PRESS RELEASE – AUGUST 2015
Wefatherm – The Only PP-R System with Full WRAS Product Approval
August 2015 – Plastic Pipe Systems Limited is delighted to announce that the Wefatherm PP-R piping system has been granted full Product Approval by WRAS, the U.K.’s Water Regulations Advisory Scheme. Wefatherm is manufactured by the Aliaxis Group at its advanced Marley factory in Wunstorf, Germany.
Wefatherm is the world’s first fusion welded PP-R pipe system to receive the accolade of full Product Approval after many exacting mechanical test procedures. WRAS specify ten rigorous test regimes including the pipes being thermally cycled 5,000 times at 10 bar between 20° C and 95° C, and the fittings tested at 64 bar at 20°C and 14 bar at 95° C.
The system already holds WRAS Material Approval, which ensures excellent hygiene for potable water with no taste or smell contamination. The new WRAS Product Approval goes further and confirms its mechanical performance. This means the Wefatherm PP-R system can be installed in every water provider’s area in England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland being fully compliant with the United Kingdom’s Water Regulations.
Says PPS Limited Managing Director, Steve Smith, “No other PP-R system, Green, White or Grey, marketed and installed in the U.K. has WRAS Product Approval. Clients, specifiers, and regulatory authorities, are increasingly demanding WRAS approved products. Contractors shouldn’t risk non-compliance by installing un-approved products.”
The comprehensive Wefatherm system is available from stock at Professional Plumbing Supplies, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3SX
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For more information, or to speak directly, please contact:
NAME: Steve Smith, Managing Director
T: +44 (0) 1293 459 766
M: +44 (0) 77748 22246
F: +44 (0) 1293 543 562
Notes to Editors:
The purpose of WRAS is to contribute to the protection of public health by preventing contamination of public water supplies and encouraging the efficient use of water by promoting and facilitating compliance with the Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations and Scottish Water Byelaws.
About Plastic Pipe Systems Limited:
Plastic Pipe Systems Limited imports and distributes innovative products and systems for building services pipework and underfloor heating.
As an Aliaxis* Partner, Plastic Pipe Systems Limited is the first point of contact in the UK for Wefatherm PP-R fusion welded pipe system and Sanit flushing technology.
The Aliaxis Group is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of primarily plastic fluid handling systems used in residential and commercial construction, as well as in industrial and public infrastructure applications. Well-known brands include Marley, Hunter, Alutec, Multikwik, Friatherm, Vulcathene and Durapipe.
About PP-R Piping Systems:
PP-R piping systems deliver the following benefits and advantages over traditional plumbing methods:
• No hot works insurance or certification.
• Minimal site theft risk
• Corrosion Resistant
• Environmentally Friendly
• Light Weight (9 times lighter than iron; half the weight of steel)
• Very Low Friction Loss
• Good Chemical Resistance
• Hygienic, non-toxic Material
• Low Noise Transmission
• Low thermal Transfer: reduced insulation requirement
• High Impact Resistance and Strength
• Wide diameter range: 16mm to 315mm
• Fusion Jointed providing a fully welded homogenous system
• Ideally suited to offsite / prefabrication
• Fully recyclable
• Quick and Easy To install