Manifolds, PE-XA Tubing, Plumbing System, Water Safety, Water Saving Technology

Flexible Plumbing Pipes & Clean Water: The Case for PE-Xa Pipes

Are you a water-wise engineer considering flexible plumbing pipes and a holistic system that promotes water safety?

If Hong Kong’s 2015 water safety scare taught us anything, it’s that plumbing system design and its components matter.

Discover why Uponor’s PE-Xa pipes are undoubtedly the industry choice for a highly efficient plumbing system and safer water now and into the future.

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Aqua Plus, Manifolds, PE-XA Tubing, Plumbing System, Water Saving Technology

Safer water with Uponor’s PPM manifolds and our auto shut off valve

Are you looking for an automated water safety system for your next building project?

Finding the right system that checks all of the boxes can be complicated, but it does not need to be.

Learn about Uponor’s PPM manifolds and how integration with our auto shut off valve makes for a more streamlined solution that offers flexibility, promises water safety and easier installation.

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PE-XA Tubing, Plumbing System, Water Safety, Water Saving Technology

Comparing the types of water shut off valves that keep tap water safe

With outdated water delivery systems still being used in homes and water scarcity becoming more prevalent around the globe today, water damage, wastage and safety are of the utmost concern to homeowners and water-wise engineers alike.

Advances in plumbing technology, and specifically water shut off valves, have made it is possible to address these kinds of issues at a  fundamental level.

But, which types of water shut off valves are the best fit for your home or next building project?

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PE-XA Tubing, Water Safety

Uponor PE-Xa – The Solution to Hong Kong’s Water Safety Problem

Although Hong Kong’s water currently meets local standards of water safety, there is still widespread concern over water quality. There are many factors that can compromise municipal water safety which include sourcing and pipe quality. When it comes to pipe quality, PE-Xa is the most suitable piping solution. Learn why here.

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Plumbing System, Water Saving Technology

New Water Saving Technology That Puts a Timely Stop To Leakage Issues

With major metropolitan areas the likes of drought stricken Cape Town, South Africa (currently under water restrictions of 50L per person daily), and Hong Kong – cited as being more naturally water scarce than parts of the Middle East and Africa – the effective management of depleting water resources and prevention of wastage ranks among the most pressing issues our species faces in the 21st Century.

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Radiant Cooling

How Does Integrated Radiant Cooling Work In Commercial Spaces?

An integrated radiant cooling system is a radiant system that is embedded into the structure of the building, rather than installed post-construction. Integrated radiant systems are called thermo-active building systems (TABS), as they activate and use the thermal mass of the building structure to heat or cool the space.

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Radiant Cooling

4 Ways that Radiant Cooling Floors Impact Design and Construction in Industrial Buildings

Hopefully, you are already aware of the benefits radiant systems offer compared to conventional HVAC systems. These range from higher profitability, to improved energy efficiency, through to superior indoor environmental quality (IEQ).

However, in order to realise all these advantages, you have to face the design, construction, and installation of radiant systems. This is a complex process, with a lot of considerations and nuances. In fact, it is simply the familiarity with simpler, conventional HVAC systems that often leads people not to go with radiant systems. In modern society, this simply is not good enough! Contemporary technology offers a great deal, and in the building industry, radiant systems are the way forward. It is best to embrace the change, and join the community at the forefront of design and technology.

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Radiant Cooling

6 Factors to Consider When Choosing an Integrated Radiant Cooling System for a Commercial Space

Whether you are retrofitting or designing a new commercial building, the best way to achieve optimal thermal comfort is to install radiant systems to manage the sensible energy load.

One of the best systems to manage the sensible load in a commercial space is a high mass, integrated radiant cooling system. The thermal mass refers to the energy retention properties of the system (high mass can store a large amount of energy and release it slowly over a long period). Integrated radiant systems refers to the fact that the radiant cooling is delivered via piping that is embedded in the structural concrete (although not necessarily in the load bearing layer). The system therefore forms an integrated part of the building, rather than being installed post-construction, or separately from the building structure.
When you choose to use this system for radiant cooling, there are 6 important factors to consider. Each of these is very detailed, and could take a blog or more on their own. However, here I will just cover some basics for each.

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High Mass Systems, Radiant Cooling

High Mass Radiant Systems: Considerations for Installing Radiant Cooling Floors in Industrial Buildings

Designing and constructing an industrial building (from factories, to gas stations, to call centres) is complex process. In modern energy and fashion conscious society, the design and installation of a radiant systems has become a vital aspect of this process.

Radiant systems have a lot of scientifically verified advantages over conventional all-air systems. However, before those benefits can be realised, you have to get past designing and installing the radiant system. In this blog, I will cover some key considerations for installing a high mass radiant cooling floor system.

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