Pros of installing multilayer piping

 Just for once, ditch the plastic piping and opt for the multi-layered ones. You will be amazed to witness the strength and stability that metal systems can bring in. the corrosion resistance and flexibility of the plastic layer add to the usefulness. Want to know more about multilayer piping? Let us help!

Structure of multilayer piping

First of all, one needs to understand the structure of a multilayer piping. There will be three layers in total. The topmost layer will be made of plastic or polyethylene (PE-RT). This layer offers protection against mechanical damage and corrosion. In the middle, there will be an aluminum layer. Aluminum makes the pipe highly flexible and strong. The inner layer is made up of PE-RT. It helps in an easy and smooth internal bore.

Now that you know about the structure of a 16mm multilayer pipe, let’s take a look at its advantages:

Multilayer piping and its advantages

  • Easy to install: Multilayer pipes are absolutely easy to install. Adjustments can be done to these pipes depending on their on-site conditions. Installers can even manipulate the pipes according to the need for curved architectural designs and features. 

A 16mm multilayer pipe or even 20 mm or 26 mm pipes can be bent and manipulated without any difficulty to match the fitting requirement. This helps in saving both money and time during the installation period. Even those pipes which have a considerably larger diameter of 50 mm can also be installed easily. bending them is also possible, that too, without the risk of kinking or de-lamination.

One can even opt for press-fit systems. This actively eliminates the need for hot works. Thus it significantly brings down the risk of safety and health hazards and the time requirement for cooling as well. For a press-fit system, only three tools are required – deburrer, cutter, and press tool. They alone can ensure a tight and reliable connection.

  • Stable and robust: A 16mm multilayer pipe is much better than a purely plastic pipe in terms of strength and durability. However, it does not compromise with the weight or transportability. The layer of aluminum offers mechanical stability. At the same time, it offers enough flexibility to the pipe for bending into a specific position. Aluminum also offers the pipe with an oxygen diffuser barrier. Thus such pipes are suitable for central heating systems. 

The multiple layering in the pipes offers complete peace of mind to the installers, as there will be no risk of leakage. 

  • Enhance sustainability credentials: Multilayer pipes are completely recyclable. Thus when you use a 16mm multilayer pipe, it means you are also bringing a reduction in the carbon footprint of the building. 

  • Hygienic: As mentioned earlier, the innermost layer is made up of polyethylene. This means that the pipe is resistant to issues like aging, cracking, wear and tear, etc. These pipes are also corrosion resistant and non-reactive. Thus, the installers can use them for the water of all qualities. These pipes also prevent excessive scale build-up. There will be less noise as well, during the passing of water. Some of the leading manufacturers even provide caps on pipes and fittings to maintain hygiene and safety.

  • Lower chances of burglary: Multilayer pipes are absolutely light in weight. They have a very low intrinsic scrap value. Thus there is not so much risk of thefts from the site of construction.

  • No need for protection: Multilayer pipes do not get affected or damaged by materials in the construction sites. So they need no external protection.

Because of all these benefits, installers nowadays are preferring multilayer piping over plastic ones.

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