FLOW exhaust pipes take care of the ventilation
A number of new rental row houses for ski tourists were built in 2019 near Pyhätunturi ski center in northern Finland. Since the interior of the apartments is luxurious, even the technical solutions required during the construction process were chosen with care. The HVAC design was conducted by Pertti Wilen from MixSix Palvelut Oy.
Wilen wanted to use exhaust pipes that could withstand the harsh arctic weather conditions in Pyhätunturi. One of VILPE’s sales representatives told him about the VILPE FLOW series, and Wilen concluded that the exhaust pipes were perfect for his requirements in Pyhätunturi.
‘He decided to use exhaust pipes from the FLOW series because of their excellent technical properties. Their low pressure-loss was the most important factor for me’, said Wilen.
Two VILPE FLOW exhaust pipes were installed for each apartment: one for the heat recovery system, and the other for the cooker hood. The size of each apartment is approximately 90 m2, and the size of the ventilation duct was 125 mm; Wilen therefore chose the VILPE 125P/IS/700 FLOW exhaust pipe for this project. The pipes from the P-series fit the pitched roof and also, VILPE pass-throughs were used.
A quick construction process
The construction of the first four row houses began during the last week of September 2019, and the houses were ready by November of the same year.
‘In November each apartment had electricity, lights, pipes, furniture and a sauna. They were ready well before the Christmas season’, said Wilen.
The houses were constructed at a building factory in southern Finland by Parkside Pyhä Oy. This process took one and a half months, and was completed quickly because both the procedure and the measurements involved were carefully prepared and documented. The construction of the first four row houses began during the last week of September 2019, and the houses were ready by November of the same year.
‘In November each apartment had electicity, lights, pipes, furniture and a sauna. They were ready well before the Christmas season’, said Wilen.
photos: Parkside Pyhä (outdoor) / Kota Collective (indoor)