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The Copper Development Association has converted its popular Copper Tube Handbook into an app that can be downloaded directly onto an iPad or iPhone and carried onto the jobsite. By searching for “Copper Tube Handbook” in the Apple App store, users now have this manual readily available on their mobile device.

The app is a valuable resource for anyone working with copper tube and piping systems, or seeking access to technical specifications, data or installation instructions. Also available through the app are several short, educational how-to videos from the “Do it Proper with Copper” video series, which demonstrate the various copper joining techniques as well as help distinguish the different sizings and designations for copper tube, pipe and fittings.

The tablet version of the app allows users to skim through the pages like a book or jump directly to different sections of the manual — including the how-to videos — by using the Table of Contents. The Table of Contents also can be accessed from a drop-down toolbar located on the top right hand corner of the app. Hyperlinks help users to navigate to industry websites without having to search for them online instead. Similar navigation features can also be accessed on the iPhone.

The Copper Tube Handbook App is free to download for the first 10,000 customers in the United States and Canada, and will be sold at 99 cents thereafter. The app is available for download through the Apple App Store and Android Google Play.