options

There are limited, acceptable thermoplastic pipe options for compressed air because of safety concerns, high costs, and unsuitable application conditions. OSHA’s issued standards state that if thermoplastic piping materials are to be used for compressed air or gas applications, “the pipes must either be constructed of or encased in, shatter-resistant material.” (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Size Matters

We usually describe the different pipe classes and materials in very basic sizing terms (for example: ½”, 2”, 6”, sched 40 or DR 11). Sometimes, we clarify by saying metric or IPS, but do we really appreciate the nuances of what we are saying? Do we really understand how the thickness, type of material, or even size, impacts the performance of a system? (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Prefabrication: Increase Quality and Reduce Costs

Asahi/America frequently fabricates spools and assemblies out of our engineered thermoplastic pipes to meet our customers' dimensions, specifications, and delivery needs. We’ve been fabricating double containment systems since before we received our first fabrication patent in the late ’80s. Asahi continues to expand our capabilities and capacity through new equipment and per... (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Navigating the Thermoplastics Maze

Thermoplastic resins are in constant development to enhance specific characteristics that may offer value for a myriad of applications. With so many thermoplastic piping materials offered today for applications ranging from potable water to hot sulfuric acid, it’s not always clear which are best suited for particular applications. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Compressed Air Piping Systems

Metal pipes have been used and installed in fluid and gas applications since the mid-19th century. Metal pipes are strong, safe, and provide excellent performance for many demanding services. Plastic pipes are an alternative to metal pipes for many fluid applications. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Improving Pump Efficiency with PP-RCT Piping

There is a piping material gaining traction in the plumbing and HVAC world. It does not rust, corrode, scale or pit, and it allows pumps to run at their optimum design criteria for the life of the piping system. The material: polypropylene random copolymer for enhanced crystallinity and temperature capability (PP-RCT). (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - High Purity Piping Systems: Material Selection

In both semiconductor manufacturing and the life science industry, purified water (PW), deionized water (DI) and ultrapurified water (UPW) play critical roles in final product quality. The specification of appropriate pipe materials and joining methods is an important consideration for MEP system engineers. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Control Valve Technologies in Thermoplastics

Asahi/America’s end users have trusted the use of our valves and actuators for critical applications in chemical, water, wastewater, ultrapure water, and oil and gas for more than 50 years. Asahi offers the broadest range of non-metallic control valves. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Marine and Oil and Gas Applications

The purpose of classifications, certifications, standards, or codes is to aid an industry and its regulatory bodies with regards to safety, based on a vast accumulation of their knowledge. Organizations worldwide define their activities by providing some form of classification services. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Choosing an Actuator: Factors and Considerations

While typically the most common and thoroughly discussed component of any process system is the valve, one component that is equally critical, yet often misunderstood, and sometimes even overlooked is the actuator. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Poultry Processing Facility

Bacterial contamination is a primary concern in the food processing industry. Sanitizing piping systems that process food-grade antimicrobials, like peracetic acid (PAA), are critical in poultry processing. If the sanitizing system is down due to piping issues, leaks or corrosion, the plant must shut down, ultimately delaying production. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Thermoplastic Valve - Aquaculture Farm

Abalone is considered a seafood delicacy in many countries. When raised on an aquaculture farm, they receive a constant supply of pure, cold, nutrient-rich seawater they require via life support systems consisting of valves and long runs of pipe. The valves are used for shut-off purposes for the abalone’s holding tanks, life support filtering beds, and the associated feeding pipeli... (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Water Chiller Boiler Discharge

Making the switch from metal to plastic in commercial pipe applications can result in a longer system life, higher corrosion resistance, lower installation and maintenance costs, and safer welding options. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Wastewater Treatment

Water and wastewater treatment plants using PVC pipe for their chemical systems often experience leaks at the joints. This is because the harsh chemicals in the system attack the solvent cement used to connect the pipe. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Case Study: Odor Control

Before wastewater can be safely returned to the environment, organic and chemical contaminants need to be removed to protect the integrity of our natural resources. During the treatment process, however, unpleasant odors can be released into the areas surrounding the treatment plant and waft into public spaces and neighborhoods, resulting in complaints from residents. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Visit Asahi/America, Inc. at SEMICONWest

SEMICONWest is almost here! Join Asahi/America Inc.(booth #1135) at SEMICON West this year from July 12-14 in San Francisco, CA as we talk about wet process solutions, including our Dymatrix™ components used to produce multiport valve (MPV) custom manifolds. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Air-Pro® Piping System Includes 10-Year Warranty

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technology, announces that Air-Pro® specially formulated PE compressed air piping system now offers a 10-year warranty. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Type-21a ½” Flare Fitting for Vented Ball Valve

Introducing a 1/2" flare fitting option for Asahi/America's Type-21a vented ball valves. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - New Type-57P CPVC Butterfly Valve Sizes Available

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technology, announces the recent addition to its Type-57P butterfly valve line to include 10” and 12” sizes in a CPVC body and disc model. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Series 19 Smart Electric Actuation Introduced

Asahi/America, Inc., the leader in thermoplastic fluid flow technology, is pleased to introduce the Series 19 electric actuator. (read more)

Asahi/America, Inc. - Custom Fabrication Services

From concept to completion, we're dedicated to supporting you. Asahi/America’s experienced team of application engineers and production personnel will work to accommodate your system's unique needs with our wide range of corrosion resistant thermoplastic materials. (read more)