"On Friday, Congress voted to extend a 30 percent federal tax credit for geothermal heat pump installations. With state incentives included—a $26,000 system in ...New York would qualify for a $6,000 state rebate—the federal tax credit would drop the cost enough to make it more competitive with traditional heating and cooling."
- Lyndsey Gilpin, InsideClimate News
Great news! Tax incentives restored for cost effective, sustainable geothermal hating and cooling systems!!
This is incredible news.
Thanks to Andy Conger (HYMAX) for helping the Alliance tell the mechanical repair story. The industry supports permanent repair of HDPE pipe with HYMAX products as they are specifically designed for small diameter and spool piece repair of HDPE pipe. Kudos to Andy and HYMAX!
Congratulations to Murphy Pipelines and ISCO Industries for their PE Alliance Leadership Award. One of many collaborative HDPE endeavors between ISCO and Murph...y Pipelines utilizing the unique Swagelining™ process. This project successfully rehabilitated 2300 LF of aging 24” ductile iron force main host pipe with 24” HDPE. Three sections HDPE pipe were fused in 750’ lengths. The first section of HDPE pipe was pulled through a reduction die temporarily reducing the size of the 24-in. DIPS HDPE pipe enabling it to enter the existing 24-in. ductile iron force main. During installation, two fusions occurred to connect the two remaining sections of HDPE pipe. After the HDPE pipe was pulled through the entire line and the towing load released, the unique flexibility of HDPE pipe allowed it to revert to form a compression fit within the host pipe. Performance Pipe and McElroy were also recognized in this award. Way to go Bryan Fletcher and Todd Grafenauer!
When the US Corps of Engineers was looking to solve the metal pipe failures at Arlington National Cemetery they discovered HDPE pipe. Bell and spigot failures w...ere causing washouts and unnecessary problems. HDPE solved it through the pipe bursting installation method.
The host pipe was fractured and HDPE was pulled into the same space previously occupied by the metal, bell and spigot pipe. Using this genius method, little ground displacement occurs, caskets don't need to be moved and watermain breaks stop. More than 70,000,000 feet has been put in ground using this method. Oh and it is less expensive than traditional methods.
This is a going to be a great event for industry professionals at all levels.
This is awesome! Great work guys!
Last Thursday night, Gajeske’s Tech Coordinator, Cody Pattison, and technicians Logan Johnson and Jordan Cantu set out through dark, flooded streets to Beaumont... to help restore water to the city. They worked tirelessly through the night and the entire next day to get the fusions completed that would enable the first temporary pump to supply enough water to reach residents. By utilizing HDPE, they were able to finish the repairs quickly and create a durable, leak-free piping system that will ensure that the people of the city of Beaumont continue to receive water. There is still more work to do to get the system completely back up-and-running, however, so Jordan and Logan are still currently in Beaumont working to employ a larger diameter HDPE line that will allow for the higher volumes of water necessary to carry an entire city’s water supply. Keep up the good work, guys!