Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources, such as biomass, sunlight and geothermal heat, thus natural resources which are replenished constantly.
Local cooling requirements can include the supply of cold potable water as well as the circulation of cooling water between an outside chiller and the in-house unit for air conditioning.
Sanitary Systems, also called Domestic Hot Water Systems (DHWS) deal with the use of two main natural resources: energy and fresh water.
Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources, such as biomass, sunlight and geothermal heat, thus natural resources which are replenished constantly. Individual solutions applying these renewable energy resources include heat pumps and wood pellet boilers. On a district scale, combined heat and power generation (CHP) using biomass, increasingly replaces the conventional systems using energy resources such as fossil fuels. District heating and district cooling are both economically advantageous and more environmentally responsible than individual heating and cooling solutions, especially when they make use of renewable energy resources. Thanks to its energy saving characteristics, Microflex' pre-insulated flexible piping substantially improves the return and efficiency of systems producing heat from renewable energy sources, such as heat pumps, biomass - and wood pellet boilers. For larger installations, as a function of the required heat capacity and network layout, specific combinations of our UNO and DUO pipe systems are being used. The QUADRO, with its 4 medium pipes contained in a single insulated jacket, combines both heating and sanitary recirculation capabilities and is therefore particularly fit for small to medium sized installations.
Local cooling requirements can include the supply of cold potable water as well as the circulation of cooling water between an outside chiller and the in-house unit for air conditioning. District cooling, works on broadly similar principles to district heating as it distributes thermal energy in the form of chilled water or other media from a central source to multiple buildings like houses, offices and factories for air conditioning or other uses. Providing the cooling from a central plant through a network of insulated underground pipes, district cooling eliminates the need for separate cooling systems in the individual buildings. District cooling applies in most areas with significant concentration of cooling requirements, such as industrial complexes, densely populated urban areas, high density building clusters and holiday resorts, and can offer economic and environmental benefits. Microflex offers a complete, pre-insulated, flexible piping system, designed specifically for cold potable water applications and cooling water networks in urban districts, holiday resorts and industrial facilities.
Sanitary Systems, also called Domestic Hot Water Systems (DHWS) deal with the use of two main natural resources: energy and fresh water. There is large variety in commercially available systems for producing domestic hot water. Depending on the size and location of the water heating system, one can distinguish between a small scale domestic system with ditto local distribution and a larger central hot water source, from which the sanitary water is distributed to a number of individual consumers by means of an underground insulated piping network. The larger distribution networks, are designed as recirculation systems to guarantee immediate hot water at each point of use. With multiple points potentially using water simultaneously, the distribution system should be adapted to absorb quite important pressure fluctuations. Furthermore, since the sanitary water can also be used for consumption purposes, the applied piping system must be compliant to the appropriate prescriptions and regulations. Microflex offers an easy, secure and cost-efficient piping system for sanitary applications. Carrying the approvals from the leading European Certification Bodies, it is suitable for transporting warm potable water up to 95°C at a pressure of maximum 10 bar.
Central heating is a system in which the heat generation occurs in one place, such as a furnace room in a house or a mechanical room in a large building. The most common method of heat generation involves the combustion of fossil fuel in a furnace or boiler. The resultant heat then gets distributed through the building by circulating water in a closed insulated piping system. District heating is a system for distributing heat generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating. The heat source is often a cogeneration plant burning fossil fuels or biomass. Also heat-only boiler stations, geothermal heating and central solar heating can be used, as well as nuclear power. After generation, the heat is distributed to the customer via a network of insulated pipes. District heating systems consists of feed and return lines. Usually the pipes are installed underground. District heating plants can provide higher efficiencies and better pollution control than localized boilers. Microflex offers a comprehensive, pre-insulated flexible piping system forming the ideal solution for the distribution of heating water in central and district heat supply networks.