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Don’t give legionella a chance

Insulation made of flexible elastomeric foams (FEF) or polyethylene foams (PEF) can help to reduce the health risks associated with heating and plumbing pipework.

Insulation is especially important when it comes to reducing bacterial growth inside domestic water supply pipes. “The Legionella bacteria grows at an accelerated rate in ‘stationary’ water at temperatures between 25 ºC and 60 ºC,” explains Georg Eleftheriadis, Chairman of the European Association CEFEP.

“FEF or PEF thermal insulation can reduce temperature variations and so support the quality and ‘purity’ of drinking water.” Closed cell insulation with its in-built water vapour barrier saves energy efficiently and protects against moisture ingress at the same time.

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