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PEX Commercial Plumbing SystemUponor MLC Plumbing SystemUponor’s Multi-layer Composite (MLC) pipe offers the ideal solution for your plumbing installation - both for one-family homes and large projects. This is taken care of by the proven Uponor’s MLC pipe, the sophisticated fitting technology and the wide range of accessories. The comprehensive range of products enables complete installation with only one system. Installation with Uponor MLC pipe is extremely economical and easy; all components are designed to fit perfectly. The dimensional stability of the pipe and low heat expansion make only a few fixing points necessary - a practical advantage for fast installation. A range of pipe diameters are available from 12mm to 32mm in coils, and 16mm to 110mm in 3 or 5m straight lengths.

The system is extremely durable and safe, as certified by WRAS, and verified in numerous international tests and approvals. Uponor MLC pipes are rated to 95°C and have a maximum pressure temperature rating of 10 bar. Infact, Uponor MLC pipes far exceed the generally required German DVGW standard of 70°C/10 bar/50 years. A range of clever tools rounds off the Uponor MLC pipe system: from pipe cutters to beveling tools through to pressing tools.

PEX Domestic Plumbing SystemA large range of Uponor PEX pipes and fittings are available for hot and cold plumbing systems. Uponor PEX pipes are available in dimensions o.d. 15mm up to o.d. 110mm. All pipes can be supplied in coils or in straight lengths - please ask for further details.

Uponor -PEX (also known as Uponor -tapPEX) is a non-barrier pipe specifically for potable hot and cold water applications.

Uponor Pipe ManufacturingUponor -evalPEX (also known as Uponor -radiPEX) has an outer oxygen diffusion barrier layer of EVOH. This pipe is designed for heating applications. Uponor -radiPEX pipes are oxygen diffusion tight in accordance with DIN 4726.

Since Uponor PEX pipes are installed all around the world, the pipes are tested and approved by numerous approvals bodies. In the UK, Uponor pipes are WRAS approved. The Uponor -radiPEX system is also BBA approved. A large selection of pipes are available to meet the toughest of installation requirements. Pipe are rated either 6 bar - 95°C or 10 bar - 95°C.

Applications

Manifold Plumbing

Uponor MLC pipe structureUponor Multi-layer Composite Pipe (Unipipe)
The pipe has an inner layer of Polyetheylene - Raised Temperature (PE-RT), a middle layer of overlapped welded aluminium and finally a further outer layer of PE-RT. The aluminium layer is an oxygen diffusion barrier, whilst also allowing the pipe to be flexible yet formstable. Uponor’s range of plumbing products can be used for drinking water installations of all sizes. A range of special products is available for all applications in old and new buildings. An extensive range of connectors enables the system to be connected to all standard on-wall installations systems and fixtures.

Uponor PEX pipe structureUponor PEX Pipe (Wirsbo)
Uponor’s PEX manifold system provides joint free pipe runs from a centrally positioned manifold to each radiator valve or tap or water outlet. The system can be designed with one single pipe dimension from the manifold to the draw-off point, which simplifies design and installation work. With joints only at the manifold and the radiator/taps, the risk of leakage from joints is considerably reduced and there are no connections within the floors or walls. Since also there are no other draw-off points on the same pipe, pressure and temperature variations are minimal when taps are turned on and off. Small pipe diameters and fewer fittings save on installation time and labour costs.

Conventional Plumbing

Uponor Multi-layer Composite Pipe (Unipipe)
The MLC pipe range of plumbing products can be used for drinking water installations of all sizes. An extensive range of connectors enables the system to be connected to all standard on-wall installation systems and fixtures.

Uponor MLC pipe system has been designed for fast and reliable installation - saving valuable installation time. The system is extremely durable and safe, as certified by the German DVGW and SKZ and verified in numerous international tests and approvals.

Uponor PEX Pipe (Wirsbo)
The Uponor PEX System can be installed in the same fashion as a traditional “Tee” system using the various range of PEX fittings.

The advantage with this installation method is that it uses less piping than the manifold system. However, the traditional method has some inherent disadvantages that should be taken into consideration. There are more joints than with the manifold system and these are often inaccessible within the floors or walls. There are temperature and pressure variations due to the fact that one pipe has more than one draw-off point. The design work is more complicated, as most engineers wish to reduce the pipe diameter, from the beginning of the system to the end, which is why more careful calculations are needed to determine the various pipe sizes.

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