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Copper tube in modern buildings

A.K. Woollaston (Chartered engineer, Copper Development Association)

Structural Survey

ISSN: 0263-080X

Article publication date: 1 January 1991



Outlines the history and uses of copper tubing and its position in the modern building industry. Discusses its various designations and tempers, its strength and ductility, corrosion resistance, compatibility with other plumbing materials, suitability for use with potable water, its potential as a bacteriostat, its biofouling resistance and its availability in a range of sizes. Notes its position as a guaranteed British Standard quality product, and assesses the impact of Water Bylaws, Building Regulations and the British Standard Code of Practice on Water Supply on its use in building today. Explores other current and future applications of copper tube and extols its properties for health.



Woollaston, A.K. (1991), "Copper tube in modern buildings", Structural Survey, Vol. 9 No. 1, pp. 36-42.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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