How Pluvia saves a museum ship
Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes (NO)
A movable glass envelope
Today, this shell stands, a glass building designed for the harsh northern climate. It can move up to eight centimetres in all directions for storm resistance. This construction requirement placed high demands on the building materials – especially on the piping system.
The mobility of the new building increases the risk of a burst pipe. Project manager Geir Jimmy Søreng from Geberit Norway was able to help out. He says: “The Geberit solution is tailored down to the smallest detail.“ The pipes are arranged horizontally and the system is completely welded from floor to roof.
The sometimes extremely high amounts of rain place additional demands on the flat roof of the glass envelope. A case for the Pluvia roof drainage system from Geberit.
Pipes made of plastic were decisive
On the Norwegian market, Pluvia is the only roof drainage system with pipes made of plastic – a decisive factor for the movable museum building. Project manager Tomas Maske of the executing plumbing company RK Rør AS says: “The systems we have used so far are made of copper iron and cast iron. Both can be heavy.“ Pluvia and the PE pipes are easier to work with, he says. “The risk of leakage is minimal.
The syphonic roof drainage system Geberit Pluvia uses pipes with small dimensions, which fill completely with water when it rains heavily. A closed water column thus forms in the pipe, which results in natural negative pressure and also ensures a high discharge rate. This is Know-How Installed.