About Nueva Terrain
Nueva Terrain markets a range of over 2,500 individual products for piping systems, plumbing, tools for installation and accessories.
Nueva Terrain offers customers high quality integral piping solutions through its sole distribution network. The commercial network is founded on a base of highly experienced professionals with comprehensive technical training. The company offers advanced training programmes for prescribers, engineers, architects and fitters at the Nueva Terrain training centre.
Nueva Terrain has attained a position in the market that distinguishes the brand as one with the highest levels of product and service quality.
Nueva Terrain features the complete product portfolio of pipes, plumbing fittings, installation tools and accessories covering all possible customer needs including hot and cold water, heating systems and chilled water services.
The company markets a range of over 2,500 individual products including push-fit PB-1 products comprising pipes, PB-1 parts, transition parts, heating parts, and tools; thermofusion PB-1 products, including pipes, parts, and tools; electrofusion PB products consisting of pipes, parts, and tools; and silent waste products comprising pipes and parts.
Also, the Nueva Terrain PVC product range includes pipes, drainage parts, ventilation series, rainwater series, valves and bottle traps.
Nueva Terrain PB-1 Technical Manual - download
Committed to the use of Polybutene-1
For Nueva Terrain, Polybutene-1 (Polybutylene) is the thermoplastic with optimal physical and mechanical characteristics for pressurised hot and cold water piping.
These characteristics, in conjunction with the variety and reliability of the jointing techniques available for the Nueva Terrain PB-1 piping system, make it an excellent choice for a broad variety of project installations. Nueva Terrain has additional information on its website in the form of Technical Product Sheets and Technical Notes that expand on various topics such as installation, legislation and instructions for assembly.
Nueva Terrain offers it's customers the following benefits:
- Manufacturing experience in plastic piping since the 1960s
- In-house expertise and management in the design and construction of its manufacturing tooling
- Technical design for individual project installations and high level customer support
- A broad based commercial network
Nueva Terrain Polybutene-1 piping and plumbing systems
PB-1 systems for the distribution of drinking water
The primary objective of Nueva Terrain for its Terrain SDP system is to satisfy the highest quality piping system requirements. As a result, through an especially rigorous selection process and criteria, PB-1 was the chosen material.
The decision was based on research and development, in-depth knowledge of plastics technology as well as supplementary options to allow the system to further evolve in line with future industry trends in installation and jointing.
As a consequence of in-depth studies and tests both in our own laboratories and from independent testing organisations, the conclusion was reached that the optimum raw material for the Terrain SDP system was PB-1, a partially crystalline polyolefin thermoplastic with high long-term performance and a high resistance to flow at high temperatures – properties that are essential for interior hot and cold water installations as well as for heating.
Polybutene-1 (also known as Polybutylene), the universal plastic material that allows joints by fusion welding and also by mechanical fittings, combines numerous key characteristics for piping systems including:
- Dimensional stability and excellent long-term performance in challenging environments
- High resistance to plastic flow, significant for the watertightness of compression joints
- High Resistance to hot water
- Stabilisation against any alterations due to ultraviolet rays during handling and installation
- Pigmentation against the formation of algae
- High flexibility, even at low temperatures allowing ease of handling and reduced jointing
- Low embrittlement temperature
- High resistance to impact and water hammer
High resistance to abrasion
Due to its best-in-class resistance to high temperatures compared to other plastics, PB-1 permits lower wall thicknesses for identical usage profiles which, in turn provides larger internal transport diameters for the same external diameter, resulting in lower velocities for the same flow, lower head losses and a lower pipe weight per metre.
In addition, PB-1 has an excellent energy audit compared to other materials of the same application making it the product with the lowest environmental impact. As a polyolefin, PB-1 is of course completely recyclable.
