Flexible Gas Piping system include:
• Easy installation and handling which equals fewer delays during construction
• Wide choices of system design options
• Easy to assemble fittings, no special tools required
• Expansion of new gas appliances or additions to homes made easy
• Fewer joints, less potential leak points than in black iron pipe or copper pipe systems
• No pipe cutting and threading or heavy equipment needed.
CSST (Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing) flexible gas piping installs quickly and is "user friendly." Our patented fitting with the dual seal safety feature enables an installer to eliminate potential leaks. The entire job can be done quickly - no heavy pipe to unload or cut or thread. Simply measure out length of flexible gas pipe required, cut and assemble. Tests by the Gas Research Institute provide labor savings of 24% to 66% in new construction and up to 72% in rehab projects.
Corrugated stainless steel gas tubing (CSST) is a promising alternative to traditional threaded black-iron gas piping for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Its light weight, flexibility, and need for fewer connections and fittings can make it easier to install than traditional threaded black-iron piping. These benefits can add up to substantial labor savings for installers and cost savings for builders.
Since 1989 over 150 million feet has been installed in residential, commercial, and industrial structures. During 2002, approximately 45 million feet of CSST was sold and installed in the U. S. - an indication of the rapid increase in use of CSST in recent years.
The piping is produced in coils that are air-tested for leaks. It is most often installed in a central manifold configuration (also called parallel configuration) with "home run" lines that extend to gas appliances. Flexible gas piping is lightweight and requires fewer connections than traditional gas piping because it can be bent easily and routed around obstacles.
The multiport manifold allow for easy, future expansion of the system for room additions or additional appliances. CSST has the potential for higher levels of system safety because connections and joints behind the wall, common in black iron pipe, are essentially eliminated. In addition, builders and installers have noted a reduction in employee injuries by eliminating the heavy equipment and apparatus associated with traditional black iron pipe installations.