Underfloor Heating Pipes
MULTILAYER POLYETHYLENE FLOOR HEATING PIPES
Almost all modern pipes for underfloor heating systems are made of cross-linked polyethylene that is formed into tubes. These tubes are predominantly used in building services pipework systems, heating systems, domestic water piping and insulation for high tension (high voltage) electrical cables.
PE-RT Heating Pipe
The high performance PE-RT pipe of the Dutch company "U-Tube Systems" is manufactured by adding chemicals to the raw material causing molecules to tie together; this increases the strength of the pipe. PE-RT pipes have been successfully used for underfloor heating systems for many years and this 3 layer pipe is highly flexible, easy to use and has very good creep strength. As well, the pipe has proven great stability against stress corrosion cracking.
PEX-AL-PEX Heating Pipe
The PEX-AL-PEX pipe of Blansol is a strong PEX pipe with a thin aluminium layer in between. The aluminium layer serves as an oxygen barrier, stopping the oxygen diffusion through the polymer matrix, so it cannot dissolve into the water in the tube and corrode the metal components of the system. PEX-AL-PEX pipes combine the advantages of copper and plastic, but have none of their disadvantages. As well, a PEX-AL-PEX pipe has no memory bend, making it easier to manipulate the pipe into the desired shape.