F.a.q.

Yes, WICU® Clim and SMISOL® Clim are ideal tubing for a number of refrigerant gases, including R32. In fact, this gas works at a pressure of around 43 bar while the R410 gas normally used works at around 42 bar. The WICU® Clim tubing and SMISOL® Clim tubing have an operating pressure that ranges between 141.4 bar and 50.5 bar, depending on the diameter and thickness of the tubing; in any case, they are more resistance to operating pressure than the R32 gas.

The WICU® Clim tubing, suitable for transporting refrigerant gas has an anti-UV coating that allows the product to resist bad weather and the sun’s rays over time.

The SANCO® tubes are the ideal solution for the distribution of drinking water both because of their certified chemical composition (copper with a 99.9% minimum purity, perfectly corresponding to laws and technical standards covering health protection, in line with Ministerial Decree 174/2004),  and because it is characterised by a significant bacteriostatic action as well as the defence of water destined for human consumption; furthermore, they are already exposed to a special pre-passivation treatment at the production stage.

Thanks to this, the SANCO® tubing is an ideal instrument against the most widespread bacterial proliferation and in particular, Legionella Pneumophila.

Over the years, the copper surfaces have proved to be effective even against other diseases: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, the MRSA bacteria ( Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Influenza A. Laboratory tests, backed by a government agency and the American EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have shown that copper can reduce and eliminate more than 99.9% of bacteria within 2 hours of coming into contact with it. No other material is as effective as copper or its alloys in reducing and inhibiting bacteria that is harmful to human health.

None! In reality, verdigris does not form in copper tubing. The coat that is generated in these tubes, inhert to humans, has nothing to do with the copper sulphate (green coloured) used in agriculture as  a fungicide. Copper, by nature, tends over time to self-protect, so the coat that forms inside the tube is a natural protection. The production process, developed by SCTubes, for tubes destined for use in the transportation of drinking water, already creates this self-protective film at the manufacturing stage. .

Without doubt, the tube suited to this use is the TECTube©, which is ideal not only for air conditioning and the medical gas sector, but undoubtedly also for the transport of technical gases. It is supplied both in millimetres as well as inches, in bars as well as rolls. .

Most definitely. In compliance with UNI 7129:2015, the joining of two pipes by soldering (point 4.3.1.2.1, UNI 7129:2015) is permitted for gas heat transfer plants up to 35kW.

Copper tubes can easily remain in contact with common construction mortars. As a precaution we suggest generally avoiding its use together with fast setting cement, as in some cases there could be ammonia which is potentially harmful for metal. It is, therefore, advisable to always check the composition of the products used, in order to ensure there is no residual ammonia. .

Absolutely not. Even if copper tubing itself costs more per metre than other products, its use allows you to save around 40% on tubing installation, given that the floor plant in copper tubes foresees laying spaces of 20-25cm, so with a considerable saving in meters.

Furthermore, as the copper tubes do not have a memory effect, in this case flat insulation panels can be used (without bosses), which is decidely cheaper. The system requires no additive (for example de-aerators) when mixing the screed-coat.

Obviously, apart from this, there is also the considerable energy saving in the heat source because, on equal performance, the operating temperatures of the thermal-vector fluid are decidedly lower. .

We recommend you create radial flooring systems with copper tubing because the highest efficiency in transmitting heat is obtained using the material with the greatest thermal conductivity, that is, copper (λ = 390 W/mK, value of around 1,000 times higher in the case of plastic materials).

This is why with copper it is possible to lay tubing with wider spaces between tube and tube (generally 20-25cm). Using a smaller amount of tubing leads to a smaller loss of load, with subsequent energy saving. The copper tubing prevents the formation of algae or biofilm internally and is completely resistant to oxygen; it also has no aging problems or heat or mechanical subsidence resulting from stress, unlike plastic material.

We recommend the use of wall heating with our radiant copper panels because they allow you to make the most of the low heat inertia of the plaster (whose thickness is generally much less compared to that of the screed coat) and at the same time enjoy the ease and speed of laying, as you have pre-shaped modules and already set for fastening to the wall via pre-perforated flaps.