Geberit Mapress seals for quick and safe solar system installation
Mapress pressfitting system
Geberit’s Mapress pressfitting system, with its dedicated seal ring for solar installations, ensures a quick, safe and simple installation.
Installers welcome Geberit’s new colour-coded seal ring to its innovative Mapress press-fitting system for solar and industrial installations.
Solar power technology becoming increasingly popular
- Government’s Renewable Heat Incentive, together with the Renewable Heat Premium Payment of £300 for solar thermal installations marks a growing trend for solar panels in commercial projects.
- solar thermal systems are now eligible for support in non-residential buildings at a rate of 8.5p/kWh and this is likely to be carried over to include domestic properties shortly
Geberit’s Mapress pressfitting system
- dedicated seal ring for solar installations
- makes fitting such systems a simple process
Benefits for installers
For the installer, having a sound knowledge of the tools and pipework required for fitting this latest technology is key to keeping labour times to a minimum.
Being able to call upon a tried and tested installation method that is already being used elsewhere on site is the ideal solution and, thanks to the new blue seal ring from Geberit, this is now possible.
- With the performance of a seal ring characterised by the perfect combination of temperature stability and chemical resistance in the range of application, the new blue coated seal ring is offered as one compound for solar and industry up to d108, saving the installer time and increasing safety on site, while it also delivers better resistance to high and low temperatures ranging from -20°C up to 220°C.
- A fully assembled fitting range of stainless steel, carbon steel, copper and CuNiFe is available making it suitable for all types of solar pipework.
- With no gasket change necessary on site and only one seal ring for thermal solar and industrial applications, Mapress is the preferred choice for the speedy installation of solar systems, while the increased temperature stability and chemical resistance of the seal ring ensure that it always puts safety first.
Geberit HDPE pipework has been used to construct a 35,000 litre rainwater harvesting system for the BREEAM rated Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter.
The modernisation of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel in MIlan has included the installation of Geberit Monolith sanitary modules in all guest bathrooms. Hotel manager, Maurizio Naro, selected Geberit’s Monolith system due to its space saving exposed cistern and streamlined construction. Monolith has an elegant glass surface which is available in a choice of Black, White, Umber or Mint Green.
Installers and retailers are invited to can gain hands-on experience of Geberit’s piping and sanitary systems at free training days this autumn. Places are filling fast for the modules covering the latest welding techniques using Geberit HDPE drainage pipework plus techniques for fitting wall-hung sanitaryware using the Geberit Duofix WC frame. Installers will finish the module armed with their own Geberit Duofix frame.
Geberit’s new Monolith Vario is a base cover that is added to the bottom of a Monolith WC sanitary module to allow for an adjustable height option. By raising the height of the drain the WC can be positioned at a height of up to 50cm which ensures a comfortable height for less able users. The Monolith Vario base cover is manufactured from brushed INOX in order to blend in with its surroundings and is only visible from 3-9cm.
Geberit’s Mapress carbon steel pipework is still going strong twelve years after its installation at Mater Hospital in Ireland. A recent inspection revealed that the pipework had suffered no corrosion and had remained as effective as it was the day it was installed. Compared with copper, carbon steel pipework offers significant savings yet performs just as effectively if installed correctly.