District Heating Pipe
We offer the markets largest range of pipes and components for district heating and amount other things we have developed a continuous production method which reduces the use of resources. Compared to traditionally manufactured pipes, this gives lower density and improved insulation properties.
Hercuglas Heatsaver pre-insulated pipe is great for:
Never before has there been so much to offer in the district heating market. Our comprehensive product range comprises the very best on the market: Flexible and installation-friendly systems of all kinds, a varied joint program including a welding joint, straight joints, bending joints, T-joints of cross-linked PE for foaming or with half-shells, and straight pipes with unique insulation properties.
- Boiler Houses
- Green Houses
- Manufacturing Facilities
- Outdoor Wood Furnaces
- High quality
- Pre-insulated pipes
- Diffusion barrier
- Absolutely corrision-fee
- Environmentally-friendly construction
- Maintenance-free system
- Long working life
- Large as-supplied lengths (up to 100m)
- Single, double, and quadruple pipes
- Wide range of applications as regards temperature and pressure.
Dual PEX is a pre-insulates flexible pipe.
- The thick outer jacket provides extra protection for interior insulation and pipe.
- Low thermal conductivity of polyurethane foam offers high insulation performance, saving fuel and "stocking performance".
- No underground seams.
- Installs quickly and easily.
- No drainage tile, gravel or sand backfill or deep/wide trenching required.
- The flexibility of the pipe eliminates the use of elbows.
- The PEX pipes have a diffusion barrier made of EVAL, preventing oxygen from entertaining the system.
- Lasts indefinitely, paying for itself many times over.
Advantages of Pex Pipe:
- Flexibility: PEX pipe is highly flexible and can be bent around corners and obstacles without the need for many fittings, reducing the risk of leaks.
- Corrosion Resistance: PEX is resistant to corrosion, which prolongs the lifespan of the pipe and reduces the risk of rust or mineral buildup that can occur in metal pipes.
- Freeze Resistance: PEX is more resistant to freezing than traditional metal pipes. It can expand slightly without bursting, making it a good choice for cold climates.
- Reduced Noise and Water Hammer: PEX pipes tend to reduce water hammer and noise compared to metal pipes, which can be especially beneficial for plumbing systems.
- Cost and Time Savings: PEX is often faster to install than traditional pipes due to its flexibility and the use of fewer fittings. This can translate to lower labor costs.
- Less Heat Loss: PEX's insulating properties result in less heat loss in hot water supply lines, contributing to energy efficiency.
Types of PEX Pipe
Types of PEX Pipe: There are three main types of PEX pipe, each color-coded for identification purposes:
- PEX-A (Engel Method): Cross-linking is done through a chemical method known as the Engel method. PEX-A is the most flexible type and is less prone to stress fractures. It can be repaired more easily if it gets kinked.
- PEX-B (Silane Method): Cross-linking is achieved by exposing the PEX material to electron beams. PEX-B is less flexible than PEX-A but still suitable for most plumbing applications.
- PEX-C (Irradiation Method): Cross-linking is done through a high-energy electron method. PEX-C is stiffer than PEX-A and PEX-B but maintains its shape well when bent.
PEX Fittings: PEX piping uses specific fittings, often made from brass or other compatible materials. Common types of fittings include crimp, clamp (also known as cinch), and push-fit fittings. These fittings create secure connections between PEX pipes and are designed to withstand pressure and temperature variations.
Applications of PEX Pipe:
- Potable Water Supply: PEX is used for cold and hot water supply lines in residential and commercial buildings.
- Radiant Heating Systems: PEX tubing is used in hydronic radiant floor heating systems to circulate warm water through the floor, providing efficient and even heat distribution.
- Plumbing Systems: PEX is commonly used for plumbing systems, replacing traditional copper or PVC pipes in many cases.
- Snow and Ice Melting Systems: PEX tubing can be used in outdoor systems to melt snow and ice on driveways, walkways, and roofs.
- Chilled Water Systems: PEX can also be used for circulating chilled water in cooling systems.
- Proper tools, such as crimping or cinching tools, are necessary for secure connections.
- PEX should be protected from direct sunlight and UV exposure, which can degrade the material over time.
- Local building codes and regulations should be followed during installation.
- Proper insulation is important in hydronic heating systems to prevent heat loss.