Auspex Radiant

Step 1

IMPORTANT: Before any concrete is laid over the pipe work a pressure test must be carried out and witnessed by a site manager.

Upon completion of the test the Auspex Radiant test certificate needs to be filled out and signed by both the installer and a witness. A pressure test kit is required to carry out the test.

Check main flow and return ball valves are closed and all circuit flow and return valves on the manifold are open.

Step 2

Check drain valve connected to the lower return manifold is closed and leave drain hose connected so that pressure can be safely discharged in the case of a leak.

Step 3

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Connect the water pressure tester to the drain valve on the upper flow manifold.

Step 4

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Open up the drain valve connected to the water pressure tester and pressurise the system to between 400 and 600 kPa.

Step 5

Allow ten minutes for the water pressure level to stabilise, then leave the system under this pressure for one hour. Check that the pressure has remained stable during the test period.

Step 6

Decrease the pressure to 200 kPa. Leave for a further hour. If there is no visual pressure drop then the system is pressure tight.

Step 7

Ask the site manager to sign off the test.

IMPORTANT: Before handover for the pour, ensure allowance has been made for required electrical and boiler connections.

Step 8

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Leave the system under pressure at 200 kPa, with water supply connected and flowing, whilst the concrete is being poured. It is strongly recommended that the installer is available on site during pour, with a repair kit and Auspex crimp tool at hand.

IMPORTANT: Before handover for the pour, ensure allowance has been made for required electrical and boiler connections.

Tip

TIP: If in the event of a damaged pipe then you must use the Auspex Radiant repair kit, installed according to enclosed instructions. This is only to be used in an emergency as we do not recommend the use of joints under the floor.

It is strongly recommended that the installer is available on site during pour, with the repair kit and Auspex crimp tool at hand.