The Nueva Terrain Polybutene-1 SDP piping system for drinking water and heating
The Terrain SDP system of pipes and fittings manufactured in PB-1 for the distribution of hot and cold water and heating offers the following advantages:
- Absence of corrosion
- Absence of scaling
- Long-term high stability even at high temperatures
- Quick and easy to install
- Safe joints of high long-term integity in challenging environments
- Wide range of fittings
- Possibility of complete projects in the same material and system, with diameters from 15 mm to 160 mm in diameter
- Safe for potable water and hygienic
- High pipe flexibility, leading to quick and easy assembly and installations, and reduced jointing
- Rational and economical installation techniques and the possibility for off-site pre-fabrication
- Technological knowledge of Nueva Terrain in the manufacture of piping and fittings and in the installation of plastic materials
- Advice and project specific technical support available for customers
Nueva Terrain Polybutene-1 joint systems
Nueva Terrain offers four different joint systems depending on the requirements of the project installation and installer.
The advantages of PB-1 as a material for pressurised hot and cold water piping systems for drinking water and heating also include the many options available for joints which are quick to make, and when installed as prescribed, deliver long-life integrity under challenging environmental conditions. This is why Nueva Terrain requires their own pipes and fittings to be used in order to guarantee the installations.
Please note, combining components from different systems can cause or contribute to installation failure regardless of the individual quality of each component. PB-1 as a material has optimum characteristics for connection using the most versatile and varied systems: mechanical joints and fusion or thermal welding.
Nueva Terrain offers four different joint systems depending on installation and installer requirements:
A unique system of mechanical joints that is quick, easy and reliable. Connection is made using grab rings, not compression. Tools are not necessary and it is the quickest method on the market. Push-fit is particularly applicable for installations with small diameters and a large number of joints.
Socket fusion joint
This is a fusion joining method, made by heating the pipe and fitting in a furnace. This delivers reliable installations that are more economical in terms of materials and with a lower volume, but which take longer to install. Socket fusion is recommended for installations of medium diameters with few connections, and in workshop-based joints or in optimum conditions of installation.
This is a fusion joining method, heating the pipe and fitting using an electrical resistance at the mouth of the fitting. This method utilises cold assembly of pipe and fitting, which enables simple installation even in the most difficult conditions and positions. Electrofusion is recommended for larger diameters and installations on construction sites.
Butt fusion joint
This is a fusion joining method which offers reliable installations that are more economical with a lower volume, but are more complex to carry out on construction sites. Butt fusion is recommended for larger diameters and installations done in the workshop.
These joint systems mentioned above, as well as the comprehensive range of diameters and variety of fittings, result in a complete product portfolio that provides solutions to the most varied of installations with the best materials and systems available.
List of applicable standards and legislation
UNE-EN ISO 15876:
Plastics piping systems for hot and cold water installations. Polybutylene (PB).
Copper and copper alloys. Wrought and unwrought forging stock.
Water supply. Requirements for systems and components outside buildings.
Specifications for installations inside buildings conveying water for human consumption.
Floor heating. Systems and components.
Plastics piping systems. Guidance for the installation inside buildings of pressure piping systems for hot and cold water intended for human consumption.
UNE 53389 IN:
Plastics pipes and fittings. Combined chemical-resistance classification table.
UNE 53959 IN:
Plastics. Thermoplastics pipes and fittings for the transport of liquids under pressure. Calculation of head losses.
Water supply. Sizing of installations inside buildings conveying water.
UNE-EN ISO 15494:
Plastics piping systems for industrial applications. Polybutylene (PB), Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP).
Product Certification - AENOR product marking
The AENOR marking is a sign of conformity with the corresponding standard production. It certifies that the products that receive it have passed the assessments and controls that are established in the certification systems, thus guaranteeing the user a quality product. AENOR is a constituent member of the CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) that groups the national standardisation bodies of more than 30 European countries. It is therefore an internationally recognised and trusted marking due to its demands and presence in the market.
International standards listed in the previous section are not mandatory. In each country there is legislation that must be met before installing pipe and fittings for drinking water supply and heating. Usually international standards are more restrictive than national legislations which is why manufacturers are certified according to these standards and thus ensuring the conformity of the product.