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NIRON PP-RCT for the Porta Nuova financial district in Milan

NIRON polypropylene pipes produced by NUPI Industrie Italiane have been used for the replacement of the steel piping of the air-conditioning system of the Porta Nuova financial district in Milan. Porta Nuova is the new district in Milan hosting the CTBUH award winning Bosco Verticale building, which incorporates an incredible living green façade. After just a few years, steel pipes showed leakage due to the particular chemical composition of the groundwater. The NIRON polypropylene system is always a viable alternative to steel pipes due to its inertia to any corrosion caused by water and its special chemical composition. For this very reason, the NIRON system was chosen by CEFLA, the contractor company based in Imola, Italy, which looks after the maintenance and management of heating and air-conditioning systems in civil and industrial buildings. PP-RCT pipes and fittings were chosen for this installation. PP-RCT is a new generation material that represents the evolution of the well-known and consolidated PP-R and a valid alternative when it starts showing some limitation, such as in case of high pressures, especially at high temperatures. Its temperature/pressure performance allows for the use of thinner pipes thus offering a greater flow rate with the same diameter. The advantage of polypropylene pipes lies in the lightness of the pipe which has certainly facilitated the replacement operations. In addition to pipes up to a maximum diameter of 315mm, various special pre-assembled parts were produced in NUPI Industrie Italiane laboratories. The entire system was replaced without causing discomfort to the offices operating within the facilities. All the works were done at night and during the weekend to prevent service interruption to the offices. In addition to elbows and tees, NUPI Industrie Italiane also produced several large manifolds with up to 11-way outputs, made up of Ø125mm saddle joints welded by polyfusion welding, flanged and then joined to elbows welded by butt fusion. The combined use of butt fusion, socket fusion and electrofusion welding allowed to exploit the system properties to the fullest and to run the works quickly and safely.

NIRON PP-RCT installed at ANSYS Inc. plant in Lebanon CT

NIRON PP-RCT pipes and fittings were installed in the new cooling towers at ANSYS plant in Lebanon, CT. ANSYS, Inc. is a world-renowned computer-aided engineering software developer headquartered south of Pittsburgh, PA. One of the three new cooling towers was already installed, while the two other towers will be delivered in the fall. The NIRON PP-RCT system will be going from the new cooling towers to the chilled water system, designed to keep the computers nicely chilled and perfectly functioning. Watch the photo gallery.

NIRON PPR for the logistics center of the Stradivarius brand in Barcelona

The Spanish textile group Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion chain and other brands such as Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Oysho and Pull&Bear, invested 15 million euros in the construction ​​of a logistics center of the Stradivarius brand, specialized in informal clothing in Sallent, near Barcelona. The center is located on a 12 hectare-ground and employs around 400 people. All the designs of the group are developed here and between 5 and 6 million units leave the plant each week. Stradivarius sells today 110 million clothes a year with a turnover of over one billion euros and more than 1,000 stores in 60 countries. The Stradivarius centre in Sallent has been recently expanded and renewed using NIRON PPR purple pipes for recycled water and NIRON PPR blue pipes for drinking water. Resorts, hotels, shopping malls and companies are increasingly adopting water conservation criteria, a mandatory requirement for both energy saving and environmental protection. The use of recycled water has a huge impact on operating costs and profitability and this is why NUPI Industrie Italiane designed a range of specific pipelines. Purple colour complies with international standards and makes the product immediately recognizable within the installation areas. The Inditex textile group is heavily rooted in Catalonia, where 4 of its 18 factories are located. Sallent, a small town of 6,780 people with an industry-based economy, pioneered the Catalan industrialization and focused on the textile sector for over a hundred years. In 1828, the first mechanical loom of Spain was installed here. The imprint of the textile field remains thanks to the presence of Stradivarius. In its offices, there are half a dozen old sewing machines, one of which was owned by the grandmother of the company's general manager, Jordi Triquell. Watch the photo gallery.

