Charlotte Pipe's New Tech Tools App
CHARLOTTE, NC – October 2013 - Charlotte Pipe has created Tech Tools, an app for
mobile devices that provides simple, on-the-go tools for the plumbing industry.
The first tools are an expansion and contraction calculator and a temperature de-rating
The expansion and contraction calculator provides general direction in expansion
loop, offset or change of direction design, to account for the effects of expansion
and contraction in both PVC and CPVC systems.
This is important because plastic piping systems will expand and contract four to
five times more than metallic systems. A number of factors, including temperature
differential, length of pipe run and the coefficient of linear expansion influence
how much the system will expand and contract.
The temperature de-rating calculator allows users to calculate the operating pressure
of PVC and CPVC piping systems as the operating temperature increases above 73°
F. Using basic application parameters, the calculator displays the maximum operating
pressure of both PVC and CPVC systems at a given temperature.
As part of its mission to provide resources to the plumbing industry, Charlotte
Pipe will continue to add tools ideal for plumbing engineers, contractors, architects
and other industry professionals.
The app can be downloaded at:
Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cpf-techtools/id679297384?mt=8
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.charlottepipe.cpftechtool
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company is the nation's top maker of cast iron and plastic
pipe and fittings. As a leader in innovation and quality, we manufacture the industry's
broadest range of standard and specialty DWV products. We are the only manufacturer
that offers a system of ABS, PVC, CPVC, cast iron, FlowGuard Gold®, ChemDrain®,
ReUze® and RePVC® pipe and fittings for both residential and commercial plumbing
Charlotte Pipe is headquartered in Charlotte, NC, and has seven plant locations
across the United States. Combining modern technology with a century of craftsmanship
and experience, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry has a proud legacy of commitment to the
industry and its customers. The company is guided by the philosophy of its founder
- produce the best possible product and provide the best possible service for the
Visit our website at
www.charlottepipe.com or call 800-438-6091for more information.