Chemical Service: Aggressive solvents--methylene chloride and acetone; corrosives such as 98% sulfuric acid.
The exceptional chemical resistance of Z-Core fiberglass reinforced pipe means a longer service life than pipe made of traditional materials, especially in aggressive solvents and acids. The longer life means a reduction in maintenance and replacement costs. Compared to metallic piping systems, Z-Core pipe can be installed easier and faster, and heavy equipment is seldom required. A considerable savings on total installed cost may be achieved because less labor and equipment are needed.
Z-Core pipe offers the advantage of light weight. For example, 4” pipe weighs 3.5 lbs. per foot compared to 10.8 lbs. per foot for 4” Schedule 40 stainless steel pipe. Therefore, a 20 ft. length of Z-Core pipe weighs only 70 lbs. while the same length of Schedule 40 weighs 216 lbs. or three times the weight of Z-Core pipe.