Uponor has been awarded Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) approval of up to 16 bar for its range of MLC (multi-layer composite) on boosted cold water supplies.
The latest certification enables the manufacturer to supply high rise apartment buildings with clean, WRAS approved cold water through its 16 bar MLC riser, ‘Uponor Uni Pipe’.
Uponor’s MLC Uni Pipe consists of an aluminium core layered inside and out with high temperature resistant polyethylene to provide a smooth internal surface. The company says that this helps to improve the flow rates and reduces friction to maintain pressure and guarantee a good flow rate of water at the outlet.
James Griffiths, Senior Marketing Manager for North-West Europe at Uponor said, “While WRAS certification is not mandatory, it is one of the most recognised standards for ensuring the system’s suitability for use with drinking water and demonstrating compliance with the Water Supply Regulations for water fittings and materials. This approval demonstrates our commitment to innovation and providing our customers with solutions that meet the highest of industry standards. We are one of the few companies that can meet the demands of operating at 16 bar pressure.”