Industrial Blansol introduces its new Expansion Ring system for crosslinked polyethylene pipes (PEX-a). The new system traded under commercial name Rayper, is based on the well known expansion ring technology (shrink-fit), and aimed at the distribution of hot and cold water in plumbing, heating and cooling installations.
The expansion ring technology is based on PEX-a pipes high elasticity which, after being expanded and thanks to their plastic memory, have the property of shrinking until they reach their original dimensions, pressing over the fitting body with such a force that a reliable and lasting union is achieved, without the need to use o’rings and offering a much bigger water flow than other alternative fittings.
Crosslinked Polyethylene pipes (PEX-a)
Industrial Blansol uses the best High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and the most advanced peroxide cross-linking technology in order to offer you high performing PEX-a pipes. Blansol modern technology is based on the well-known peroxide crosslinking process (PEX-a), but using the latest high power infrared ray ovens.
Our PEX-a pipes offer you:
- A very competitive price.
- The highest flexibility.
- The biggest pressure resistance.
- The longest working life.
- The best behaviour against kinking.
The use of plastic rings, manufactured by injection moulding using special high-tech polymers, enables us to offer better dimensional precision in the rings that, together with a pipe stopping system, facilitates the assembly process. The rings are available in three different colours (red, blue and white) so you can make the pipelines easily identifiable.
The Rayper system exclusively uses high quality brass (CW617N alloy), which complies with the most demanding EU sanitary standards.
All the components of the Rayper system are produced in-house by Industrial Blansol, in our two moderns Spanish plants, using the most advanced manufacturing technology and the best raw materials. Our strategy, based on the vertical integration of all the production processes, enables us to offer you a product of the highest quality at the best price.
In this video we will show you how to install cross-linked polyethylene (PEX-a) pipes with Industrial Blansol’s Rayper Expansion Plastic Ring fittings.
As you have seen, the assembly of PEX-a (peroxide) pipes with Rayper’s Expansion Ring system is really easy.
As requested by the building standards it is compulsory to pressure test the water pipelines before covering them. Since the expansion technology is based on the plastic memory of the PEX-a pipes, which contraction increases with the time passed since the expansion was made, is important to observe a minimum waiting time before doing a pressure test. Under normal weather conditions the Rayper unions can be tested 30 minutes after the assembly. Under severe Winter conditions we recommend to increase the waiting time as indicated below:
The Rayper system is included in the Barbi Guarantee program. All products manufactured by Industrial Blansol carry a 15-year guarantee for all countries, except the USA and Canada (see the conditions of the Barbi guarantee). For this guarantee to come into force it is compulsory that the pressure test has been done correctly before covering the pipelines.
Do not hesitate to contact us. We will be pleased to inform you about our Rayper Expansion Ring system.