Technical Articles

Asahi/America, Inc. has published these technical articles:

(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Sulfuric acid, known as oil of vitriol or hydrogen sulfate, is used in a wide range of applications from fertilizers to explosives. In wastewater treatment, it is common to use 93% to 98.3% to...
(Valves)
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Aside from the control system itself, the most comprehensively discussed component of any process system is the valve....
(Valves)
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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...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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In 1997, a dry dock company in Florida was experiencing corrosion problems on one of its critical stainless steel CO2 pipelines at their waterfront docking location. Asahi/America's Air-Pro®...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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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...
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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,...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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A poultry processing plant in North Carolina learned there was a solution when they switched from a PVC/CPVC piping system to Asahi/America's Chem Proline® piping system after experiencing...
(Valves)
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One aquaculture farm solved corrosion problems in their feed lines by replacing their existing metallic valves with Asahi/America's Type-57LIS butterfly valves....
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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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...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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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...
(Valve Actuators and Positioners)
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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...
(Valve Actuators and Positioners)
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Marine environments, whether military or cruise ships, have classification standards that identify the requirements a product must meet in order to be installed. Asahi/America's products meet...
(Valves)
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How does an engineer decide which type of valve to select? What are the differences among all the options? What impact does this selection make on project cost and lifetime cost? How will it affect...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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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...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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PP-RCT is an alternative to metallic piping systems that can boost a system. It does not rust, corrode, scale, or pit and it allows pumps to run at their optimum design criteria for the life of the...
(Hose, Pipe and Tubing)
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Metal pipes have been used and installed in fluid and gas applications since the mid-19th century....
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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...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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Asahi/America frequently fabricates spools and assemblies out of our engineered thermoplastic pipes to meet our customers' dimensions, specifications, and delivery needs....
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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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...
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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Polyethylene (HDPE) material can be engineered to handle compressed air applications because of its excellent physical and mechanical properties and broad chemical resistance....
(Pipe, Tube, Hose and Fittings)
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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...