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Basics Tap Water

Basics Tap Water

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Wirsbo Tap Water System
Basic Manual
Dec. 2001
 
2 Wirsbo Tap Water System – Basic Manual
Page
 
Introduction
......................................................................................................4
Chapter 1 System description 
The Wirsbo Tap Water System.........................................................................5Wirsbo-PEX pipe..............................................................................................5Easy to install...................................................................................................6Security against water damage......................................................................6Wirsbo conduit.................................................................................................7Marking and identication..............................................................................7Longitudinal expansion...................................................................................7Longitudinal contraction (shrinkage).............................................................8Joining methods..............................................................................................8
Chapter 2 Calculation principles 
Water ow demand.........................................................................................9Design ow......................................................................................................10Velocity of ow................................................................................................11Hot water circulation (HWC)..........................................................................11Pressure drop..................................................................................................11Generally.........................................................................................................13
Chapter 3 Diagrams and tables 
Pressure drop nomograms............................................................................14Heat emission loss..........................................................................................16Working pressure/temperature......................................................................18Thermal expansion..........................................................................................19
Chapter 4 Calculation methods 
Calculation example 1....................................................................................20Calculation example 2....................................................................................22
Chapter 5 Installation methods/directions 
Traditional method..........................................................................................25Manifold system.............................................................................................25Conduit ”Pipe-in-Pipe” system......................................................................26Securing the conduit......................................................................................26Location of the manifolds..............................................................................27Location of the pipes......................................................................................28Installation in concrete structures.................................................................28Installation in wooden structures..................................................................29Installation in single-family houses...............................................................29Installation in a block of ats.........................................................................30Installation in basements and ceilings..........................................................30Installation not allowing for thermal expansion..........................................31Installation allowing for thermal expansion.................................................32Fixing and clamping pipes on to a rack........................................................32Installation in a vertical pipe duct..................................................................33Expansion compensating devices.................................................................34Calculation of a exible arm and expansion loop........................................34 
Contents
 
Wirsbo Tap Water System – Basic Manual 3
PageChapter 6 General directions 
Storage and general care...............................................................................36Uncoiling the pipe...........................................................................................36Method of cutting...........................................................................................36Assembling a Wirsbo Q&E tting..................................................................37Assembling a compression tting.................................................................38Assembling a WIPEX Coupling......................................................................39Minor repairs...................................................................................................40Inserting a PE-X pipe into a conduit..............................................................41Replacing a damaged pipe.............................................................................42Pipe bending...................................................................................................44Minimum bend radius....................................................................................44Filling the system............................................................................................44Pressure test....................................................................................................44Fire protection.................................................................................................45
Chapter 7 Wirsbo-PEX Technical data
.............................................................................46
Chapter 8 Quality Assurance, tap water approvals
.......................................................47
Chapter 9 Conversion tables
...........................................................................................49
Chapter 10 List of gures, tables and diagrams 
Figures.............................................................................................................55Tables................................................................................................................56Diagrams.........................................................................................................56
 

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