June 15, 2009
For the Media: hePEX™ Expansion Joint Kit
Industry-first 2" Wirsbo hePEX™ Expansion Joint Kit Saves 50% on Install Time, Costs, Connections
Uponor, the system solutions provider for radiant, plumbing and fire safety, introduces an industry first—the 2" Wirsbo hePEX™ Expansion Joint Kit—which offers commercial building professionals a quick, efficient solution for closed-loop, aboveground, radiant heating and cooling distribution applications that require an expansion joint for every 50 feet of tubing.
The kit (part number A1982000) includes one preformed loop of 2" Wirsbo hePEX tubing, two 2" ProPEX® Brass Elbows and four 2" ProPEX Rings. It is 53% less expensive than purchasing the 13 individual components (four feet of tubing, four elbows and eight rings) needed for onsite construction of an expansion joint.
“This new product is the ideal solution for commercial radiant applications,” says Dan Sullivan, senior product manager, Commercial Radiant Heating and Cooling, at Uponor. “By offering a tubing loop that is already preformed, contractors can quickly create an expansion joint that requires half the connections of an onsite construction joint and also have the reassurance of a product that provides more reliable performance.”
The tubing in the kit features all the benefits of Wirsbo hePEX — flexible, durable, corrosion-resistant, 40-year history in radiant systems, 30-year limited warranty — with an oxygen diffusion barrier layer, which is recommended for closed-loop radiant heating and cooling systems. Wirsbo hePEX tubing is also tested in accordance with ASTM E119 and E84 standards, which meet or exceed the code requirements for fire-resistive ratings.
The kit also features the durability of Uponor ProPEX fittings, which require one simple tool without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges, and provide strong, durable connections that can withstand up to 1,000 pounds of pull force.
Additionally, for commercial plumbing applications, Uponor also offers the AquaPEX® Expansion Joint Kit (part number F8052000) to accommodate the expansion and contraction of PEX tubing in long plumbing piping runs.
Uponor Corporation is a leading supplier of plumbing, fire safety and radiant heating and cooling systems for the residential and commercial building markets across North America and Europe, and a market leader in municipal infrastructure pipe systems in the Nordic countries. Uponor Corporation employs 3,800 people in 27 countries and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd., Finland.
Uponor, Inc. is headquartered in Apple Valley, Minn. For more information, visit www.uponor-usa.com or call (800) 321-4739.
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