FAQ

General


The best cleaning agent is Isopropyl Alcohol.  Use of a lint-free cloth is recommended. 

 

Socket Fusion 500°F / Butt Fusion 410°F.

 

You can use a circular saw or band saw with a blade intended to be used with plastic or wood.

 

No, once fused the pipe and fitting become a solid material.

 

A properly installed Teel BQ piping systems should never leak unless it is exposed to extreme pressures or temperatures.  If a leak occurs due to construction, i.e. a dry wall screw or nail, use a repair stick found in our catalog.  It there is a leak due to improper welding of a fitting, the fitting must be cut out of the system and replaced with a new fitting.

All PP-RCT piping systems ar based on SDR, Standard dimension Ratio.  The lower the SDR number, the thicker the wall thickness.  SDR is defined as the outside diameter of the pipe divided by the pipes wall thickness.  The main advantage of a given SDR is that all pipe sizes will have the same pressure rating.

Teel BQ offers both flange adapters and steel flanges from 32mm (1”) to 630mm (24”), and both male and female threaded adapters for adapting to ½” to 4”.

Most pipe hanger systems will work that have been designed for use with plastic pipes.  Systems are available specifically designed for metric pipes.  Wen hanging hot water pipes, the hanger should have a plastic or rubber coating.  Do not use any hanger that will scar the exterior of the pipe.

Please consult the “Teel BQ Pipe Support Guide”.  Pipe support is dependent on the content of the pipe and its temperature.

Please consult the “Teel BQ Chemical Resistance Guide”.  This guide covers many common chemicals.  Note that chemical resistance is based on the concentration and temperature of the chemical.  Contact Teel BQ for inquires not covered in the guide, or for additional questions.

The very nature of the Teel BQ PP-RCT pipe provides some insulation.  In cold water piping applications with a low temperature differential (a low delta-T), insulation is not required.  For other applications consult the “Teel BQ Insulation Guide”.

Teel BQ Mono pipes expand similar to other plastic pipes, while the Teel BQ Composite pipes expand similar to copper pipes.  For additional information see the “Teel BQ Thermal Expansion Guide”.

Oxygen permeation is very low through Teel BQ pipe, however it is always recommended to add an oxygen removal or treatment system to protect other equipment in the piping system.  For addition information contact Teel BQ.

 

The Teel BQ pipe does not meet the flame / smoke requirement for installing in a plenum as required by ASTM E84 or S-102.2.  Although the by-products of the pipe, when consumed by flame, are harmless gases – carbon dioxide and water.  The pipe maybe used in a plenum when completely enclosed in an improved fire rated material.  Contact Teel BQ for additional information.

Teel BQ pipes can withstand limited UV exposure, approximately 2 – 3 months.  If longer exposure is required, we recommend covering the pipe with a UV resistant covering.  When installing the pipe outside, or in an area of extended UV exposure, we recommend using the Teel BQ UV Protection pipe found in our catalog.  Any Teel BQ pipe can have a UV protection coating applied, contact Teel BQ for additional information.

Temperatures and pressures are found on the “Submittals” for each individual SDR pipes, both Mono and Composite.  Additional temperature and pressure information can be found on the “Teel BQ Application Guide”.

Teel BQ Mono and Composite SDR 11 pipes are offered from 20mm (1/2”) to 450mm (18”).
Teel BQ SDR 17.6 pipes are offered from 125mm (4”) to 630mm (24”).
Teel BQ Purple pipe is offered from 20mm (1/2”) to 250mm (10”).
For jobs that require different SDRs and sizes, please contact Teel BQ.

Standard pipe length for all Teel BQ pipe, ½” (20mm) to 24” (630mm) is 19 ft. sticks.  For other pipe lengths contact Teel BQ.

Yes, any installer of a Teel BQ piping system must be certified by either Teel BQ or by a Teel BQ recommended fusion equipment manufacturer.

The Teel BQ Purple pipe is used in reclaimed water, recycled water distribution and rainwater applications.  It is colored purple to avoid confusion with other pipes.

Teel BQ Mono pipes are typically used for cold water applications.  The pipe is approved for potable water.Teel BQ Composite pipes are used in hot water applications, heating and cooling applications, compressed air, process and industrial applications and any application that thermal expansion is a concern.  These pipes are approved for potable water applications.