Ireland's Plumbing & Heating Magazine Issue 112 Mar-Apr



Instantor launches BL-rated pipe range

I nstantor has recently launched a new range of BL-rated pipe that will join the Instantor Pex-Al-Pex range. As per fire classifications, products conforming to Euro Class Rating BL-S1-D0 are designed to be flame-retardant and do not produce flaming droplets/particles. IPAP6 will join the existing range of Insulated Pex-Al-Pex pipe carried by Instantor and will be designed with Euro Class Fire Rating BL-S1-D0.

within the installation and reducing noise pollution. Additionally, it can protect personnel from contact with high surface temperatures. INSTANTOR PRESS SYSTEM The Instantor Press System, certified by the NSAI to IS EN ISO21003 is a complete system consisting of Pex-Al- Pex multilayer composite pipe (MLCP) and brass

Insulated IPAP from Instantor, designed with Euro Class Fire Rating BL-S1-D0.

Recommendations SR50-1 & SR50- 3:2021. Instantor insulated pipe coils are enclosed in a scratch-resistant, closed-cell polyethylene foam sheath which has been designed to comply with the Building Regulations and applicable testing standards. Instantor pipe insulation has a PH of 7.5, keeping it in a neutralist window along with Non-Detection (ND) of any trace ions. Instantor’s in-house Technical Experts are on hand to assist with any product selection, project-specific advice, or technical queries. Instantor Insulated Pipe Coils Euro Class BL-S1-d0 to EN13501 are available to purchase from merchants nationwide.

“… designed to be flame- retardant and do not produce flaming

radial press/crimp fittings. This product is offered as a system solution, rather than the traditional methods of supplying pipe and fittings separately. Instantor Press System is designed for a minimum 50-year lifecycle, per the Building Regulations. The system holds both KIWA and WRAS approvals for potable water applications.

Insulating pipework can limit or slow the thermal transfer across the pipe’s wall. This may either be via heat loss or heat gain to the contents contained within the pipework. Insulation of pipework also helps to prevent the build-up of condensation (dew point/sweating) on the outside of the

droplets/ particles.”

pipework wall. This is known to reduce thermal efficiency and create a corrosive and aggressive environment for metallic components. This can be amplified with the release of Chloride, Fluoride and other ions from the insulation material, which can affect the localised PH. Insulating the pipework provides a light- duty sheath to protect the pipes while allowing space for thermal expansion

Instantor M-Type pipe offers a metallic layer of aluminium that creates a 100% oxygen barrier. The Instantor Press Pipe is supplied in different offerings, from plain pipe coils or lengths to insulated pipe coils in varying degrees of specification to achieve compliance with the Technical Guidance Documents – Part L for heat loss/gain, Part B for fire safety, Part D for proper materials and the NSAI Standard

For more information, get in touch at +353 (0)1 842 6255 or email



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