Geothermal heat pump pipes earns spcial sertification

Centennial Plastics Inc. is the first company to earn certification that its CenFuse geothermal heat pump pipes meet minimum performance and safety standards set for polyethylene pipe and fittings for water-based geothermal heat pump (ground source) systems.

The CenFuse geothermal pipes were certified by NSF International, an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health-sciences and consumer-goods markets.

The certification provides engineers, distributors and heat pump contractors assurance that not only the pipe but the entire ground-loop heat pump meet safety and quality levels, according to David Schnase, vice president of sales and marketing for the company in Hastings, Neb.