Hot tapping for district-heating networks

Rehau, district heating, hot tapping

Rehau’s Nexus is said to be the world’s first system for hot-tapping PE-Xa district-heating networks. It makes it possible to retrospectively extend an existing heat network or add a ventilation or measuring point to a district-heating system using Rehau orange PE-Xa pipes.

Expansions can be carried out during operation and under pressure without disrupting the supply, making such connections up to 80% quicker. Installers also need only half the installation trench space compared to conventional squeeze-off techniques, saving on civil costs.

Nexus connections are suitable for use with Rauvitherm and Rauthermex PE-Xa pipe systems, underground and in a plant room. Nexus is made in accordance with EN 15632 and has a minimum life of 30 years, thanks to its corrosion-resistant design.

For more information on this story, click here: July 2017, 163
Related links:
Related articles:

modbs tv logo

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Smart Check launched to boost competence and fight fraud

Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has developed a ‘Smart Check’ app to help construction site operators verify the identities and qualifications of more than two million skills card holders. 

MBS attends the BESA launch of ‘safe havens’ blueprint for air quality

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has completed its trilogy of free guides designed to help building owners and managers turn their buildings into ‘safe havens’ that protect occupants from health risks linked to airborne contaminants and viruses.