First NIRON training at NUPI plant in Early Branch

First NIRON training at NUPI plant in Early Branch in cooperation with Ritmo Americas. Left is the group picture taken at night after the training in downtown Savannah in the City Market next to the statue of Marylin Monroe! From left to right: Jeff Burman (Goodin Company), Jim Roland (RG Higgins), Bill Hudson (NIRON Sales Manager), Chris Ziu (NIRON Sales Manager), Dan Goebel (Weidner Mechanical), Mike Carbert (Weidner Mechanical). Missing from the picture are Nick Tolomei and Dalton Clark of Ritmo who also participated in the training. NUPI AMERICAS has just doubled the storage capacity of its warehouse in Early Branch to provide a better customer service. NUPI AMERICAS new plant is fully operational since August 2016 and also has a full scale training center for the training of contractors and field trainers.

NIRON PP-R system installed in Casablanca, Morocco

Single-layer and CLIMA NIRON pipes and fittings from Ø 20mm to Ø 160mm have been used for the distribution of hot and cold water in plumbing and conditioning systems for the CASA ANFA residential building project in Casablanca, Morocco. Starting from 2018, Casablanca will have a completely new look also thanks to this new housing project. The Anfa Cité de l'Air district in the northwest of Casablanca is located on the site of the old airport terminal. In addition to apartments and offices, there is also a shopping center, an entertainment centre for leisure activities (cinema, bowling, ice skating, fitness) and a hypermarket. Schools, hotels and clinics will be also provided. Anfa Cité de l'Air will develop through a group of neighborhoods built around a network of green spaces, including a 50-hectare metropolitan park, and will cover a total building area of ​​nearly 4.3 million m2 dedicated to homes, offices, shops, hotels, schools, health, culture and sports centres. The project will also host a new business area and the future Casablanca international financial center. Accessibility will be ensured by the development of new roads and a public transport network. Watch the photo gallery.

NIRON PP-R pipes and fittings installed in Belgium

NIRON PP-R pipes and fittings for the distribution of hot and cold water in plumbing and air conditioning systems were installed in Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven, better known as UZ Leuven, one of the biggest hospitals in Belgium, worldwide known for R&D and treatments of specific diseases. UZ Leuven is an academic hospital in the city of Leuven, associated with the university KU Leuven consisting of five campuses. The hospital has 1.995 beds and over 8.800 employees. UZ Leuven was replacing old steel pipes that transported softened water for the whole hospital. NIRON PP-R piping system was chosen thanks to its durability and versatility. On this occasion, NUPI Industrie Italiane made a special production of Ø 200mm pipes in lengths of 8m to facilitate the installation. The pipes and fittings were connected by butt fusion and electrofusion welding. Watch the photo gallery.

NUPI AMERICAS Early Branch warehouse doubles its capacity

NUPI AMERICAS has just doubled the storage capacity of its warehouse in Early Branch SC for its ELOFIT and NIRON fittings to provide a better customer service. NUPI AMERICAS new plant is fully operational since August 2016 and is located about midway between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA, just off of Interstate I-95 in the South Carolina low country. The $4.9 million initial investment served to house the master inventory for NIRON for North America. The investment included up to 34 acres of property, with an existing 50,000 square foot building. The building was designed to be expandable for up to 200,000 square feet of space to allow for future extrusion operations and other manufacturing operations. The facility also has a full scale training center for the training of contractors and field trainers.

NIRON PP-RCT installed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX

NIRON PP-RCT was installed at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX for a dormitory that was completely remodeled. The system was used for heating water Ø 20mm and Ø 160mm, chilled water Ø 25mm and Ø 75mm and domestic hot & cold water Ø 20mm and Ø 200mm. NIRON PP-RCT is a pipe and fitting system produced using a special random copolymer polypropylene with a special molecular structure ensuring high mechanical resistance and duration, even at high temperatures and pressures. Watch the photo gallery.

SMARTFLEX installed in Honduras and Nicaragua

The SMARTFLEX system for the transport of fuels has been installed in some Uno Petrol service stations in Tegucigalpa - Honduras - and Managua - Nicaragua. SMARTFLEX is the complete HDPE pipe and fitting system for the transfer of automotive and aviation fuels, biofuels and hazardous fluids. The system is already used and approved by major international petroleum companies. All products are available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations making the system suitable to various kinds of installation.

NIRON PP-R system installed in big hospital in Brussels

NIRON PP-R pipes and fittings were installed for the distribution of hot sanitary water in one the biggest hospitals in Brussels. NIRON PP-R system was selected thanks to its big diameter range, the durability of the product and because it presents extremely low possibility of biofilm forming. The diameters used for this installation were 75mm, 90mm and 110mm. Watch the photo gallery.