Hydronic heating and cooling systems use a variety of heat emitters to transfer thermal energy to or from a space. Common examples include fan coils, convectors, radiators, chilled beams. This also includes radiant surfaces, sometimes called radiant panels, which use embedded tubing within floors, walls, or ceilings.
Hydronic piping systems are used in practically every type of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial building.
Advantages of Plastic Piping Materials
Plastic pipes do not erode or corrode, preventing the expensive damage that occurs when metallic pipes leak. Plastic pipes also do not experience scale build-up, which can impede flows, increase pumping costs, and reduce system efficiency.
Flexible plastic pipes such as PEX, PEX-AL-PEX, and PE-RT allow for bends and sweeps to be formed by hand, reducing installation time and pressure loss in the piping.