Polybutylene Pipe Freeze/Thaw Reliability Testing

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This paper discusses the ability of polybutylene pipe to withstand repeated freezing and thawing. The test apparatus, test procedure, list of chronological events, and results are discussed. Polybutylene piping has potential use in active solar heating systems and integral-collector-storage systems.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages7
    StatePublished - 1987

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-254-3157


    • brass connector
    • integral collector storage system
    • solar domestic hot water system
    • solar energy


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