Utilising the Advantages of Dry-Lined Construction

Dry-lined cooling and heating ceilings utilise all the advantages for which dry-lined construction is known. The ceilings are quickly installed and the rooms therefore quickly finished. Dry-lined ceilings can be thermally activated using BEKA capillary tube mats, BEKA serpentine copper tubing or BEKA single pipe technology.

Utilise Standards – Secure Assembly

Providers of dry-lined technology and the required materials have largely provided all the assembly instructions and information needed to install dry-lined ceilings. This is also a decisive advantage for installing dry-lined cooling and heating ceilings, since the installation of BEKA capillary tube mats, BEKA serpentine copper tubing or the BEKA single pipe technology can be smoothly integrated within the construction process for installing standard suspended dry-lined ceilings. The interfaces between the dry-lining and installation trades are clearly and unambiguously defined. This is an important prerequisite for adhering to the planned construction times and achieving good results.

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Dry-Lined Ceilings

Information and advice on installing dry-lined, radiant heating ceiling systems

The Technology – Efficient on Top

In standard thermally activated dry-lined cooling and heating ceilings, the heat-conducting tubes for BEKA capillary tube mats, BEKA serpentine copper tubing or the BEKA single pipe technology lie above the dry-lined panels to provide good thermal conduction and are hydraulically connected in the ceiling cavity. BEKA also manufactures dry-lined panels with integrated capillary tubes or BEKA single pipe technology if requested by customers. BEKA also offers dry-lined panels with capillary tube mats and polystyrene insulation in standard dimensions as part of its special range of prefabricated construction elements.

Insulation materials can additionally be placed on the heat-conducting tubes in order to improve ceiling response speed during temperature changes.

Dry-lined element with BEKA capillary tube mats

The Quality of the Dry-Lining Panels Contributes Decisively to the Success

Thermal conductivity of the dry-lining panels has a decisive effect on the achievable cooling and heating capacities. Knowing this, design can specifically optimise the cost benefits in accordance with the qualities of the dry-lining panels available on the market. The use of gypsum plasterboard panels, preferably with improved thermal conduction through the addition of graphite fractions, is widespread.

Both smooth and perforated plasterboard panels are deployed. Here architects and engineering professionals can exploit the entire range available on the market for the individual design of ceilings.

Advantages of Dry-Lined Cooling and Heating Ceilings

  • All work is dry construction
  • Versions for all BEKA product ranges
  • Ideally suited for retrofitting work

 

 

Irrespective of whether BEKA capillary tube mats, BEKA serpentine copper tubing or BEKA single pipe technology are laid on them, standard dry-lined ceiling structures can be thermally activated without any problem. However, a good, thermally conducting contact is always required between the heat-conducting tubes and the plasterboard.