GF Piping Systems Urecon | Return to Home

Career Opportunities | Contact |     

Applications Systems Heat Tracing Documents Learning Centre About URECON
 
 
null
 
Related Literature
EN-DS-02E - U.I.P. Standard System - below grade
EN-DS-08E - U.I.P. System - PVC casing - above & below grade - chilled water
 

Urecon | Celebrating 40 Years | 1969-2009

Chilled Water – North America

Throughout North America, the Urecon U.I.P.® insulation process is used in resort hotel developments, hospitals, and ‘campus style’ district cooling systems.  Used to move centrally chilled water for air conditioning - our highly efficient, factory applied polyurethane insulation reduces heat gain from warm soil (or ambient air temperature). This results in considerable energy savings for the end-user.

Chilled water piping can be insulated steel, PVC, HDPE, ductile iron or FRP.  Logstor PEX-Flex can also be used for smaller systems.

Urecon's unique method of insulating 'over the bell' of socket joined PVC and CPVC (or push-on DI) pipe means no more bare pipe joints or expensive joint kits.  See Bell x Spigot or Push On Joints.

Temperature Gain Comparison* For Chilled Water

Nominal
Pipe
Diameter
(IPS)
Flow
Rate
Pipe Ambient Temperature @ 40.6°C (105°F) Pipe Ambient Temperature @ 21.1°C (70°F)

Final Temperature‡

Heat Gain

Final Temperature‡

Heat Gain
No
Insulation
37 mm
(1.5 in)
U.I.P.®
No
Insulation
37 mm
(1.5 in)
U.I.P.®
No
Insulation
37 mm
(1.5 in)
U.I.P.®
No
Insulation
37 mm
(1.5 in)
U.I.P.®
mm in l/sec US GPM °C °F °C °F watts/
m
btu/
hr/ft
watts/
m
btu/
hr/ft
°C °F °C °F watts/
m
btu/
hr/ft
watts/
m
btu/
hr/ft

*Calculations are based on a 4°C (39°F) inlet, 1000 m (3281 ft) long pipe run. ‡ at end of pipe run