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New Ecoflex Pres

  1. 1. Ecoflex ® | Energy Transport Tubing Aaron C. Smith, LEED AP, Director of Business Development, Indoor Climate Group
  2. 3. A flexible, durable, sustainable solution for direct-burial distribution systems.
  3. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ecoflex features, components and accessories </li></ul><ul><li>Applications and design considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Other Uponor System Offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Training, Service and Support </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Saves Time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long coils / fewer splices (up to 600 ft. without a connection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joints not required when changing direction or grade or when avoiding existing features (rocks, gardens, buildings) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trenches don’t need to be straight or level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lighter, safer and easier to handle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier to pressure test </li></ul></ul>Our Solution Their Solution
  5. 6. <ul><li>Saves Money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient delivery and shipping (custom cut- to-length) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast and easy installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No special tools required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be fished through concrete or steel conduit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long lengths and tight bending radius ensures fewer (if any) joints, equating to reduced liability and warranty costs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Reduces Installation Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Less hardware and time to install (fewer future repairs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not require expansion joints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not require the application of insulation after the tubing/pipe installation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Ecoflex vs. Other Plastic Pre-insulated Pipes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Superior insulation to protect against heat loss </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tightest bend radius available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produced in North America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple stocking locations throughout North America </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom cut to length (for larger jobs, an on-site un-coiler provided) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotes and enables energy efficient technologies (example: district radiant heating and cooling) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-term performance (installed / tested globally for decades) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterproof to ensure insulation is not compromised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manufactured with all non-corrosive materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long custom lengths / tight bending radius reduces scrap / materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetics: Out-of-sight underground installations. Ability to install easily around obstructions like rocks and trees preserves the site. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Ecoflex Thermal Single </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PEX service pipe with oxygen barrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1” to 4” ASTM, SDR 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ecoflex Potable HDPE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HDPE service pipe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>¾” to 4”ASTM, SDR 11 </li></ul></ul>Ecoflex for Hydronic Heating, Cooling and Potable <ul><li>Ecoflex Thermal Twin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PEX service pipe with oxygen barrier </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1” to 2½” ASTM, SDR 9 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ecoflex Potable Plus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1¼” AquaPEX ® service pipe, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CSA approved for potable water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat traced, 7 W/ft </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Made of High-quality Components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High “K” factor (.26) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water resistant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Multi-layered design promotes flexibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lightweight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outer Jacket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rugged, water resistant HDPE construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corrugated for flexibility </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>NPT Adapter Fittings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Metric compression x male NPT thread (Bugatti) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not NSF approved for potable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>ASTM compression x male NPT thread (WIPEX™) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NSF 14 and 61 approved </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>ProPEX ® fittings for ASTM pipe up to 2” </li></ul><ul><li>Rubber End Caps </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Water tight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Available for all Ecoflex products </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EPDM rubber construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stainless-steel clamps </li></ul></ul></ul>Accessories and System Components
  12. 13. <ul><li>Insulation Kits and Connection Vaults </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulation Kits: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tee, Straight, H and Elbow </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Made of an ABS plastic shell with a PEX-foam insulation on the inside layer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection Vaults </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Durable and insulated PE construction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Watertight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Removable access cover </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 and 8 outlet models </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 14. <ul><li>Commercial, Industrial and Institutional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>District heating and cooling for multiple buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Universities and schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-waste digesters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hospitals and nursing homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snow and ice melt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation, cultural and recreational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driveways and parking entrance areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water / sewage treatment plants (chemical transport) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Car washes </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Agriculture Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood chip boiler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bio-digester for producing heat from manure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greenhouse heat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Barn water bowl for stock from well </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>Residential Applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connection to remote heat source: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Geothermal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Boiler (gas, oil, wood) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heat/cool additional buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Garages, sheds, workshops </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guest house and studios </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pool/spa heating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Snow/ice melt for driveways and sidewalks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply and return for slab-on-grade radiant floor heating </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Layout using connection vault </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize connection vaults for piping distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few (if any) connections below grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates time consuming welds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimizes opportunities for errors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout using building to building connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize mechanical space in each building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Few (if any) connections below grade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ideal for medium sized projects </li></ul></ul>Design Solutions Ecoflex Twin Pipe Ecoflex Single Pipe Ecoflex Connection Vault
  17. 18. <ul><li>Case Study: </li></ul><ul><li>Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center (Finland, MN) </li></ul><ul><li>800 Feet of Uponor Ecoflex ® </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to connect various campus buildings to a centralized heat source. Uneven terrain and a multitude of natural obstacles made the flexible Ecoflex product the only choice for the job. </li></ul></ul>Improved heat transfer performance by 34%
  18. 19. Other Uponor Systems
  19. 25. <ul><li>Service, Support and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response to delivery requests </li></ul><ul><li>Un-coilers designed specifically to work with Ecoflex are available to facilitate handling </li></ul><ul><li>In-house design and support service </li></ul><ul><li>Regional field support </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,000 factory trained professionals each year </li></ul><ul><li>8,600 Home Comfort Trained installers </li></ul><ul><li>Over 120,000 field trained (15K year) </li></ul>Uponor TECHNICAL SERVICES (888) 594-7726 Email: [email_address]

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