In 2016 Waterville Valley (WV), in NH, became interested in the simplicity and longevity of Ductile Iron (DI) piping systems from TRM. But they had some reservations about these materials, because they did not have any experience using these materials under field conditions. PNP Supply worked with Waterville to arrange a program which made it possible for Waterville to purchase a small amount of pipe and fittings; and, get their hands dirty on a small project. WV ordered this small amount of DI pipe and fittings in September, 2016.
- WV placed an order September 12, 2016;
- Materials were delivered to WV October 7, 2016;
- Assembly/Installation began at WV, using in-house personnel, October 11, 2016; and,
- The Assembly/Installation process was completed October 26, 2016, including all flanged transition fittings; all elbow fittings; and all hydrant couplings.
This project verifies a couple of points: With proper planning, fast delivery is possible; and, assembly/installation of this DI system is very simple and fast, even using in-house personnel. With welded steel pipe, this time line would not have been possible.