Radiant ceilings for hospitals
Pleasant, clean and healthy
The ceiling construction in hospitals should not create a hatchery for germs, it must be in a safe and hygienic condition and should be cleaned easily. The closed jointless Metawell® radiant ceiling consists out of an aluminium carrier plate with copper pipe meander and is thanks to its’ characteristics ideal for the use in hospitals. The installation of the Metawell® ceiling is just as easy as a plasterboard ceiling. Unlike the plasterboard, the aluminium sandwich panel does not absorb water, so that germ and mildew can not be formed. Moreover, the cooling performance is approximately twice as high.
Radiant heating is generally sensed as very pleasant. At the same sensed temperature the room temperature can be 1 -2 kelvin lower, as the surrounding surfaces are also heated. In comparison to a floor heating the radiant panel heating has the advantage that the floor temperature does not get too high. Like this, Athlete’s foot which spreads easily on a constantly warm floor can be prevented. The disinfectant, which is regularly used for cleaning does not dry up quickly and therefore is more effective. In comparison to convector shafts and radiator niches which present a dirt problem not to be underestimated, the warmth from above also scores with better hygiene.
Metawell® jointless ceilings are delivered with a smooth surface (without sound absorption) or perforated (with sound absorption) as well as passive (without meanders) or active (with meanders). Active panels are provided with meanders of copper pipes, which are pressed into aluminium heat conducting profiles. The profiles are invisibly and durably connected to the panel with an adhesive tape and blind rivets. Jointless ceilings are normally permanently connected to the supply network, ie the meanders are pressed or brazed with the room-sided piping.
Sustainability and energy efficiency
Metawell® hospital ceilings consist out of an aluminium carrier plate with copper pipe meanders. Both base materials are excellent heat conductors. Therefore the Metawell® hospital ceilings respond extremly fast and achieve high performance values. Furthermore EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) according to DIN EN ISO 14025 Type III and EN 15804 are offered.
- water can not enter the ceiling, hence no germs can grow
- cooling performance at 10 K costitutes to 86 W/m2
- mountable with countersunk head screws on all standard rails for dry construction
- can be coated with all kinds of colours and varnishes commonly used in hospitals
- all materials can be recycled without previous seperation of the materials
- can easily be cleaned because of its eveness
- rapid distribution of germs in the room air is minimized significantly
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