Are LST radiators suitable for wet environments?

  • 3 Jun 2019

Contour answers customer questions and discusses why its LST radiators are suitable for wet environments.

An LST radiator installed into a wet environment such as a bathroom has a high chance of coming into contact with water, usually from steam. It is a concern that this constant presence of even small amounts of water can lead to rust for metal appliances that are not properly protected. If rust does occur, the integrity of the LST radiator can also be affected.

LST radiators need to be designed to protect against the risk of rust and corrosion. This achieved with the use of the correct materials for the environment and quality powder coating that prevents exposures that could lead to rust.

To ensure that LST radiators are suitable for wet environments where moisture levels are high, Contour can provide heating solutions that use materials specifically designed for this kind of setting. Contour’s standard LST radiators are made from 1.5mm Zintec steel which has properties that help to protect the LST from rust and corrosion. However, for wet environments, the most suitable material that we can supply is magnelis steel.

This material has undergone an additional treatment stage which makes it more durable, and therefore better suited, to wet environments. The treatment stage is similar to hot-dipped galvanising but the process is more environmentally friendly, making magnelis a more sustainable option for these spaces.

LST radiators constructed from magnelis steel are installed into mental health spaces and areas that have anti-ligature concerns. If the environment is not a mental health care space then LST radiators are supplied with aluminium.

For additional reassurance, Contour’s LST radiators are coated in BioCote® powder coating which contains anti-microbial technology to help reduce the number of potentially harmful bacteria on the surface of the LST radiator. In hygiene conscious environments such as hospitals, this is particularly beneficial because it helps to combat wide range of dangerous bacteria, including MRSA and E.coli.

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
Shifnal
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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