Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Student’s View - The Unknown Significance of Underfloor Heating

As a University student and ex-school pupil I know that a school or any other educational facility must meet certain legal requirements to fit in within particular health and safety guidelines. However, I did not know the extent of the consequences and disruption it would have to my learning if such requirements were not in place.


The significance of underfloor heating systems in such a learning environment is so important; this is why the UFH specialists Flexelec are considered a well-needed service. The use of self-regulating electric trace heating cables is necessary in maintaining warmth within the pipes of a building in cold weather and allowing the prevention of freezing in effect. Without this installed, the freezing of pipes has strong potential to cause water problems and possibly result in the pipes bursting. Such an occurrence would cause major disruption to a school or University, with classrooms out of use and closure of certain parts of the building, possibly even the entire building. The cables work so that the heat output is conditioned by the temperature, e.g. the temperature rises as the specially engineered resistive core is reduced, and vice versa.

Flexelec provide either stainless-steel or tinned-copper braid cables to ensure protection against mechanical shocks, prevent defrosting, and maintain temperature constant in pipelines and during chemical processes. In this current economic climate, it’s important that this type of product works well to ensure you won’t have to reinstall or renew it a year later; schools and Universities, in particular, need to save as money for learning resources. Significantly Flexelec’s electrical trace heating cables are made for the long term in terms of functionality, durability and reliability. Furthermore, Flexelec offers a wide range of cables which provide a selection of heat trace solutions and can be suited to every particular need, varying from refrigeration, heating elements or specialised cables required for gutters.



It is also hugely important for an educational setting like a school to use pipe tracing for the winter, especially as for the past few years the drops in temperature have been record-breaking. Flexelec’s pipe tracing products are designed to be durable, with the use of highly quality raw materials during their manufacture to certify their long life usage. All Flexelec’s pipe tracing is hardwearing with a 230V power supply as standard (115V and 400V can be arranged on request). Improperly fitted pipe tracing systems can potentially be very damaging to a University or school; it would cost a school or University board a lot of money for the damage to be fixed, money which could be spent on buying better learning equipment for pupils. It’s very important that you are provided with an underfloor heating system which you can trust, and with a Flexelec system, you can.


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Jessica Cassidy said...

Electricity plays a big role when are studying especially in the University especially that cold season is here, make sure that all the electric system works and even pipes to help the students warm and toasty while learning :-)

Chie said...

Heating system like this really is a must for schools most esp. preschools in countries that has cold weather so the kids are well-protected during cold season.

Raya said...

I really can't relate Mommy Bless because it's always warm here in Thailand and in the Philippines! But those are really helpful to countries who have winter seasons!

gracia said...

Wow! I didn't know that..thanks for all these helpful info

jheylo said...

it's funny because my husband and I we're talking about this centralize or underfloor heating a few minutes ato. Anyway, for countries or states that has freezing temperature, it is a must to have this kind of system because it'll keep everyone nice and warm and students are able to concentrate on their studies for they are not distracted by the cold temperature.

Nova Hedges said...

that is truly nice, something we should have in the house, but i am sure it is very expensive too

Momgen Reviews said...

I do not want my kid to go to the school that will not have a good temperature specially my son is not like other American kids that its ok if it is cold. He will shake like crazy..

~Ms. Joy mH~ said...

this must be necessary for school building i think because sometimes school wasn't even open during winter season, if there's severe winter's going on. We have centralized heater as well and it was under floor, it was not working at all.

Kaitlyn Miller said...

wow it's amazing. Underfloor heater- great invention. I never thought it exist... Thanks for the post.

Arlene said...

Underfloor heating is very important especially in countries where winter is in full blast. I know what it is to be like in an unheated building.

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