REHVA Supporter Uponor's Combi Port and Aqua Port - Press Release
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REHVA Supporter Uponor's Combi Port and Aqua Port - Press Release

100 % drinking water quality, 40 % energy savings and 30 % faster installation: Uponor Combi Port and Aqua Port flat stations for decentralized hot water supply and - depending on the model - for heating and cooling

 

Frankfurt (Main), 07 May 2024

With the new completely pre-assembled Combi Port and Aqua Port flat stations, Uponor offers hygienic, energy-saving and efficient solutions for decentralized hot water supply and - depending on the model - for heating and cooling. The demand-based hot water supply reduces stagnation to a minimum, which leads to a significant reduction in the risk of legionella and thus ensures high drinking water quality. The on-demand supply leads to reduced energy consumption, as hot water does not have to be constantly supplied. The high degree of industrial prefabrication and quality of the Combi Port and Aqua Port models ensures enormous time savings in the planning and implementation phase.

Decentralized system for the highest drinking water quality

Uponor Combi Port and Aqua Port flat stations heat the water as required – basically using the instantaneous water heating principle - at a central location in the apartment, so that all water sources are supplied with hot water from there. On-demand hot water heating significantly reduces the amount of water in the system to approximately a third, as there is no need for a drinking water storage tank. There is also “no heating through” from the circulation pipe to the cold-water pipe, which means that cold water remains cold. Due to the small amount of water in the system, a complete exchange of water is ensured during normal use. These are all important prerequisites for eliminating the breeding ground for germs and legionella and are the key to the highest drinking water quality.

Hot water on demand for efficient use of resources

Energy - whether from fossil or renewable sources - is expensive and requires efficient use. With the Uponor Combi Port and Aqua Port flat stations many elements of hot water preparation that require energy are eliminated: the flat station only supplies the required amount of hot water, which greatly reduces “storage losses” and eliminates the need to heat up unused water in boilers and circulation pipes. In addition, there are no electricity costs for the circulation pump. This is easy on the investment budget and reduces operating costs in equal measure.

Maximum comfort with efficient use of resources

Extremely fast response times of the decentralized systems and the fact that the water no longer has to be transported via long pipes from for example the cellar to the consumer, ensure that heated water comes out of the shower or tap immediately. A convenience that contributes significantly to the quality of living and well-being and is highly energy-efficient and resource-saving thanks to Uponor Combi and Aqua Port flat stations. 

Decentralization principle: greater planning reliability and reduced installation effort

The ready-to-connect float stations in the Aqua Port (hot water supply) and Combi Port (flat stations) series are supplied as complete packages. This high degree of industrial prefabrication and quality reduces sources of error in planning, ordering and installation. In addition to heat sources such as heat pumps, low-temperature networks, or high-temperature networks such as district heating, Uponor Combi Ports and Aqua Ports are also compatible with various renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic or solar thermal systems, depending on the model. This allows the planner to choose from a wide range of heat sources, which further increases the energy efficiency of the system.

In addition, practical experience shows that up to a third of the installation and set-up time for the entire system can be saved. This is also because the flat stations only have three of the usual five connections. Another advantage of the ready-to-connect flat stations is that less material needs to be transported to the construction site.

Wide range of applications with calculable benefits

Uponor Combi Port and Aqua Port flat stations can be used for single-family homes, apartment buildings or entire residential complexes. As the flat stations are installed directly in the home, their use is completely independent of the number of residential units that need to be supplied with hot water and heating or cooling. The compact dimensions of Uponor's decentralized solutions make them ideal for use in both large and small residential units with limited space, such as those found in modern urban environments. Depending on the model, the distribution station can be connected to a wide variety of heat sources, act as a stand-alone solution or as an interface for a BUS network. The Uponor Combi Port M-Retro model has been specially designed for renovations and the replacement of gas boilers, while the Combi Port E-Pro can be used for decentralized hot water supply in combination with underfloor heating or radiator heating or even a combination of both.

With up to 30 % faster installation times and up to 40 % energy savings with 100 % drinking water quality, Uponor's solutions for decentralized hot water supply and heating/cooling distribution are among the systems with the highest level of comfort and lowest energy consumption.  

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Uponor Combi Port M-Retro is a compact Heat Interface Unit specially developed for renovation, replacing gas, hot water on demand and radiator heating systems.

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Uponor Combi Port E- Pro is a fully electronic HIU for domestic hot water, radiators, and surface heating in a completely insulated cabinet. The HIU can be used as a stand-alone unit or as an interface to a BUS network and is equally suitable for multi-family homes and apartment blocks.

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The Aqua Port M-INS from Uponor is a fully insulated, compact Heat Interface Unit for immediate, decentralized domestic hot water production with excellent
functionality. It is specially designed for common applications in apartment buildings and multi-family homes.

 

Decentralized water heating & heating and cooling supply from Uponor

With the new Combi and Aqua Port series of flat stations, Uponor offers energy-saving, hygienic and efficient solutions for decentralized hot water supply and - depending on the model - for heating and cooling. The ready-to-connect flat stations are compatible with a wide range of fossil and renewable energy sources and are supplied as complete packages. This high degree of industrial prefabrication and quality reduces sources of error in planning, ordering and installation. With up to 30 % faster installation times and up to 40 % energy savings with 100 % drinking water quality, Uponor's decentralized solutions are among the systems with the highest level of comfort and lowest energy consumption. Further information is available at: www.uponor.com

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