04 March 2020
Flexenergy has added a further pipe technology to its range of solutions aimed at the district heating market.
Flexalen PU is a high performance, flexible, pre-insulated polybutene (PB-1) pipe system purpose designed for low temperature local district heating networks. The polybutene pipe has an LDPE outer jacket for flexibility and mechanical protection, and is insulated with closed-cell, CFC-free bonded polyurethane (PUR) foam, which provides outstanding thermal properties and helps optimise energy efficiency in both heating and cooling networks.
The new product is suitable for applications up to 95oC and 8 bar and is compatible with the Flexalen 600 product. It is also said to be a safe choice for specifiers with homogenous welding securing the integrity of the network while minimising heat losses
The new product follows on from the introduction of three news technologies into the Flexenergy range at the beginning of 2020 - HeatFlex, FibreFlex and FibreFlex Pro.
Sales Director Sandy Fairley said: “With these four new pipe products added to our range so far this year, we are now able to supply almost every type of district heating scheme specified in the UK, including those with large network capacity. This is important as it comes at a time when there is growing interest and investment in community heating as local authorities throughout the UK work towards lower carbon heating solutions.
“Our wider choice of products also provides greater flexibility to scheme designers and operators for cost-effective, low maintenance, high performance pipe solutions that do not suffer from the corrosion issues associated with traditional steel pipe.”