FAQ - Temati Drainplugs

Why are Temati Drainplugs used?

CUI occurs in most cases due to saturated insulation in contact with a pipe or equipment. Insulation, where water/moisture had the possibility to accumulate over a longer period.

Where do I install Temati Drainplugs?

As a general rule of thumb, Temati Drainplugs are installed at the six o’clock position at every 3 meter in insulating piping and at the lowest point in equipment. But critical spots should be the result of a high level prioritization based on consequence of failure preferably based on an RBI assessment. On request Temati can provide an installation guideline describing how to determine these spots.

How do I install the Temati Drainplug?

To learn how to install a Drainplug please view our instruction video. The Temati Drainplug is designed so it can be broken off in 4 different length. It is important that the obtained length is equal to the insulation thickness minus 10mm.

Some standards only mention a drain hole in the cladding. Isn’t that enough?

No, moisture often penetrates at some distance from this drainhole. So the moisture needs to find its way to the drainhole and insulation materials will act as a barrier. The Temati Drainplug penetrates more deeply into insulation material and breaks this barrier.

Are Temati Drainplugs tested?

The product is initially designed by Norwegian Statoil. Because the Norsok (Norwegian standard) calls for some sort of drainplug. Statoil has done in-company testing with good results. Also Dutch Nuon Vattenval (Energy supplier) has also done on-site testing. The satisfactory result was reason to make it a standard for above ground city heating lines. If certification for Insulation Class 5 is required our TN5 Fireproof Drainplug is advised.

Are Temati Drainplugs fire retardant?

They are made of tough, self-extinguishing, all-weather Bergamid B700 UF Black. For a jet-fire tested version suitable for piping that requires incombustible materials, please refer to our TN5 Fireproof Drainplug.

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