Nowadays, instead of using metal pipes, a new range is used called PEX barrier pipes. These are made of a high-density polymer and are very flexible. Due to their insulating quality, heat is not lost while in transportation. A sort of barrier forms between material travelling in the pipes and the outside environment. Due to this property, these are called PEX barrier pipes.
Useful in Internal Heating Systems
All new constructions use PEX for plumbing. Buildings made nowadays have internal heating system. One of the biggest reasons for pipe line systems springing leaks is overheating. Due to frequent expansion of pipe metal, a tear or split usually appears. This then lets the water escape, making it seep into walls. This eventually makes the structure grow weak.
PEX tubing has the biggest advantage of being heat resistant. This feature cuts down the chances of wear and tear. The heated water travelling in heat systems also retains heat. These systems work efficiently with PEX tubing. The water remains heated for longer and travelling through PEX pipes helps them stay heated putting less load on the heating machinery.
Storage and Transport Convenience
PEX tubing is very flexible and can thus be stored in rolls. This helps make storage easier as they require less capacity in storage. This saves money in transportation as well. Big stacks of rolls can be dumped in small capacity storage. Transferring the rolls is also easier, in comparison with the old metallic pipes.
Diminishing the Need of Using T-connections
PEX tubing is extremely flexible. In fixing piping while building a structure PEX tubing does not require joints. This tubing is just turned and a curve is obtained. The rigidity also avoids blockage and enough space is left for matter to pass through. A considerable amount of funds is spared because T-joints are not required. Straight PEX tubing can be used to connect several meters of construction. This can even be bent if a turn is required. Lesser connections are needed so much time is saved to get them installed. These also require less labor.
PEX tubing is also extremely environment friendly. The heat is not lost as compared to regular metal tubing. In order to solder connections, metal compound and flux is used. This combination gives out chemical residue that affects the surrounding soil. Not having to use t-connections spares the use of environment spoiling chemicals. As the pipes do not need replacing for longer periods of time, scrap is also avoided.
Avoiding Leaks by Lesser Use of Joints
Whenever a joint is introduced in the piping, there is an increased chance of water leak. This eventually damages the structure. Using PEX pipes relieves us of pipe replacement and other concerning problems. There is also a decreased chance of crushing and breaking, as their texture is flexible. The fluid passing through makes its own way, and blockage is not formed.
Using Oxygen Barrier PEX for Flooring
For use in floors, oxygen barrier PEX is used. This is made specifically and is not affected by factors such as air and water. Certain materials in the floor tend to start deteriorating with age and applied pressure. When in contact with air, the chemicals start decomposing and thus, destroy the flooring. This comes in handy when corrosion starts in the floor. Floors are protected and last longer.