REHAU expands UK district heat pipework production

REHAU is expanding the range of pipe sizes it manufactures in the hugely popular RAUVITHERM polymer district heating system with the launch of both 140 and 160mm diameter options.

This brings RAUVITHERM into line with REHAU’s other pre-insulated pipework range branded RAUTHERMEX, and gives its customers a solution for virtually every district heating application.

The new pipe sizes, available in 12m lengths, have been introduced in response to demand from customers for RAUVITHERM pipework which is suitable for higher volume installations.  The 160mm diameter pipe, for example, can be used for over 3MW of heat through a single pipe at 80/50°C flow and return temperatures.

Steve Richmond, Head of Marketing and Technical for REHAU’s pipework systems, said:  “With a team of specialist district heating managers working at regional sales offices across the UK, we are close to our customers and to the market as a whole, and we are constantly reviewing our range and our product offering to ensure it meets demand.  This expansion of our RAUVITHERM range obviously reflects that.”

REHAU has manufactured the RAUVITHERM pre-insulated pipework at its factory in Blaenau, North Wales since 2012 and says that this latest move demonstrates its ongoing commitment to manufacturing in the UK.

Steve Richmond added: “We’re very proud of our UK manufacturing facility and the fact that we can respond quickly to demand, offering both short lead times and a substantial stockholding.  Manufacturing RAUVITHERM in North Wales also of course means that it has an impressively low carbon footprint compared with imported alternatives.”

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