Tracpipe Gas Pipe
TracPipe ® - is a flexible gas pipe made from stainless steel covered with a protective polyethylene jacket. It is semi rigid and can be used for natural gas, propane gas or butane gas. It is manufactured by Omegaflex to British Standard 7838 and designed to replace traditional copper gas pipe in the UK.
Tracpipe Install Guide
What type of applications is flexible gas pipe made for?
Flexible gas pipes are suitable for new buildings, domestic installations, and commercial premises. It is flexible, bends by hand, needs little joining, reduces installation time. Corrugated gas pipe requires no joints in long runs - there is no threading, welding or soldering needed. As a result, this eliminates the number of potential gas pipe leaks.
Semi rigid gas pipe is in use for systems in houses, flats and apartments, as well as schools, hospitals, commercial, and industrial buildings. It is available in sevennominal bore sizes: DN 12, 15, 22, 28, 32, 40, and 50, and can be easily terminated with male BSP fittings.
To correctly size Tracpipe for a job, it is best to determine a maximum design pressure loss between the point of supply and the appliance connection points. An excel worksheet is available here https://www.colglo.co.uk/files/Tracpipe-Pressure-Loss-Worksheet-UK.xlsx
Gas pipe installations can be in awkward, enclosed spaces and voids where a traditional copper gas pipe may be difficult to install. TracPipe is a less disruptive installation. For projects where copper pipe may need to run along the outside of a building, TracPipe can be fed through walls, under floors and in trenches both inside and outside buildings, in both domestic and commercial projects, subject building reg requirements.
TracPipe Boiler Replacement Kits are used when replacing undersized or damaged existing gas lines in domestic housing.
Designed to be used between the meter and appliance, the corrugated tubular construction - together with TracPipe Autoflare Fittings and TracPipe Autoflare Straight Coupling Fittings - make installation easy, fast and safe. It provides a viable alternative to copper and steel rigid gas pipework, and is attractive to UK installers, as it is easy to work with and it saves on installation time.
Materials used in flexible gas pipe
Manufactured using flexible Corrugated Stainless-Steel Tube (CSST). On the outside of the steel tube is a yellow polyethylene protective cover that has three vital constituents that meet British Standard BS 7838 and BS EN 15266. These constituents are flame spread, smoke density inhibitors and UV.
Flame spread or the surface burning characteristics rating, is a ranking derived by laboratory standard test methods that indicates a material's propensity to burn rapidly and spread flames. Materials that have smoke density inhibitors require different types of fire testing. These are resistance to ignition by different heat sources, smouldering, small or larger flames and the levels of heat released after ignition. The fire testing is standardised and is designed so that the tests replicates real-life fire scenarios.
BS 7838 is a performance standard that requires CSST to pass mechanical tests, many of which are not included in BS EN 15266. Among these mechanical tests in BS 7838 are resistance to corrosion from moisture and TracPipe has that protection from its 0.5mm thick yellow polyethylene jacket.
This polyethylene jacket is standard on all TracPipe Flexible Gas Pipe Full Coils and Cut Lengths
When installed, the manufacturer Omegaflex ® expects this product to last for the design period of the fabric of the building.
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