Orders have already been placed for the new diameters of 630mm and 500mm by leading UK water operators, and Uponor says the new sizes are creating a lot of interest, particularly for areas presenting unique engineering challenges, and for projects where traffic flow must be maintained during works.

Profuse is Uponor’s award-winning PE 100 pipe, capable of operating at up to 16 bar SDR 11 pressure at 500 mm diameter. It offers the installer the advantages of secure pipe protection both before and during installation, and the peelable outer skin additionally ensures a perfect surface for electrofusion jointing and tapping tees.

As Uponor has already proven in the gas industry, good quality electrofusion joints, improving both the performance and time-savings for electrofusion fittings, all contribute towards protecting initial asset value. Jointing times at diameters of 500mm are reduced by half using the profuse method.

ProFuse PE 100 is manufactured in the UK to WIS 04-32-17, using SDR17 and SDR11 wall thicknesses.

Uponor is now making licences available for ProFuse manufacture worldwide. Interested parties should contact Dave Hewson on +44 (0)1773 582237


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