Pre-insulated polybutylene pipe from Flexenergy is helping to optimise the thermal efficiency of a district heating scheme in Glasgow.
The pipe technology was selected to minimise the thermal losses of heated water being transported to a new housing development at the Ibroxholm Oval and because the material meant key elements of the network could be prefabricated offsite.
As Conex Bänninger celebrates its 110th anniversary, David Todd travelled to Spain to discover what lies behind the longevity.
Unsurprisingly for a business that has been around since Louis Blériot flew the Channel and Selfridges first opened its doors, there have been many important milestones along the way for Conex Bänninger.
Few, though, can have had a more significant impact than the 2011 acquisition of parent company IBP Group by the IDD Group, a global supplier to the HVAC and sanitary markets, including IBP, headed by chairman and CEO Martin Tang.
Faced with keeping disruption at a residential care home to a minimum during an ACR installation, air conditioning and heating specialist Castle Climate Control (CCC) chose Conex Bänninger’s flame-free >B< MaxiPro fittings as the jointing solution.
Much of the pipework had to be routed within and around residents’ rooms and in loft areas, with working in often restricted spaces another challenge.