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Program: Hydronic Piping with PEX: Pros and Pitfalls
While the use of crosslinked polyethylene (PEX) piping has been widespread in residential applications for some time, building owners, contractors and engineers are moving towards it as a cost-effective and flexible alternative to conventional metallic piping systems on large-scale commercial projects. PEX has become a proven system solution that can reduce both material and labor costs while providing the reli¬ability and peace of mind that building owners demand. When considering PEX, however, it is important that contractors and engineers understand not only the benefits but the challenges and potential pitfalls.
* What is crosslinked polyethylene (PEX)?
* What are the different types of PEX available in the commercial marketplace?
* What are the advantages of PEX compared to conventional metallic systems?
* How does a PEX design differ from a metallic pipe design?
* What are common design and installation best practices?
Devin A. Abellon PE
Devin Abellon, P.E. is the Business Development Manager for Engineering Services at Uponor North America. Prior to joining Uponor, he was the managing principal and vice president of LSW Engineers, Inc. in San Diego, California. He has over 25 years of experience in the HVAC and plumbing industries with a focus on high-performance and sustainable building design and construction. He is a registered professional engineer and has held several leadership positions within ASHRAE at the local chapter, region and society levels. He currently serves on the ASHRAE Board of Directors as the Region X Director and Regional Chair, Handbook Subcommittee Chair for ASHRAE TC 6.5 and as a facilitator for ASHRAE’s Leadership Academy.
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