Wavin is well known as the world leader in plastic pipe systems for residential, non-residential and civil engineering projects, so when it unveils an innovative wastewater system designed to outperform all other systems on the market in terms of reducing noise levels, mechanical engineers and architects take note.

The new Wavin AS+ is the ideal solution for tackling noise pollution in multi-occupancy developments, such as apartments, hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, libraries and offices. It is manufactured using mineral reinforced polypropylene material, and is available in diameters 110mm,160mm and 200mm respectively. The low noise/acoustic pipes and fittings have thicker walls and are made from dense materials which prevent noise from escaping.

Comprehensive solution

The new innovative Wavin AS+ and bracket system  provides a comprehensive solution for controlling noise levels. It offers some of the most impressive reductions in wastewater noise available in the market. With the Wavin AS+ bracketing system, a Db rating of less than 10Db can be achieved (Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics test report 2019). The system outperforms all other systems on the market.

The Wavin BIM Revit package for Wavin AS+ (FREE download) with integrated intelligence facilitates fast and efficient design, providing 100% accurate representation of the way the piping system will actually be installed along with a fully integrated bill of materials for accurate costing and minimising wastage.  

The high-quality nature of the material and specially developed sound-absorbing brackets are perfect for small and large installations. This premium low-noise drainage system ticks all the boxes of noise reduction.

Noise pollution can significantly impact comfort and wellbeing for building occupants. This is a very important consideration when specifying products and materials for homes and particularly for multi-occupancy properties. 

A piping system along with the bracketing system can have a major influence on the noise levels generated from wastewater discharges. When designing wastewater systems it is vital to consider the entire system along with the shaft encasement construction.

Acoustic regulations

Combining the new innovation of Wavin AS+, with a considered approach to the layout of the whole system, means that specifiers ensure that projects are able to meet current acoustic regulations and client requirements from the outset.

The Wavin SoundCheck tool; available on the Wavin Website; provides the support to accurately predict the noise levels based on individual parameters of any Wavin AS+ installation. This tool has been developed by a specialist acoustic engineering company and measures more than 10 variables covering both airborne and structure-borne sound.

For installers the Push-Fit system with a new patented seal (which comes pre-lubricated for the 110mm pipe and fittings) ensures quick and easy installation and makes it more efficient than cast iron systems. Also, the shape of the new seal with great pressure / vacuum performance and requires less insertion force, guarantees failure proof installation.

For more information about Wavin AS+, visit wavin.ie/as-plus or contact: John McPeake, technical sales manager, Wavin Ireland, tel: 087 614 3610 or email: john.mcpeake@wavin.com