- Resistance to pressure and high temperatures
Strato is resistant to sudden pressure variations, as its metallic nature assures high mechanical strength.
- Hygiene and bacteriostatic properties
It is ab solutely hygienic and counteracts bacterial growth. Drinking water only comes into contact only with the copper surface ensuring the absence of odours and flavors.
- Absence of welded joints
The inner copper tube is obtained through a continuous extrusion process, unlike conventional multilayer materials which involve the longitudinal seaming of the aluminium layer by means of various techniques.
- Totally waterproof and 100% oxygen barrier
Its metallic core renders it impermeable to gases: there is no risk of leaks and/or inside to outside contamination and vice versa. In heating systems it avoids the presence of oxygen that can attack boilers, pump impellers or other metallic parts.
- Flexibility and workability
Strato can also be bent by hand with small radii and takes on the new shape without suffering from any memory effect.
- Low thermal expansion coefficient
Unlike plastic tubes, the thermal expansion is extremely limited, thus ensuring dimensional stability also under considerable temperature variations in the transported fluid.
- Low-pressure losses
Strato has an extremely low internal roughness (1,5 μm compared to 7 μm in traditional multi-layer material). This means a reduced pressure drop and reduced risk of limescale incrustations.
Strato is compatible with all couplings and fittings compliant to EN 1254-8 normally used with multilayer tubing.
The particular advantage of Strato is that it offers an “open solution” not restricted to any specific connection type.
Various combinations are available, compatible with the most important fitting brands on the market, including full bore solutions.
This latter allows for lower tube diameters and thus lower installation budgets, both in terms of tube material costs and reduced masonry work.
Various coupling techniques are available (press fittings, screw fittings and quick-coupling).
CUTTING TO SIZE
Cutting, calibrating and deburring can be performed with common commercially available tools.
Strato can be easily bent by hand or with a normal copper tube bending tool
You can use various types of mechanical fittings (press fittings, quick coupling, compression) available on the market.