Akatherm dBlue Low Noise Soil & Waste System

  • Comfort of living

    The Akatherm dBlue system is optimised for acoustic comfort using the latest production techniques, ensuring an installation that meets the most stringent noise regulations.

  • Speed of installation

    A rubber-ring push-fit system makes Akatherm dBlue fast and simple to install.

  • Proven system

    Akatherm dBlue is manufactured within an ISO 9001 Quality Assurance system and WaterMark certified.

  • Range of applications

    Its high resistance to heat and chemicals, acoustic performance and approval for underground use makes Akatherm dBlue the perfect choice for modern mixed-use development.

Features & Benefits

  • Noise reduction

    The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) published the latest update of the National Construction Code (NCC / BCA) in 2019 establishing the minimum performance requirements for various building types.  Part F5 Sound Transmission and Insulation nominates that for a Soil & Waste or Stormwater pipe passing through more than one sole-occupancy unit the pipe must be separated from the unit by a construction with an Rw+Ctr (airborne) not less than;

    (i)  40 if the adjacent room is a habitable room (other than a kitchen); or
    (ii) 25 if the adjacent room is a kitchen or non-habitable room.


    The Akatherm dBlue Soil & Waste system has been independently assessed by acoustic consultants Acoustic Logic to satisfy the minimum performance requirements of the NCC/BCA when installed as per the following details. Click here for futher sound insulation details.

  • No lagging required

    dBlue doesn’t require lagging which saves on installation time and allows for easy inspection.

    Soil & waste drainage system can be installed earlier – there is no need to wait for the building roof to protect the acoustic lagging from the weather.

  • Space saving

    With no lagging required, dBlue allows for more useable space in your building.

  • Chemical & temperature resistant

    High chemical resistance ranging from pH2 to pH12

    High resistance to waste water temperatures up to 90°C (peak 95°C)

    Installation possible at temperatures down to -10°C

  • Green Material

    Akatherm dBlue is 100% recyclable and adheres to the environmental standard IS04001. It’s environmentally friendly without any weakening agent, lead or other SVHC substance. Produced from density modified polypropylene (PP-MD), Akatherm dBlue achieves the GreenStar PVC Credit being a product that does not contain PVC.

  • Long Life

    The minimum life expectancy of polypropylene is over 50 years. Due to the smooth internal layer there is less risk of blockage compared to other systems, meaning it requires less maintenance. There is no corrosion resulting in blockage or reduced lifespan.

    No acoustic lagging means no risk of the taped joint opening-up over time (particularly in hot & humid ceiling spaces) reducing the low noise performance.

  • Ease of handling and installation

     

    Akatherm dBlue is lightweight, over 6 times lighter than the comparable cast iron products. When installed in acoustic applications, Akatherm dBlue may be installed up to 6 x faster than lagged PVC. Akatherm dBlue is flexible and tough, suitable for installation underground and embedment in concrete.

Product Properties
Certifications & Approvals
Installation
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Size Range

DN 40 – DN 160

Material Classification

Polypropylene (PP) polymer and sound absorbing mineral filler (PP-MD).

Location

Underground or above-ground where not exposed to direct sunlight.

Chemical Resistance

Acoustic Specification

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Green Star & Sustainability

Green Star Sustainability Credits may be earnt by using dBlue PP-MD. For details contact your Vinidex representative.

Further Certifications
Further certifications can be found on the dBlue website.

Standards

Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 7671 – Plastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings – Polypropylene (PP) and AS 2887 – Plastic waste fittings.

Akatherm dBlue Installation

Brochure

BIM File

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BIM File

Download Revit2016

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BIM File

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Product Properties

Size Range

DN 40 – DN 160

Material Classification

Polypropylene (PP) polymer and sound absorbing mineral filler (PP-MD).

Location

Underground or above-ground where not exposed to direct sunlight.

Chemical Resistance

Certifications & Approvals

Acoustic Specification

Download File

PDF download

Green Star & Sustainability

Green Star Sustainability Credits may be earnt by using dBlue PP-MD. For details contact your Vinidex representative.

Further Certifications
Further certifications can be found on the dBlue website.
Installation

Standards

Manufactured in accordance with AS/NZS 7671 – Plastics piping systems for soil and waste discharge (low and high temperature) inside buildings – Polypropylene (PP) and AS 2887 – Plastic waste fittings.

Akatherm dBlue Installation

Downloads

Brochure

BIM File

Download Revit2015

PDF download

BIM File

Download Revit2016

PDF download

BIM File

Download Revit2017

PDF download

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