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    Plastic Tubing Prospect to Replace Cast Iron Conduit in Steam Heating Systems

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    Steam heating systems become obsolete because of water hammering, noise, high heat loss, installation cost, and poor control. The replacement of metal piping by a coaxial two tube thermoplastic conduit resolves all issues of current steam heating systems along with improvements in heating comfort level, energy efficiency, and maintenance and equipment durability. Polysulfone materials are proposed for the plastic conduit and fluoropolymers for the end connections to the radiators.


    steam heating system, plastic steam conduit, polysulfone fittings, tubing

    Author Information:

    Zhadanovsky, Igor
    Applied Engineering Consulting, Newton, MA

    Committee/Subcommittee: F17.66

    DOI: 10.1520/STP49520S