Niron, an innovative plastic pipe system, is making its American debut in 2016. Nupi Americas, the producer and distributor for Niron, plans to open its new headquarters in South Carolina strictly for the production and distribution of Niron products. The pipe and fittings are made of polypropylene with a fiberglass center. Niron pipe is very strong and is just as stable as metal pipe . It is also said to have an extremely high rate of energy efficiency . Niron is ideal for hot and cold water lines as well as food and beverage distribution due to its fantastic thermal efficiency, boasting 10-20% energy savings. It is also great for air lines and non-toxic chemicals as well.
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Safety is often pushed to the wayside due to its associated costs. However in this case it would have paid to be safe. Southern California Gas Co. failed to replace a safety valve that was removed from an L.A. well over 35 years ago. Local residents were forced to leave and many are reportedly sick. They have since "lawyered up." If So Cal Gas Co. would have simply installed the necessary safety valve they would not be involved in a law suit, but more importantly California residents would be healthy and home safe. Instead, the company is now facing public scrutiny as well as litigation.
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