The Kiwa Expert Centre Polymers is active in securing the quality, safety and reliability of district heating and cooling piping systems, including the joints in these systems. We are also very active regarding more recently introduced polymer materials in district heating piping systems, like PEX (crosslinked polyethylene) and PB (polybutylene).

Polymer materials are also more and more used for indoor heating piping systems. For already more than a decade Kiwa has experience with PEX and multilayer piping systems, connected with mechanical metal fittings or plastic fittings (PPSU, PVDF).

The services and solutions that the Kiwa Expert Centre Polymers offer regarding district heating piping systems and flexible indoor heating piping systems are:

  • Certification of plastic pipes and fittings
  • Product inspections
  • Physical & mechanical testing of plastic materials and products
  • Chemical resistance testing of plastic materials
  • Testing of pipe joints
  • Service life investigations and residual lifetime assessments
  • Technical Consultancy
  • Trouble shooting
  • Damage/failure analyses
  • Independent arbitrations
  • Market research
  • Support in product development
  • Training & seminars
  • Development of test methods

Heating Pipe and Fitting Manufacturers, Contractors, District Heating Companies, and all other parties who seek answers to their enquiries regarding plastic gas piping systems for heating.

In all occasions where polymeric expertise and testing is needed.