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Research vessels "Snow Dragon 1" and "Snow Dragon 2




Shanghai, China

The challenge

For the new construction of the “Snow Dragon 2,” a corrosion-resistant piping system was sought for the areas of drinking water, grey water and black water. 

The solution

Products from aquatherm scored points due to their material properties and were used not only in the “Snow Dragon 2” but also in the sister ship “Snow Dragon 1” as a replacement for metal pipes. 


Potable water
Grey water
Black water


aquatherm blue

aquatherm green


Corrosion-resistant piping systems convinced at „Snow Dragon 1“ and „Snow Dragon 2 – The research vessel “Snow Dragon 2”, built at the Jiang Nan shipyard in China, was designed for Antarctic expeditions.

The corrosion-resistant piping system aquatherm green pipe was used for potable water, and aquatherm blue pipe for the ship’s grey and black water system. During the renovation of the sister ship “Snow Dragon 1”, aquatherm products also replaced existing metal pipes in the areas of potable water as well as grey and black water.

aquatherm green has revolutionized the plastic piping sector and has proven its technical suitability worldwide for decades. The innovative green pipe from aquatherm is made of corrosion-resistant, chemically inert polypropylene. It is completely free of heavy metals and toxic chemicals and thus ideally suited for potable water applications. It is joined using reliable heat fusion, which eliminates the hazards of welding and creates virtually leak-free connections.

aquatherm blue is characterized by its high temperature capacity and pressure resistance. It is joined via reliable heat fusion, which produces a virtually leak-free and cohesive unit with excellent safety and durability. aquatherm blue combined with aquatherm green fittings provides all the technology and components required for the piping installation of for example industrial applications.


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