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Successful premiere: PEX days by SILON

Jul 7, 2014

Successful premiere:   PEX days by SILON “Water is one of mankind’s most important resources” – said Dr Ronald Voigt at the opening of the first “PEX days by SILON” conference.

The improved availability and quality of potable water is one of the World Health Organization‘s most important goals and because the most efficient way to transport and deliver potable water is through pipes, it is essential to improve the standard quality of water pipe systems. Indeed, the conference focused on new developments in the field of raw materials and technologies for water distribution systems, especially for hot water applications.  

Reports about crosslinking and sterilization of PEX(b)-pipes using  saturated steam autoclaves (DLCTT thermal treatment chambers), as well as  the presentation of a new “Clean pipe” concept, have been the focal points of discussion. Both concepts have shown great potential for minimising the contamination of potable water through contact with the pipe.

The effect of water quality on the performance of pipes has also been discussed.

The great interest in the conference and the excellent standard of discussion are very good reasons for enabling “PEX days by SILON” become a tradition in the hot water pipe industry.