Currents, water pressure, tides – no problem at all.
In Copenhagen’s South Harbour, insulation of the water supply pipes for a houseboat presented a special challenge: it had to defy external influences such as salt water, wind and UV exposure and withstand the constant motion of the boat caused by the tide and currents. Even under these most testing conditions, it was possible – thanks to the great flexibility and extreme robustness of WrapTec – to create a permanently 100% watertight and UV-stable covering. It took the installers less than 2 hours to complete, and the pipe could be exposed to water immediately afterwards.
|Project size, volume||10 m², approx. 15 m, 4 m thereof free-hanging|
|Place, country||Copenhagen, South Harbour, Denmark|
|Context||Copenhagen’s South Harbour is under redevelopment as an attractive residential district. It is planned houseboats to be moored here permanently by 2020. For the drinking water supply and sanitation of the first houseboat, flexible pipes were laid between the quay wall and the vessel.|
|Application||Heated drinking water and sanitation pipe|
|Influence of ambient conditions||Maritime application: the flexible pipe moves with the current and the tide. It is immersed in brackish water when the tide is high.|