THE BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE MULTI-LAYER PIPING


THE BENEFITS OF FLEXIBLE MULTI-LAYER PIPING

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Plastic piping for supply pipes is certainly a versatile option for installers, with its bendable construction and single skin plastic piping offering quick installation times and flame-free jointing. Opting instead for a multi-layer piping system can bring together the strength and stability of metal systems, with the flexibility and corrosion resistance of plastic. So, how exactly does the technology work and what are its benefits for installers?Get more news about Multilayer Pipe,you can vist our website!

Multi-layer piping’s multiple benefits
Multi-layer piping systems such as Geberit Mepla consist of three layers: an outer plastic layer made of polyethylene (PE-RT) which protects against corrosion and mechanical damage, a central aluminium layer which makes the pipe strong yet flexible and, finally, an inner layer, also made of PE-RT, for a smooth internal bore and corrosion resistance.

It’s this technology which offers a single solution for all potable water and heating supplies for domestic and light commercial projects, as well as industrial applications such as compressed air and cooling water systems.

Strong and stable
The one advantage of multi-layer systems is the improved strength and durability compared to purely plastic piping – but, importantly, without compromising on transportability or weight as is often the case with metals.

The aluminium layer, for example, offers the mechanical stability necessary to ensure that the pipe remains in position but also flexible enough to enable it to bend into the required position. This same aluminium also provides the pipe with an oxygen diffusion barrier, making it suitable for central-heating systems and, of course, making it detectable by electronic devices after installation.

Finally, this unique construction of multi-layer piping means that installers can have complete ease of mind that the system will not leak. A system from a reputable manufacturer will also have a fail-safe method of checking for unpressed joints.

Ease of installation
Multi-layer piping offers installers the benefit of easy installation. Multi-layer piping can be adjusted to the on-site conditions, with installers even able manipulate the piping to follow the line of curved architectural features.

Pipes of 16mm, 20mm and 26mm can be manipulated effortlessly by hand to reduce the number of fittings required, which saves time and money during installation. Larger diameters up to 50mm can also be bent without risk of de-lamination or kinking using an appropriate tool.

Opting for press fit systems will also eliminate the requirement for hot works and, with it, the associated health and safety considerations and cooling down period – and the only tools needed to form a reliable and tight connection are a cutter, deburrer and press tool.

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