PPI and ASPE sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will advance the benefits that both organizations provide to the plumbing industry.

“PPI has enjoyed a close relationship with ASPE for a number of years,” stated Lance MacNevin, director of engineering for PPI’s Building & Construction Division (BCD). “ASPE’s scope of work, related to plumbing and fire protection systems, is very much in line with PPI BCD’s scope of work.”

Part of PPI’s mission is to educate the plumbing industry about correct applications for plastic pressure piping systems using CPVC, HDPE, PEX, PE-RT, PP-R and PP-RCT. “It is important that plumbing engineers have access to accurate information about these pipe materials,” MacNevin said. “The MOU with ASPE will help to accelerate our goal to deliver accurate and thorough information about these systems.”

Other areas addressed in the MOU include education, technical activities and research.