Viega LLC: Commercial Building Radiant Tubing System
Part of the ProRadiant™ product line, the Climate Mat® offers a way to install large amounts of flooring tubing quickly for commercial radiant heating and cooling applications. A new 12-inch-on-center mat configuration has been added to the Climate Mat family. It comes in a pre-engineered, preassembled, and pre-pressurized roll with temporary test headers and slab penetration sleeves. It allows a three-person crew to install 20,000 square feet of tubing in an average work day, said the company. Ideal for use in large open areas typically found in warehouses, garages, manufacturing plants, schools, airport terminals, and various commercial structures, the tubing system offers equal circuit lengths, reduced installation time, system balance, and a variety of configurations. All connections are located above the slab, providing for connection confidence and future zoning considerations. The spacer strips and clips are designed to securely hold ViegaPEX™ barrier tubing during the concrete pour. To increase installation speed, the mat is delivered with shipping headers, slab penetration sleeves, and sufficient leader length for rough-in onsite. Later during construction, the shipping headers are cut off and replaced with permanent manifolds. The shipping header is equipped with a quick-check valve for onsite quality control.