Mibec Blog Posts

What size of pre-insulated pipe do I need?

8th November 2016

Pre-insulated pipe is typically used to form either district heating networks or connect a building to a remote heat source in smaller A-to-B projects. This type of product is specially designed to maintain the water temperature (for hot water and

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How is pre-insulated pipe used to form district heating networks?

18th July 2016

A district heating network has a heat source supplying heating water and / or domestic hot water to two or more separate buildings on the site. This central heat source will then be connected to the various buildings in the

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What sort of building projects are most suitable for shared heating?

26th May 2016

Any shared heating scheme is centred around the concept of a site utilising one large heat source running very efficiently, rather than each building or property having separate smaller ones running less efficiently – the idea being to reduce overall

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Which Mibec pre-insulated pipes are best for Commercial RHI projects?

23rd May 2016

The RHI or Renewable Heat Incentive, is a government backed scheme designed to encourage the use of renewable technologies, in both the Domestic and Non-Domestic Sector. The RHI will provide finance in the form of a tariff scheme, which will

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What is District Heating?

22nd April 2016

This video from Rehau explains it all!

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Lifting the lid on an HIU

13th April 2016

Heat Interface Units (also sometimes known as Heat Boxes and Consumer Interface Units) basically fulfils the same function as a gas boiler in a property when used as part of a communal heating network. Each home or apartment has its

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What exactly is a HIU?

13th April 2016

At Mibec we sell a range of Heat Interface Units (HIUs); however they are still relatively new and the concept may not be familiar to everyone. This article gives you a quick 101 of HIUs and their many benefits. So

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Integrating district heating with renewable energy sources

12th April 2016

District heating is centred on the concept of a site utilising one large heat source running very efficiently, rather than each building having separate smaller ones running less efficiently; the idea being to reduce overall CO2 emissions and save on

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Why plastic pipes for district heating?

30th March 2016

Underground pre-insulated pipes are used in district heating schemes to connect the various buildings on the site to a centralised heat source. The pre-insulated pipes are designed to maintain the water temperature when in transit (avoiding heat losses to improve

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The complete Mibec district heating system explained

14th March 2016

At Mibec we sell a number of products used in District Heating schemes (pre-insulated pipe, Biomass boilers and Heat interface units amongst others), but how do all of these separate elements link together to form a heating system? First of

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Why plastic pipes for district heating?

11th March 2016

Underground pre-insulated pipes are used in district heating schemes to connect the various buildings on the site to a centralised heat source. The pre-insulated pipes are designed to maintain the water temperature when in transit (avoiding heat losses to improve

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Is your pre-insulated pipe suitable for RHI use?

26th July 2015

Is your pre-insulated pipe suitable for RHI use? A question we are often asked here at Mibec.  The simple answer is ‘Yes’, all pre-insulated district heating pipe supplied, or manufactured by Mibec is fully approved for use in RHI projects.

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